If you are considering participating in the challenge, the number one secret to success is planning, and lots of it! You need to be prepared with good, quality, Whole30 foods at all times. In fact, you should have foods like individual packets of almond butter stashed in your desk, glove compartment, your purse so you are prepared for anything. You also need to be prepared when it comes to meal time.
Sitting down and creating a meal plan (including all three meals and a snack/preWO/postWO meal) will guarantee that you never have to go through any difficulty when you’re caught looking for something.
Picture a Saturday evening. You didn’t make it to the store that day like you planned, so you run to the deep freeze praying you have something stashed away. You open the freezer and find nothing but frozen pizzas. You sink to the floor, mentally and emotionally battling it out, nearly in tears from hunger and the incredible job your mind is doing in rationalizing eating the frozen pizza.
You drag yourself off the floor and into bed at 7:00 pm because you just can’t deal with the situation or handle the bright lights and people at the grocery store. Just, don’t ever get there.
There are plenty of options out there for meal plans out there. Here are a few I found with a simple Google search. Option 1 – HERE Option 2 – HERE and there are many other options out there. Just search Whole 30 Meal Plan. (the one allowable exception will be Progenex, which can only be taken within 45 min of your workout and mixed with water. If you need samples, please as Paul or Stacey and we will be happy to get one for you.)
The official dates of the challenge will be: Start – Feb 9th End – Mar 27th Fee – $20 Winners – One guy and one girl will split the money!
Your steps: 1 – Click here on The Whole 30 and read about the program. You can download the “can eat” and “don’t eat” list, guidelines, rules, and “why’s” all there for free. There is a book you can purchase (It Starts with Food) if you want to learn more, but it is not required. 2 – Sign up! Get your name on the sign up sheet at the box and your fee paid to Stacey. 3 – Grab a friend or family member and have them take your before pictures. You’ll need to get a piece of paper and write “PR Your Life” on it and hold that in the picture. Please do a front, side, and back pose. 4 – We’ll send you an invite to your private google doc where you can track your food, measurements, workouts, and pictures. This is a great way to stay accountable during the challenge and will help the coaches to be able to provide feedback for you as you go.
If you have any questions, please ask Paul or Stacey. Good LUCK!!