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Friday, April 29, 2011

28 day Clean and Lean

This is a challenge to create new habits, and was inspired by this article.
In short it takes “14 days to rewire your brain or create new pathways that make habits easier to follow.”
“Deep down, you know that promising yourself to change one more time just isn’t going to do it?
Crossfit preaches that exercise is only half of the true fitness equation. To be truly “fit” it takes “50% exercise & 50% diet.”
The article states “wellness is an integration of mind and body, and allowing yourself to change for the better.”
So what are we going to do for the challenge?
Page two of the article discusses ways to increase your ability to change.. We are going to utilize two of these methods.
This item you will keep private.
A) “write the truth about why you haven’t made changes and what changes are possible. Be honest.” Avoid negative phrasing like, “I can’t” or “it’s too hard.” “Consider how to rephrase these statements as things you can do.” As stated above, keep this for yourself to reference once the challenge is over.
This item we want you to share in your first post. This will be your Goal statement.
B) write down what you want to accomplish with this challenge. What are your goals? What habits to you want to change or create?

Rules of the challenge:
1) Create at least two goals or positive habits to achieve.
2) post your meals daily, along with any rants, raves, or interesting topics.
3) Get strict with your diet.. We are open to you using the “diet” of your choice, but pick something that will ensure you make positive changes. Some recommended samples are:
The Paleo Diet

The Standard Process Purification Program

The Whole 30

Thanks for accepting the challenge! Go ahead and post your goal statement and diet of choice in comments. And remember to come back starting Sunday to start posting your daily food intake. This will make a new you!!


  1. Goals:
    1) remove booze from my daily routine
    2) shed the 5 or so pounds of fat from my tummy and love handles.
    3) remove coffee completely for 28 days, then incorporate occasionally afterward.
    I am going to try the whole 30 as it is less strict than paleo, but similar in nature.

  2. Goals:
    1) See the abs that have been hidden at least 4 of them.
    2) Create long lasting habits that can turn 28 days into a life style change.
    3) Lose 5 pounds to be able to run lighter for Ironman training
    4) look hot with my shirt off! (for Greg)

    Going with Whole 30 with Coffee as my only cheat

  3. 1) No more booze on weekends
    2) No more cheat days
    3) I don't need bacon for breakfast every morning
    4) Less coffee in the more after noon

  4. paleo diet

    1 under 200
    2 less to no alcohol
    3 no cheats

  5. 1) Quit smoking
    2) No coffee
    3) Run 3x per week
    4) Workout 2x per week
    5) KB swings at work when I get stressed
    6) Paleo diet

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  7. Diet – WHOLE 30

    Short Term/Daily Goals/Habits:

    1)Eat completely clean
    2)Fish Oil
    3)Drink H2O
    4)7-9 Hours Sleep
    5)Workout (+run 3-4x /week)

    I have been riding a roller coaster with my weight for the last 14 years. And even when I was down – I was never down where I really wanted / needed to be. I will turn 40 in 18 months – and my ultimate long term goal is to get to my BEST fitness level and then maintain – with no more roller coaster up and down in weight and fitness. More specific Long Term Goals:

    1)Body Comp – BF% low teens to single digits
    2)Running goals / plan – too long to put here – but starting with mile, 5K, 10K, half – leading to marathon (Chicago?) fall 2012 – right before the big 4 0.
    3)Be on the same fitness level as my Adventure Race teammates.