January 10, 2013

Thursday Updates – New Year, New Challenge

Did you over-indulge a bit this holiday season? Simply take your eye off the sugar intake? Or let your guard down all together?
Well here’s some group motivation to get back to simple, clean, paleo, no-sugar eating: A 4-week No Sugar Paleo Challenge.

  • CFers familiar with all this can go to the Fun Size group and start tracking food by Jan. 14. (The group is titled, “CF Fun Size Incentive Group Wt. Loss Chall.”)
  • Anyone new to this can attend a Paleo/No Sugar Diet Introduction on Sunday January 13 at 9am (after the Sunday Special).  Explanations of what to eat, how to logon to Livestrong, etc. To maximize performance at the gym, CF encourages everyone to eat clean and healthy. Participating in our No Sugar challenges is a great start!

**Log your “Weight In” on the sheet behind the desk by January 14. As usual, track your food every day at Livestrong, keep each other motivated!

  1. Mental toughness/discipline
  2. Cut calories/portions
  3. No sugar
  4. Eat clean…

Easy as (raisin) pie!

Also new to Corps Fitness in 2013 is a new yoga offering!

Amy Sharkey is bringing yoga to Corps Fitness.  The adult class is a vinyasa flow class (meaning movement with breath) that is intended and can be modified for all!!  This is a great way to get a deep stretch while still being active.  The breath work taught during the class is a calming strategy taught to reduce stress and to find calm in a busy world. Class ends with a well deserved rest in Corpse Pose.

The children and young adults’ classes (coming soon for children age 3+) are based on the vinyasa flow style but taught in a kid-friendly way.  Children and young adults will get a nice stretch and learn calming strategies to use in their daily lives.  We listen to music, play games, and  use visualization during the classes and end in a quiet pose to pull it all together.

The current class schedule is Tuesdays 8-9PM, Thursdays 6:45-7:45PM and Fridays 9:30-10:30AM, taught in the new yoga/spin room off the main workout area.  No experience necessary, and all levels/abilities are welcome!

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    Melissa January 10, 2013 Reply

    Hey…another challenge….maybe Steve Gerhard will come out of hibernation for this!

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    steveg January 10, 2013 Reply

    Oooo getting called out…can’t turn down the challenge.

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    Matt January 11, 2013 Reply

    That was cold hearted.

    It’s been a few years now we’ve been doing this (was it 2009 already for the 1st one?!). It’s always a bunch of fun! Many CFers have found this useful for kickstarting the proper eating, losing weight, etc and gotten serious results! Any new folks, def. show up Sunday for the intro and join in!
    We’re doing boys v girls this time for some competition…but it’s a hugely supportive group and the LS blog/plate is very helpful. If nothing else stop by to catch BF’s one-liners!
    The folder behind the desk says 2013 NoSugar Kickstart. The bodyfat thing is by the old bookshelf.

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    Jan January 11, 2013 Reply

    Love the sibling cajoling!! We def miss seeing you around Steve G! (I don’t think that same back-n-forth would go over well amongst the husbands/wives at CF.)

    Challege. Good.
    Amy Sharkey Yoga. Awesome.

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    melissa January 11, 2013 Reply

    mission accomplished.

    Just ate my last yogurt….so long old friend, I’ll miss ya’, but I’ll get over ya!

    And, the more the merrier! First week is no fun, so why not have a bunch of people around you supporting you, helping you realize you can do this, and just plain ole going through the same thing as you?! join in the fun…Week one sucks, but at the end of the week, if you are diligent, you will be giddy over the results.

    Oh, and just so we are clear, girls won the last challenge, right?

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    weesa January 11, 2013 Reply

    hellloooooo old friends how the heck is everyone? Although I have been down and out with my foot am I aloud in this challenge? LOVE seeing the guys cry when they lose to us girls…..

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    Melissa January 11, 2013 Reply

    Weesa! I’m out of the loop…what ails ya?

    Come over to the Livestrong page….there’s already smack talk courtesy of Bob.

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    Natalie January 12, 2013 Reply

    I’m starting week 2 of the beachbody “reset” so no sugar is right up my alley. I’m vegan for the next 2 weeks if anyone can believe that. I also had my last yogurt this AM as we move away from all animal products. I’m in!

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