And the winners are…

The No Bread Challenge started with 37 people and 31 people seeing it through to the very end. Big congrats to all those that participated. For 7 weeks, you developed new habits that I hope you stick with. You have all won in my books!

There are a few people that stand out though. The judges couldn’t pick just one winner, so we have a 4-way tie. Coincidentally, they are two couples.

Eric and Maria went the whole challenge without cheating once (which is a first for any food challenge put on by CFM). Maria tried many different recipes to add variety to her family’s meals. And Eric documented his meals on Facebook, striking up conversations with others.

Elba and Trent have shown strict adherence to the diet as well. They’ve seen tremendous improvements, not only physically, but performance based as well. Trent came in 2nd at the Santa Shuffle 5K race. And Elba shared her experience with her mother in Mexico, who also adopted the diet and has seen tremendous improvements!

So for all the reasons listed above, and more, Eric, Maria, Elba and Trent – Congratulations for winning the No-Bread Challenge!

Prizes include a food dehydrator, a $50 gift certificate to Stephen Taylor’s Farm (Moncton Market), a CFM bag and body composition test from The Holistic Dietician (valued at $25).

Ten rounds for time of:
3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds
5 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-up

For weighted pull-ups place a 45 pound dumbbell between the legs above crossed ankles and jettison the dumbbell after third rep and continue with strict pull-ups and then the kipping pull-ups. Coming off the bar or going to ground constitutes termination of a set.

Post time and number of sets to completion.

Compare to May 4/09

Trent - one of the No-Bread Winners

61 thoughts on “And the winners are…”

  1. Congratulations to Maria, Eric, Elba and Trent on winning the challenge! And congratulations to all who took on the challenge and made some positive changes in their nutrition πŸ™‚

  2. Great job Eric & Maria, Trent & Elba!

    WU x 2
    Practice Pullups with Black Band – not there yet. Practice Jump up to bar, back to box x 5
    Thanks Kevin

    OHS (3’s)

    150 VERY STRICT Ring Rows πŸ˜‰
    Time: 14:10

  3. Congrats to Eric, Maria, Trent and Elba as well as to all those who did this challenge. It is a new way of life that brings huge benefits.

  4. Congrats no-bread winners, great job

    WU x2
    Strength: OHS
    5x 55-65-70-75-80

    WOD: 150 pullups

    T = 24:47

    My hands are a mess!

  5. WU x2
    Strength: Deadlifts
    5x 85-95-105-115-125

    WOD: 150 pullups ( first 25 w/ skinny purple band, remaining with small green band)

    T = 20:00

    Thank you all for your support and to Kevin for putting this challenge out there! Wow I had no idea the impact it would have on me, I’m so happy I decided to try it. It will forever change the way I eat and the way my family eats πŸ™‚ Congrats to all the winners and all the participants, I’m sure everyone will take something away from this!

  6. Congrats to the winners!!

    Squat to 205lbs


    Shoulder Press 5x

    WOD @ 25lbs:
    6 rounds + 2 weighted pull ups in 28 sets

    I’m was very impressed and proud to see Amanda finish all 150 pullups with no band within the 25 minute limit. My wife is a badass!!

    1. You know it! Way to go Amanda & everyone else who did this WOD.

      All I can say is thank God it was my rest day & dodge that bullet!!!

  7. Congratulations to Elba & Trent and Maria & Eric! Well done!!! Very impressive results πŸ™‚

    On another note: 150 pullups today? I want to cry. My hands are bleeding just thinking about it…

  8. Woohoo. Thanks Kevin for putting on this challenge. It was an eye opener and a welcome change in the Garcia-Washburn household. Congratulations to everyone who was part of the challenge.

  9. Congrats to the winners and to all the competitors. You guys made everyone that didn’t join the challenge regret it with your awesome results. Keep it going and don’t loose your good habits.

  10. Thanks Everyone!!! I wanted to said a few words so here we go……

    And here is the pic of my mommy in Mexico (before and after the challenge), she also wants to say Gracias to Kevin.

    and like Kevin said everyone is a winner, for doing such an amazing change in our lives, Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

    P.S. Always remember the girl speaking in the video is a Mexican LOL!!! (if you dont understand something don’t worry Trent can translate for you in the next class haha)

    1. Awesome Elba! Your mom (and YOU) look amazing! But firstly YAY for embracing a healthy lifestyle and reaping all the rewards πŸ™‚

    2. Elba, you & your mom look amazing. Nice results. Congrats to the 4 winners, but also to everyone who took part in this challenge and are reaping the rewards.

    3. I’m speechless.

      Your mother is not even the same person. That insane how much she’s changed. And she has you to thank. I’m glad you were able to spread the information to another country.

      Congrats again on all of YOUR accomplishments!

  11. Wu X 2
    Shoulder Press X 1
    45-55-65-70 75=F 72=f 71×1 pr by 1 lb! hehehe
    Thanks Kevin for helping me with this today.

    150 pull ups (black)
    Time 19:19

    Today I really surprised myself!! I never thought I’d be able to do 150. I love when a workout proves me wrong!

    Now to go find the most cushiony bandaids I can find!

    Congrats to all the winners! You all did amazing!!

  12. Jerks: (x5)

    3 weighted pullups 25#
    5 strict pullups
    7 kipping pullups

    24:02 (i think) 33 sets

    Really didn’t think I could do it ! Great way to start the day! Hands are a bit painful πŸ™‚

  13. WU x 2

    deadlift 3RM: 165#

    WOD: 150 pullups with medium band (purple): 13:29

    good job Amanda with the no band…. hands must be hurting…

  14. wu x 2
    Shoulder Press 5’s
    45-50-55-60-70 (3)-(2)

    150 pull-ups
    time= 20:21

    Thanks ROB absolutely LOVED this LONGER WOD!

  15. First of all, congrats to the two lovely couples; Elba and Trent; Maria and Eric!!

    WU x 2

    Strength: Squat Cleans x 10


    WOD: Scale @ 150 pull ups

    Time: 17:00 minutes

    Hands are ripped; not looking forward to showering!

  16. MOB
    Strength: Shoulder Press X1 – 75-85-95-100(PR)-105(PR)

    150 Pull ups
    First 100 – Green band
    Last 50 – Purple band.


    Just wanted to say thank you Kevin for putting this on and congrats to everyone who took on this challenge,especially to Elba, and Trent. Way to step up! I’m very happy you’re both getting really posivite results out of this.

    A special thank you to Maria. She worked really hard during this challenge to fill our bellies full of good food!

    I’ve seen great improvements all across the board…whether it be my lifts, time, mood, sleep, energy…it all improved.

    Definately keeping this eating style…

    Thanks again to everyone.

  17. WU x 2 (pullups for one set only)
    Strength: Back squat (x5)
    135-155-175-195-205 (PR reps!)

    WOD – scaled
    150 pullups
    (first 75 without a band/ second 75 with purple band)
    Time = 22:58

    Was petrified that my hands were going to rip…taped the begeezus out of them. Fought the urge to use chalk (right up until the final 20 reps) and although my grip suffered, I didn’t rip (YAY!).

    Cashout – partner shoulder stretch (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

  18. Warm up
    Played a bunch of PT games with my course haha

    After did a WOD without timing it
    5 rounds
    200 m row
    20 KBs 53 lbs
    10 box jumps 26inch

    Comin home tomorrow! Seeya all saturday πŸ˜‰

  19. WU x 2
    Strength: front Squat x 5
    WOD: Scale @ 150 pull ups
    Time: 19:48
    Anticipated having to switch to band at some point but was able to get through them all without.. Great job 5:30!!

  20. wu x 2 (minus pull ups second round)

    strength, push jerk singles: 65, 70, 75, 85, 90 (pr!)

    I got 133 pull ups on the thick band in 25 min. Would have liked to get 50 but last time we did a similar wod I had to use rings, so I feel pretty good about this.

    Congrats to all the winners. And yes, Elba, foreign accents are hot. I used to worry about my anglo accent when I speak French, but I’ve been told, “C’est cute.”

  21. WUX2
    Front Squat(5)
    WOD: Scale @ 150 pull ups
    75 first pullups with 1 small yellow band 75 last pullups with 2 small yellow bands.

    Ripped my hands for the first time today, I think Rob has blood lust because everyone in my class was bleeding after this one.. Haha!!

    Congrats to the winners! πŸ˜‰

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