CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE: COMING SOON!
Now that many of you are settling into the workout routine, it’s time to focus a bit more on the food we eat. It is critical for fueling our bodies for optimal performance first and foremost, but for those who are anxious for bathing suit season… its a must if you want to look good. In fact, “they” say 80% of your results are determined by the food that you eat and 20% by what you do at the gym. We’re not sure if that balance is right, but the point is you can’t be your best self (strongest, fittest or leanest) if you’re not focusing on what goes in your mouth.
Since we are all on this fitness journey together, we are kicking off a 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge starting at the end of the month (and will wrap by Memorial Day Weekend). We will hold a kickoff meeting next Thursday night, April 23rd at 6:30pm. We will go through the nutritional basics, some dos and don’ts and share some recipe ideas. We will then do a ‘benchmark WOD’ that we will retest at the end of the challenge. With proper nutrition and continuing to log hours at the Cove, we think you’ll be surprised at the results you see!
You by no means are required to do this, but the more of us that do it, the better! We will be creating a separate Facebook group as a support system and information hub. There will be highs… and lows…with this kind of journey and its so great to share it all with people going through the same thing. We ask that anyone interested signs up on the White Board by the Wodify station and we’ll create the FB group for all interested!
So… who’s in????
2 Rope Climb (buy in)
40 Air Squats
20 Calories on the Rower
1 Rope Climb (cash out)
We will have scaling options for the rope climb, but let’s have some fun with it!
For a bit of inspiration to get you thinking about the 30 Day Challenge, our very own Coach Chris saw amazing results in just 30 Days. He’s kind enough to share the story of his first Clean 30!
He lost 8 pounds on those 30 days but if you look at the pictures the changes in his body composition were dramatic.
Read more about this story below….
Jan 28th = 220lbs, March 1st = 212lbs
How did your energy levels change?
Immediately felt energized throughout the day. Within the first few days I noticed the 3pm slump was gone and I was rolling through the work day with ease. Over the course of the 30 days I gradually felt stronger and faster with every WOD’s. But there was a trade off because I also gradually felt more tired and drained after them as the weeks progressed.
Did you feel an improvement in sleep?
I struggled getting out of bed more than usually but once I was up I was wide awake and ready to roll. Other than that I did notice any other changes. I’ve always slept through the night soundly.
Did your times improve on the test WODs?
YES I did. I dropped over two minutes on my Grace time. My first test was 5:54 at RX and my retest was 3:48 at RX. Also my first test 50 air squats, 40 pullups, 30pushups, 20 situps, and 10 burpees was at 6:33 and I’m pretty sure I used the blue band for 20 of the pull ups. My retest result was 6:09 completely RX. (THESE ARE AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS)
Any other comments about how you feel, sleep, move or perform?
I saw a noticeable difference in just my overall quality of life. I felt cleaner and clear of congestion and inflammation ( especially in the mornings.) I occasionally craved some sweets and beer, more so near the end of the challenge, but really found no issue eating paleo. I quickly learned to enjoy the taste of real food and enjoyed snacking on healthy alternatives to the crap I used to reach for. We will continue to eat a mostly clean diet.