What a week! The CrossFit Open is officially closed and I am so proud to be part of the North Central region! My brother-in-law, Bulldog CrossFit owner Greg Major, finished 15th Worldwide in the Masters. Whoo hoo! And both of my home teams are headed to regionals: CrossFit Freedom and CrossFit Carbon. I am so happy to be affiliated with both of these great boxes. CrossFit Carbon's Pete Rasmusen (13), CrossFit Freedom's Scott Edson (49), CrossFitVisOne's Brandon Pastorek (1) and Tosha Jeffries (9), and CrossFit 847's Michelle Larson (50) all had very impressive finishes, making North Central a region to be reckoned with.
What did I get out of participating in the Open? It was a great goal-setting experience for me. I saw what my strengths and weaknesses are and I plan to work hard to overcome some of the obstacles I encountered during the competition. I learned I can do a whole lot of burpees, but I can't consistently clean 75 pounds. I learned I can do pull-ups, but I can't get my chest to the bar. And I learned that a 14 pound wall ball is a whole lot heavier that a 10 pound ball!
I hope this week's meal plan will help you recover, build strength, and be happy that you are putting food into your body that will help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. Enjoy!
Shopping List for This Meal Plan
Chipotle Buttered Shrimp with Cucumber Avocado Salad
Sausage with Sweet Potato Balls
Blackened Chicken with Paleo Wedge Salad
NY Strips, Mashed Butternut Squash, and Kale with Coconut Milk and Bacon
Bison Roast Wrapped in Prosciutto with Steamed Broccolettes