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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day One, so it begins!

OK folks, here we go.... Thank you all for joining the challenge! I'm excited to see all of the positive changes that are going to take place. Once again, here are the rules...
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 in comments.
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.
Here are the sample diets:
The Paleo Diet

The Standard Process Purification Program

The Whole 30

Good luck peeps! Remember 1pm today on Sylvan Island, MANWOD.....


  1. I am giving up cigarettes and coffee. I am going to run 3x/week and workout 2x/week instead.

    I'm going to take my kettlebell to work for those times when I get stressed; go out and do a few KB swings and then back to work. :)

    So far I have had 6 scrambled eggs, 1 avocado, 1 cup green tea and 4 squares of 85% chocolate (to help with the nicotine cravings).

  2. Would love to do Sylvan Island... someday...
    Breakfast - Coconut Curry Fritata ( ) with some fresh pear and orange.
    Lunch - Grass-Fed Burger and raw carrots.
    Snack - piece of Fritata
    Dinner - Pork Chop with a few pieces of grilled pineapple and steamed broccoli.

  3. WOD - 8 mile trail run in the mountains

    Breakfast - handful of figs and a few strawberries / coffee
    Lunch - 1 egg / green salsa / 1/2tbl mayo / almonds/ sun dried tomatoes
    Dinner - chicken breast / mixed greens / almonds / 2 red potatoes / dressing(lemon and olive oil)

    dessert - 1/2" square of dark chocolate

  4. Awesome guys!!! Great posts so far..
    OK, this post is for Dani and me because we ate identical meals today.
    Bfast) Eggs with salsa, and bacon.
    Lunch) Qdoba naked burrito with steak and chix, fajita veggies, guac, and hot sauc
    Dindin) 1.5 naked brats and sweet potato fries (greatest pseudo-carby dish on earth)

  5. 1)I have only had coffee twice in the past 6 weeks so I will try to keep up with that. Also I've been having sweets in the afternoon I will elimanate those also.
    2) I have been eatting Paleo since January so I will continue with that.

    B: 2 HB eggs and Strawberry Greek yogurt
    L: 3 egg omelete with Spinach and bacon. Greek yogurt with mashed up banana and honey.
    D: Spaghetti Squash w/ Spaghetti sauce
    Dessert with family strawberries and whip cream=)

  6. Eat More my friends!
    I have cut the bad from my diet and I do not think I added double of the good to compensate. I spoke with Greg this morning after blacking out and hitting my head on the wall.

    If you are feeling bad...Eat More good foods.

    Good luck and by the way I am not quitting

  7. Nice Matt! Way to dust yourself off and get back on the horse... You need more fuel than most of us because of Ironman training, so I will do some research and post links to help understand how endurance athletes can thrive on a low carb diet.

  8. Matt:
    Here are some links to information regarding low carb diets and endurance athletes.
    Looks like you're going to have to veer off of the whole 30 path and use protein powder to supplement your caloric needs.
    Check out page 13 for sample Endurance athlete foods. It lists bagels & pasta as allowable after your long workouts, but I'd play with the other options first to see if they'll suffice.

  9. I thought it started monday so there was a little cheat in there ;-)

    1) 6 egg whites 2 whole eggs with pprs, onions, mushrms, and coffee
    2) Apple with healthy dippings of almond butter
    3) Shrimp and chicken kabobs. And half a deer brat. Fruit
    4) Whiteys shake