Week 1: Spring 2012 30-Day Real Food ChallengeApril 22, 2012
Welcome to Week 1 of the 30 Day Real Food Challenge!
The goal for this first week is to get some new habits in place. The day doesn’t start with a bowl of cereal. There are no drive thru stops, or convenience store raids. This week, you’ll start to cook some awesome meals and you’ll learn how to make enough so that you are NEVER LEFT WITHOUT FOOD. That’s really, really important! Seriously. Never leave the house without bringing food.
Please use the COMMENTS section of this blog post to talk about what you’ve purchased/cooked/eaten this week. The more the merrier, as your meals will help others to think outside the box and cook something new as well.
PICTURES: A recurring segment during the 30 days will be “A Day in the Life Of <insert your name here>”. This will be a photo montage of the food that one of our members ate over the course of an entire day.This is a great way to see what real people eat on a typical day.
We’re looking to include a variety of people – those who cook all of their own food, those who eat the same thing for all of their meals, those who are gourmet foodies, those who live alone, those who have a lunch meeting/dinner party that they have to navigate, etc. If anyone shoots you a weird look for taking pics of your food, just start talking to your food. They will probably leave you alone after that
HOW TO SUBMIT: Email your photos to alycia@crossfitaspire.
WHEN TO SUBMIT: As soon as possible, and whenever you think of it throughout the challenge. If you’re reading this before you’ve eaten breakfast, then today would be a good day to submit some pics. Remember to include your ENTIRE DAY’s WORTH OF FOOD.
DISCUSSION TOPICS for Week 1
Here are a few things that you might want to talk about.
1. The ‘best buy’ (ie: cheapest) for certain ingredients. Where/when to get the highest quality for the lowest price.
2. ‘First Week Fog.‘ This is the lethargic, moody, can’t-lift-weights-for-sh*t state that most sugar addicts find themselves in during week 1. If you have done a challenge before, give our new people some tips or some sympathy notes!
3. Your favorite Crock Pot recipes.
4. The best omelette you’ve ever eaten.
5. Some examples of real food ‘snack foods’.
Happy shopping, eating and talking!
PS - Steve wrote another blog post for all of you newbies. Go over there and check it out!This entry was posted in 30 Day Challenge. Bookmark the permalink. ← WOD: Sunday, April 22nd WOD: Monday, April 23rd →