PALEO CHALLENGE: March 7 – May 2

20 Feb

We are ramping up to begin our first Paleo Challenge!

It will last us a total of 8 weeks beginning on Monday, March 7 and ending Monday, May 2.

Please look over this information and carefully assess if you would like to participate through this challenge!  No one is expecting you to do this!  I want you to do this for YOU and to challenge yourself to a whole new level of health.  No pressure or expectations from anyone.  BUT if you decide to go forward then please be 110% committed!

Pre & Post -Paleo Challenge:

  • Buy In – To make sure all who sign up are serious and committed about this we are going to have you “Buy In” for $50.  If you complete the challenge you get your $ back.  If you drop out for any reason everyone who finishes gets to split your buy in.
  • Pics – We do before & after shots (front, side, back) so you can see the physical changes to your body.  I will NOT show anyone these pics without your permission!  Check this inspiring site out to see before & after pics of others who have done this!
  • Weight and Measurements
  • Benchmark Workouts – These will be specific workouts I will have you go through pre and post – paleo so as to gauge your strength and conditioning success

Daily Paleo Responsibilities:

  • Eat Paleo ONLY
  • Drink 128oz of water
  • Working Out or Resting
    • Ideal: 3 days on/1 day off (Try this for 8 wks if you can)
    • Good: M, W, F, Sat
    • OK: M, W, F

Basic Rules (Taken from Whole 9):

1.  Eat real food – meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit, oils (like EVOO or coconut). Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re fresh and natural.

2.  Do not eat dairy – This includes butter, cheese (hard and soft), yogurt (even Greek) and milk (including cream in your coffee).

3.  Do not eat grains – This includes bread, rice, pasta, corn (I count corn as a grain), oatmeal, and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains.

4. Do not eat legumes – This includes beans of all kinds, lentils, and peanuts. (No peanut butter, kids.)

5. Do not eat sugars of any kind, real or artificial – No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Truvia, Stevia, etc.

6. Do not eat processed foods – This includes protein shakes, processed bars (like Zone bars), dairy-free creamers, etc.

7.  Do not drink alcohol, in any form (I know, I know)

Helpful Resources:


Whole9 Nutrition Packet

The Paleo Solution – Food Matrix

Nutrition – CrossFit Journal

“OffTheCrack” – CrossFit Journal Article


Whole 9

Robb Wolf

The Paleo Diet

Recipe Sites/Blogs:

Chow Stalker

The Foodee

Whole 9 – Recipes

Everyday Paleo

Eat. Move. Thrive!

Elanas Pantry – Not a Paleo site but many fresh recipes that will work


3 Responses to “PALEO CHALLENGE: March 7 – May 2”

  1. stacy February 20, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Wow! Way to be thorough! I am really excited to spend the day tomorrow just looking at all the resources you gave and trying to plan it out. I am starting to believe it is possible to do. BUT…. who’s coming with me? I need a community to go through the pain with me or I am gonna break down. Come on guys!!!!

  2. stacy February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    there is a “rob wolf: the paleo solution” podcast, too. You can subscribe for free. Maybe it will give us that extra bit of motivation throughout the weeks of torture.

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