SnoRidge and Jogo CrossFit

We had two fun events (and two Paleo cookouts!) in Washington state this weekend, and wanted to say thank you to our hosts and attendees.  We visited SnoRidge CrossFit on Saturday, spending time with Tom and Michelle Nugent and crew.  It was a smart and engaged group, and Tom and Michelle really get it when it comes to their clients' nutritional needs and challenges.  (Plus their gym has the coolest mascot - the SnoRidge Sasquatch.  We like CrossFit gyms that don't take themselves SO … [Read more...]

Meet The Prowler

We spent a few days in the Salt Lake City area, checking out a few gyms and seeing the sights.  SLC is a beautiful area – sunshine, mountains (seven ski resorts within 20 minutes!), easy airport access, a solid food/culture/art scene and, most importantly, a couple of really good gyms.  Dallas and I visited one such gym, Ferocity CrossFit, one Sunday morning to pick up something heavy. We got more than we bargained for. We spent the first 30 minutes working gymnastics skill movements – … [Read more...]

CrossFit Body & Fuel

We've been remiss in posting nutrition workshop photos and thank you notes - shame on us.  Better late than never, so today we'd like to send a shout-out to our most recent hosts.  A BIG thank you to the CrossFit Body and Fuel crew (Mike, Dawna, Maggie and Shawn) for taking such great care of us at last night's awesome nutrition event.  We had a fantastic group - smart and cheeky and full of good questions - and are already looking forward to coming back for another visit.  Thanks to all for … [Read more...]

It’s our own darn program

As of Tuesday June 15th, after 30 full days, our Road Trip Whole30 program will officially conclude.  And we're proud to say we made it through the program 100%.  Yes, through all the grocery trips, restaurant meals, social obligations and business dinners, we stayed 100% compliant with the Whole30, both in rules and intention.  (We even made it through two full days in West Texas, and if you can Whole30 there, you can pretty much do it anywhere.) Was it easy?  Yes... and definitively, no. … [Read more...]

Life after your first Whole30

We're about a week out from the completion of our Road Trip Whole30, and it's time to start thinking (and talking) about what some of you are going to do when your 30 days are up.  More on this topic as the big day approaches, but today we'd like to hit on a question reader Diana posted on our site last week.  Diana wrote: I was just looking for some input from those of you who have completed the Whole30. My 30 days are coming up on a week from Monday.  I don’t want this to sound like I am … [Read more...]

Quick road trip update

Just a quick post to let you know we've added some last minute workshops to our June road trip schedule. Check the map and the workshop event schedule on our sidebar for time, date and registration details! As a summary, over the next two weeks we'll be coming to Medford, OR (home of our girl Lu Crenshaw and The Den - formerly CrossFit Allegiance); CrossFit Body & Fuel in Beaverton, OR; SnoRidge CrossFit in Snoqualmie, WA and CrossFit Jogo in Bellingham, WA. We're also trying to work a … [Read more...]

Whole30 Recipe Book: Summerland Mango Salsa

We started our Whole30 the day we left the Keys, but that doesn't mean we indulged too much while visiting Captain Tom and Susan.  We spent most of our days eating fresh fish, caught right off the back of the Urban Renewal.  The last night of our visit, we decided to leave the fish to the Captain, but prep the rest of the meal ourselves, using fresh and local ingredients.  Enter Dallas' on-the-spot creation - Summerland Mango Salsa. The key to making fresh, light, delicious salsa can be … [Read more...]

A Texas roadside met-con

We've been happy to visit so many good gyms along our route, allowing us to keep up with our Heavy Stuff initiatives.  We've trained at Guerrilla CrossFit, Jeannie's Beach CrossFit, CrossFit Daytona, CrossFit Central, CrossFit Austin, CrossFit West Houston, and EmerFit so far, not to mention the amazing Olympic lifting facility "Carl and Sandra's Gym" in Santa Fe, NM, and a host of Gold's, Bally's, 24 Hour Fitness and other non-box gyms that allow us full access to the barbells and plates we … [Read more...]

Weekend motivation

We're throwing up a special post right before the Memorial Day weekend because it sounds like some of you are feeling the pressures right about now. The excitement of your shiny new Whole30 toy may be wearing off.   You feel like you've been "good" and deserve a "reward".  (You've earned it, haven't you?) You're getting a little cranky these days, too. You’re just far enough into this experiment to be feeling like you should be feeling great, but you’re still having some unpleasant side … [Read more...]

Give your sugar tantrums a time-out

health affects of sugar

We like to take some comments on the site "Main Page", if we feel there's a good question, commentary or lesson to be learned.  And yesterday, we received a comment from Susan that hit home - and spoke to one of the most important reasons why we created and continue to promote the Whole30 program as a way to "change your life in 30 days".  The comment is as follows: Susan says: 24 May, 2010 at 10:35 pm I can handle cutting out a lot of not so healthy foods, but I’ll admit that i have … [Read more...]