Adam Spiker’s Testimonial:
Prior to The Nutrition Challenge, I had tried multiple “diets” to get healthy. At the beginning of the year, I hit 200 pounds and decided that was enough. It was time to give up beer, put away the snacks and start my journey. At first, I warmed up with juicing vegetables that led to a 30 day juice fast where I felt hungry and drained almost the entire time, but dropped almost 25 pounds by the end. Keeping that weight off wasn’t easy and ended up staying around 185. Then I started eating all organic foods and strayed away from meats entirely and basically became a vegetarian. I enjoyed making meals (veggie burgers, black bean burgers, etc.) but always felt low on energy and unsatisfied. Although I was proud of myself for eating better, it wasn’t enough so I signed up for Crossfit. Staying vegan for the first two months of crossfit was the hardest, but chalked that difficulty up with me being out of shape, which was true. Our former trainer Kirk continually told me that my diet was completely jacked up, but I blew it off. I experienced dizziness, light headedness, throwing up during class, blacking out, all the fun stuff for those two months. I had enough and decided to reboot my diet again. I came across paleo and was hesitant to start eating meat again and decided it would be ok if it was all grass fed and organic. I began this new paleo-ish diet on month 3 and instantly started to see a difference. My performances in class doubled the first week and have not had a single blackout, dizzy spell, or upchucking event since. I felt great and was seeing much better results. At this point I was 75% paleo and over the next three months was sleeping better, feeling better, feeling energized, and improving in class. My weight dropped to a lean 175 pounds and the Nutrition Challenge began at a perfect time to cut out that last 25% and transition to 100% paleo.
My starting weight for The Nutrition Challenge began at 175 pounds. At the beginning of the challenge, I was actually in Peru, Lima on a mission trip. Starting the challenge in a foreign country was the biggest challenge. I found a local meat market, stocked up on goods, and cooked my meals separately from my team while watching them eat cakes, pies, cookies, and desserts. I almost cracked the first day. When I returned home, my body was going through very intense withdrawals so I decided to make it easier on myself and order all meals from CustomFitMeals. I started eating nothing but CFM meals and really enjoyed them. I also had several food nightmares of eating like garbage, lying to Eric about it, and being terrified I was going to get busted lol. Using CFM helped so I didn’t have to worry about portions, shopping, cooking, approved foods, etc. and was very nice not cleaning a single dish for a month! Yes, it was a bit more expensive than your average grocery bill, but came with no cooking, no shopping, no cleaning, amazing premade organic meals, ready to go the second you’re hungry. That would have easily added an extra hour to each day so it was worth way more than the price difference (of about $200)! 75% of my meals consisted of Custom Fit Meals and also ate TONS of bananas and mixed nuts. After each class I would have SFH Fish Oil along with a SFH recovery shake and drank close to 2 gallons of water a day.
By the end of the challenge, I maximized all the food points that was possible and would have maximized the workout points if it wasn’t for being out of the country. Also by the end, my clothes didn’t fit me! My end weight for the 28 days was 165 pounds! First time I have seen the 160s since high school! I had to go pants shopping because all of my size 32” jeans fell right off me. Can’t tell you the last time I put on a pair of 30” jeans. Good problems to have. Overall I am very happy with the results over the 28 days. I can see a difference in the mirror, lost weight in my face and the gut, my arms and chest are bigger and feel fantastic. Sure I am looking forward to having a glass of wine again, having some chocolate here and there, but honestly I can’t see myself not living in a paleo lifestyle going forward. I plan to continue ordering my meals from CFM and feel it’s the perfect fuel for crossfitting.
Now if you excuse me, I have a bag of Reese’s Pieces to destroy!
THIS WEEKS WORKOUTS:
Good job!!! Way to make it over the white line!
A) 10 Minutes To Establish 5 Rep Max Strict Press
B) Every Minute On The Minute For 10 Minutes:
2 Reps Strict Press (Same Weight Found For Your 5 Rep Max)
5 Ring Rows
*Rx+= Sub Deadhang Chin Ups For Ring Rows
Then At The 10 Minute Marker:
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Ab Mat Situps With Ball (30/20)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! NO CLASS!
15 Kettlebell Swings (1.5/1.0)
15 Power Clean (95/65)
15 Box Jumps (24/20″)
*Crossfit Benchmark (Compare To 11/21/12)
Dumb and Dumber….?
A) Deadlift 3-3-3
B) 5 Rounds:
5 Clean and Jerk (155/110)
50 Double Unders
*Sub For Double Unders = 75 Singles + 25 Lateral Bar Hops
*Cros3fit Benchmark (Compare To 11/20/12)
A) Front Squat 5-5-5
B) 2000 Meter Row For Time
Rest 3 Minutes
20 Alternate Front Rack Barbell Lunge (75/55)
20 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (75/55)
John at his absolute best!
Team WOD: 8:30+9:30
Free Intro: 10:30
S3 Conditioning: 11:00
Open Gym: 11:00
Open Gym: 12:00