Thursday 12.5.13

Dec 5th, 2013

Category: CDR Community

Thursday 12.5.13

Congratulations

Challenge Winners!

The results are finally in! All of our challengers put in a lot of hard work, effort, and determination into these last 8 weeks and some of their results are amazing! T-mac, as well as the rest of the coaching staff, was very proud of these winners and everyone else who stuck it out and met their goals.

  • Overall-Yvonne Pinzon-Olvera:  lost 32.5 and 26 inches (8 weeks)
  • 1st place female-Sharon Gutierrez: lost 34 lbs and 34 inches (12 weeks)
  • 1st place male-Tim Ramirez: lost 28.5 lbs and 12 inches (8 weeks)

Yvonne will be receiving a new pair of Nano 3s, and both Sharon and Tim will be receiving a Lululemon gift cards!

These challengers were always positive, very eager to listen to T-mac and follow her advice, and stuck with the plan to their best of their ability. Their results were not just because they stuck to the diet, it was also because they consistently worked out and diligently did their extra cardio. I know for some it was frustrating that throughout the entire challenge it was a struggle to lose weight, but remember that everyone is different and weight loss has to do with a multitude of factors such as hormones, age, gender, amount of exercise, fluid intake, and genetics. Sometimes it takes the body a while to adjust to a new eating pattern, especially if its used to always eating processed foods that are high in fat and refined carbohydrates. Our bodies have been designed to use glucose as our main source of fuel, and it uses two hormones to accomplish its breakdown, utilization, and storage: insulin and glucagon. These hormones work together to maintain blood sugar levels in the body, so that after a meal glucose is taken up into the cell for use or for storage (insulin), and during fasting, glycogen is broken down into glucose to be used as fuel (glucagon). This interaction can be disrupted if you continually eat high GI foods (i.e. processed/refined) that constantly spike your blood sugar, leading to what’s called insulin resistance. This makes your cells less sensitive to insulin, causing more glucose to continue circulating in the blood, which could then lead to Type 2 Diabetes and many other complications such as central obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, low HDL levels, and cardiovascular disease. Even though you may not feel these effects yet, your body could still be in a mild state of insulin resistance and setting the stage for future bad events. But, no worries, you can regulate these hormones again by just sticking to a  good diet and exercise program (well I think CDR solved the exercise part of the equation!). So keep your head up and stay focused, your body will soon follow suit!

Workout of the Day

WOD: 18 Min AMRAP

1 Power Clean #135/95

1 Hang Clean

1 Thruster

1 Jerk

Reminder: Vegas FitWars!

This weekend we have two teams competing in Vegas for the 2nd annual Vegas FitWars hosted by CrossFit Max Effort. If you are coming out, make sure to wear your red CDR shirt, and if you can’t make it, please send our teams your good thoughts and prayers for a safe and fun competition!

Sign up for class here

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