Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Eating healthier in the New Year

Lauren's mom, Heather, is visiting and they did the workout together today. A great attitude runs in the family!
As the New Year gets closer, people are thinking about resolutions to eat healthier. Many gyms take advantage of this preoccupation by hosting nutrition challenges and competitions. We won't do that.

We believe that a challenge or competition sets you up for short-term success but long-term failure. The very nature of a time-limited challenge is temporary and superficial. You follow rules that someone else has laid out with the hope of losing a few pounds or racking up some points. But real change comes from within.

Healthy eating is a very personal thing, and it needs to come from a conviction to be healthy and a serious commitment to that goal. You need to experiment to find what works for you. You need to ride out ups and downs. It's not enough to collect a bunch of rules and recipes and play the game of weight loss - it will never stick. To make a real change, you need to understand why you're doing what you're doing, have guiding principles, and understand what variables you can play with.

If you just want to play at change, you can do that on your own - you don't need us. But if you want to make a serious change, we are here to help. Start thinking about the issues you want to address, from weight loss to energy to performance to illness. Start preparing yourself for a real commitment in the New Year. The desire to be your best, healthiest self needs to come from you.
Workout
squat 3x5 - add weight from last time (more info)

then

5 rounds of the complex - add weight each round
5 hang snatch
5 overhead squat
5 squat
5 good morning
5 BTN press
5 hang clean