Nutrition Challenge Update! 10/1/12
Today starts our first day of our 30 day nutrition challenge. Don’t forget to set a goal and make it public.
Catina will start posting some resources and recipes on the “Nutrition Challenge Updates” page. There is already some great information there. If you want a highly recommended book, check out
Now, for those of you that are still on the fence about trying the nutrition challenge, here is an update from those of us that are currently on the LuRong Living Paleo Challenge:
Week 2: 9/30/12 – LuRong Living Paleo Challenge
Week 2 was great. Cheated 2x this week. Both planned. Going for 0 this week. I’ve lost 4 pounds (roughly). I realize this week that preparation is key – always know what I’m eating for the day so there’re no surprises.
Week 2 was a little more challenging. I fell off the Whole 30 wagon due to the Steve’s Club Paleo crunch I ate which contained honey. I’m going to give the Whole 30 another try this October. Cutting out sugar from my diet is a necessary evil. I didn’t work out in the last week with the exception of the third baseline wod for the LuRong Paleo Challenge. I felt rough during the wod but I think driving in a car for 11 days straight will do that to a person no matter what.
I’ve lost 5lbs since September 18th despite my road trip and lack of proper sleep and exercise. I’m excited to see what happens once I cut sugar out again and am regularly hitting the wods at the gym. I hope to shed another 10-15 pounds by the time the challenge ends in November but most importantly I hope to dump this pesky obsession with sugar!
I made it through this week with no cheats. I even made it through Aimee and Jeremy’s wedding with only 1 glass of wine! I am feeling great this week. More energy, better recovery after workouts, and I am not crashing 4 hours after eating like I normally do. It’s still hard to stay on top of cooking and having meals prepared. I feel like I spend half my day in the kitchen between cooking and constantly cleaning up after I cook. But it’s getting easier and the benefits make up for the constant cooking and preparing meals.
From Rick a.k.a. Gonzo:
So far, so good. I have not cheated, however, I dream of drinking a beer and eating chips. Lindsay and I have gotten better at preparing our meals, which has made the challenge much easier. I am down 5-6lbs since starting. I think all the weight has left my arms… my spaghetti straps for arms. I have been feeling great. I don’t know if my gym performance has increased yet… time will tell.