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Fuel Your Journey Challenge Options

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Sep

Fuel Your Journey Challenge Options

REMINDER!: FREE Fuel Talk Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00PM for Roots members.  Come learn the ins and outs of sound fueling practices.

15 minute AMRAP:
250 meter row
30 Abmat sit-ups
30 squats

Saturday morning crew after the Samurai push for time!

Fuel Your Journey Challenge Options

Yesterday we introduced the fall fuel challenge!  Below are the details on each of the options!
Paleo Prep School
Paleo Prep School is for any athlete overwhelmed by the possibility of switching to a Paleo-style of eating.  Perhaps you started CrossFit and love the results you’ve seen so far but you want to look better naked.  Or perhaps you have hit CrossFit HARD (and ignored nutrition) for the past few years but now your performance at the shop has started to plateau and while you keep looking to more training, it’s just not making the difference.  It’s time to bite the bullet and look at fueling.
Brief overview: This challenge requires athletes to get six servings of vegetables each day while simultaneously eliminating all grains, soda/diet soda, sugar, and processed foods.  Alcohol limited to 2 nights per week – must be Paleo friendly alcohol.

Paleo 101
Is this your time? You’ve been dabbling with cleaning up your food.  Your road block is not so much what is and how to eat Paleo but rather JUST DOING IT (and sticking with it).  You’ve been working hard in the shop and gotten some good results but you’re ready for more. You’ve seen your fellow athletes transform the way they look and perform and you are ready to do what it takes to get those kind of results.  Or maybe you let things slide since the last Paleo challenge. Here is your chance to jump back on. You know what this looks like, right?  Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar.
Brief overview: This challenge requires athletes to get six servings of vegetables each day while simultaneously adhering to the stated Paleo diet meaning strict avoidance of all grains, dairy, legumes, and sugar.  Alcohol limited to 2 nights per week – must be Paleo friendly alcohol.

AP Paleo
Does Paleo not seem like a big deal to you anymore?  Or does it bother you when people tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  Are you looking for a way to simplify your eating habits and free yourself from the constant cooking and tupper-waring?  This option is about exploring the tenants of Intermittent Fasting.
Details: This challenge requires athletes to get six servings of vegetables each day while simultaneously adhering to the stated Paleo diet meaning strict avoidance of all grains, dairy, legumes, and sugar.  Alcohol limited to 2 nights per week – must be Paleo friendly alcohol.  Athletes choose from one of three intermittent fasting schedules to adhere to for five consecutive days a week.  This option requires a pre-req.

Can’t decide?  You don’t have to at this point!  All you have to do is decide if you’re in or out for the challenge – and then sign-up if you are! The kick-off event will include a session specifically to help athletes decide which challenge option to tackle.

14 Responses

  1. Stacey Mandel

    First question of the day…..I’m considering AP Paleo (although I personally didn’t fare well in my high school AP courses) but I will be out of town for the kick-off event.  Can I still participate?  Also, I would be interested to know more about the different IF schedules before signing up.  (Seeing as how I work with small children every day, this might affect them!)

    1. Hi Stacey – if you can’t make the kick-off event you can still participate; however, you’ll need to either attend the make-up date or schedule a private session with a coach to do the intake measurements, workout, meeting assignment, and packet run through.  At the kick-off session we’ll detail the different IF schedules (or at the private session) to let athletes figure out which option best fits their schedules.  
      If anyone else is in the same boat on missing the kick-off, you can group up for the session.I will check on the make-up session date and post this week.

    2. Stacey/Jamie: I’m also unable to make the kick-off due to travel.  Is there any possibility the two of you are willing/able to do make-up session BEFORE 9/29? (which is day I head out of town for month of Oct).  I’m signing up for the Paleo 101.

      1. Stacey Mandel

        Hi Cheryl….just saw this, and I appreciate you trying to get us organized!  Unfortunately, our schedules aren’t cooperating.  Hope you’re headed somewhere fun for October. 

  2. Nichole, I’m very interested in participating in the challenge (vacillating btw Prep & 101, simply b/c I am so darn FOND of my morning tea w/ 1/2 & 1/2!). In any case, my challenge w/ respect to THE challenge: I’m away staffing our booth at the TX State Fair (aka land of Fried Coke, Fried Oreos, Fried everything where it’s possible to catch diabetes simply walking the fairgrounds..) from 9/29-10/24. Would greatly appreciate ability to tap into network of nutritional wisdom & support!  Perhaps we can chat this evening – I’ll be in for 6p Wod and would like to stay for info session if that’s cool…my ‘official membership’ w/ Roots begins 10/24 (day I get back from TX).   TX!