Crossfit, Nutrition

ontario real food challenge

September 23, 2010


Helllooooo out there! It has been awhile…my goodness where do the days go??? Anyhoo, I am back in full force and will be posting more regularly now…I promise!

This past weekend I competed in the Element CrossFit Team Challenge, @ Element CrossFit in Missisauga/Oakville. What a blast it was! Thank you to everyone involved. While I was there I saw something written on one of the whiteboards about signing up for the upcoming Ontario REAL FOOD Challenge.

This immediately peaked my interest. For the most part, I already eat strict Paleo, but decided to email Alex to see if I could participate anyways in this challenge for a few different reasons.

My goals:

I want to GET STRONGER…and work on building more muscle mass.

I also want to take this time to focus on improving food quality.

Oh ya…and finally…people often ask me what I eat for various meals, so I decided this would be a great way of tracking exactly what I am throwing down on a daily basis through the posterous food log blog!

So excited to do this…it really couldn’t have come at a better time!!! =D

So here is the run down…as outlined by the fine folks @ Element CrossFit.

Step 1: Create your own blog at

Why Posterous? Their free service allows you to upload a blog post by simply emailing yourself! It’s super easy for you to compose an email, with a title, body, and even pictures, and send and update from your smartphone. It’ll be easy for you to stay on top of posting your meals. If you don’t have a smartphone, email from your desktop!

Step 2: Register herewith your name, account, and $40

Step 3: Send a picture in a bathing suit to We will NOT post pictures. You can post yours on your blog if you like. We will keep your pictures private. We encourage you to take your own weights and measurements at the beginning, middle, and end (not everyday!)

Step 4: On your account, your first post should talk about your goals for these 6 weeks and your plan for achievement. Whether you’re going for strict Paleo or Primal quality, Zone-quantity, or just focusing on better Real Food habits, make your commitment and stick to it. Need help finding your best fit? We’re here to help!

Step 5: Post what you eat every day. No exceptions. Even if it’s not part of the plan, though we know you’ll do your best to Plan Ahead with Simple Meal Ideas and Eat Well On The Run. Find a sample post here.

October 29th: After the 6 weeks, send in your new picture. We will decide the winners based on physical transformation, but your measurements will help, too. In order to qualify to win, you must have posted your food log every day of the challenge. The male and female winners of each category (fat loss and lean mass gain) will win cash and prizes!

Happy Eating!!

…and so it has begun, i am waking up to day 5 tomorrow! eating real food does just make you feel so wicked! the hardest part is staying strong and overcoming any roadblocks that may be encountered along the way. feel free to follow my journey over the next 6 weeks. check out my daily successes @

Day 1 – Food Log


2 hard boiled eggs
1 cup mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries and wild blueberries)


2 handfuls of mixed nuts
2 small cans of tuna
1 avocado


1/2 roasted chicken
2 small cucumbers
1 tomato


beef jerky/handful of shredded coconut flakes

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