So the Six Weeks to Summer Challenge is gonna start up soon and there are a few very important details that you've gotta know in order to do the best you can over the course of the next 6 weeks.
Logging your nutrition
Remember that this challenge is both about your nutrition and performance, so logging your nutrition is going to be a key part of winning. How key? If you don't log your nutrition, you could be disqualified! So what's involved? It's very simple: you'll create a new gmail account, join the 818 Paleo Posse Group, and get access to the Six Weeks to Summer Challenge Food Log.
Go to Gmail.com and click the red button in the top right corner that says "Create An Account." Follow all the instructions on the site and fill out all the info it asks for. When it asks you for your email you will use the following template: first initial, last name dot 818 paleo posse @ gmail dot com. So if my name is John Doe, my new account is "firstname.lastname@example.org." If you have any trouble with this, let us know and we'll help you getting this set up.
This account is required for a couple reasons: 1) to participate in the online google groups forum, 2) to have access to the official food log. Both of these are required for the challenge. We can help if you have any issues with these, so no excuses.
Once you've got this email set up, email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share the food log document with you so you can get started!
If you participated in our last Paleo challenge, you can use the same email address you used last time. Just be sure to get a hold of me or Chris so we can send you the food log for this challenge.
Attending the Paleo Posse meetings
You've also got a great opportunity to get even more out of this challenge by attending our weekly Paleo Posse nutrition meetings on Monday nights at 7:30 PM at the gym. The meetings will run anywhere from 30 minutes to about an hour at most. You'll have a chance to check in with everyone else, talk about the easiest/hardest parts of the challenge, and even learn some tips and tricks for success.
These meetings are not mandatory, but if you do attend, your chances of winning will significantly improve. Last time we did a challenge like this, almost everyone who won a prize regularly attended the weekly meetings.
Using your extra class
The extra class that comes with the challenge is exactly that: an extra class every week for 6 weeks. There are no strings attached, no specific time you need to show up, no tricks at all. We want you to have everything you need to succeed and this challenge is about improving your physique and improving your fitness too, so you just get to take one more class each week. You'll sign in for it just like usual and if any issues arise during that process, let one of the coaches know so we can take care of it on our end.
Taking your before pictures
Yes, yes: we will need to take both before and after pictures for this challenge. How else will we know how much your physique has improved?! So how will that work? You can take your "before" picture at any time starting Friday April 20th. On Friday, each class will be designed in order to have a little time in the beginning of class for pictures to be taken. If you can't attend on Friday, don't sweat it: Saturday afternoon, during the Wreck Shop, will be a perfect time to come in to get your picture taken! And if that doesn't work, let one of the coaches know and we'll gladly find a new time to make it happen.
Getting your prelim "Helen" score
You'll have to get a prelim score for your "Helen" in as soon as possible! Luckily you'll get a chance to do "Helen" all day on Friday during class. If you can't attend class on Friday, your best bet is to come in on Saturday afternoon to the Wreck Shop to make it up. If you can't make it up then either, you should talk to one of the coaches so we can schedule a time for you to come in and get it done!
I know this is a lot of info, but I promise it's not that complicated. If you have any questions, email me (email@example.com), or ask one of the coaches and we'll help you out! Good luck :)
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