THE FITCAMP 12 WEEK PALEO CHALLENGE IS JUST A WEEK AWAY!!
JOIN US FOR WEIGH-INS ON:
SATURDAY 1/15/11 FROM 9-11AM
THE FITCAMP STAFF WILL BE THERE FOR YOUR Q&A
THE CHALLENGE WILL CONSIST OF 12 WEEKS OF PALEO SUPPORT FROM OUR FITCAMP TEAM EDUCATING YOU ON THE PALEO PRINCIPLES AND GUIDING YOU TOWARDS UNLIMITED RESOURCECS SUCH AS RECIPES AND SHOPPING IDEAS. WE WILL ALSO TOUCH ON TOPICS SUCH AS FOOD RATIOS AND EATING FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR YOUR CHALLENGE START UP EMAIL NEXT FRIDAY. IT WILL INCLUDE FOOD LISTS, SHOPPING LISTS, PREP AND MEAL IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED.
START CLEANING OUT YOUR CABINETS NOW-ARE YOU READY???
8 Essential tips for living a paleo lifestyle
Although we consistently refer to eating paleo as “the paleo diet”, it is in fact much more than a diet. Paleo living is a lifestyle, a modern day version of the hunter-gatherer way of living. It doesn’t always seem easy to continue paleo in a world which promotes TV dinners and foods which cause pain and illness in the body. However, the longer you stay paleo the more natural it becomes.
Here are some essential paleo lifestyle tips to help you keep working towards that goal of ultimate health.
1. Keep Your Cupboards Fully Stocked – One of the worst things that can happen is to run out of food. Don’t get caught short with empty cupboards, go out and gather your supplies! Keep fresh fish and vegetables as well as pre-cooked meals in your freezer, these are not only easy to store over a longer period of time, but are easy to cook up for a healthy paleo meal.
2. Cook Big – Following a paleo diet means regular food preparation and cooking. Save time on cooking by cooking big batches of food which can be refrigerated.
3. Eliminate Junk Food – Temptation is a distraction you don’t need, and “out of sight out of mind” is very true when it comes to chocolate, crisps and sweets. You may miss these things initially, but once you can’t be tempted you will quickly adapt to their absence. That said, there is nothing wrong with having the odd piece of birthday cake or other non-paleo food on a special occasion (personal preference of course), just make sure you are aware of what you’re eating and don’t let it become a habit.
4. Paleo Need Never Be Boring – Add herbs and spices to your meals for increased taste sensation. Basil, ginger, paprika, chili, mint, parsley and curry leaves are all fantastic ways to make your paleo meals flavorsome and exciting.
5. Mix Up Your Vegetables – For maximum nutritional intake make sure you cover a wide spectrum of vegetable colors.
6. Always Have a Back-up Plan – There will be times when you need paleo friendly food but can’t locate any. Be sure to carry a can of tuna, some dried fruit or beef jerky to keep you going until you reach a paleo friendly domain.
7. Plan Ahead – Devise a weekly meal planner to help ensure you have the required ingredients at home to cook paleo. This will save you time and frustration when you return home from work during the week to cook your evening meal.
8. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy! – Eating should be enjoyable and the paleo diet is no different. Keep experimenting with different recipes and combinations of food.
(Paleo Cookbooks 2011)
Friday – 1.7.11
WOD 1: Tabata Air Squats
WOD 2: “Static”
This workout is a partnered challenge consisting of three couplets completed for time. If partner breaks from static position at any time other partner must stop forward progress of any exercise.
1: Static Wall Sit/Weight Burpees – one partner will maintain a static wall sit while the other completes weighted burpees with a 45/25/10lb plate. Partners will each need to complete 3 sets of each exercise. Set 1 of burpees 15 reps, set 2 – 10 reps, set 3 – 5 reps. Once completed partners can move to next couplet.
2: Hover/Wall Ball – (20/14/10lb wall balls) Set 1 of wall ball 30 reps, set 2 – 20 reps, set 3 – 10 reps.
3: Chair Sit/KB Snatch – (35/24lb kettlebells) Set 1 of snatch 30 reps, set 2 – 20 reps, set 3 – 10 reps.
PATC (partners against the clock)