Tuesday 150317

For Time:
30 Thrusters 115#(75#)
30 Burpee box jump overs (20″)
Run 400m
20 Thrusters 115#(75#)
20 Burpee box jump overs  (20″)
Run 400m
10 Thrusters 115#(75#)
10 Burpee box jump overs   (20″)
Run 400m

Post time to BTWB

Maddie working through muscle ups during 15.3.

Maddie working through muscle ups during 15.3.

Who doesn’t love a great cheat meal?  How many of us actually plan out our cheat meals ahead of time, either when or what we are going to consume?  I read an interesting article over the weekend and thought I’d share some of the interesting points about how losing body fat with cheat meals is recommended.  

First, let’s talk about how often we should cheat.  The zero tolerance approach is really difficult to follow, so having a cheat meal every now and again is good for your mental state as well as your physical state.  Typically a cheat meal should be taken between 20 and 30 good or healthy meals.  Healthy is relative to you.  This means that if you eat 5 good meals a day, you should have a cheat every 4 – 6 days.  It’s recommended that the last meal of the day be the cheat meal.  

Have a plan.  Eating a great meal at a favorite restaurant is sometimes more satisfying than just eating a bunch of junk food while watching TV, although that has it’s place too!

Deciding what to cheat with is sometimes difficult.  Take note of how you feel the following day.  If you feel worse than being hungover, perhaps better choices are needed for your next cheat meal.

Here’s a great tip that I hadn’t heard before.  When your butt leaves the chair, you’re done.  Sometimes a few bites can lead to an all out assault of everything unhealthy in your house.  Make a rule, that once you get up, you’re done.  Throwing away food isn’t condoned by everyone, but if you can’t finish the things you purchased for your cheat meal, sometimes getting rid of them will help.  If it’s not in our house, we won’t eat it.  If you don’t like throwing away food, be more realistic when purchasing the items for your cheat meal. 

Click HERE to read the article the above was referenced from.  Pretty interesting article with some additional data for those scientifically inclined.  


  1. Francis :

    Well, looks like we will have burpees, thrusters and box jumps in the Open WOD on Thursday.

  2. Mike C :

    That makes me happy Francis!!

Speak Your Mind