WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE?
CrossFit Lisbeth -Words of the Day
What does it take to really change? Not the bullsh** stop and start change, the gas-and-brake pedal revving and stopping of progress that we’ve all experienced. But real, authentic, holy-sh**-look-what-happened change?
Well, change takes guts. Big hairy freaking guts. Most folks don’t get past Stage 1. So swallow hard and man (or woman) up.
Then, change takes patience. Often the hardest part: when you have to keep going, even though you’re only STARTING to see results, whether those results are in your body composition, your mind, or your relationship with someone. Gotta keep the faith.
The third part is the kicker though: Perseverance. You simply have to stick with it. No matter what. Get through the obstacles and over the walls. You have to keep moving forward and live your adaptation. Springsteen (of course) has a line for this: “You can get used to anything. Sooner or later, it just becomes your life.”
And you can get used to anything, so just make sure it’s the right anything. Make sure this life is the one you want to be living. Tim McGraw has a line for this: “And who I am now is who I wanted to be.” Well, holy hell, imagine YOU here. Why the f*** not? Work so that you can say this: Who I am now is who I wanted to be. Country stars (even those married to the hot Faith Hill) don’t have any lock on that one. Make it happen.
So pick the right anything right now. Find the big hairy freaking guts inside you and change. Then breathe and be patient. And then just never quit. Persevere. Don’t end up at the starting line again. Find the goal line. Then PASS the goal line and keep running like the flippin’ wind. Don’t ever let life catch you and the ball. Just keep going . . .
From September 5th until October 31st, we're challenging you to get into the best shape of your life by CHANGING your habits. During these 8 weeks we're going to reward you for good behaviors and punish you for bad behaviors in positive and negative points. We're going to require a lot in order to participate, but in exchange you are going to earn the ability to say you gave it your all and made positive steps towards health and performance.
Saturday, August 20th at 11:30 a.m., Lauren will hold a Nutrition Challenge talk to introduce the full details and give a lecture about the options of how to eat well and change your habits and your life. If you absolutely cannot make that meeting, you will need to make arrangements with her about getting the information at another time. Please attend this lecture even if you don't think you're interested in participating in the Challenge. There will be a lot of great information on nutrition for everyone to learn from.
Here's the basic details:
The challenge will run for 8 weeks and will be based on a point system where you can earn and lose points according to your choices.The cost of this challenge is $100 and includes the cost of a special log book. You will have to ability to earn that money back, with additional prizes to boot. You must log all food intake, workouts, sleep, and supplements. In order to compete for the prizes and get money back, you must commit to the Challenge by completing the following: pre/post Challenge blood work, pre/post body composition measurements, pre/post vitals, and pre/post benchmark workouts. Payment will need to be made by August 28th in order to participate.
The first benchmark workout will be the WOD for August 18th and the second benchmark workout will be the WOD for August 20th. Try to make those classes, but if you miss one or both, you will have until August 28th to make them up, either during the noon classes or Sunday Make Up days.
Are you up for this Challenge? See you on Saturday, August 20th to find out.
Each meal has three positive or neutral values:
-2 cheat meal: not Paleo quality, not Zone quantity. (-10 possible per day)
+0 paleo meal that includes dairy
+1 paleo meal: all Paleo rules apply (5 possible per day)
+2 zone meal: all standard Zone rules apply (10 possible per day)
+3 Paleo/zone meal: paleo quality in zone proportions. (15 possible per day)
Rules of 5 bonus points:
+1 5 meals per day (1 possible/day)
+1 fewer than 5 hours between meals (1 possible/day)
-1 more than 5 blocks per meal (-5 possible per day)
-10 fewer than 3 WODs/week
+0 3 WODs a week
+10 4 WODs a week
+20 5 or more WODs/week
+1 64oz of H20 in a day
+1 8+ hours of sleep
+1 > 3 G ETA/DHA fish oil per day
-1 for each alcoholic beverage. (-5 possible per day)
-1 for no PWO meal (with in 1 hr of WOD)
-1 for each carbonated beverage
21 points possible per day for 56 days + 21 possible exercise bonus points per week for a total of 168
= 1344 possible points.
500-750 points: $45 returned - nice job!
750-1000 points: $75 returned - strong work!
Look Better - bonus prize for highest % body composition change
Feel Better - bonus prize for biggest change (%) in blood work and vitals
Perform Better - bonus prize for most increased performance