This guy's ready. Are you?
In 5 days, CrossFit Ocean City will begin the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge.
Just like improving your fitness using CrossFit training, improving your nutrition takes time, patience, and practice. The more you practice, the better you get. The better you get, the more it becomes a habit. One of the best indicators of success with improving(or establishing) good nutritional habits is the "Get Ready" phase. The Get Ready phase is about moving nutrition up on your priority list, asking yourself the "Why?" question, and setting your surroundings up for success.
What you eat can be a mindless activity of eating whatever, whenever. Or, it can be a well planned, well shopped for, well prepared event. When you Get Ready, you make a mental decision to move eating from "Whatever" to "It matters. A lot." In so doing, you consciously change your priorities. Food choices, shopping, dining out, and socializing take on a whole new meaning. Are you ready to address these seemingly routine activities? Evaluate where you are and determine if now is the time. Are you prepared to makes changes and sacrifices in exchange for feeling, looking, and performing better? The coaching staff of CrossFit Ocean City is ready to suppport you in your decision to do so.
Ask yourself "Why?" Why now? What is it about right now that you are willing to make changes? What is your purpose?
Set the stage. Write down your "Why." Tell your spouse or a good friend you've entered a 9 week challenge. Let them know it is going to allow you to undergo an amazing transformation and you will need their understanding and support. Clear the obstacles out of the way. Empty your desk drawers of afternoon snacks. Clean out your car of any hidden stashes. Throw out any chocolate or candy. Purge your pantry of any and all crunchy, munchy, salty, gooey, sugary, foods that come out of bright colored packages that make noise. Trust me on this.
Look for 45 minutes in your schedule. Use this time to put a grocery list of together and go shopping.
Lastly, go public. Announce via comments, that you are ready to Get Ready!