We proposed a four-week “realistic” Paleo-ish Challenge six weeks ago to the members of Shoreline CrossFit. This challenge was designed to not be quite as strict as some of the Paleo challenges that we’ve hosted in the past, and to help some of our athletes escape the “winter funk”. At the conclusion of the four-weeks, DP asked who was down for one more week of the challenge. Popular vote agreed to this fifth “bonus” week. What a motivated group of 32 competitors!
Before we announce the winners of this year’s Paleo Challenge, we wanted to thank all of those that participated and kindly donated to a such a great cause. Overall, we raised over $1,400 for the March of Dimes, which may not seem like much, but will certainly go a long way in helping prevent early illnesses and birth defects in infants. On behalf of Shoreline CrossFit, we want to thank all of you for your generosity and commitment to health!
This was truly a challenging five weeks for some of you. During this competition, we had the SCF Prom, the After-Party, some wintry weather, daylight savings time-change, The CrossFit Open, many WODs, countless finishers, many variations of the flu, and other illnesses, and children’s parties. You should all be proud of yourselves for your determination and hard work that helped you to resist temptation.
The runners-up for this challenge are:
MALE: Andy Haims lost 5 lbs and 3.5 inches total. I have also personally noted that Andy’s pull-ups have improved tremendously!
FEMALE: Rebecca Moriarty lost 4 lbs and 7.75 inches total. WOW!
And the first place winner s of the SCF Paleo Challenge are:
MALE: Joe Calamita (pictured above) lost 5.8 lbs and 4.5 inches. Joe is a father of two and a CPA. He managed to get this weight off during his busiest time of year!
FEMALE: Cathyann Roding (pictured above) lost 8.5 lbs and 5.5 inches. Cathyann is also a mother and a full-time teacher at Branford High School. She is in charge of their Theater Department and this is also a very busy time for her too. In fact, Cathy had to do many of her benchmark workouts at home, but still managed to get them done, stay motivated, and keep her diet in check.
Both of these individuals concluded the challenge with nearly perfect scores, and improved tremendously in their benchmark workouts.
Congratulations to all who competed. Remember, you cannot out-train a poor diet. Continue to stay focused, train smart, and the rewards will follow! Always remember….