no images were foundThe second installment of the Paleo Challenge begins today, so I hope you’ve successfully rid your house of all your crappy neolithic foods and have filled your pantries with bamboo shoots and your freezers with the weekend’s fresh kill. Ha Ha! I’m just kidding of course! All the detailed rules are in the document below. If you have any questions about whether or not a certain food is “Paleo-Friendly”, be sure to ask before you buy a palette of it from Costco.
Also remember this very important point about the challenge: the entire point of it is to improve your health. Its purpose is not to deprive you of something you love, make you suffer, nor find out who can last the longest without a cookie. The reason that the Paleo Diet does not include many foods is because those foods cause your body harm. The Paleo Diet is about putting foods into your body that it will help it to thrive, not things that it can barely tolerate.
If you had a champion thoroughbred racehorse worth more than $1 million, I’m guessing you wouldn’t feed it twinkies, yogurt, potato chips, or anything else that might send it to the glue factory early when it should be winning races. With that in mind, let me ask you one question: if you wouldn’t treat a horse that way, why would you treat yourself that way? Are you worth less than some horse? Just some food for thought (no pun intended).
Here are the important documents pertaining to the Paleo Challenge:
All Official Rules – download this and read it. Then when you’re done, read it again.
Paleo Challenge Tracking Log – you need this too.
Here are some highlights for the challenge:
- Print, sign and date your intention statement and return it to the gym!
- Pay $40, get pics and pinched on or before Friday January 21, 2011
- Honey and sweet potatoes have been addressed in the official rules document
- You are 100% responsible for getting your log in on time each week. If you do not send it every week you will be disqualified from winning any prizes. (Download and save the tracking sheet with your name before you email it Danielle.) The basic rundown of how the points will work is as follows:
- Paleo Day = 5 points (Completing a full day of strict paleo eating)
- CrossFit WOD = 3 points (Not to exceed 5 workouts per week)
- CFMC Cash Out = 1 point (In addition to the WOD points for the day)
- Community Bonus = 1 point (sharing a Paleo recipe or Paleo-friendly dine out meal on the blog)
**DOUBLE POINT DAYS FOR THE CROSSFIT WOD: Keep your eye on the website. We will be posting Double Point Days throughout the Challenge. On these days be sure to get into the gym and rack up the extra points. On these Double Point Days your WOD will be worth 6 Points and The Cash Out will be worth 2 Points, so don’t miss out.
This is a chance to, quite literally, change what you’re made of. Make it count.
The CrossFit Montgomery County Paleo Challenge begins in 3…..2…..1……GO!!