Paleo Challenge 2

Free Hike and Workout This Sunday Mar. 6 in Monrovia by Stephen Cooper

Lot's going on this week.


February 28

New Boot Camp Sessions Begin Today (some spaces still avail)

February 28  

Last day of the Paleo Challenge II.  Email me your before and after pictures, starting and ending measurements, and let me know what this challenge meant to you.

March 6

Free workout and hike.  Join us this Sunday in Monrovia. 

Some Great Paleo Links by Stephen Cooper

Here are some great links/resources courtesy of Eli, one of our boot campers.

The following are some of the links I like: 

I know some of these recipes aren't 100% Paleo, but they suggest certain ingredients in their recipes, but we could make it 100% paleo ourselves by avoiding these ingredients. I tweak all my recipes anyway. I also like to put in keywords into my google searches, for example; paleo desserts, paleo breakfast recipes, paleo snacks...etc etc. (also, one website or article...lead you to another) so the discoveries are pretty endless.  

The below website is the free food journal template I use:

How to Shop Paleo at Your Supermarket by Stephen Cooper

Hey guys, have a look at Amy's blog post on how to shop for Paleo items at your grocery store...very helpful.

For those of you who are new to Boot Camp Pasadena, Amy Kubal is our Registered Dietitian.  I feel very fortunate in having her on our team.  She is very knowledgeable, experienced, and  a sweet person too. 

As compared to some other so called "boot camps" or personal trainers, who have unqualified meatheads selling you their pills and potions, we here at Boot Camp Pasadena actually encourage you to eat real food. (What a revolutionary idea!) 

Paleo Challenge Update

We are at day 4.  Some of you sent me your photos...and it was a good thing.  You want to make sure that you are showing as much skin as possible (within reason).  Meaning short shorts...not long baggy ones, and exercise bras for the women, not t-shirts.

Some of you have sent in specific questions which is great.  I will gladly forward them to Amy.

In the comment section, let me know how your eating, sleeping, and training went for yesterday and today.

Take Your Before Pictures and Measurements for Our Challenge by Stephen Cooper

For those of you who have entered or want to enter the Paleo Fat Loss Challenge, today is the last day to enter.

To qualify for the prizes, today is the last day to take your "before" pictures and measurements.

  • Pictures should be like this example here.  (If you are not sure that your picture is like the one in the mentioned example, please submit yours via email, and I will let you know if it is OK, or if you need to retake it.  This is critical for the Challenge.)
  • Your beginning weight should be taken.
  • Measurements for men - waist, possibly chest
  • Measurements for women - waist, and at least hips
  • (You may decide to take other measurements such as arms, calves, etc...but this is up to you) 

I'm getting quite a few questions, which I hope to post here throughout the day.  Many times you can put your question in to the "search" box here on the site and you'll find that we've already answered it.

Remember- Just focus on 3 things:

  1. Eat the Paleo way
  2. Train each day
  3. Get enough sleep 

If it helps you, you can list what you've eaten and your exercise in the comment section...better yet, if you are on Facebook, take a picture of your meal and "tag it" 'Boot Camp Pasadena".  This way we can "monitor" what you are eating, plus we all can share some good recipes.

Related Posts: Simple breakfast pic..

Great to See So Many of You Back at Boot Camp Pasadena by Stephen Cooper

You don't know how happy it makes me to see so many of you back from vacation and back to boot camp.  That cold weather in Altadena didn't bother you and you made it through your first day.

The "testing" that we did yesterday was only to see where your current fitness level is.  My hope is that you don't worry about your numbers and try to compare yourself to others.  Compete with yourself, and give your 100% each workout, that's all I ask.

How was day 1 of the Paleo Fat Loss Challenge?

I'm posting this as an example of a simple Paleo meal.  Lean hamburger patty in a little olive oil, with some spinach.  Plain maybe, but easy to fix and provides great fuel for your fat loss path.

I have a lot more pictures of low carb and Paleo meals here on my Flickr page.

Report in the comment section below...How was your first day on the Paleo Fat Loss Challenge?  And how is it going today?

First step by Stephen Cooper

I will probably be posting a few times today as there is quite a bit of information.

Many of you will be taking your first boot camp class today, and many of you will be starting our 2nd Paleo Challenge, so the first step is to just do it.

For those of you who showed up this morning and made it through the fitness "tests", congratulations.  That's what it takes...just getting up, out of bed, and in to action.  You've done it!

If you are in the Paleo Challenge then your first step is to eat a Paleo version of breakfast.  Have you done that? (Put you answer in the comment section below.)

If you are curious to know if I actually "do" what I "preach".  Yes indeed.

For breakfast I had a lean beef patty from Trader Joe's with a little seasoning, a small handful of walnuts, a small orange, and some green tea.  As far as my workout...I'm going out right now after I finish typing this post.

How did you start your day???