Paleo Challenge Results

Jun 16th, 2014

Category: CrossFit

Paleo Challenge Results

Drumroll, please… our Paleo Challenge winners have been decided! First and foremost, we’d like to give a big shoutout and congratulations to everyone who took on the challenge. We know that for some of you, this was a drastic dietary and lifestyle change… definitely not an easy task! Even if you are not named an official winner, we hope you saw some improvements in your baseline measurements and performance. Congratulations to everyone, and keep up the great work!

Choosing the winners is never an easy task. In order to win, you needed to be very well rounded: we look for improvements on your baseline measurements and benchmark workouts, AND your total log points. The winners did all of these things and had some amazing improvements as a result. Make sure you give them all a high five the next time you see them at the box. Congratulations, winners! We are all very proud of you!

First Place: Matt Boruchowski

Matt B Before & After
Prize: $500
Total Log Points: 761
Weight Loss: 32 lbs
% of Weight Lost: 10.67%
Hips: -3 inches
Waist: -6.5 inches
Fran: 13:23 to 10:23… 3 minute PR!
Clean & Jerk: 245 to 250… 5lb PR!
Mile: 11:12 to 8:14… 2:58 PR!
Christine: 18:40 to 16:46 (30 pounds ligher BW!)… 1:54 PR!
We saw Matt make amazing gains over the 6 week challenge. His workout times improved and it seemed like he was PRing something or doing something new in every class. His hard work certainly paid off! At the end of the challenge, Matt went home to visit his family, and when he showed up, his own mother didn’t even recognize him!

Second Place: Rosie Blumberg

Rosie Before & After
Prize: $250
Total Log Points: 686
Weight Loss: 20 lbs
% of Weight Loss: 12.58%
Hips: -0.5 inches
Waist: – 1 inch
Fran 7:24 to 6:13… a 1:11 minute PR with 10 extra pounds on the thrusters and one less red band on pull ups!
Clean & Jerk: 85 to 95… 10lb PR!
Mile: 8:49 to 8:11… 0:38 PR!
Christine: 18:27 to 15:14… 3:13 PR, with 5 more pounds on the deadlift!
Check out those improvements! In addition to dialing in her diet, Rosie worked her hardest in the gym every day. We are especially proud of her for signing up for the In-House Throwdown at the end of the challenge and giving it her all in her first competition. Keep up the great work, Rosie! We can’t wait to see where you’ll be in another 6 weeks.

Third Place: Kary LePretre

Kary Before & After
Prize: $150
Total Log Points: 706
Weight Loss: 20 lbs
% of Weight Loss: 9.3%
Hips: -0.5 inches
Waist: -2.5 inches
Fran: 9:35 to 8:50… 0:45 second PR!
Clean & Jerk: 105 to 110… 5 pound PR!
Mile: 11:43 to 10:40… 1:03 PR!
Christine: 17:00 to 15:12… 1:48 PR!
We could not be more happy for Kary! Getting back into the gym after having a baby can be tough. Kary (and her hubby Kevin!) made the most of each time they were able to make it to the gym and worked hard on their nutrition at home. Look at those results! We are very proud of her accomplishments and are excited to have her back.

We’d also like to give a special shout out to two other Paleo Challengers who had great, inspiring results!

James Saunders
Total Log Points: 801
Weight Loss: 12 lbs
% of Weight Loss: 5.26 %
Hips: -4 inches
Waist: -3 inches
If you know James, you know he’s a busy guy. He’s got young kids at home and travels often for work, but he did not let that stop him from adhering to the challenge. James was atop of the leaderboard in terms of log points, and his efforts certainly showed in his overall measurements. Way to go, James!

Matt Ross

Matt R Before & After
Total Log Points: 770
Weight Loss: 18 lbs
% of Weight Loss: 7.08%
Hips: -4 inches
Waist: -4 inches
Matt had the second highest total number of log points (not bad for a guy who almost didn’t do the challenge!), and we think his results speak for himself. Travel kept Matt from retesting his benchmark workouts, but we’re willing to bet he’d see some great improvements. Nice work, Matt… and congratulations on your recent engagement!

Again, a big congratulations to all of our participants and our winners! Do these results inspire you to give Paleo a try? Stop by the desk to pick up a CFS Paleo packet, or ask one of your coaches how to get started. Winners, stop by the desk to claim your prizes! And of course, keep up the good work even though the challenge is over!


Tabata Stations
20s work:10s Rest – 1 Minute Rest Between Stations
Double Unders

Score is the sum of the lowest number of reps per station
5 Double Unders = 1 pt


DISCUSSION 10 Comments

  1. Joel 06/17/2014 at 1:54 am

    Great to have my bell ringin brotha Barrow back at the 7PM.

    DeadLlft: 265×5
    Wod:21 (singles)

  2. jason barrow 06/17/2014 at 1:01 am

    Shout outs to the OG 7PM Crew.
    Shout outs to the 7PM new money.
    Shout outs to the rest of the familiar faces I saw for the first time in a long time tonight.
    Shout outs to Crossfit on the Hill for taking me in the last month.

    Deadlift: 265×5
    Starting a new column for my CURRENT numbers in my files. Not stressing about where I WAS, that’s the past, focusing on where I’m AT, to get where I want to be smoothly with no injuries.

    WOD: 17
    Gamed the wall balls too much. Set my number at 4 when I probably could have tried for 6.

    Great to see that KFP is still the best at commenting.

  3. melstec 06/16/2014 at 5:55 pm

    Congrats everyone, such awesome results!!! Everyone looks amazing and I bet you feel even better than that! Keep up the great work!
    DL 165 x 5
    WOD 26 pts

  4. alden 06/16/2014 at 2:59 pm

    after a weekend of booze and fried food this morning was just awful.
    DL: 315
    WOD: 76

    • dudley 06/16/2014 at 3:37 pm

      truly amazing score

      • alden 06/16/2014 at 6:54 pm

        Shamgina, yes…I was expecting a seafood platter and a gin and tonic…or the buffalo chix wrap with extra bluchh…hah

        Dud, I know.

        • Shamgina 06/16/2014 at 7:38 pm

          The buff-chick-sub-post-WOD-sub-with-extra-bleuch will have to begin next week. DeDonno will be on high alert as he comes in for the 6:30.

    • Shamwow 06/16/2014 at 3:49 pm

      Was this morning awful because there was no fried food or booze?

  5. kara 06/16/2014 at 12:18 pm

    amazing results everyone! You are all looking great!
    185 x 5 DL
    19 pts wod