Friday’s QOD

Today’s QODs are specifically for the No Bread Challengers.
-Why did you join the challenge?
-What results have you seen?
-What’s been your favorite recipe?
-Any advice to anyone who wants to start this new way of eating?
-Any other comments?

3 rounds
5 Jerks (155/110#)
20 Double Unders
10 Ring Dips

Gilles gets some air!

131 thoughts on “Friday’s QOD”

  1. 1.- The way I feel, I only needed few days on the challenge to start feeling this great.
    2.- Results: Doing better on my WOD’s and losing some weight!
    3.- Chicken a la Trencho with my Guacamole.
    4.- Do it, it might sound hard but the true is you get amazing results and there is plenty of taste food out there, you only need to be a lil bit creative!
    5.- I am so glad I did it, Thanks Everyone for being part of this amazing journey with me, and this is only the beginning!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Congrats on all your progress and dedication Elba ๐Ÿ™‚ Something tells me you have a good guacamole recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I joined the challenge to see if I could actually do it, and curious to see what results I’d get.
    Results have been more energy, better sleep, better mood some weight loss and inches.
    Advice, of course it’s hard, and it takes hard work and time, but nothing great ever comes easy.
    I don’t really have a favorite recipe, favorite food EGGS, l love omelets..for breakfast, supper and I never really ate them that much before. I discovered so many foods that I now love. Asparagus and Walnuts where have you been all my life?
    I recommend trying it, step out of your comfort zone, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish!

    1. Good on you and Eric for taking this challenge on and sticking to it! It’s fun to see how much you’ve gained from it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 1.Why did you join the challenge? I joined the challenge because I wanted to see more results. I had just come back to cf after being away for 2 months and thought it was the perfect time to start and really see a difference.

    2.What results have you seen? Even though on the scale I have only lost 10 lbs, I feel great! I have more energy, my clothes fit better, I feel stronger, I think I have more patience with my students probably because Iโ€™m also sleeping better, and Iโ€™m getting PRs at the gym. Even seeing just one of those results would have been reason enough to keep this up!

    3.-Whatโ€™s been your favorite recipe? I love chicken curry with cauliflower rice. I also loved the meatzas and the soups I made. It was fun sharing some recipes and trying new ways to cook your food.

    4.Any advice to anyone who wants to start this new way of eating? You have to make sure you set aside time each week to prepare and plan out your meals. The week that I didnโ€™t do this was much more difficult to eat right. I found it difficult when eating at someone elseโ€™s house. I never wanted to come across as rude, so that is my next challenge for myself, to get better at eating well even in those situations. Just try it!!

    5.Any other comments? Iโ€™m so thankful for Kevin and everyone at CF who is so encouraging! I hope that many challengers continue this even though the challenge is over and continue to encourage each other and share recipe ideas.

    1. Agreed on sharring recipes!! We sould have a special “link” or a section on the site for this!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Cause Im running out of ideas, and I certently don’t want to give up this diet!! Saw way too many good results so I want to keep it up!!!

      And great job by the way on your results!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      PS…I also LOVE soups… any good recipe? ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. I have a delicious soup recipe, I’ve tweaked it enough times that I think I’ve got it perfected now. I’ll send it to you via FB

  4. -Why did you join the challenge? I needed the Extra push to get going and this was Perfect

    -What results have you seen? I have lots more energy and sleep better and have lost a total of 21 lbs

    -Whatโ€™s been your favorite recipe? Cabbage Lasagna never thought in a million years I would ever consider eating cabbage

    -Any advice to anyone who wants to start this new way of eating? It will be the BEST thing you will ever have done and the food u eat is amazing. Just need to get prepared and organized

    -Any other comments? I have tried so many new foods during this challenge and will keep on eating them. I am just now not afraid to try new things ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You Crossfit Moncton

  5. WU x2

    Strength: Back Squats
    5x 95-95-110-125-135

    3 rounds
    5 Jerks (75#)
    20 Double Unders
    10 Ring Dips (small band)

    T = 6:56

    I liked this one.

    Great job on your Fran re-do this morning Elba, Leesa, and Trent! You all did great!

  6. Last Day of the Challenge

    WU x 2

    FRAN @ 55 lbs
    Pull Ups (big yellow band)

    Oct. 22nd= 7:25
    Dec. 9th= 5:49

    Since last night I was really nervious, I knew I have done a lot of things since the challenge started but I did not want to dissapoint myself today, I think that was a lil bit of the old Elba inside of me(thinking the worse) , but today after I finished Fran, the feeling was amazing, to know that I was able to accomplish this, to see the results, that everything is possible with dedication, eating healthier, exercising, great coaching, is a combo that does not work with out each other.
    I have been part of the CF family since February, and I did not see that much changes for a couple of months but my eating habits were awful, now that I’ve been with this diet for 47 days, I still can’t believe how I was able to hurt myself so much eating the way I was eating, in these 7 weeks I have lost 25 lbs (and believe me when I started my goal was to lose 14 lbs), so I am really happy I am not going to lie :)!! but the best part of all is that when you are feeling this great, weight comes second what I got out of this challenge is way more than that.

    Thanks Kevin, CF Moncton and everyone that has helped me, I am really proud of being part of this family!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Sorry for any bad grammar, don’t forget I am Mexican LOL!!

    1. Great post, Elba! You’ve done so great, and I can’t believe the change in your body since you started this challenge…you look amazing. It’s been fun watching you go through this transformation! Great PR for you this morning!

    2. Great job this morning Elba (especially at 6 a.m.!) and great talking with you. It’s always fun to hear a little bit about someone’s success.

    3. Good job Elba ๐Ÿ™‚ No te preocupes de tu gramatica! Escribes mejor en ingles que yo lo puedo en espanol!

  7. WU x 1
    Strength: Back Squat (3’s)
    3 rounds
    5 push jerks 65#
    60 singles
    10 paralette nar dips
    Time 5:15

  8. Enjoyed the challenge last year, wanted to get back on track with better eating habits. Few inches gone, also motivated me to also try and get my daily water intake and enough sleep, two of my biggest goats outside the gym. Got the water thing down to a science now! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Favorite recipe has to be the meatza, preferably with chicken and bacon. For anyone interested in going with this, just make a list of recipes, plan your meals for about a week, get cooking, and try it for a few days.

    Ultimately, I want to stick with this way of eating so that it turns into a habit instead of being a challenge.

    1. Good for you for taking this on again Mario! Because of you (and you’re water jug) I’m making a more conscious effort to drink more water – thank you for that!

  9. 1) I joined the challenge more or less for the same reason I started cossfit, to support Elba.

    2) The results are crazy. I always thought it would take months and months to start really see a difference, let along feel the difference. Legs for Literacy was raced the day after Fran T = 24:26, Santa Shuffle raced a week before Fran-retry T- 21:42. Its not just the time, at Legs for Literacy I didn’t feel soo good at the end, and I have pics to prove it. Santa Shuffle I felt great the whole race. Fran is another huge success 1st attempt T- 8:27 2nd attempt T- 4:46, a PR of 4:19 and not much of a Fran cough either. On top of performance results, I’m sleeping better, appreciating simple foods, consistent energy levels, able to live around junk food under my nose without any die hard cravings (had the 2 volunteers living with us the whole time of the challenge).

    3) As far as food goes, being able to make a good chili with out beans has been a huge success and as far as simple food, my chicken soup is probably my favorite. Once the veggies and chicken is chopped its in the slow cooker so I donโ€™t have to babysit, like the chili..haha.

    4) I already was making some big batches of food before the challenge. Try making a few big batches of food first to get use to it, as I believe that is a huge part of eating this way. Yes veggies and meat alone can taste pretty plain, so add spices. Chili powder, black pepper, basalmic viniager, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil are the bases for a lot of my meals. One last piece of advice, try to get a couple people who would like to change they way they eat or people who already are eating this way. A great support system goes along way.

    5) Now that the Challenge is over I don’t really have the cravings I had just 2 weeks ago and I can see my self sticking with this life style.

    FRAN @ 65 lbs
    Pull Ups (medium band – purple)

    Oct. 22nd= 8:27
    Dec. 9th= 4:46

    1. Another great post!! Congratulations to you too Trent ๐Ÿ™‚ You are a trooper for taking this on to support your sweetheart and a champ for sticking with it and appreciating what it’s done for you.

  10. WU x2
    Squat Snatch x10
    55 60 65 70
    4 sets of 10 reps for strength is like a workout in itself! hard strength week.

    3 Rounds
    5 Jerks 95#
    20 Doubles
    10 Ring Dips

    Some freestanding handstands, boat poses and Squat to 165# after WOD

    I can’t believe the results the no bread challengers have achieved. You have all done an amazing job! I think this has been our best/most successful challenge yet.

  11. WU X 2
    Strength X 3 Deadlift
    3 rounds
    5 push jerks (50)
    60 singles
    10 paralettes
    Time 4:47

  12. I joined this challenge cause I was determined to loose this “baby fat” and I wanted to do EVERYTHING I could possibly do to do so!!
    I also wanted to have more energy with the kids! I babysit, and we love to go for hikes, run and play at the park… I often found myself out of breath playing with them… but ever since I joined crossfit, things improved a lot!!! I now run with them, with a kid on my back!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I don’t have a favorite recipe, yet… Im trying new things, going to buy some Paleo books, check online for some recipes… and wont give up until I find a couple of recipes the whole family likes! Its hard to cook for 4, and to also make sure everyone like it is an acual challenge itself but like I said, I wont give up!! And soon enough, I’ll have it all down pat! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kevin, I can’t thank you enough for putting up this challenge, Im now 16 lbs lighter, lost 3.5 inches around my waistline, 2 inches around my thighs and 1.5 inches around my arms!!
    I also want to thank all the coaches and everyone at crossfit for being so supportive!! I couldn’t do it without you all!!


    1. You do look great!! And I can see such a positive energy glowing from you Nadine ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!

  13. WU X 2

    Deadlift 1’s

    3 Rounds:
    5 Pushjerks (75#’s)
    20 DU’s
    10 Ringdips (Scaled to paralettes)

    Time 5:03

    Haven’t been able to get deadlifts back to my PR for a long time, and should probably have stretched before I started (too much talking before hand ๐Ÿ™‚ ) but really happy with the WOD. DU’s better today than practice earlier in the week so that was a big plus.

    New goal is to get off the paralettes and on to the ringdips.

  14. Answered most of the qod yesterday but I’ll add this:

    For me the most remarkable thing about No-bread is what I also noticed at the Hopper last summer: There is such a positive buzz in the gym you can physically feel it!

    How can giving up all the foods you thought you couldn’t live without or doing a WOD that leaves you in a puddle on the floor be a great experience? Don’t know and don’t care – It does and that’s what matters.

    Credit where credit’s due – Kevin has been saying this since we all met him and while it pains me a little bit to say it ๐Ÿ™‚ – he’s right! If you want great outcomes stick with it; there is much more to achieve.

    1. You’re definitely living proof of all the good that hard work and discipline can do – good on you Heather!

  15. That is a lot of questions to answer to in a few words so I’ll try to focus on what’s more significant for me.

    Why did I do the challenge:
    It was the first time I tried it as I started Crossfit in the middle of the challenge last year. Everyone seemed so enthousiastic about it! Since I don’t eat a lof of bread and starches anyway, I tought I could give it a try. Biggest challenge for me: cut the sweets.

    Wow! More than I expected! I only lost 4 lbs on the scale but so much more in my clothes! I had to go shopping for new clothes as most of my old pants (or 2 months old ones) don’t fit me anymore.
    More than the weight loss, increased strengh and energy, I noticed a big psychological improvement (both from eating well and exercising I suppose). My job can be very stressfull on times, specially at this time of the year and I’ve controlled my stress level pretty well. I start my day earlier than I ever did and my mood is so great (even early in the morning)!

    Favorite recipe:
    I don’t really have one. I love being creative and mix what I had in the fridge. I had hits and misses. I love pecans, almonds, a simple sliced apple with cinamon (baked or raw), and all the recipes I’ve found. I bought a couple of cooking books and I’d be please to share them with any of you if you are interrested.

    You gotta try it for a few weeks to see by yourself.

    A few other people at work joined us. We shared comments, recipes and even brought each other’s lunch / breakfast. It was a lot of fun and it’s just the beginning as I feel most of us are just gonna continue.

    Like Elba said: sorry for any bad grammar. I’m from Quebec.

      1. – Sliced apples (I use Honey Crisp)
        – Spread with cinnamon (I put apples and cinnamon in a zip lock and shake)
        – Add crushed pecans and a bit of honey on top
        – In the oven at 400* for about 1/2 hour
        That’s it!

    1. Nathalie you have done so great!! I see a fantastic change in you as well – congratulations for all your hard work and great results ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Amanda :
    I have a delicious soup recipe, Iโ€™ve tweaked it enough times that I think Iโ€™ve got it perfected now. Iโ€™ll send it to you via FB

    Thank you SO MUCH Amanda!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Awesome action shot of Gilles ๐Ÿ™‚ My mind is in exam mode right now, but I can’t wait to read what you all wrote when I’m done!!

    1. Thank you ladies for thinking of me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure your positive vibes helped as I am confident my exam went well!

    1. Thanks for sharing Mario! It helped me put my frustrations over my injuries and life obstacles back into check and gave me a much better perspective on things.

  18. Nice picture Gilles

    wu x2

    WOD : Fran
    Thrusters (45#)
    Pull ups (2 green bands)

    Time – 5:37 – 20 oct. Time – 7:46 (2:09 PR)
    I was really worried and intimidated with all the good result that everybody got on there 2nd Fran. I did not sleep well last night and to top it off my back was really killing me this morning. Thank god this is over. On a more positive note I just love the no bread diet I will certainly keep at it.
    No special recipes, for the first 4 weeks I fallowed The Paleo Solution diet.
    The results is amazing I lost 13 lbs and about 18 inches all around.
    My next challenge is trying to get Gilles to joined me.
    Thank Kevin & Jo for all your time and effort.
    PS I love the suggestion to make a small recipe book.

    1. Great job Rachel! I think everyone had some anxiety or excitement over the 2nd go at Fran. You did awesome as did everyone!

  19. Why did you join the challenge? – I thought I already ate well, but knew there was room for improvement (there always is) so I thought I’d give it a try. When the challenge was on last year, I wasn’t ready for it. I felt more ready this year because I had been dabbling in paleo here and there, and had made some changes to my diet along the way and I knew I was ready for another change.

    What results have you seen? – I FEEL so good. My body doesn’t feel like it’s so traumatized when I’m working out now..I don’t hear the “I can’t” voice in my head nearly as often as I used to. I have way more energy.

    Whatโ€™s been your favorite recipe? – Oh my gosh, there are so many. Probably the ‘nutty paleo cookies’ that I eat (2!) every morning with my coffee. I also really love the shepherd’s pie with mashed cauliflower, and the cabbage lasagna. Oh and the paleo coconut flour crepes with fruit. See, there are too many to name just one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Any advice to anyone who wants to start this new way of eating? – Preparing ahead of time is the key to success for this. Snack a lot. Spend time researching meal & snack ideas.

    Any other comments? – This challenge hasn’t been without it’s struggles for me. I’m so incredibly proud of how far I’ve come in 7 weeks. I didn’t know how to COOK when this thing started. I spent the first few weekends – the ENTIRE weekend either cooking or shopping for food. I kept my iphone in the kitchen with me and I googled MANY things that would be very basic to other people. For example, ‘how to boil cabbage’ (yup, how to BOIL something). I ruined dishes, burned my hands, cut my fingers. But I gained a lifetime of experiences and knowledge that has changed my life, and has forever changed how I will look at food. I definitely won’t be going back to how I was eating before, I’ve got too much gain from a healthy diet.

    1. You rock Amanda!! Thank you for sharing and for making me laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ You have done so great – congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Strength
    Front Squat: 115-125-135-155-175

    WOD: (120#)

    Fran cough!! Felt sick most of the day, thru workout and after! Sucks but ill hsve the weekend to get better i hope!! Have a great weekend everyone!!

    1. Awesome time, even more so considering you weren’t feeling well! I hope you feel better soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. CFWU x 2

    WOD – Modified Fran
    Push Press 95#
    Time: 4:48
    PR by 43 seconds

    I didn’t make it far in the challenge. I been traveling a lot and found it really hard to keep up with the cooking. I stayed on the challenge 3 days a week. Chili with turkey was my favorite meal. I am going to keep it up in the new year. I discovered I like honey much more than suger.

    Congrats to everyone completed the challenge!

    1. Congrats on your PR Jamie! Timing is everything with this one… The first time I tried paleo, I quit within two weeks – there was just too much on the go for me at the time! Kudos to you for giving it a try and making it work in your own way ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Push Press 1RM -> 55-65-70-80-90(F)-90(F)-85(F)

    3 rounds
    5 Push Jerk (65#)
    20 Double Unders
    10 Ring Dips (Small)


    1. You’re such a trooper Jane! I should have joined you on the ring dips with a yellow band – mine were too easy… You ROCK!!! I hope to see you and Guy at the party tomorrow night ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. WU x 2

    Strength: Back Squat x 10

    WOD: 3 rounds
    5 Push Jerk’s 95#
    20 double under’s
    10 Ring Dips

    Time: 6:23

    Fran @ Rx. There seems to be Fran fever at the gym this week so I felt like doing it!
    Thanks Eric N and Gabrielle for timing and encouraging me!! It made me work harder!!!

    Time: 6:25

  24. WU X2… incl lunges

    Modified WOD: 3 Rounds
    ~ 5 – Dumbbell Push Press 20# (Left arm only)
    ~ 60 Single Skips
    ~ 20 Squats
    TIME: 4:04

    I have a pulled bicep muscle in the right arm (head of the bicep at the shoulder) which basically means that I need to avoid all upper body work using that arm/shoulder until it is healed. Had been doing “too much” for the past month+, not realizing I was actually doing more damage. Decided I cannot stay away from CFM, and need my stress relieving workouts….. so, there will be lots of modified workouts for a while. (Thanks Kevin)
    Congrats to every who completed the No-Bread Challenge!!! Lots of great posts and PR’s today!! Hope you are all able continue this way of eating, as the benefits far outweigh the challenges.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    1. That’s the great thing about CF! You can always modify to accommodate injuries – trust me I know! I’m glad you’ve decided to keep at it ๐Ÿ™‚ Good job today!

    1. Your cleans are coming along Steph! Keep at it, but don’t burn yourself out doing just cleans… Work on your deadlift strength as well, it will also help the process along ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. WU x 2

    Practiced Double Unders – Got 6. I always get a few in a row when I start and then I lose rhythm and can’t get more than 2 in a row. I feel like I made progress just from this week’s extra practice though. The skill of the week are definitely a good thing.

    WOD: Fran with 65# and a Large band

    Time: 5:14

    PR of 1:49 compared to October 21st with the same weight and band.

  26. WUx2

    Fran @ 85#
    = 4:48 (PR by 1:26)

    Seeing all the great Fran PRs this week made me nervous. I did 6:14 at beginning of No-Bread. I was hoping to get it somewhere under 6min and I’d happy with that. I saw a “4” on the left side of the clock just before finishing the last set of pull-ups. I felt a mix of relief and excitement, while feeling like shit at the same time!

    Fran can suck it. And that stupid cough… Pukie can suck it too… stupid clown…

    See you guys at the party!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. Fran @ 65#
    xsm & lg band for pullups

    Time 8:52

    Not a pr for Fran but better time than at the beginning of the challenge (by1:18) disappointed with my time. Thanks Gabrielle for the coaching and Marco as well cause I really wanted to stop and just go home. Really have to work on being positive towards myself cause that negative self talk is bringing me down.
    Congrats to everybody that had a PR doing Fran!! Love the pic Gilles!!

    1. A better time is a better time ๐Ÿ™‚ You did so great Martine! Somedays, it’s harder than others, for whatever reason. I know you weren’t feeling it right from the beginning, but you stuck it out and really wowed me. You’re a fighter that’s for sure!! Your form was awesome as usual too ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. WU x 2

    Modified Fran (stupid shoulder…)
    21-15-9 (screwed up today and did 21-14 then 10 to adjust instead… oups!)
    Front Squats 55#
    Pull ups (purple+smaller bands)

    Time on October 20th: 7:37
    Time today: 5:54, PR by 1:43 ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been so nervous all day. Glad it’s done!
    There was a lot of us doing Fran tonight! Good job everyone!

  29. WU x2

    Intro (re-do for end of food challenge) Shoulder Injury

    Beginning : 6 Rds and 6 Sit Ups
    End : 8 Rds and 13 Squats

    PR: 2 Rds and a bit more

    It’s amazing what a good diet will do!

    THANK YOU everyone this morning for pushing me!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. WUx2

    Strength – Deadlift X5
    Kevin showed me a few tips on helping improve my posture as well as breating at the top(exhale and inhale) worked on that. Thanks coach!

    WOD: 3 rounds
    5 Push Jerkโ€™s 110#
    20 double underโ€™s
    10 Ring Dips


    Cashout: Wall Stretch 2sets of 30 seconds.

    Great job 6:30!
    Have a great weekend fella CrossFitters!

  31. Congrats to all the ‘No Bread Challengers’!
    Seen alot of great improvements in all of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I’ve been sitting back all day, watching the comments flow in. And they’ve all put a huge smile on my face.

    Huge congrats to all the folks that stepped up to the challenge and stuck with it. It’s paid off physically, mentally and emotionally. You now have a better understanding that diet is 80% of the health equation.

    I wish we could add up ALL the inches that were lost from all competitors, because I’m sure we could have built at least 2 people from them.

    I am hopeful that you will all stick with it from here on out.

  33. -Why did you join the challenge? Jeff made me do it. No, seriously, I have been eating relatively clean for a few years, but lately Iโ€™ve been a little โ€œslackโ€. Bread is not my thing. Sweets are. I wanted to stop being a slave to โ€œsweetenersโ€ and be more aware of what was going into my body.

    -What results have you seen? Sugar/sweet cravings were OFF THE CHARTS for the first few days (mostly because of their new โ€œforbiddenโ€ status), but then the cravings pretty much disappeared. I may have lost a little weight but I donโ€™t own a scale (that works) and havenโ€™t weighed myself in over 3 years. Some of my clothes are a bit roomier. I will be honest, some days I feel really tired, but I think it may have to do with not eating enough of the right foods frequently enough. I also think hydration and sleep (or lack thereof) are also factors on those low energy days. Overall, I believe this new way of eating has given me more energy. I have felt stronger and saw lots of PRs on WODs and lifts these last few weeks.

    -Whatโ€™s been your favorite recipe? If I have to pick one, it would be โ€œPaleo Stewโ€. Most of the recipes have been REALLY GOOD. Jeff and I joked that the food is so yummy we expected to be the only 2 people on the challenge to actually GAIN WEIGHT. I love the way โ€œrealโ€ food tastes. Always have.

    -Any advice to anyone who wants to start this new way of eating? In the beginning, because its โ€œnewโ€, food preparation and meal planning take a lot of time. Once this becomes a part of your routine, making big batch meals on a weekend may take a few hours, but it saves you a lot more time than preparing many small meals throughout the week. Buy a freezer….and a chicken….or maybe even a pig….

  34. WU x 2

    WOD “Fran”
    as Rx
    Time = 8:37

    The good? This is a 0:29 PR and I did all thrusters unbroken ๐Ÿ™‚

    The not-so-good? After seeing everyone’s amazing results today, I had hoped for a larger PR (I know, check that ego). It was really sucky doing this with a ripped hand. The time I wasted putting on gloves/taking off gloves, putting on chalk/wiping off chalk really slowed me down. My grip was horrible and most pullups were done in 2’s and 3’s. Ok…pity party is over.

    This “no bread challenge” has been fun and eye-opening. I will definitely continue eating this way…most of the time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I thought you did pretty darn fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations to you and Jeff for taking on the no-bread challenge and making it sound like you had fun doing it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and advice ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. -Why did you join the challenge?
      Because I was challenged to do something that forced me to step out of the norm for myself.
      To see what the results would be.
      I’ve never been a bread eater, so I wanted to try hardcore paelo and challenge myself. I wanted to see if I could do it.

      -What results have you seen?
      More energy, better mood, more variety in the foods I eat, lost inches on the waist, more body definition.

      -Whatโ€™s been your favorite recipe?
      None really…Just been enjoying Maria’s creativity.

      -Any advice to anyone who wants to start this new way of eating?
      You’re your biggest obstacle, so get over it and change the way you think.

      1. “You’re your biggest obstacle, so get over it and change the way you think.” Love IT!!! Many of our challenges in life are mind over matter ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. CFWU x 2

    Deadlift x 1



    5 push jerk (95 lbs)
    20 double unders (did 10 DU & 30 singles)
    10 ring dips

    Time — 8:22

    Great job on Fran tonight everyone.

  36. As for the No Bread Challenge…

    Why I did it: My diet is actually pretty good; however, in the past few months I’d been slipping back to old eating patterns. The challenged helped bring me back in line (I know except for the wine & Scotch Kevin.)

    What results have you seen: Same as always…If I eat like crap I feel like crap! Sticking to the right foods is the fuel needed to tackle all our WODs.

    Favorite Recipe: As Heidi will attest to I’m not a “recipe guy” — I freestyle everything. The key is to have the right ingredients: fresh vegetables & fruit, protein, spices and just experiment!

    Any advice: Get rid of the foods in your house with a shelf life, shop the farmers market & enjoy trying new food.

    1. Great post Marcel! On your point about getting rid of food with a shelf life – the food bank could certainly use it if you’d like to get rid of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  37. Mob x 1
    WU x 1

    Strength: Push press 5 x 5

    As RX’d

    Time: 8:25 (new PR) Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nice to meet you tonight Nancy – welcome to CFM!! We’re happy to have you with us ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on your PR!

  38. Oops! I almost forgot to post my results…

    WU times 2 (won’t lie, I only did 5 reps of pullups per set, I still feel like my elbow wants to fall off from Wednesday’s WOD)

    Strength back squat 10s only managed 45-55-65 and then we needed to get ready for the WOD

    WOD 3 rounds for time (modified for healing tibia)
    5 push presses 65lbs
    20 squats
    10 ring dips (green band)

    time – 2:56 (I believe I wrote the time wrong on the board… The ring dips were too easy with the green band, so next time I will try to work with a yellow band, especially on a lower rep WOD. I also could have probably handled 75 lbs on my push presses instead of 65 lbs – live and learn!)

    Great to see everyone today ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you all a fantastic weekend!

  39. 1xmob

    Fran redo @85# and blue band

    Old time 10:54
    Today 6:02

    Actually enjoy Fran, didn’t want to use band today but in the interest of comparison i used band.. want to tackle ‘her’ again in a few weeks Rx.. My PR is due to a few things.. The paleo diet, the other was 7 more weeks of training, struggled with alot of the WODS 7 weeks ago, they are now getting easier.. Still not ‘the other gym’ easy but familiar easy, have a better idea how hard I can push myself.. Not all the way there yet but feel improvements each day!
    Thank you lora for getting me involved..

  40. wu x 2
    5 push jerks @ 55; 60 singles, 10 parallette dips x 3; time 4: 51

    strength front squat singles: 75, 85, 95, 105, 115 (pr)

    Wasn’t sure if I was going to come in today but after reading all the posts how could I not? Love being part of this supportive community. Working with a nutritionist on a plan similar to Paleo, I have lost 8 lbs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Super-late post.

    WUx2 (getting 5 strict pull-ups each time so some improvement)

    Strength: Press x 1

    3 rounds for time
    5 x Push Press @ 95#
    60 Singles
    10 Paralette Dips
    Time 4:16

    Wall Stretch

    Double Unders. Great chat with Eric and Gabrielle regarding skipping and DUs. Only managed to get a Single-DU-DU-Single-Single-DU a couple times but I am getting there.

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