January Challenge

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Sugar Shoes

CrossFit Flagstaff's First Monthly Challenge – Kick the SUGAR!!

Did you know that the average man, woman, and child in this country eats 150 lb. of sugar annually? 

ONE month – ONE MONTH ONLY -just try it.  Make the effort, see what it
does for you.  See how you feel, look, perform. You can do ANYTHING
for one month, especially knowing it's for your HEALTH and PERFORMANCE.
If you choose not to do it, if you haven’t sincerely tried committing
to good nutrition, maybe it’s time you looked at your reasons.  What
are your excuses? How valid are they, really? Are you so invested in
them that you’re willing to sacrifice your potential and long term

All participants must commit by signing the sheet at the gym by January
5th. Challenge ends at midnight, February 4th. We will keep a tracking spreadsheet at
the gym and some progress posts will be made on our Nutrition website
along with helpful articles and food suggestions.

2. The way to kick sugar is to not eat ANY sugar of ANY kind.

Only consume sugar that is found naturally in foods such as fruit – and
limit the consumption of too much, choosing low glycemic index fruits

best way to be successful with this is to eat clean.  Create meals
from meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch,
and NO SUGAR.  No processed and refined foods with high fructose corn
syrup and high sugar content (i.e.: chips).  Shop the perimeter of the
grocery store, avoid the aisles where labels and long shelf-lives
increase the sugar content.  Limit bread.

5. If you drink adult beverages, only pure spirits (vodka, whiskey,
rum, etc.) and wine are allowed in small quantities. No dessert wine, or any other alcoholic
beverage made with added sugar, such as beer.

Keep a food log, writing down EVERYTHING you eat.  At the end of each
week, show it to a trainer and have them help you with your choices of
foods and staying on track. The winner will be the person with the most
consecutive days
completed. The runner-up will be the person with the most overall days
completed. This may be the same person or persons.

7. Please feel free to email me or post to comments your own input,
comments, encouragement, articles, recipes, struggles and victories.

8. Our Nutrition blog will have information to help you.

***Special prize for those who complete all 30 days!!!***

Who's in?


  1. Im in!! Cullen and I hold each other accountable at work which has been great. only pure spirits hmmmm i like that… might need that during the tough times ha ha

  2. I am in!! Thanks Lisa!

  3. i can’t make it to the gym to sign today but count me in. yikes… Zone bars have sugar, any good substitute bars? hardly started and already i have questions. 😉

  4. Tara, this will serve as your official sign in. 😉
    As for bars. None that are balanced with no sugar, that I am aware of. Nuts and seeds, small amount of dried fruit, beef jerky. Apples, veggies, and deli meat when you can keep stuff cold.
    We might look into more fruit based bars and see if they add sugar to some of those more natural ones. It may be that there are some out there and then you could just eat beef jerky with them for protein.
    Let me know if you find anything.

  5. Holli Phillips says:

    Count me in too! This will certainly be a challenge but I’m looking foward to it!!

  6. Hello, my name is Katie, and I too am an addict.
    I foresee work being my (well, one of them) biggest challenge(s).
    Anyhoo- anyone heard of Larabars? They are really good and I am pretty sure they fall within Paleo and Zone. check it out: http://www.larabar.com. If they are allowed, they do a wholesale deal that maybe you could do for us, Lisa? When I looked at the page, I got the impression that only businesses can do it (http://www.larabar.com/secure/wholesale/).
    So is the contest from January 5th (not 1st) to February 4th?
    I too have lots of questions. One last one: is honey allowed?
    Ok- that’s it for now. I am sure I will have more to follow.

  7. Uno mas- Check out the video on the main site today- just watch it all the way through, and you will see what I mean.
    Yes my husband is out of town tonite- CrossFit porn (Izzy).

  8. Hey Gang, I copied all your posts on this blog and pasted them into a post into the Nutrition blog. This one will eventually scroll away and the Nutrition one will be easier to post to about this stuff and then be able to read the new posts.
    If you could continue the posts for the January Challenge over there, that would be great.

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