30 Day Paleo Challenge


The CrossFit South Paleo Challenge starts April 22nd for those wishing to better themselves (and win some prizes)…

April 22-May 21

25 dollar entry fee, cash only

Weigh-in and Photos Required

You must update your food journal sheet on our GOOGLE DOC FOOD JOURNAL. If you don’t know how to use the interweb, keep everything written down and we’ll show you how to use a computer another day.

30 Day Paleo Challenge – Rules and Regs:
The goal is to eat ONLY foods that qualify as paleo-friendly for the entire 30 days. In its most simplified form, this includes unprocessed foods such as meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar!

You will start each day with 15 points.

Deducting points:
-1 point: every serving of beans, hummus, peanuts, agave, honey, salt, peas, dried fruit, most salad dressings

-2 points: every serving of dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese, butter), soy products, quinoa

-3 points: every serving of cereal, grains, wheat, oats, corn, tortilla chips, bread, rice, pasta, noodles

-4 points: every serving of alcohol (beer, spirits, wine, moonshine, etc)…ALL alcohol!

-5 points: every serving of soda, juice, sports drinks, starchy potatoes, fried food, chicken wings, most restaurant appetizers, pizza, cookies, baked goods, ice cream frozen yogurt, sweets, confectioneries, ketchup, processed marinades, BBQ sauce, sugar-added dried fruit

Adding points:
+1 point for CrossFit…you are only allowed 1 WOD/point per day.

Cheat meal without consequences:
Saturdays from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm, you can eat whatever you want without consequence of losing points. You still have to record what you ate during this time. If for some reason it comes down to a tie-breaker, the person that didn’t cheat will win. If you’re busy during this time window, tough shit and you’re welcome. You don’t need to cheat to win.

Benchmark WODs
On Monday, April 22nd, we will be doing two benchmark workouts. If you cannot come Monday, you have to do these WODs before end of day Wednesday or else you cannot compete. These will be done again at the end of the challenge to see who made the most progress.

WOD #1:
Barbell Complex, heaviest weight of:
-1 deadlift
-1 hang clean
-1 front squat
-1 push press
-1 back squat
* barbell does not touch the ground after you pick it up in the deadlift

WOD #2
20 minute AMRAP
-5 pull ups
-10 push ups
-15 squats
*scaled down versions of pull ups are allowed

Winners will be determined at the end of 30 days based on the following criteria:
-food journal completeness
-weight/size loss or gains
-improvement in WOD benchmarks

We will separate competitors into sexes, and top men and women challengers get cash prizes. Top 3 men and Top 3 women will get CFS tshirts. We’ll also look into other prizes, stay tuned…