Let’s get Dirty for 30

“If you change nothing, nothing will change.”

When it comes to eating healthy, why are you resisting?

Are you consuming too much, not enough, bingeing, depriving, or just threw in the towel a long time ago and don’t really know how to begin again? Or maybe you’re at a stand still in your diet, not sure why you’ve hit a plateau, and are looking for some guidance? I’m so glad you’re here then cause this post is for you. Stop comparing yourself to others at the gym and around you. Stop beating yourself up, stop with the guilt trip nonsense, and definitely stop with the excuses. “I can’t, I won’t, I’m tired, I just have to eat this cheesecake cause it’s in front of me and…”

This is your 1 life and your 1 body and it’s your sole responsibility to create your own health destiny. I have the answer for you on how to start (and it’s not at the bottom of that graham cracker crust).

Buckle up, babes! Hop on the peach train these next 30 days and I will prove to you the power of Paleo.

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Starting May 1st, I am going to join a large group of kick a$$ people at Monmouth Crossfit on their 2nd annual 30 day Paleo challenge. Who’s coming with?

Here is the jist of what that means:

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Now, realistically, that’s a lot to cut out at once and there has been some slight adjustments made. All things considered, the decision to add in a few extras was for the benefit of everyone (like high- grade tequila and red wine) But, other than that, it’s now or never ninja. I promise if you can commit to this the next month, you will not look back.

According to MCF and in order to get the sickest results, here is a list of what we should be eating: (always chose organic, local, and/or grass-fed whenever possible)

Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, tuna, salmon, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, arugula, spinach, broccoli, celery, sweet potatoes, yams, any type of leafy greens, red cabbage and artichokes. MINIMAL fruit if at all (berries are preferred). Eggs. Nuts and seeds. Animal fats to cook, but if they are not available- coconut or olive oil. Black or bulletproof coffee. Milk- Only unpasteurized (for those who want to incorporate and have access to raw milk from a local farm). Plus tons of water.

Did you just say “I could never do that?”

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There really is no pill, secret, or quick fix (sorry for the bubble bursting). Life is flying by and there’s no time like the present.

—> insert backbone where wishbone has been <—

We’re not crazy (ok maybe a little). But, it’s fun and I promise will all be worth it. The good news is, everyone’s goals are different and yours can be catered to what you need at this time. Whatever your 100% is, just give it wholeheartedly.

For me, I am looking to get ridiculously stronger, leaner and be more efficient in my workouts. I’ve been eating Paleo for 4 months now, but there are still areas I need to improve. I often rely on fruit as a go-to snack, although it’s gotten better, but I end up eating too much on a daily basis. So I am going to work on limiting my intake and also try to stay in the guidelines as much as possible. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, having the support of those around you and committing to a common goal can make all the difference in the world.

The challenge created is pretty strict, and there still are a lot of things on the list that you can eat that are technically Paleo. This is a helpful chart. Come flow with me for a sec.

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Look at how easy that is to follow!

I know you’re ready for this challenge and can definitely play with us for 30 days. It will be fun to test your limits and see what you’re truly made of. You can finally stop psyching yourself out and standing in your own way. No more resisting change. Let’s all flip the switch together and bring on the beach, snooks.

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If you are looking for more information check out this secret resource I found on where to begin. If you’re serious and ready, then reach out to MCF as soon as possible. You still have a few days. Or, if you’re not close enough to physically join and would like to see if there are any other challenges in your area the Whole 30 website can help you, too. Better yet- get a group of family and friends together and start your own. There’s always strength in numbers and your success rate will sky rocket with more peeps.

Wondering what kind of meals you will be eating? Take a look at this:

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Here’s my recipe for Cod w/ Lemon Butter Sauce:

2 wild alaskan cod filets

4 tbs Kerrygold unsalted butter

Juice of 2 squeezed lemons

2 tbs fresh dill

Sea salt/pepper

In large saucepan, melt the butter. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and dill. Pat cod dry with a paper towel and place in a baking dish. Pour sauce over fish, making sure it’s completely covered. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. I recommend sweet potato mash and haricot vert as a side- but feel free to use any variation you’d like.

So, now that you’re mouths watering and you realize that eating Paleo = eating awesome, I’m so glad you decided to hop in on the challenge. We’re all in this together!

Let’s suck it up, not suck it in.

Week 1:

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#hangovas #willkillforcarbs #naptime #dontlookback #nothinghappensovernight #mindovermatter #meetyouatthefinishline #dirtythirty

RiDe or DiE, Paleo Peach

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