MON 12.31.12 – CFM is closed today

CFM Holiday Schedule:
Mon, 12/31 New Years Eve – Closed
Tues, 1/1 New Years Day – Closed
Wed, 1/2 – Return to regular schedule

Eat-Clean January Resource-o-tha-day!

It’s our last day of freedom!Get your head right. You may be hungover tomorrow. Make sure the fridge & pantry are stocked with healthy options to fuel yourself on Day 1 of detox. You can do this! Have a roommate, spouse or friend snap some before pics because the after is gonna be AWESOME!
Here is the Whole9’s meal-planning template, in case you’re still struggling with what the heck you’re supposed to eat for breakfast (hint: check out our Nutrition page for some great recipes & other resources)
A few words of advice from our friends at the Whole9:
Here comes the tough love. This is for those of you who are considering taking on this life-changing month, but aren’t sure you can actually pull it off, cheat free, for a full 30 days. This is for the people who have tried this before, but who “slipped” or “fell off the wagon” or “just HAD to eat (fill in food here) because of this (fill in event here).” This is for you.
It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won’t get any coddling, and you won’t get any sympathy for your “struggles”. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime.
Don’t even consider the possibility of a “slip”. Unless you physically tripped and your face landed in a box of doughnuts, there is no “slip”. You make a choice to eat something unhealthy. It is always a choice, so do not phrase it as if you had an accident. Commit to the program 100% for the full 30 days. Don’t give yourself an excuse to fail before you’ve even started.
You never, ever, ever HAVE to eat anything you don’t want to eat. You’re all big boys and girls. Toughen up. Learn to say no (or make your Mom proud and say, “No, thank you”). Learn to stick up for yourself. Just because it’s your sister’s birthday, or your best friend’s wedding, or your company picnic does not mean you have to eat anything. It’s always a choice, and we would hope that you stopped succumbing to peer pressure in 7th grade.
This does require a bit of effort. If you’re cutting out grains, legumes and dairy for the first time, you have to replace those calories with something. You have to make sure you’re eating enough, that your nutrients are plentiful, that you’re getting enough protein, fat and carbohydrates. You’ll have to figure out what to eat for lunch, how to order at a restaurant and how often you’ll need to grocery shop. We’ve given you all the tools, guidelines and resources you’ll need, but take responsibility for your own plan. Improved health and fitness doesn’t happen automatically just because you’re now taking a pass on bread.
You can do this. You’ve come too far to back out now. You want to do this. You need to do this. And we believe that you can do this. So stop thinking about it, and start doing. Right now, this very minute, tell someone that you are starting the Whole30. Tell your spouse, tell your best friend, commit on our Whole30 forum and prove to us – and yourself – that you are committed.”

Boom. Shaka. Laka.

Lee H lurks under the mistletoe. Happy New Year’s Eve… hopefully you find a handsome devil like this one to smooch at midnight.

Vacation WOD (no equipment? NO EXCUSES!)

Jump Around:
Max broad jump, then 50 burpee broad jumps (jump must be 75% of max jump for rep to count)

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Lynn Suzanne says:

    Great pic! This looks like it should be in a magazine ad. Lol

  • Brianne Elaine Verraneault says:

    Get a head start on the January Paleo challenge and order paleo delivery from Urban Pl8! Order today and tomorrow for delivery to the gym or pickup at Urban Pl8 (your preference) on Wednesday January 2nd. I just placed my order so I can start the challenge on the right foot! Hope everybody has a fabulous NYE! Have fun and be safe 🙂 See you in 2013 CFM'ers!

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