Tova Lost 8 Percent Body Fat in SIX WEEKS!

Tova Lost 8 Percent Body Fat in SIX WEEKS!

You lost over 8% body fat which is phenomenal! What did you try before this? What worked, what didn’t?

I’ve tried so many different things, juice cleanses, weight watchers, cutting out gluten, eating mostly all the not allowed veggies😂 …Dan’s plan is my new favorite and the one I’ve been the most successful on. Although I’ve had success with Tracy Anderson method after my first child, I couldn’t find the motivation and energy to push myself through it again after my second or third. With this Dan was there all along answering my questions and checking in with me, and I really think that because I had that accountability, it got me through this successfully.

What’s the hardest part about changing your nutrition?

I struggled with getting so much water in- especially that first bottle in the morning. Also weekends are hard. We usually spend Saturdays with family/friends and there’s always a lot of food. That continues to be a challenge for me. For the first 6 weeks I tried my best to stick to it even thru the weekends, now that I’m a little farther along in the program it’s definitely getting more challenging!
Also, before doing this plan I didn’t eat breakfast. So finding the time to squeeze that in was challenging.

What’s the easiest part?


I love the simplicity of it, I’ve learned to throw a couple meals worth of food together in under an hour. Toss a bunch of veggies on a sheet pan and roast them = boom- veggie ready for a few meals. Throw in a couple whole sweet potatoes = carbs for the week. Ezekiel bread = easy, store bought, good choice carb. Throw any protein in the pan w some PAM and spices = easy proteins, done. My days are hectic so having an easy plan to follow makes it so helpful.
You keep kosher right? Were there any challenges specific to that?99.8 percent of the food options are kosher friendly, so thankfully, this wasn’t an issue!Anything else you’d like us to know about you and your path to your success?

I had signed up to CrossFit in April, was going as often as I could, and wasn’t losing any weight. When November rolled around and I was actually gaining weight I got really discouraged and was ready to quit, maybe CrossFit wasn’t for me.. Right about the same time I heard about the nutrition challenge.. basically, all those signs plastered around the gym ‘80% of results are from the foods you eat’ are 100% accurate. As soon as I switched my nutrition around I started seeing results.  Also, so helpful to see everyone’s recipes and ideas on the FB group.

 

Michelle is down over 21 pounds!

Michelle is down over 21 pounds!

What was the hardest part about losing weight?

Honestly, I think the hardest part is making the commitment that you really want to lose weight. I had to make some major changes in my diet and get back into an exercise routine, but once I decided that this was what I really wanted to do and that I had to make these adjustments to see results everything started falling into place. You really have to want it and then it is just a matter of following the program.

What was the easiest part?

The program has some amazing recipes and I was never hungry. I followed it by the book and wrote down everything I ate but there are so many options that it actually is fun and you realize that you can lose weight eating yummy food.

You did the program while traveling to Brazil, tell me about that.

That was my first trip while on the program and my second biggest challenge (The first, was quitting drinking, which I had done a month before starting the program and realized that alcohol really slows down weight loss, but we can get into that another time). Going to Brazil meant that I was going to be around drinking and a lot of fatty foods that were not part of my current diet. The surprise was that I managed 10 days in Brazil and did not drink or eat anything that was off the charts from the program and I did not suffer over it or feel that I was missing out. There were enough healthy foods that made me satisfied and again I learned that you can adapt your diet and enjoy vacations, it is all about making choices. I think I lost 1lb while I was there when in the past I always gained at least 3 when I was in Brazil.

You’re continuing on with the program, what’s your ultimate goal?

My ultimate goal is to find balance on the long run and continue with this new and healthier lifestyle. I need the accountability and this program gives great support (Dan is awesome!) to make me accountable. Next step is to really get the exercise going stronger and to lose more fat and gain muscle. You can be healthy and still have fun, with the bonus of looking and feeling great!!!!

Thank you Dan and A1A!

 
Bryanna lost over 4% Body fat and 11 pounds!

Bryanna lost over 4% Body fat and 11 pounds!

…In 6 weeks! 

 Bryanna was already a seasoned CrossFitter and had a pretty good understanding of nutrition before we started. Her goals were 10+ pounds of weight loss and   body fat loss. She lost the weight, and the fat, all while maintaining her lean mass and improving her hard fought strength gains!
Here’s her story:

“Going into the Nutrition Challenge I had some doubts and concerns but I needed a push to get back into my old routine since moving from NY.

I’ve done Paleo challenges in the past but felt weak, as I struggled hitting my usual numbers when weightlifting (probably because of the very low carb intake). This challenge proved to be the exact opposite. As each week passed, I noticed myself being more energized, moving faster in the workouts and just feeling overall healthy and strong.

The most difficult part for me was avoiding the urge to snack and handling my water intake for the day. The food was easy, after meal prepping for the week eating those delicious salads and rice bowls was something I looked forward to everyday.

The easiest part for me was showing up to the gym. My body felt ready to take on both the weightlifting and the Workout Of the Day.

The best part of the results is knowing that even after 2 weeks of completing the challenge, I still managed to create permanent habits that are making me a healthier, happier athlete.

Thank you Dan for helping me be better than I was yesterday!!”
For more info on our Nutrition program, visit: crossfit305.com/nutrition
Jenny’s amazing success from 200 pounds to…

Jenny’s amazing success from 200 pounds to…


The before pic is from my first challenge at 200lbs, and the other taken this week at 163. I lost 20 lbs before starting the first challenge. I lost 8lbs after the first challenge. I gained 13 lbs in between challenges. I’ve lost 22 lbs since I started the 2nd challenge.

I’ve never eaten healthy or watched what I ate in my life. I never ate veggies and ate way too many carbs. The 2nd challenge, I followed the nutrition to a tee! Well, At least 95% of the Time. I realized that even someone as picky as me can find so many great, healthy recipes!

The easiest part of this process has been showing up to 305 for class. I instantly fell in love. With the challenges, the coaches and the friends I made. You guys made it fun and it felt great to see results.

I had this preconceived notion that CrossFit made women bulky and that I wasn’t strong enough to do the workouts. I know now I’m getting stronger with every workout. I have a long way to go but I’ve definitely come a long way.

3- I had let 6 months go by without seeing a gym once. I didn’t join after my first challenge because I didn’t think I was ready for regular CrossFit classes. I gained the weight back, plus some extra lbs. I didn’t feel good anymore and I was so disappointed in myself. Dan and Joey were the best coaches and I loved CrossFit A1A so much that I just had to go back. I was so excited when I learned you were doing another challenge, but Finding out we were being thrown into regular CrossFit classes this time around was terrifying! But if I can do it, anyone can!

I love CrossFit 305 because I learn something new every class. I love that I can scale and still feel part of the group. I love that the coaches are patient yet tough. I love the community of CrossFitters. Mostly, I love the results! I’m hooked!

Jenny used a combination of CrossFit classes, Nutrition and Accountability coaching to reach her goals. To find our more about these programs, click here:

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Jackie lost 12 pounds in 6 weeks while…

Jackie lost 12 pounds in 6 weeks while…

Jackie took our Nutrition Coaching advice and stuck the program, 100%. Her results are amazing, as are her insights into the challenges that come with changing your eating habits. We sat down with her and got the chance to ask a few questions. We’re grateful for her thoughtful answers.

What was the hardest part about losing weight?

There’s a reason they say “Old habits die hard.”  I think the hardest part of losing weight was breaking the bad habits I had developed through nine months of pregnancy.  In fact, I still have days where at the end of the day, I miss dessert.

 The hardest part of the program itself was making sure I ate 3 proper meals a day and my shakes.  On hectic “mom” days, I would be running around without properly planning for when I was going to eat my meals.  I would get to the end of the day and realized I hadn’t eaten all day long and didn’t have enough time to fit in all the required meals before bed.

What was the easiest part?

Knowing exactly what I needed to do without ambiguity.  There are enough choices in the program that I don’t feel bored with what I am eating and enough structure to make it easy to follow and stick with.  My meals just focus on green veggies and protein with an accent of carbs or fats, where appropriate.

You did the program while nursing a baby. Tell me about that.

My biggest fear was that I would put all this effort into the program only to have issues with milk supply and then have to stop.  Second to that was the fear that I wouldn’t lose any weight at all because I was nursing.  Neither turned out to be an issue.  Obviously, I have lost weight in the six weeks and am feeling great.  And when there were issues with milk supply, we talked and immediately made the changes to get my supply back where it needed to be within 24 hours. Being able to talk to you and have a quick solution to that problem was so helpful.

The great part about doing this program while nursing is the focus on all the green veggies.  Because I am starting with a baseline of veggies at every meal, I know that my baby is getting the micro nutrients from the leafy greens I am eating all day.  After a while, I found that when I was still hungry I would add more green veggies to my meals.   I also never fully appreciated how important it is to drink enough water; this is even more important when nursing.  The program helped me to focus on getting in enough of the right nutrients every day to support myself and my baby.  I feel good, we are both healthy and she is putting on all the pounds I am taking off…because chubby babies are so much cuter than chubby mommies.

You’re continuing on with the program, what’s your ultimate goal?

My previous weight loss solutions were unhealthy and unsustainable.  I didn’t want to climb to the top of a mountain, only to jump off a cliff right back to the bottom.  I would like to find a more healthy balance with food.  I also want to build on what I have learned, and use the nutrition component to facilitate learning the exercise movements I have been unable to do since starting CrossFit. (dubs, pullups, strict push ups, the list goes on and on….)

What’s the biggest “win’ from doing the program?

Making it through Thanksgiving and still losing weight that week.  Despite all the temptation around me, I was able to enjoy the meal (even a couple of the “treat foods”) and stay on the program overall.

For more info on our nutrition program, click here: http://crossfit305.com/nutrition/

“20 pound objective achieved! Gonna keep it rocking. Thanks so much!”

“20 pound objective achieved! Gonna keep it rocking. Thanks so much!”

 

 

Arno Before

Arno After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Before/after, with the after picture all smiley. Massive love and gratitude going out to @danmartin305 for the coaching!

Dan really knows his stuff in regards to fitness and nutrition, and he guides you through a very structured program he’s put together.

All you need to do is commit and follow through. Dan hounds you along the way to make sure that happens. Highly recommended to anyone looking to get in shape!!”

Sidebar: I’ve know Arno for aout 20 years. We met in the Midwest music scene and shared a lot of experiences. After my move to Miami and lifestyle change, we still kept in touch occasionally and I kept up with him through social media. He wrote a book about his story of a previous life before we’d met (check it out HERE). He travels for speaking engagements now and had a 3 week bi-coastal trip scheduled during his 6 weeks. He was worried that he wouldn’t be able to stick to the program. I assured him, that with a combination of his will power and my accountability he’d be able to do it….and he did it! 

20 pounds lost in 6 weeks! 

For more information on our nutrition program, click here: http://crossfit305.com/nutrition/