Paleo Challenge (Tue 9/7/10)

By September 6, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

featured05The Paleo Challenge starts today, but fear not – you have a few more days to eat your bread and salty foods because there are few things we have to take care of first. Here’s a nutshell version of how the challenge is going to work:

1. The Paleo Challenge will last for 6 weeks, starting (officially) on Sunday Sept. 12 and ending on Saturday Oct. 23
2. It costs $20 (cash) – 100% of fees will go toward the prizes
3. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female participant in two different categories: best overall physique change and most overall points accumulated (this will make more sense when you read the official rules)
4. Come in this week to get your “before” picture taken
5. If you want to win, work out like you mean it and eat like your life depends on it

Here are the important documents with all the rules, tips, help, and information you need to get you going right:

CFMC Paleo Challenge Rules
CFMC Paleo Log

Let us know if you have any questions, and if there is anything we can do to support you during the challenge.

Good Luck to everyone!


Overhead Squat 5×5


3 Rounds for time of:

10 Clean and Jerk (135/93)
15 Pullups
20 Abmat Situps


50 Slippery Pushups

  • Oliver

    Okay the hardest things for me to avoid will be milk, chinese food and cookies

  • Leena

    (following from sweden)
    ill give it a try to.
    looking forward to the sharing of recipes.

    So far its been really bland, as im not to sure of what i can eat yet.

    1 orange
    1 lychee

    root vegetables (carrots, parsnip, turnip; baked)
    raw carrot
    a little ground beef
    // all this was from the school cafeteria

    1 1/2 chicken breast (boiled in water with lemon, pepper, and a lil balsamic)
    lots of broccoli
    1/2 tomato

    -like i said, this was really bland. tomorrow will be better!
    i miss butter! and i miss sauces!!

  • Danielle

    Hi Leena,

    It’s great to have you participating! If you want some support and accountability feel free to use the CFMC Log and send it to me weekly as described in the CFMC Paleo Challenge Rules. (see above docs) I cook mostly Paleo at home and have found ways to make it tasty. Thank you for sharing yours and I will get some recipes up real soon. We’d love to track your success with you so feel free to send before and after pics too.


  • Danielle
  • Leena

    He he… cool, shall do! -is it danielle @ crossfitmc?
    tai just told me to send pics…
    im hoping to see some results… ive been really slacking this summer (ie, enjoying too much of the finer things!) -plus no gym at all either all summer!! partly due to an injury, but also cause ive been away alot. (excuses, excuses)
    anyhow, now im back at the gym (Crossfit STHLM i missed the paleo seminar last semester… nevertheless, im excited to give it a go!!

  • ladybug724

    I’m not sure where we’re posting recipes, but here’s a tasty salad I’ve been eating for the past two days.

    Romaine Lettuce
    Fresh Strawberries
    Fresh Blueberries
    Sliced Red onions
    Balsamic Vinegar (just a little bit to give it some flavor)

    You could also add some grilled chicken to make this a meal.