Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Winter 2014 Paleo Challenge

It’s a new year. Oh, and its also the middle of winter. You know, that time where all the overeating from the holidays combines with a general state of hibernation and lethargy. And the pastiness…oh, the pastiness. But, rejoice! Spring is just around the corner. A time of happiness and sunshine, a time for running outside (remember that?). A time for shorts…you’re ready for shorts right?  No?

Well, lucky for you CrossFIt Giant is kicking off its WInter 2014 Paleo Challenge on January 22.  This is a great chance for all of us to learn more about quality nutrition and taking good care of ourselves.  Together, we will spend 40 days getting healthier, which usually makes everyone feel happier.  Exercising and eating well together, which means by the time this challenge ends on March 2nd, we will all be feeling a little better about throwing on our spring finery.  I can’t do anything about the winter pastiness…I guess a little tanner to show your shorts-wearing self?

What is the Paleo Challenge?

-You will eat a healthy and nourishing diet for 40 days, focusing on the quality of your food.

-Avoid dairy, wheat, grains, soy, legumes, peanuts, sugar, and artificial and junk foods

-Eat lean meats, lots and lots of vegetables, fruit in moderation, nuts and seeds.  Drink plenty of water.

-Exercise at least 3 times per week.

-Keep track of your nutrition in a notebook (We provide it for everyone who has bought into the challenge)

-Participate in the baseline (A workout, weigh-in, and measurements) at the beginning of the challenge.  At the end of the challenge, we will repeat the baseline to measure your improvements.