Craic’s NO BREAD 5.0 challenge started Friday. Since I was on vacation in Italy, I decided that I was going to start it today – as Italy isn’t really the proper place to start a challenge like that (nor is a transatlantic flight).
I’m participating in the Lean Out Division of the challenge. I’ve not been consistent about my eating habits since the new year hit and have definitely packed on some unwanted weight. Niko took my “Day 1” pictures this morning and it was humbling to stand in a sports bra and shorts to pose for them. My body is not anywhere near where I want it to be, and the pictures were a stark reality of that. It’s no one’s fault but my own and these next 50 days are about taking full responsibility of this, without excuses. The “rules” overview of the lean out division:
The Leaning Out Division
AKA:I’m So Close I can Taste It:
This is the intermediate group. You can feel your six-pack just beneath some extra fat. You know you are close. You may have been through a NO BREAD challenge already. Chances are you Know what you should and shouldn’t be eating you just need a solid 50 days of discipline to get the results you know you’re capable of.
ALLOWED FOODS: meat, veggies, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch
NOT ALLOWED: Sugar, salad dressings, dairy, bread, ice cream, pasta, cookies, crackers etc…….And if you’re really looking to lean out, NO FRUIT.
Judging Criteria: This group will be judged on body composition results with before and after photos. There will also be a test/retest workout or workouts (TBA) that will not be FRAN this go round (though Fran may show up in the 50 days) We expect the winner of this group will not only look and feel better but that this 50 day challenge will lead them to a special place where everything they touch turns to gold and PR’s and confidence and self esteem and all kinds of awesomeness.