Welcome to my blog! And thank you so much for coming by! I’m Camille Leblanc Bazinet …but, you probably knew dat. On this page I aim to provide my supporters with some awesome and fun information, both on training and getting to know me better. I would like to be a resource for you to lean on for inspiration and guidance with your training. So what would you like to know about? I’m an open book, but please leave your comments or a message if you have anything in particular that you would like to hear about.
The first topic I would like to dive into is food. After all I LOVE to eat. Burning all those calories every day in some grueling workouts certainly builds me up an appetite! And in terms of recovery and progress I have realized that food can be the “magic pill” or at least a very helpful pill to meet my goals.
This wasn’t always the case though. I remember back in 2010 when I met my husband Dave and I was new to CrossFit, we would crush some orange chicken at Panda Express almost every night…and wash it down with a 32oz diet coke. My mother would always make me French treats like crepes and pastries. I had no idea of how much I was eating, and the quality of food was terrible. Even at the games in 2011, I was eating candy bars and monster energy drinks between the last events to get some energy. It wasn’t until I was fully committed to dig into every resource that I could to maximize my performance that I took a serious look at my nutrition, and I was blown away at what a huge piece I was missing out on.
In 2012 I made a decision that I needed to get stronger to compete at the level I wanted to. I was one of the smallest girls and I needed to be able to beat those stronger taller girls. Dave suggested that I start looking at the amount of protein I was eating. We determined that I needed 105 grams of protein a day to sustain my lean muscle mass using a formula ( 1g/ pound of lean body mass) and even more to build more muscle. Also we found out that I would need more vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) in my diet to better my recovery to reduce inflammation and aid in digestion. So we bought 3 different types of meat that I liked to eat, 3 different fruits and vegetables, and some protein powder.. and I started on my way. This was really the first time I started looking at the quality and quantity of my food and the first serious step I took in going from one of the smallest competitors to one of the strongest!