Last week’s winner of our Valentines Day Chocolate Challenge was Andy B. He made a fabulous cocoa rub for his pork loin! Instead of Satin Hands, he chose a blue CamelBack Water Bottle!
WE WILL HAVE A PALEO MEETING AT 3PM THIS SATURDAY before the Bring a Friend WOD. Your Challenge this week is to make a Mardi Gras inspired plate! You can get creative with green, purple, and gold OR create a unique Gumbo or Seasfood recipe. Make sure you can keep it hot or cold because we will be voting and tasting AFTER the Bring a Friend WOD on Saturday! Non paleo participants will be encouraged to bring a plate, but will not be eligible to win. The winner will receive a DINNER FOR TWO at a local restaurant!
Also, if you have not submitted your journal entry to me, please do it by This evening!
– – – – – – – – –Reflect on the past 3 weeks – – – – – – – – –
Are you making the most of this challenge? Are you doing ALL that you can DO with the MOST effort you can POSSIBLY give? OR, Have you been telling yourself, “This paleo thing isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be?” You may or you may not be giving it your all! It sucks to hear that when you feel like you’re working so hard to do the “right thing.” But let’s just take a minute to reflect.
Treating yourself: when I eat a chocolate square (or two) after dinner, I, for sure, know this isn’t paleo (it’s a treat we allow acceptable from the modern world). When I have a glass of wine, you better bet this is going to effect you. If I have fruit for a late night snack, it’s the same craving craving for sugar that you’d have for ice cream, although fruit is definitely a better option :0)
Not Enough Food: If you eat a salad at lunch, It’s not enough food for a CrossFit Workout in the afternoon. If this is you, take a look at your portions. Feed yourself more vegetables, meats, and fats to stay full and have energy (go back to Saturday’s Post if you’re still struggling with portion sizes).
You’re not losing weight: “Just quick one here. I’ve received about 50 private messages, twitter pings and other reach-outs this morning with the general theme being: “Hey Robb, I think I’m stalled on my WEIGHT LOSS…should I go ketogenic? Cut out nuts? Join an Ashram?” -Robb Wolf wrote a great blog post about this. Take a minute to click this link and read it. Being true to yourself, Sleep, and Stress go hand in hand with your progress.
Sleep and Stress: These are biggies. There’s all kinds of sorting out in your life you need to do to accomplish these things. Don’t put them on the back burner. Tell yourself you’re going to go to bed and do it. Organize a system to manage your time so your stress levels are down. Your options are to reach out for guidance or do what you know you have to do and do it. Read back at an old post to help you learn WHY these are important.
– – – – – – – – – – – REFLECTIONS – – – – – – – – – – –
Thanks for your reflections on the last week! We only have 1.5 weeks left!! Is it getting easier?! What are you looking forward to after the challenge?!