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New Year Paleo/Zone Challenge Starts Jan 23rd!

posted Jan 16, 2012, 5:31 AM by Leslie Steckbeck   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 6:11 AM ]

From January 23-February 19th, we’re challenging you to get into the best shape of your life. 

During these four weeks we’re going to reward you for good behaviors and penalize you for bad behaviors. We’re going to require a lot in order to participate, but in exchange you are going to earn the ability to say you gave it your all and made positive steps towards health and performance. We’ll give you the data to back it up too. Here’s the details:

The challenge will run for four weeks. 

To help see the efforts you put into this challenge we will complete 3 benchmark workouts to be done Monday, Jan 23rd (make up day will be Tues the 24th) and after the 4 week challenge on Monday, Feb 20th. We will also be offering (but not required):

Pre/Post body composition measurements and/or weigh-in, Pre/Post Pictures (you bring your own camera) and Pre/Post Vitals. 
The cost of this challenge is $40. 

Buy-in has to be either via check or cash (because we know you’re gonna get it back!)

Each meal has a positive, negative, or neutral value:
-2 Cheat meal: not Paleo quality, not Zone quantity. (-10 possible per day)
+0 Paleo meal that includes dairy
+1 Zone meal: standard Zone rules apply (5 possible per day)
+2 Paleo meal: all Paleo rules apply (10 possible per day)
+3 Paleo/Zone meal: Paleo quality in zone proportions. (15 possible per day)
*** PWO (Post Work Out) meal will be considered Paleo/Zone if it consists of Whey protein & coconut water/juice

“Rules of 5” bonus points:
+1 Five meals per day (1 possible/day)
+1 Fewer than 5 hours between meals (1 possible/day)
-1 More than 5 blocks per meal (-5 possible per day)

-10 Fewer than 3 WODs/week
+0 Three WODs/week
+10 Four WODs/week
+20 Five or more WODs/week

Bonus points:
+1 64oz of H20 in a day
+1 8.5+ hours of sleep, including naps
+1 When each meal per day includes one carb block of veggies (excluding PWO)

-1 For each alcoholic beverage. (-5 possible per day)
-1 No PWO meal (within 30-45min)
-1 Fewer than 5 grams of fish oil/day.

January 23 – February 19
20 points possible per day for 28 days + 80 possible exercise bonus points = 640
possible points.

0-415 points: forfeit $
416-479 points: little $ back ($10)
480-611 points: half $ returned ($20) 
612+ points: all $ returned ($40) 

Are you in it to win it?  Only 4 weeks to the best shape of your life!