Friday 1/3

AMRAP 20 min
5 Pull up
10 Push Up
15 Squat

See 8/23, 5/17

I don’t need a calendar to know it’s the beginning of a new year. I can tell by the influx of emails I’ve received promoting Paleo and fitness challenges. I can tell by the increase in joggers on the streets and the endless commercials for weight loss programs. This is the time of resolutions, for setting out to change ourselves, to start or stop doing the things we always wanted to change about ourselves.

Normally, we would be contemplating the kickoff of a Food Challenge of some kind. We’ve put on all kinds of challenges,  Paleo challenges, sugar challenges, ones involving various points systems, amounts of monetary buy-ins and ways to measure success. We’ve gone individual and team. And all with pretty much the same outcome. We lose a handful of people about half way. Those who stay with it usually see positive results; weight loss, change in body composition, improved performance and mental clarity. And then the challenge ends, and the old patterns creep back in. For whatever reason, people go back to their pre-challenge routine and over time their gains are lost. This isn’t true of everyone, but a majority of those who participate revert back to their old ways.

In response to this, we’ve come up with a New Year’s resolution of our own: No more food challenges. Not because they don’t work, but because they don’t instill long term change. They essentially turn into another diet. We’ve come to realize that many people know what to do to be healthier, they just don’t know how to go about implementing that change in the long term. And that’s where we are going to focus our efforts.

Starting January 27th, we are kicking off a Lifestyle Reboot. This is going to delve into more than just food, but tackle the pitfalls and roadblocks that accompany making a lifestyle change, i.e. goal setting, stress management, identifying challenges to your goals, etc. This will run approximately 8 weeks and will consist of a weekly class covering a specific topic relating to lifestyle change. This class will be offered at various times throughout the week and will run about an hour long. Each class will also be taped for remote viewing. Some classes may involve at-home exercises or homework.

Here are some of the weekly topics we will cover:

  • Goal Setting
  • Food Quality
  • Challenges to Goals
  • Food Quantity

If you are interested in participating in the Lifestyle Reboot, you can either sign up for individual classes at $10 a class, or you can pre-register for all 8 classes for $55. If you pre-register, you can attend the classes as many times as you would like. This is also open to non-CrossFit SAC members, so if you have friends, family or co-workers who might be interested, they are welcome.

Again, this is not a food challenge, this about taking your health, fitness and goals seriously. It won’t be easy, but not much in life that is worth doing is easy.


One thought on “Friday 1/3

  1. OMG…! You are mind readers. I just sent you a rather lengthy email about helping me with my food issues, etc. Then I check the blog and I see this. Yay!

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