Exercise is only one piece to the fitness puzzle. Nutrition plays a huge role. Therefore, I have added an additional page to record my food and water intake. As Coach Glassman says, "Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar." Therefore, I will be following the Zone diet as recommended by the founder of CrossFit.
The Zone diet, developed by Barry Sears, is based on the 40/30/30 principle. He found that optimal nutrition occurs when a meal is comprised of equal blocks of carbohydrates, protein and fat. 40% of the calories from carbohydrate, 30% from protein, 30% from fat. I fall into the medium sized female category so my diet will consist of 11 total blocks for the day: breakfast 3, lunch 3, snack 1, dinner 3 and snack 1. You can find more info about the Zone diet from the book or at www.crossfit.com.
In true CrossFit fashion, I decided to turn this endeavor into a measurable challenge. I will adhere to the Zone for 12 weeks and will base improvements in fitness on performance, body measurements and before and after pics. And since today (3/30/14) is the new moon (Black Moon that is) it is the perfect day to begin a new adventure.