Rhino Challenge-Week 3

Good Morning fit fam! I wanted to take some time this morning to update you all with how the camp rhino 6-week challenge is going. This week marks the halfway point! It’s now three weeks in, and I am feeling great! So what is the challenge providing me that was lacking in my previous training program? This is easy, and it’s two factors that will yield results in anyone’s program: one being intensity, but most of all it is being surrounded by like-minded individuals that push me toward improving in every single workout.

While Rhino does offer boot camp, obstacle training and mobility classes, my focus has been on CrossFit, and this is where the intensity comes in. I still begin my mornings as I have for months now, with a pilates/yoga/core session at home, and then I head to CrossFit. I try to maintain this routine at a minimum of four days a week, and two days a week I focus strictly on power lifting/olympic lifting, and isolation training at home in place of going to CrossFit.

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As for my diet, my food choices relatively remain the same all year round; however, since beginning this program I have replaced my weekly “treat meal” with just an increased calorie consumption of the foods I already eat (the camp-rhino program allows for a weekly cheat, this is a personal choice). If you follow my personal food log on IG (tiffany dietetics), you will see that I consume primarily whole foods. My top carbohydrate sources are whole grains, fruits and vegetables, with higher-glycemic foods structured around my workouts. I avoid saturated fat and trans fats as much as possible, and I use olive oil 99% of the time when sautéing veggies. I incorporate nuts and seeds at least 3-4x a week and typically include one small avocado a day. As for protein, I have gradually converted to a plant based diet with the exception of egg whites and the occasional raw sushi roll (this has been a gradual transition since the beginning of this year, I will share my reasons behind this decision in a separate post).

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So what about my stats? As of this morning, I have lost 3 pounds and a total of 4 inches, which is awesome considering my primary purpose for this program has been to increase the intensity within my training, and find a new gym to call home; however, tighter, more toned abs and glutes are just an added bonus 😉

That’s just it you all, and I wish I could stress the reality of how healthy eating and intensity within a training program will yield the results you want, as opposed to hours of steady-state cardio and low-carb dieting!

 

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