WOD – Grace
30 Clean and Jerks 135/95
Paleo Challenge Day 1…
This Challenge is not about weight loss, it’s about improving how you look, feel, and perform. Your body composition will change, and, yes, most of you will likely lose weight. But, you will also perform better—become stronger, have better endurance, and enjoy more energy in general. Your overall mood and sense of well-being will improve. So, even if you don’t have a lot of weight to lose, this is still a great Challenge for you.
Welcome to the beginning of the new you. This Paleo Challenge is more than just a diet or new way of eating. It is a lifestyle transformation to help you to fulfill your greatest potential. Regardless of your current fitness level, this 6 week journey will help you feel better, live stronger and increase performance while fueling your body with clean, real food.
Eating and living a Paleolithic lifestyle in a modern world is challenging, but certainly doable and extremely rewarding. This venture will challenge you to rethink everything you think you know about food: How foods are prepared? Is it processed? Is it removed from its natural state? How did nature intend them to be eaten? What foods are healthy? What happens to healthy food when we cook it? How should it be cooked?
Simply put, we are attempting to mimic in every fashion, the way our ancestors – the hunter/gathers – ate and lived thousands of years ago. We will be eating from 3 main categories of food:
- Lean proteins: grass-fed meats, free-range fowl and eggs, and wild caught fish and seafood. This promotes muscle growth and recovery, healthy bones and optimal immune function. Protein also makes you feel satisfied between meals.
- Carbohydrates, aka fruits and vegetables (preferred seasonally harvested, locally grown).
- Healthy fats: (such as walnut, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hazel nuts, brazil nuts, avocados, olive oil, fish oil, coconut oil, and fat in grass-fed meat.