Lots of fitness happening in this great photo by Thomas H.
- Schedule change: Tonight’s 6:30pm Active Recovery class is cancelled.
- CrossFit HQ reposted our CrossFit Kids Rules on Instagram. It’s adorable. Check it out, and hey… follow us, too, while you’re at it!
The Look Feel Perform Better Challenge Winners: 2nd Place!
We’re so proud of everyone who recently completed the Look Feel Perform Better Challenge, our 12-week collective kick-start toward healthier nutrition and recovery habits in the New Year. Among the dedicated CFSBKers who rethought their diets, counted macros, and put in quality time with the foam roller, three women and three men stood out to us as winners. We annouced the 3rd place winners yesterday, and we’ll announce the 1st place winners tomorrow. We’ve also asked them to tell us a bit about the “secrets” to their success. Today we’re pleased to announce the 2nd place winners: Jenny and Evan.
Before (L), After (R)
“Consistently tracking and hitting my macros was a huge part of my success in the challenge. My Fitness Pal helped me learn exactly what I could eat on my mostly vegan diet so that I could hit my macros and still enjoy my food (yes, even protein!). The app and tracker also helped to keep my accountable: if left to my own devices, I’m much more likely to skip the protein shake or have a bunch of sweets. However, allowing myself to enjoy life and exceed my macros on certain days helped to make these dietary changes sustainable–I can only stay away from pizza for so long! Having a great group of friends, including my challenge buddy Erin Musni, to help me celebrate my successes and laugh at my failures was also invaluable.”
Before (L), After (R)
“There were really 2 primary aspect that helped contribute to my success, a supportive wife and how I felt. My wife decided to take on the dietary portion of the challenge with me, so we would work together to plan our meals, which we found to be essential to changing our eat habits. It is also nice to partner with someone for group accountability, this is especially true when scrounging for snacks (i.e., I’m much more likely to grab an apple & peanut butter instead of chips if the boss is around). The other reason was when I followed the guidelines of the competition, I ALWAYS felt better. After a couple of weeks the urge to eat the wrong foods or skip my active recovery was almost completely removed…oh yeah, I forgot about the cheat meal…god bless the cheat meal. (But only 1 per week.)”
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