Challenge: You Talkin' To Me?

September 22, 2016

 

What does the word "Challenge" mean to you?

 

Does it pump you up and inspire you to say "YES - I will take your Challenge and go beyond what you ask!" Or does it make you go, "oh dear....a Challenge? ummm, I am not sure I can do this."

 

I think I am in between these two thought processes. A lot of the time I doubt my ability to successfully complete a challenge - so I don't try.  BUT, when I do try....and succeed - what a feeling! Like Jennifer Beals dancing around in a 1-shouldered sweatshirt feeling (that is a movie reference that not all of you will get...). 

 

So, are you taking on the CFAMM 7-Week Challenge starting Oct. 3?  I am. Which makes me nervous, scared and excited.  I am loving that we will have a group aspect to this, so I will be leaning on many

 

of you for support. So, if I call you at 10 pm because I am having a hard time dropping the Swiss Cake Roll in my hand, I expect you to be there for me, mmmmkay? 

 

What is your eating plan? Will you do paleo...macros...zone...?  Not sure what to do? You have an opportunity before we start to talk to a certified nutritionist (Kolby Hanson) - take advantage of that!!

 

Let's break down those 3 things (Paleo/Macros/Zone) in really short, simple terms:

  • Paleo: Eating real, whole unprocessed foods. Paleo typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, meat, and organ meats, while excluding foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, and alcohol or coffee.

  • Macros: “Macros” is short for macronutrients, which refers to protein, fat and carbs. When using this method, you only count the calories of those 3 things to make up a daily total. You first must have your macros calculated to get your daily total.  It is specific to your body, activity level, etc. 

  • The Zone: The Zone diet is a high-fat, low carbohydrate plan devised by biochemist Barry Sears. It specifies the consumption of calories from carbohydrates and protein in a specified ratio, recommending eating five times a day to create a sense of satiety that discourages overeating.

That is only the tip of the iceberg for each of those three methods.  You can "Google" info until your head hurts. There is a lot of information out there, great recipes, helpful tips, etc.

 

No matter which method you choose...you need to make a plan. 

  • Plan meals ahead of time.

  • Plan trips to the grocery store.

  • Plan to include appropriate snacks.

  • Plan to meal prep.

Planning makes for success.  I love to plan. Are you planning on joining us?

 

 

 

 

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