Welcome to the third annual CFW Spring Leaning Challenge! If you are not sure what this is all about and want more information, read this and this.  Please post your daily food log and point total for Monday to the comments section below or to our Facebook group.  If you haven’t downloaded your scorecard/checklist yet, click HERE to download it.

If you have never logged onto our blog to leave comments, you can register HERE, as this will require a separate user name and password from the Zen Planner account you use to register for your classes. Once you are logged in, please go to the Spring Leaning blog post for that day and click on the title above where it says “Spring Leaning Challenge Day 1” or on the orange comment bubble on the upper left hand side, this will open up a comments box at the bottom, where you can type in your information.

Here is an example of how to you might log your foods and points (this is pretty much a typical day for me, you will note that it is by no means perfect).  You can make it very detailed or just give the generalities, it’s up to you. You can also take photos and post them, or take a photo of your points checklist and log that.  The idea here is accountability and support for the rest of the challengers. If you don’t have time to post every day, you may post at the end of the week.

coffee with butter and and cinnamon,  1 glass of water with fish oil and multi vitamin

3 egg scramble with elk sausage, kimchi, spinach and sweet potato

pork chops with garlic butter asparagus, glass of water

1 orange, 1 piece dark chocolate, glass of water

workout, bottle of water

seafood curry with with shrimp, scallops, salmon, bamboo shoots, snow peas, ginger, garlic, red curry paste, coconut milk 

chocolate peanut butter ice cream, a glass of water, magnesium supplement

glass of water

Processed: 0 (ice cream & chocolate)

Grains: 1 

Sugar: 0 (ice cream & chocolate)

Bad fat:  1

Legumes: 1 

Dairy: 0 (ice cream)

Alcohol: 1

Water: 1

Sleep: 1

Workout: 1

Bonus Challenge: 1 

Total: 8 Points out of 11 

 

For our first week, we will focus on getting in the right mindset for the challenge to come.

Your daily bonus challenge for Monday, April 13th is to set a SMART goal for the challenge. When logging your food and points for Monday, please include a short note about your goal.  We encourage you to set a goal that is related to performance (i.e. get a pull-up, get 30 more reps in ‘Cindy’) or physical goal (body fat percentage or measurements, or perhaps a goal outfit) rather than setting a weight loss goal.