- We will be having our annual Rees Pit Party on Saturday August 29th. From 3 till dark. We’ll have a sign up sheet for food. We’ll be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. Hope to see you there!
- It’s a new month, we need new goals on the goal board!
Hardest part about people dealing with nutrition is doing it in the real world. People have jobs, meetings, hang out with friends, kids, etc. This of course puts a damper on things and sometimes makes it tough to stay on track.
The article gives some good points and reminders, worth the read!
Your New Diet in the Real World By Kai Rainey
When I attended the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course, one of the Seminar Staff members asked attendees raise their hands to indicate how long they had been doing CrossFit.
When he got to the few who had been doing CrossFit for less than six months, he cracked a joke: “Oh, you still have friends outside the box!”
We all laughed.
Then we began to mentally tally the friendships that have fallen by the wayside since we dramatically changed our lifestyles.
Not long ago, I happened upon a couple of friends who were discussing a recent party.
“We didn’t invite you guys because you don’t eat. I mean you don’t eat like regular people.”
I chuckled, but it reminded me how much we link social interaction to food and drink—family traditions, special meals as a couple, happy hour with your buddies. Food and drink are often so strongly entwined with events that most people cannot separate the former from the latter.
It’s almost like we are programmed: This is when we eat that thing.
Mom always makes biscuits and gravy on Sundays. Friday lunch is Mexican food. Buttered buckets of popcorn and Milk Duds at the movies on Friday night.
We celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and holidays with copious amounts of food because that’s what we have always done. It’s familiar and comfortable.
But then you want to be healthier, and you make a change. You’re doing CrossFit, and you’ve learned that you need to eat better to accomplish your goal. This can be very challenging because the changes affect your entire social circle. You know this, and so do I.
When you decide your nutrition needs a major overhaul, it will affect those closest to you even if you aren’t asking them to change a single thing. While they might respect and ultimately admire your desire to be healthier, they are unprepared for you to change when, how and where you eat. They have come to terms with the hour a day you spend at the box, but when you turn down pizza and beer with the gang, you’ve crossed a line.
Too often, we’ll stick to our commitment for a few weeks, only to be derailed by something we just couldn’t decline. It’s a pattern you’ve likely repeated. I know I’ve been down that road. Maybe you start to feel like it’s hopeless unless you become a hermit.
So it’s time to be realistic: You aren’t going to avoid restaurants, parties and family events forever. They are all part of life. But with the right strategies in place, you can continue to spend time with your friends and still move toward your goals. It’s all about a battle plan.
At my heaviest, I was over 300 lb., but I was trying desperately to make a change, and I had to overcome the feeling that my family and friends were inadvertently working against me. In the beginning, the box of fresh doughnuts a co-worker left on the front desk felt like a personal assault on my crumbling willpower. When my husband suggested dinner at a steakhouse, I wondered why he wanted to put me through that. And so on.
If your current circle of friends spends every night at the bar and then hits the drive-thru on the way home………..
100′ Sandbag Carry (AHAP)
100′ OH Carry (Switch @ 50′, AHAP)
B. “Time Travel”
20 Ring Dip
30 Alternating DB Snatch (AHAP)
40 Double Unders