The Paleo Challenge Ride

Do you remember when you were a kid and got to go to the amusement park when you were actually big enough to ride the Big Ass Roller Coasters?  The excitement as you waited on line hearing other people talk about it.  Seeing the roller coaster go up and around, loop after loop, listening to the screams of people onboard.  Finally you get up to the head of the line.   The next car that pulls in is for you and the few people behind you.  There IT is, you get in…click the buckle…rachet down that safety bar and wait…maybe I shouldn’t have got on.

You might have been a little nervous at the start as you were climbing up and maybe you screamed your head off from start to finish with every unforeseen sharp turn, and surprise uphill, you’re right side up then upside down and finally as you come to a stretching halt, the ride is over…
Did you have fun?  Was it everything you hoped it would be?  Then you have a thought, do I wanna do it again?  

We are in the final week of our inaugural Paleo Challenge.  With so little time left, a thought that has been ringing in my head like a little tea bell, have you heard it too?  “What happens next?”  When there are no points on the line and you’re left to your own devices, what choices will you make, are you now a Paleoite?
 
From my own experiences, it felt like the transition is a subtle one.  From a coaches perspective, I can honestly tell you it has been so great watching the transformations in not only appearance, but energy and your training as well.

Is going Paleo the Golden Ticket to getting Pull-ups? No. What about doing 15 Overhead Squats at Bodyweight? Probably Not.  “But Cooper, I’ve been doing this challenge for 3 weeks and all these amazing things are happening Am I just SUPERHUMAN?”  Yes. Yes you are.

Once you kicked through the sugar detox and started to get control of your choices it got a little bit easier didn’t it?  You might have even started looking forward to trying a new “Paleo” recipe.  We hope that this has been a great experience for you and that you walk away with more than just a 28 day Ride.  

We are very proud of all that have participated and all of you that may not have done this challenge but have been coming in here and bustin your asses day after day.  It’s not easy to fit it into a busy life.  But it’s something we all need to do.

The link below is from the whole30.  A great paleo resource and challenge itself.  It’s a timeline of what happens when you make the switch in a Paleo Challenge.  I’d love to get your take on it.  Did you experience similar things on a similar time line?  Please post comments, thoughts, and experiences to our website or to facebook.

http://whole9life.com/2012/06/the-whole30-timeline/

Train Hard.

Cooper

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