Monday, March 9, 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015

CF Brave Get Right For the Summer Nutrition Challenge

Goal
The goal of the challenge is not to deprive yourself of foods you like, but to bring awareness to exactly what you’re putting in your body every day. By tracking everything you eat, you will become more aware of how much you’re actually consuming versus what you might think you’re eating. This is important because it gives you a chance to not only better understand your body and how intake effects it – whether it be mood, general energy level or even performance at the gym – but also builds a proper foundation for goal setting and potential modification in the future.

Cost
$20 entry

Date
Starting Monday, March 16

Length
8 weeks with check-ins and prizes at the end of each week. Each week is scored separately, and the final tally at the end will determine the grand prize winners.

Prizes
Weekly Prizes – Winner at the end of each week will choose between various $10 gift cards from places like Trader Joe’s, Chipotle, Whole Foods, etc.
Overall First – TBD – All depending on number of people who sign up
Overall Second – TBD
Overall Third – TBD

Instructions
You will be required to use MyFitnessPal to track ALL food/drink consumed every day during the challenge. There are no restrictions to what you can or can’t eat/drink, but you must track EVERYTHING you consume (NOTE: while you can eat anything you want, there will be a points consequence for certain decisions, outlined below).

Real Foods
If you eat “real” foods, you will not gain any points. “Real” food refers to anything you can pick off the ground, out of a tree, in a field, or out of the water. The food has undergone zero to minimal processing (yes, I understand even organic chicken has been processed at least a little, by processing I mean things like bread/chips/pizza, etc.) You may not eat anything that’s handed to you in a box or a bag, and nothing that won’t expire. No bread, pasta, NO SUGAR, etc. Use common sense.

Common Sense Guide to “Real” Foods:
If you’re not sure:
1. Read the label. If it’s longer than 6 ingredients, this is NOT “real” food.
2. If there is no label, ask yourself if your great grandmother would recognize it. If not, this is NOT “real” food.
3. If you’re still not sure, ask yourself if there is a tree, plant, etc. that naturally produces it. If not, this is NOT “real” food.

Protein Shakes are fine within 1 hour of a workout
Bars like Quest Bars/Perfect Bars may be fine, read the label to determine if it’s “real” or not

Scoring
The goal is to accumulate as few points as possible. You’ll gain 1 point for 1 serving of not-allowed food (e.g. not “real” foods). Track what you eat in MFP to determine the number of servings/points. Examples: Dinner with chicken, sweet potatoes, broccoli = 0 points. 1 8oz. beer = 1 point. 1 whole pizza = 8 x 1 slice servings = 8 points.

Strength
2 Push Press + 1 Jerk
Work up to heavy single

Conditioning
3m AMRAP
4 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20)
4 Double KB/DB Thrusters (53/35)
2m Rest

3m AMRAP
Row for Calories
2m Rest

3m AMRAP
4 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20)
4 Double KB/DB Thrusters (53/35)
2m Rest

3m AMRAP
Row for Calories

Metabolic
15m AMRAP
30 KB Swings
20 Lunges
10 Push Ups

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