2017 NorCal Body Composition Challenge- January 7th- Valentine’s Day
Saturday, January 7th
Pay and weigh
Challenge details and nutrition forum 11:30-12:00
Saturday, February 11th
Weigh and win! 11-12:30
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the challenge and reserve a spot for weigh-in!
Cost of the challenge is $60 up front. YOU GET $30 BACK IF YOU STICK IT OUT AND FOLLOW THE RULES. The rest goes to the winner. 1 male, 1 female winner, decided the Saturday before Valentine’s Day!
We had an unbelievable challenge last year with a grand total of 285 inches and 495 POUNDS lost in just 5 weeks! 30 competitors stuck it out through the whole thing and they saw some truly fantastic results. Karol Freeze and Tyler Boyle won the first 5-week round, Karol shed 7.13% of her bodyweight and 6.5 inches, and Tyler lost 8.81% of his bodyweight and 6 inches- and they both walked away $600 heavier!
A little more than half of the group continued on for another 4 weeks- Michael Cooper and Janelle Sacks won this round, both shed nearly 10% of their bodyweight for a combined total weight loss of 38 pounds and 18 inches over 9 weeks!!
This year’s challenge is going to look a lot like last year’s, with a few minor tweaks. The minor tweaks being a little bit more dietary flexibility and a bonus points system for adding nutrient density to your diet.
The rules this year are simple and straightforward, winners will be judged on compliance, participation, bonus points and of course- the biggest improvements to measurements and photos.
The 3 rules of this year’s challenge are:
#1 Dietary Rules: NO GLUTEN, NO SUGAR (real or fake), LIMITED TO 2 ALCOHOLIC DRINKS PER WEEK
#2 Fitness Rules: Make it to the gym at least 3 times per week
#3 Participation Rules: Facebook page
If you break the rules, you are removed from the prize money running, but still encouraged to participate.
The dietary rules for this year are a bit more relaxed. Kind of a flexible/clean mash-up. We want you to succeed and we want you to feel better.
I’m giving you guys bonus points for nutrient dense foods throughout the challenge. The more nutrient dense, the higher the reward… this means liver is going to earn you a lot of points. The point system will be laid out at the launch seminar.
Gluten and sugar (all sweeteners included, fruit excluded) top my food-garbage list, so they’re out this year. Plus it’s a sneaky way to get some of you to try gluten free out for a month and see if you feel better. If so, you’ll be stoked, if not, go about your ways come Valentine’s Day!
2 drinks a week are allowed this time around, obviously within reasonable judgement- I know you could argue that 1 bottle of wine counts as 1 drink… but it doesn’t.
I will provide specifics on how to set your diet up for success the Saturday of the weigh ins, at 11:30. Mini Seminar!
Same as last year, group participation in the challenge is required, and we’ll be using a Facebook group page to communicate. I will ask a question every Monday and you will have until the end of the week (Sunday night) to log into your FB account and answer the question. This keeps you in the game each week. If you’re missing weeks, it means you’re dropping off on participation and hence, breaking the participation rule, so the favor goes to those who stay engaged.
I know that we’re not all fans of Facebook, but it’s the best way for us all to communicate on our own time, see how others in the challenge are doing that we don’t see in the gym, get to know each other, and get some support and inspiration. Getting 30 people together once a week is just not feasible, so social media it is!
If you would like some ideas about what and how to eat, and to decide whether or not you can stick to this for 5 weeks, here are a few meal plan sites to check out. These meal plans happen to be Paleo and stick to a nutrient dense, gluten free diet. There are so many out there, feel free to find one that works the best for you.
Paleo meal plans:
https://realplans.com/?AFFID=217413 (not free, but worth it)