When does it start? How long does it last?
We are starting this challenge Monday, November 1st. You have over two weeks to get ready by cleaning out the not so Paleo food that is in your house! The Challenge will last 6 weeks (ends Saturday December 11th). The Winners (one female, one male) will be determined the following week.
How do I know what to do?
Go to our website (www.CrossFitCheshire.com) and look at the horizontal menu bar; click on “About CFC”, then click on “Nutrition“. It is a very basic overview of the Paleo nutrition program (let’s stop calling it a diet, as the word “diet” sounds like a temporary starvation plan, which this is definitely not).
A more thorough explanation may be found at the following site: http://whole9life.com/2010/05/whole-30-v2/
What do I need to do to sign up?
- *Write your name down on the sign-up sheet in the gym.
- *Educate yourself about the program; there are a ton of free resources out there, including all sorts of recipes and tips to keep you on track. I will be happy to talk about it with you if you have any questions. Don’t get bogged down about minor contradictions (some sites
say you can cheat once in a while – some say that will destroy your results; some say you can’t have coffee – some say you can, etc). People will search for things to debate. Don’t obsess. Focus on the primary concepts.
- *Pay $10 to be contributed towards the “Winner’s Pot.”
- *Have your pictures taken. Keep reading, it’s not as bad as it sounds. The winners will be determined by before/after pictures. We will see which male and female leans out the most in 6 weeks and they will split the pot. The more people we have sign up, the greater
potential for big winnings. Get your fellow CFC members involved! You suffer alongside each other during class — drag them along to participate in this challenge. Hold yourself accountable to a friend, enlist the aid of your spouse or partner.
We will be taking front, back, and side pictures of the men and we’ll have a woman take the female pictures. These are confidential and will not be released unless you say so. Guys will take pictures wearing shorts. Girls will take pictures in sports bra or other fitness type shirt/shorts. Be prepared to take pictures now. They will be re-taken on or about December 11th. We will determine the top 5 male/females. Then, the CFC Coaches will determine the ultimate winners, one male and one female.
This has been shown as the most successful way to do a Paleo Challenge. It might take you out of your comfort zone, but don’t you already do that everyday you set foot in here?