Need to hit the “reset” on your diet?

Alright, the party is over! Time to buckle down and get with the program. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s has come and gone so there are NO MORE EXCUSES for those poor eating habits! Trust me, I’m preaching to myself here too. Now’s your opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Join the Crossfit Southie community in taking on the Whole 30 for the next 30 days! If you’ve followed the paleo diet before, you have a solid base because the Whole 30 takes it just one step further. It’s kinda like paleo…. on steroids! Paleo teaches us what foods are best for our body, but the Whole 30 helps us to listen to what our body is telling us when we eat certain foods. How does it affect your sleep, energy, work production, etc? Although it is only 30 days, keep in mind this is not a crash diet by any means but rather an opportunity to hit the “reset” button.

Game Plan
Start Date: January 26th- Feb 24th (30 days)

Benchmark Workouts (2)
“Jackie” Monday, January 27th
1000m row
50 Barbell Thrusters (#45 bar)
30 Pullups
3 REP MAX Thruster (taken from a rack) Thursday, January 30th

Requirement Benchmark Measurements
Waist (2” above belly button), Hips (across fullest portion of butt) , Thighs (2” below hip crease), Weight

The Details
We will host a mini lecture with all the juicy details on Wednesday, January 22nd. During that time, we will not only take your measurements, but also will give you all the info you need to set you up for success over the next 30 days.
There is a $20 buy in that goes towards prize money and although it is not mandatory, we strongly suggest visiting the Whole 30 to consider signing up via their site in addition to our sign up. They do charge a onetime fee of $14.95, but speaking from experience, it is COMPLETELY worth it. The founders of the Whole 30, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, will guide you through their program every single step of the way via a daily check in. That daily check-in comes in the form of an email loaded with positive messages, helpful tips and resources to help you get through that specific day. At the very end of each email there will be an opportunity for you to confirm that you rocked the whole 30 for that specific day! Some days, the only thing that got me through that day was knowing that I had to check yes or no. Accountability is HUGE!

Homework prior to the meeting
1. If you do not have one already, set up an online username and password via the Crossfit Southie site found here. This is where you will log EVERYTHING that you eat. If it entered your mouth, you ate it, and yes, gum is a no no! Don’t believe me… just take a look at the ingredients. In addition to making your breath smell great, most gum contains some sort of sugar alcohol. Sugar in the mouth will enter the bloodstream which will affect those blood sugar levels in a negative way.
2. Once your login is setup, do a little Whole 30 research. Check out their site here. Kinda get a basic layout of the adventure you are about to embark upon. You wouldn’t go on a roadtrip to California without mapping it out. Preparation is everything!
3. After doing a little research, please respond to comments if you are interested. I have a questionnaire that I would like you to fill out and bring it with you to the Whole 30 meeting.
4. Say, “It’s ONLY 30 days” three times as fast as possible. When done chanting, smile to yourself knowing that you are capable of doing anything for 30 days.


  • Kelly

    01/21/2014 @ 3:10 am

    Ok I’m in too.

  • Shamwow

    01/21/2014 @ 2:09 am

    I fully encourage everyone to try the Whole 30 at some point in their lives. I was explaining what the Whole 30 is to some coworkers and they couldn’t believe it. “That’s crazy! I could never do that,” was a common response.

    Think about that. The Whole 30 (spoiler alert) has you eating real, whole food for 30 days. That’s it…and people think THAT is ridiculous? Hey, how about it’s weird that we think we “need” sugar in our coffee, a protein shake after a workout, or any number of the truly unhealthy crutches we rely on. The Whole 30 is just as much about disrupting those silly dependencies and bad habits as it is resetting your diet. Make a change. Give the Whole 30 a shot. It’s the simplest and one of the best things you can do to learn about yourself and your diet.

  • Faye Evans

    01/21/2014 @ 1:40 am

    Count me in

  • Kristel

    01/20/2014 @ 3:24 pm

    I’m in…i can be disciplined for 30 days (I think) 🙂

  • Tamara Wyzanski

    01/20/2014 @ 2:44 pm

    unrelated to the whole 30– i left my all time favorite mitten in either the cubbies in orange or green yesterday after yoga/WOD. can someone please put them behind the desk for me? they are knitted wool on outside, black with white tips and they are my favorite things ever. thank you!!!!!!!

  • kara

    01/20/2014 @ 2:35 pm

    If you are on the fence about the Whole 30, give it a try! I have done it a few times and it really gets rid of cravings for sweets and junk food. The program also discourages snacking which I found to be helpful because it prevents having ‘a few of this” a “handful of that” throughout the day.

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