We are looking for MASSIVE participation in this challenge! Keeping up with any change (especially when it comes to eating) is SO much easier then you have a great support system. As they say, safety in numbers!
An athlete who eats well will perform better — it is that simple. So, we want to enlist as many athletes as possible for a 30-Day Paleo Diet Challenge run by Coach Brian and Coach Marina! We have had great success with the Paleo diet with many our existing members and it was instrumental in making massive changes for our Fresh Start Challenge athletes. Most of all, you’ll learn a ton and it will be simple, easy and FUN!
For those that have not done any of our previous “elimination style” challenges let us give you some background on our philosophy. This is not about weight loss (although that will likely happen), it’s about cleaning out your system to learn what your body can and cannot tolerate. We tolerate a lot of discomfort every day because of what we eat (or in many cases are unaware that we could feel SO much better) and unless you use your body as a “control”, there’s no way to know if something’s disagreeing with you!
The focus is on real, unprocessed foods. Nothing from a box. Think of the foods that are on the perimeter of the grocery store. We recognize that a number of modern agricultural items can be difficult for our body to process and by taking a break from them we get a chance for our bodies to reset. The “difficult” foods we look to avoid include dairy, grains, and legumes. After 30 days of avoiding these foods we can add them back to our diet and see what effect that might have.
What can I expect during these 30 days?
Our athletes have noticed many positive changes from improvements in body composition, to better skin and hair quality, sounder sleep, more energy, and stronger clarity in thinking. By focusing on clean, quality sources of food our bodies gets to really use the nutrients it needs and isn’t dealing with the stuff that hinders digestion. Upon completion of the diet we slowly add them back and start to recognize what food items work for me and which do not.
What can I eat?
We can eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds.
What about support? I can’t live on chicken and broccoli.
First of all, there are millions of great food options out there. The only requirement is food preparation and planning. We will be creating a special Facebook group for this challenge which will offer a great resource for inspiration, moral support, recipes, and a forum to answer your questions. We also will have a Paleo Potluck event at the Cove early in the challenge. This is a great time to talk to other athletes, share your favorite foods, and realize how much good stuff it out there. To many of you this may seem like an impossible challenge and people certainly do slip up but you will be surprised what strength you can find in community
What are the details?
Kickoff meeting: Thursday, February 8th 7:30 PM
Coach Brian will be going over the parameters of the Challenge. If for some reason you can not make this date, we will be providing handouts on how to get the most out of it.
Official start date: Monday, February 12th
This will give you a full weekend to get all your food prep done. We also will doing a tester workout (it will be the wod for the entire gym). When we have completed the challenge we will retest to see if you made any improvements.
Paleo Pot Luck: Wednesday, February 21st
Nine days into the challenge is a great time to share your favorite dishes with your other challenge brothers and sisters. This will give you a chance to talk to Coach Brian and Marina to get some advice and check-in on your progress and enjoy some great new food choices.
Challenge Workout Retest: Monday, March 12th
End of the Challenge: Wednesday, March 14th.
Where do I sign up? You can sign up at the following link or just sign up on the Whiteboard. As you know from all the workouts we do at the Cove, personal strength and commitment can be found in a community working together. We are hoping we can have great participation during this challenge and would love for you to join the team.
Every 2 minutes for 12 minutes
10 Straight Leg Kipping Toes to Bar (Toes do not have to touch the bar)
8 Push Ups
35 Wall Balls
20 Box Jumps
12 min AMRAP
Coaches Tip: The skill work today will be more challenging that it looks. You should scale the numbers back if needed and focus on quality of movement. Toes to bar with straight legs will just mean a really good gymnastics kip and bringing the feet up. 8 V ups will be hard and tax similar muscles.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, you wouldn’t recognize the place…