Warm-Up: 10 Box Jumps (24/18”), 10 X-Band Walks, 20 Squats (45/25lbs), 20 Arm Circles in all Directions, 20 Serratus Push-Ups
MetCon – For Time:
50 Thrusters (45lbs)
30 KB Swings (50/35lbs)
A 2,000m Row must be completed throughout the course of the MetCon, broken up in 200m intervals. Do not move on to the next movement until all reps are completed of that movement.
The biggest mistake that someone coming off the challenge can make believing he/she won’t gain back the weight they’ve lost in a hot second. This is simple logic … if you eat the way you did before, you’ll look and feel the way you did before (not to mention all the physiological problems you’re welcoming back). With this being said, it’s much easier to maintain weight loss once you’ve gotten to a point of satisfaction.
Coming off the challenge you’re looking for balance. What can I eat, when can I eat it, and how much can I eat in order to maintain progress in weight loss, strength gains, energy levels and overall performance. This CAN be a subjective issue, but there are some over-arching themes that are applicable to EVERY person striving to live healthy via Paleo.
Don’t change the majority of your habits, folks. You’ve worked so hard to create this new way of life, so keep 80-90% of them. Here are my top 5 priorities of living Paleo:
1. Don’t eat any sort of grains.
2. Don’t eat any processed foods – ESPECIALLY processed carbs.
3. Every meal should revolve around a good portion of quality meat, a good fat source, and it’d be nice to have some good carbs as well.
4. Limit Sugar intake; and keep it natural – ESPECIALLY if you’re still looking to lean out.
5. Plan your cheat meals (NOT cheat days, cheat meals), and limit them to twice/week.
A short list, yes. However if followed progress can be made even further than on the challenge while only your stride has slowed down a little bit. The stepping stones to reaching a perfect Paleo life are many, so I’ll keep these posts short and to the point. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when attempting to make the switch, so take these steps one or two at a time. Never ate Paleo (or healthy)? Take steps 1, 2, and 5 and see how you’re able to live this week.
See youinzz next Wednesday,