Reminder: Tomorrow is Bring a Friend Day, from 10.30 onwards. If your’e bringing a friend, feel free to show up a little early so we can get waivers out of the way. If you’re not signed up to bring a friend down, we won’t be able to fit you in tomorrow. Thanks!

Second Reminder: We are painting the gym walls today, don’t lean anywhere!!!

Lets get one thing out of the way – the paleo challenge is not easy. Its is certainly interesting but not easy! But then again nothing good is ever easy!! One of the biggest factors in being able to stick to the challenge over the last few weeks in the need to plan and be organized. If you can plan out your meals, get the ingredients in and make time to do the cooking, then you are flying, but it’s the evenings that you come home are tired after a days work or a workout and there is little or no paleo friendly food in the cupboard that could be (and sometimes nearly was) the breaking point.

For me the craving of banned foods wasn’t too bad, after the first couple of days. It was the headaches that came from the lack of processed sugar that was nearly a killer, lots and lots of water is the only cure.

Reading over this, I am not actually painting a very positive picture of the paleo challenge, but as I said at the beginning it is worth it – I have rediscovered that I am actually a pretty mean cook, my skin and completion is a lot brighter, I can actually change my eating habits!! But the best of all for me is that the scales are moving in the right direction for once!!!

- Orla

Workout of the Day:
Strength – Your Choice

“Kettlebell Komplex”
Using one kettlebell, perform the following sequence
5 Suitcase deadlifts
5 Cleans
5 Front Squats
5 Push Presses
5 Overhead Squats
This is one round. Then switch arms. Perform as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes. Post rounds/partial rounds to comments.

Post times to comments.

Blasted Double Unders!

Baby Steps #2: Pack Your Lunch – CrossFit Aspire
Fitness Is Impartial – Blair Morrison