Monthly Archives: January 2018

Nutrition Challenge

Attention Challengers!

I wanted to create a quick post to summarize some of the information for the challenge and clarify any confusion that people might have.

The challenge will begin Monday January 22, however, the last day to sign up is Wednesday January 24. The challenge will last four weeks with the last day being Sunday February 19th.

You will be put on a team once everyone has begun the challenge with coaches as your team captains. Each person will be earning points individually by sticking to their nutrition plan and gaining bonus points. Individual points will be added together to create a team total. At the end of the four weeks, we will have individual winners and team winners based on point totals.

We will be using the classic CrossFit workout “Baseline” as one measure of progress for the challenge. The workout is programmed in class on Monday January 22 and will be repeated once the challenge is completed. If you cannot attend class on Monday, complete the workout by the end of the day Wednesday and submit your score to Johnnie (

There will be three nutrition levels for you to choose from. When you sign up, you must designate which nutritional level you will be following. There are a maximum of 12 points for each day no matter which nutrition level you choose. There are documents in the gym and on the Nutrition Facebook group explaining the different levels.

Additional points will be given for attending classes and other lifestyle factors.

  • Each regular/express CrossFit class will award 2 points for the first attendance of the week and 1 additional point for each attendance thereafter
  • Each Specialty class (Yoga, FORM, Oly, Strongman, Jiu-Jitsu) will award 2 points for the first attendance of the week and 1 additional point for each attendance thereafter
  • 1 point will be awarded for drinking half of your bodyweight (pounds) in ounces of water each day
  • 1 point will be awarded for sleeping 7 hours or more each night
  • An additional 5 points will be awarded for attending 5 regular CrossFit classes Monday through Friday
  • An additional 5 points will be awarded for attending both Oly classes and Strongman for the week
  • An additional 5 points will be awarded for attending 5 Jiu-Jitsu classes throughout the week
  • An additional 10 points will be awarded for attending all 4 yoga classes throughout the challenge
  • An additional 10 points will be awarded for attending all 4 FORM classes throughout the challenge
  • 2 points will be subtracted daily for any alcohol or tobacco use

Individuals must keep track of their own point totals and submit their totals to Griffin ( by Sunday at 7PM each week. The honor system will be used, but Griffin will randomly check individual’s food logs and attendance records to ensure reliability.

If you have any other questions, just ask a coach or email ( / text (317-529-8365) Griffin.

Good luck and may the macros be ever in your favor!

New Year!

Don’t you just love the New Year? It’s like a breath of fresh air. New starts, new healthy habits, positive changes, etc.  I’m excited to learn more about the challenge Jared has coming our way.  

The yogis are big fans of bettering yourself both physically and mentally.  Last summer, we studied the Yamas and Niyamas to improve our well-being. I think the New Year is a good time to bring that up again.  While making changes to improve our health is important, it’s also important not to get resolutioned away. Don’t let the New Year and the pressure of resolutions convince you that your life is inadequate as it is right now.  

Here’s some signs that New Years Resolutions may be affecting you in a negative way:

1. You say things aloud or in your head like “I’ll be happier when ____ happens.” 
2.  You see  that someone else made a list of 10-12 resolutions and think “I should make more changes.”
3.  You see someone else’s resolutions and thought “Oh crap, if Mark wants to learn to do bar muscle ups, maybe I should be learning to do bar muscle ups.” 
4.  You thought “Oh, I need to come up with a really cool impressive resolution so everyone knows I’m working hard.”

Do what’s right for you.  Make goals that are what you want, not what you think is expected of you. And above all-practice gratitude.  Be grateful for what you have while working for what you want.

NEXT WEEK ONLY: Yoga will be Wednesday at 7pm rather than Monday. Sorry, I have a really cool opportunity I hope to share with you all soon!


Yogi Becca