Can a “Foodie” lose weight?

Daniel came to us wanting to lose 20 pounds. As a chef, he was a bit worried about sticking to the plan. What he didn’t know was the plan has AWESOME food and an amazing recipe book.

Guess what?
He lost 20 pounds using our Nutrition Accountability program!

6 weeks of guidance, meal plans and 3 days a week of exercise.
It works! Check out the video below for more on Daniel and our program.
Want more info? Click here: http://crossfit305.com/nutrition/

 

Patrick’s amazing 34 pound weight loss in just…

Patrick’s amazing 34 pound weight loss in just…

6 weeks!

“I tried the whole 30, I wasn’t ready for it. I tried a bunch of word-of-mouth programs that were ridiculously hard to keep on for more than a week or two.”

“This is the best plan I’ve been on, period.”

What was the hardest part?
I think during the second week I was getting really frustrated with getting meals cooked. My cravings didn’t “evolve” yet, so some nights, after just pure frustration of not knowing WTF to eat after a long day at work, I wanted to throw the towel in. That passed pretty quickly though. The easiest part is the overall simplicity of the program. It’s not too restrictive and very easy to follow.

So your 6 weeks finished a little bit back. You’re still going. Tell me about that. 
Everything just became a habit so I found myself pushing myself more and more. I’m at the end of the second week of Part 2 going full force. I’m feeling great. Oh, I need smaller pants!

Patrick took part in our Remote 6 Week Coaching program, including individualized nutrition and exercise guidance. His results are a great example of what is possible if you stick to the plan!

 

 

Athlete Success – Tuyet

Athlete Success – Tuyet

Prior to joining CrossFit, Tuyet’s demanding life left her feeling like there was no time to eat healthy, workout, or do any self-care. Tuyet joined CrossFit 305 through our 6 Week Challenge, one of our intensive programs that incorporates fitness, nutrition, and accountability.

Through hard work she found great success, losing 18 pounds but more importantly discovering hidden strengths and capabilities that have carried over to every area in her life.

You don’t have to choose between being healthy or meeting life’s demands. It’s possibly to have a successful, healthy, balanced life!

Ready to get started? Schedule a free 30 minute 1-on-1 session with one of our coaches.

Tuyet’s thoughts on our coaching…

What was your overall experience like with the 6 Week Challenge?

What comes to mind when I think about my overall experience with the 6 Week Challenge is the word EMPOWERING. I was really anxious about the challenge but knew it was time make some changes.

I struggled through the first workout of the day and left feeling utterly defeated. My accountability coach checked in with me the very next morning to see how things went and how I was feeling. That initial conversation helped spark a fire in me.

With the coaches’ constant emotional support and encouragement, I kept coming back and fought like crazy to get through every workout. I must say, the ways in which the coaches gave me support and encouragement was very motivating and enlightening.

The coaches were there for me but did not coddle me. Rather, they provided me with the space, opportunity, and responsibility to do the work. In other words, I get out what I put in and no one can do the work for me.

The challenge allowed me to discover and utilize hidden inner strength and capabilities that I never knew existed. This discovery has had a rippling effect through every aspect of my life, as this self-awareness increased my confidence and that, in turn, has given me the belief that I am ready and capable of taking on any challenge that comes my way. This difference truly made a difference and has opened up many more avenues of possibilities.

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The challenge allowed me to discover and utilize hidden inner strength and capabilities that I never knew existed.

What was your eating and fitness like prior to starting the challenge?

Prior to the 6 Week Challenge, I lived a very demanding, stressful, exhausting, and unbalanced lifestyle. As a mother, wife, practicing family therapist, and full-time PhD student, I had very little to no time for self-care, so I frequently ate meals that were convenient, which usually means unhealthy.

I did not exercise regularly since I often felt mentally and physically drained when I did have downtime. This rut resulted in me gaining excessive weight and feeling anxious, frustrated, and unhappy. I knew I needed to eat healthier and take better care of myself but I simply did not know how to get out of the rut I was in and perhaps I thought it would have been easier to just stay there.

What healthy habits have you gained from completing the challenge?

The 6 Week Challenge taught me to make better choices overall yet to be bold enough to take risks. The challenge required me to meal prep weekly and to stick to a specific nutrition plan. Through that, I learned how to strategically plan my grocery list, prepare tasteful meals, be consistent with workouts, and remain focused on reaching my personal goal. The weekly repetition allowed me to easily transition into living an overall healthier, happier, and more balanced lifestyle.

I’ve noticed that I am more intentional with what I put into my body and how I treat it (learning and listening to my body); I reach more for the healthier foods and/or say no to foods I know would upset my stomach or make me sluggish. Before the challenge, I would have been too scared, embarrassed, or self-conscious to even try something challenging because of self-doubt. In time, I’ve also noticed myself taking more chances outside and inside the gym.

I have done many things that I have never done or dared to do before and without much hesitation because the inner voice that used to tell me I couldn’t do something has subsided drastically. With continued attempts and practice, I’ve overcome many mental roadblocks and gained mental, emotional, and physical strength and stamina. My busy schedule remains the same but taking better care of myself has helped me to juggle everything while feeling happier and more fulfilled. For that, I will forever be grateful.

 

What’s your proudest accomplishment or something you were surprised you were able to do?

This is a great question. I truly feel like I’ve accomplished so many things so far.

As I reflect on my journey and add up all the individual things I have been able to achieve, I see the bigger picture and that is a better version on myself, which was the motivating goal that pushed me to sign-up for the challenge in the first place. I have grown into a person I feel proud of and this has given me a boost in self-confidence to show myself to the world. I feel much stronger and braver.

Something that actually surprised me was a workout of the day that consisted of handstands. For those that had never done one before, it was scaled where we could bring ourselves to a handstand with our feet leaning against the wall. I was terrified to attempt it since all I could think of was my arms buckling resulting in me falling and busting my face. Everyone, one by one, attempted it. Some succeeded on the first try and others succeeded after a few attempts. Then the moment of truth came; it was my turn. The coach leading the class signaled me to go. I let out a big squeal and went for it. I nailed it on the first try and held myself up for the entire time –20 seconds! We did it four more times and I went up on every try. This may be small for others but that was a very proud and invigorating experience for me. Next, I take on the rope climb and my first pull-up.

Athlete Success – Rosie

Athlete Success – Rosie

Rosie has only been a member with CrossFit 262 for a few months but has quickly turned into one of our most dedicated athletes. Rosie had an amazing transformation through the 4 weeks of the nutrition challenge, and as everyone at 262 knows, she’s been absolutely crushing the workouts every single day.

She can always be found working on weaknesses before and after class. Rosie put just as much effort into the nutrition challenge as she does in the gym by prepping all of her meals and not going out to eat for the whole month.

Recently Rosie completed a 10K race and for the first time placed first in her age group and PR’d her 10K time.

Congrats to Rosie for putting in the work and finding awesome results. We are extremely thankful to have her as part of the WBG community!

Interested in our nutrition coaching programs? Get your free nutrition guide below and check out our coaching options here.

Rosie’s thoughts on our nutrition coaching…

I participated in this challenge after losing 15 pounds, so it was like the icing on the cake. My body got tighter and my muscles more defined. I compared my body to previous pictures the first week and that is what kept me motivated. I love the recipes. I keep making many like them and I keep lowering my body fat. Thanks to the coaches for the support and making this 28 days challenge easier!

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Nutrition Athlete Success – Tracy

Nutrition Athlete Success – Tracy

Tracy was a participant in our 4 week challenge at CrossFit 262 that absolutely crushed her goals and saw amazing results. Tracy not only completed the challenge strictly down to the very last detail, but also embodied the spirit of the challenge as well.

The challenge includes a checklist of healthy habits to do for the day – drink a certain amount of water, sleep more than 6 hours, stick to the meal plan for all meals, etc. Tracy went above and beyond by adding her own columns with goals to hit for the day, including things like, “go out of comfort zone once a day,” “reach out to old friends,” “help a stranger.”

 

This is what the challenge is all about. Making a healthy lifestyle change not just physically, but also mentally.

Big congrats to Tracy for being our Nutrition Challenge Winner at CrossFit 262!

Interested in our nutrition coaching programs? Get your free nutrition guide below and check out our coaching options here.

Tracy’s thoughts on our nutrition coaching…

 

Diets are a dime a dozen and this nutrition challenge shouldn’t be confused with a diet / weight-loss program.

It taught me – and will teach you – more than just being mindful about food. It teaches how our little choices all add up to make us into either better – or worse- versions of ourselves.

This challenge provides a detailed, science-based plan – and when you totally commit, it will help you become that better version of who you already are. And like anything else worthwhile, it requires hard work. No shortcuts.

I approached the challenge by committing to do everything required, so long as it was under my control. Each component of the challenge (almost all of which initially seemed impossible to do) turned out to be not-so-difficult, when done on a day-to-day basis.

In one month, I achieved what I thought was unfeasible for someone my age. Although it resulted in lots of cool stuff (3″ off my waist, 15 lb. weight loss, first pull-ups, double-unders, faster run times…), it was the application of habits that improved the quality of my life I’m most grateful for. So many thanks to the team of trainers at CF 262/305/A1A/848 who provided the guidance and support.

This program is no joke, y’all: 28 days (their science + your hard work) = yourself, transformed.

– Tracy

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Nutrition Athlete Success – Gala

Nutrition Athlete Success – Gala

Gala was a participant in our 4 week challenge at CrossFit A1A who kickstarted her path to a healthy lifestyle. She dropped 6 pounds, reshaped her body, and was able to keep the healthy living going even while traveling.

 

Great work, Gala!

Interested in our nutrition coaching programs? Get your free nutrition guide below and check out our coaching options here.

Gala’s thoughts on our nutrition coaching…

The 28-Day Nutrition Challenge is what I needed to jump-start my healthy lifestyle. It helped me practice new eating, exercising, and stress-managing habits as they became part of my routine. The coaches and Facebook group community were key to my success because they kept me accountable, especially while traveling. Following the completion of the challenge, I’ve continued to eat well- except now it’s a lot easier than it was on Day 1!

My favorite thing about CrossFit is how holistic it is. As one of our coaches says, “we owe it to ourselves to eat right.”

– Gala

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