What’s In Your Bag?


A place for everything…

If you are anything like me, you are always on the go. Trying to make it from work to CrossFit, to social outings with friends and everything else in between. That constant feeling that you are living out of your car, with barely enough time to eat, change or rest. If you are anything like me, then I have a solution that may make your life easier. Your go to bag!

Yes, we all have our gym bag; but I’m taking about a bag that has everything you may need to make it through a 12 hour day.

First up clothes: Better safe than sorry!

  • Gym attire: proper shoes, clothing and a towel.
  • Jacket
  • Back up outfit (for whether you have a spill, forget to pack your gym clothes or you don’t have time to go home and change before going to your next destination)

Food: This is probably the biggest on my list. Sometimes, I don’t have time to stop for lunch; and the idea of making breakfast at  4:00am is really unrealistic. So I always make sure that I not only have enough snacks to last me through the day, but I make sure they are high energy, protein filled foods.

  • Hard boiled eggs: packed with protein
  • Single-Serve Oatmeal Packets (original flavor): Just add hot water and you’re good to go.
  • Nuts or trail mix: Walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, dried fruit and raisins. I try to make my own mix so I know exactly what my body is getting. Oh, and stick with un-salted nuts. It’s good for your sodium intake.
  • Edamame: Full of fiber and protein.
  • Jerky: Honest Bison has some of the best.
  • Veggies: Carrots, celery, sliced bell peppers, etc.
  • Fruit: Berries and bananas are the best and easiest for me.
  • Protein Bars: Best Bar Ever and Perfect Food Bars are the way to go
  • Popcorn: Yes, popcorn. Obviously without the slat and butter, but one cup won’t kill you. Consider it dessert.

Water: Enough Said! Not only does it keep you hydrated, but it keeps hunger at bay.

Toiletries: Deodorant, cologne/perfume, toothbrush, wipes and whatever else you may need to give your hygiene an added boost.

Smart Phone: Keeps you music, your schedule, can be used for Tabata workouts and most importantly keeps you on time. We all know showing up late to class can lead to burpees 😉

Prep: Now I know there may have been a few items that I failed to mention, so feel free to share, if you have any suggestions.  However, the most important thing, to make this all a success is to prep. I know that doing all this, half asleep and before the sun even comes up would never happen. So make sure you take 15 minutes (I promise it wont take anymore time than that) and get this done. You’ll be so much happier the next day when you have those extra clothes, a full stomach and a hydrated body!

Workout of the Day 2/4/2015 – Wednesday


Hang Power Clean 5 x 5

4 Rounds – AMRAP (reps + cals):
30 Sec – ME Row
30 Sec – Rest
30 Sec – ME Power Cleans (155#/105#)
30 Sec – Rest
30 Sec – ME Row
90 Sec – Rest

CrossFit 101

Hang Power Clean 5 x 5

3 Rounds:
10 Hang Power Cleans
10 V-Ups
10 KB Swings