Thursday 09.13.12

Potluck Extravaganza
7 PM
Join us at the gym to celebrate one year of awesome!
Do you ever wonder what we have laying around on our front desk? I figured you did! Well, in addition to the clipboard o' waivers for newbies, our promotional brochures and magnets, and our never-ending supply of writing implements, we also have the latest issues of WOD Talk Magazine and the Paleo reference book/cookbook, Practical Paleo

I dig Practical Paleo because of Diane's approach to nutrition. She doesn't bash you over the head with everything you're doing wrong because it's not Paleo. She does do a very thorough and easy-to-understand job of explaining why eating unprocessed and whole foods is better for you, and what the impact of processed foods can be on your body. There are lots of diagrams and graphics to help with her explanations, and then there are a ton of kick-ass recipes and meal plans to help manage the switch to higher quality nutrition. Slaving away in the gym will do nothing if all that hard work is eaten away with poor nutrition. If you have a moment, look through the copy of Practical Paleo we have at the front desk. And for when you're at home, download Diane's handy nutrition guide to help get you started on your own nutrition goals. 

As I said before, "Paleo, Schmaleo." Let's just call it eating better quality, whole, unprocessed foods. It's a way of life, and not a diet. Find your balance point where you're eating more nutritious food than non-nutritious food. It's not about cutting out fried peanut butter cups forever, it's about choosing whole foods more often than not. Good nutrition is the foundation of everything we do in CrossFit (I've said that before, too).

7 Rounds
7 deadlift (225/155)
7 floor press (each arm) (AHAP)
7 ankles to bar


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