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Whole 30 Challenge Coming Soon!

By admin | In Challenges, Events and Announcements, Nutrition | on December 27, 2011

We've come a long way since moving day!

The New Year is a time for rebirth, renewal, and resolutions for everyone.  We’ve been getting many requests to do another Whole 30 Challenge, and there’s no better time than January to kick start it off.
What is the Whole30?

Certain food groups (like grains, legumes and dairy) are probably having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin problems, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?

Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the inflammatory, insulin-spiking, calorie-dense but nutritionally sparse food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be provoking. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

I’d encourage you to read up on the Whole 9 Life  site about the latest Whole 30 challenge as you may have questions that they already answered. More details will be coming soon enough, but here are some FAQ to get you started:

  • The Challenge will start on January 5th (to give you time post New Year’s hangover to prep and grocery shop) and end on February 4th (just before Superbowl, so no excuses).
  • There will be a cash buy-in (and subsequent prize) to ensure you really are committing to the challenge.
  • There will be a buy-in WOD that you will be ranked on as well as a cash-out WOD on Day 30.  You can make up either WOD within 2 days of the start/finish date.
  • You will be required to submit a food log online daily.  No exceptions.
  • Before and after photos will be taken.  Winners may be subject to having their photos posted on our site, but we will blur out faces if you wish.
Here are some links from our last Challenge if you want to read up on how to prep for 30 days of clean nutrition:

A very happy birthday today to Brady, our rock climber extraodinaire. Brady has only been at Intrepid a few months but has made quite an impression, completing most pull up WODs with all strict ones! His goal is to get 100 strict pull ups in a row, which judging by his 45 pull ups in last week’s 21-15-9 OHS/PU WOD, it’s within reach very soon!

WOD 12.27.11

Press 3×5

3 rounds:
50 Squats
10 Power Cleans
10 Ring Dips

8 Comments to "Whole 30 Challenge Coming Soon!"

  • AJ says:

    December 27, 2011 at 7:31 AM -

    I’m in (minus the picture, I’m with Jason on his comment from April).

  • Michael H says:

    December 27, 2011 at 8:48 AM -

    Happy Birthday Brady, welcome to the family and can’t wait to see you break that PR!

  • Holley says:

    December 27, 2011 at 1:46 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brady!

  • Amanda says:

    December 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM -

    Happy birthday, Brady!

  • M^2 says:

    December 28, 2011 at 8:45 AM -

    Happy birthday Brady!

  • Brady says:

    December 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM -

    Thanks guys! It was definitely a good one. My legs didn’t work the rest of the day after those squats though!

  • CrossFit Intrepid » Life Sentence says:

    January 2, 2012 at 6:02 AM -

    […] Ruth mentioned, our latest Whole30 challenge will be starting soon. One of the common concerns that people state […]

  • Sara says:

    January 4, 2012 at 12:14 PM -

    Happy Belated bday Brady : ) Woo hoo! Count me in for the Whole30! I have just returned from a Michigan vacation full of cassaroles……I’d like to be a little less buoyant.

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