Real Food Challenge

And we're off... time for some clean livin'.

Eat Meat and Vegetables, Some Nuts and Fruit, Little Starch, and…

 This is not a weight loss challenge – it is a challenge to better our health and wellness, through eating only the best foods out there.

Will we see a loss of body fat during this challenge? Absolutely!
However that is simply a result of becoming healthier, by eating the way food was meant to be consumed… in it’s natural, unaltered state.

Real food grows in the wild – the way nature intended. “Food-stuffs” are man-made creations that may resemble food, but are truly not. We’re dropping that from our diets.

If you can’t hunt or gather it in the wild, it’s not something you should be eating.
(You won’t find a box of Chex Mix growing from a tree)



Scoring will be based off of the grading below.
Measurements for Bodyfat (done by a coach) are highly recommended!!!
It is not a requirement of the challenge, but it is such valuable information to track your progress.
To be eligible for prizes, we must get your measurements!

4 Points
Perfect day of eating. No cheats.

3 Points
One minor slip. Milk in the coffee, condiments (salad dressing, mayo, bbq sauce, ketchup, etc), a tortilla chip, a Cheerio.

2 Points
Significant slip, but not an entire meal:  One glass of wine or beer, finished your kid’s Mac ’N Cheese, piece of bread at dinner.

1 Points
Major slip. Pizza or pasta for dinner, 2 beers at a game, ice cream.

0 Points
More than one solid cheat throughout the day. 2+ meals lost.



There is a chance for up to (3) Bonus Points per Day

• A WOD at CFNE, or an approved CFNE Travel WOD (see list below)
• 3 Meals a Day (Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition are exceptions)
• 50% of Each Meal is Vegetables. Fibrous Vegetables, not starches (such as sweet potatoes)

$20 Buy-In for all – Winner gets the Pot!
Along with that…
A YEAR supply of Fuel For Fire + Bottle of Cabernet & Chardonnay from FitVine Wine!
Runner Up
One case of Fuel for Fire + Bottle of Cabernet & Chardonnay from FitVine Wine!
Weekly Top Score
Fuel for Fire T-Shirt!

bottle of Cabernet & Chardonnay

For this challenge, follow the Golden Rule above – Eat Meat and Veg…etc.
It’s truly as simple as that.
That will categorize 99% of foods to be Whole Foods or not.
For that 1%, the “Grey Area”, here’s our challenge-specific rules:


Say NO to:

• Sweeteners… honey, agave nectar, stevia, coconut sugar
• Alcohol
• Dairy… cream in the coffee, cheeses, yogurt
• Corn and corn products
• Unnaturally processed condiments, dressings, sauces, marinades, or spices (read the labels)
• Dried Fruit
• White Potato, Rice, Quinoa
• Legumes (Peanuts, Beans, Soy, Chick Peas)
• Gum
• Canola, vegetable, soybean, grapeseed oils
• All protein bars as meals. Quest Bars, Kaleo Cookies, Lara Bars.
• Juicing fruit (blending is OK – fiber + vitamins are lost when juicing)
• All sport supplements that are not directly before, during, or after training
• Whey protein, UCAN, Fuel for Fire, Ultima, Kill Cliff… *See below for more details.


Commonly asked, and are OK:

• Deli Meats (as long as there isn’t sugar added)
• Bacon
• Sweet Potato (but not restaurant sweet potato fries… it can get ugly)
• Balsamic Vinegar (“Vinaigrettes” commonly have added sugars). Look into “Tessamae’s” dressings!
• Coconut, olive, avocado, and nut oils
• Coconut milk, almond milk
• Grass-Fed butter, Ghee, Nutritional Yeast, Baking Soda/Powder, Salt
• Green Beans and Peas… but not chick peas!
• Coffee (black) and Tea (unsweetened), Seltzer Water
• Chicken and Beef broth/stock
• Mustards and Hot Sauces made with natural ingredients (check labels for sugars, unhealthy oils). Franks Red Hot is a go.


“ Can you explain the Post-Workout deal? ”

      We encourage proper pre and post-workout nutrition! We are going to classify pre and post to be within 45 minutes of your workout. If taken outside that window, they will be points off your daily total. Whey protein (to include Fuel for Fire), UCAN, Ultima, BCAA’s, Creatine, Kill Cliff.

“ What about going out to dinner? ”

      It is not our goal to become anti-social cave-dwellers! Still go out and enjoy – just be selective with your orders. Every restaurant out there will have options for some sort of meat/seafood as the main course. Start with that, and ask for extra veggies for the sides. Good to go, and is in the clear for the challenge!

“ Can you explain the Bonus Points? ”

There is a chance for up to three bonus points per day, on top of the original four.

– A WOD at CFNE. We love seeing our athletes come to the gym and encourage routine class attendance. We also have a list of approved travel workouts, listed below.

– 3 Meals a Day. No snacking. It’s very easy to overdo snacking… and we don’t realize how much we are consuming. Focusing on three balanced meals a day will balance your blood sugar and control cravings.

– Each Meal contains 50% Fibrous Vegetables. Think greens here – starches such as sweet potatoes don’t count. Ever try a vegetable smoothie? Great option with breakfast!



Fuel for Fire’s Challenge Facebook Page. Check it out!

Meal Plans and Shopping Guide

Having Trouble making Dishes? Try this Food Matrix:

Recipe Websites:

Approved Travel Workouts!

50 or 100 Burpees for time

3 Rounds For Time: Run 800m, 20 Squats, 20 Push ups, 20 Squats

4 Rounds For Time: Run 400 meters, 50 air squats

7 Rounds For Time: 10 Pushups 20 Sit ups 30 Squats

For Time: 300 Air Squats

5 Rounds For Time: Run 200m Run 10 Burpees

3 Rounds For Time: Run 400m 30 Pushups

4 Rounds For Time: 10 Handstand Pushups Run 200m

AMRAP 12:  10 Burpees, 15 Sit ups

Walk 100m on your hands, every time you come down complete 20 situps

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of burpees and a 100 meter sprint between each set

21-15-9 for time of:  Burpees, Air Squats and Pushups

Spend a total of 5 minutes in a handstand

For Time: Run 1, 2 or 3 miles for time

“Tosh” 3 rounds of 200, 400, 600m run – rest equal running time

5 Rounds For Time: Handstand 30 seconds 30 Squats

In 10 minutes complete 1 mile run and as many burpees as possible

5x400m Run, 1 minute rest

10x100m sprints, Every minute on the minute.

24 – 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps of Chest slap push ups and Jumping squats

Tabata Squats, Push ups, Burpees and/or Sit ups

10 Rounds of:  Handstand hold for :20, bottom of the squat hold :40 minute

For Time: 100 Pushups

3 Rounds: 50 Situps Run 400m

10 Rounds For Time: 10 Walking Lunges 10 Pushups

Lunge 400m for time

4 Rounds For Time: Run 400m 50 Air Squats

10 Rounds For Time: 10 Pushups 10 Squats

Tabata Squats: 20 seconds on 10 seconds rest, 8 rounds.

For Time: Run 800m 100 Air Squats Run 800m

10 Rounds: Handstand 30 seconds, to Squat hold 30 seconds

CFNE Master’s Competition

Masters2Strength Lies in Tenacity. CFNE Masters Competition.

Saturday October 26
9AM – 4PM


— Athlete Registration —

— Event Updates via Facebook —

— Heat Lists —


Timeline for the Day:

7:30 AM – Registration

8:00 AM – Athlete Briefing

9:00 AM – Heats Begin

3:30 PM – Awards Ceremony



Six Graded Events


___”Triple Take”___

AMRAP 3: 10 Thrusters, 10 Pullups

Rest :30 Seconds

AMRAP 3: 10 Powercleans, 10 Burpees

Rest :30 Seconds

AMRAP 3: 10 Shoulder to Overhead, 10 Box Jumps

Barbell – 95/65    Box Jump – 20″

55+ Division – 65/45, Jumping Pullups, and Step-Ups allowed


Movement Standard Videos:

                                                    Thruster             Pullup           Jumping Pullup (55+)

                                                             Power Clean            Burpee

                                            Shoulder to Overhead            Box Jump



Max *unbroken* Bench Press Reps (115/65) – 1 Min Time Cap

Rest :30 Seconds

Max *unbroken* Hang Squat Cleans (115/65) – 1 Min Time Cap


Movement Standard Videos:

Bench Press            Hang Squat Clean


___”Playground” (Floater)___

Agility Course for Time



31Heroes Fundraiser

31Heroes Fundraiser


Sea of Red!
On Saturday, August 3rd, CFNE will join gyms nation-wide in the participation of the workout that was created specifically to honor the 30 men and one dog that gave their lives for our country on August 6, 2011.

Your $31 registration gets you a free t-shirt, and a helluva team workout. All proceeds go directly to support the families of fallen military servicemen and servicewomen.

“31 Heroes” (Partner Workout)
AMRAP 31 minutes (As Many Reps As Possible)
8 Thrusters (155/105#)
6 Rope Climbs (15 ft. ascent)
11 Box Jumps (30/24″)
Partner 1 works through the rounds, as Partner 2 runs 400m w/ sandbag. Switch roles upon return.
This will be our Saturday class WOD – but please register to donate if you can!

National WOD to support to the American Red Cross

National WOD to support to the American Red Cross

Moore PictureOn Saturday, July 13th, we will unite with CrossFit gyms all across the US and participate in “Lift Up Moore,” a fund‐raiser for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in Moore, OK.

Although the tornado struck on May 20th, we might remember that 24 souls perished, hundreds were injured,
and the town of Moore was effectively leveled. As such, much work remains and the needs in the community
are great. Visit

The CrossFit community has distinguished itself by its past support and participation in such events for the greater good. This event will build upon that tradition.

As an athlete you will undertake a grueling WOD that memorializes the 5/20/13 date of the tornado, and you can compete on a national leader board and vie for prizes from our sponsors.

1. Take 15 minutes to build up to a 1 Rep Max Clean (Squat Clean or Power Cleans are acceptable.)

2. 5 Rounds for Time: 20 Burpee Lateral Bar Hops, 13 Squat Cleans (135/95)

By securing the participation of at least 100 gyms and 5,000 athletes, we hope to raise $50,000 for the American Red Cross.

In the time it takes to do 30 air squats, you can sign-up! Just visit and type “Lif Up Moore” in the search box to find our gym.

Select one of three participation levels:

1. Participate in the WOD only. No donation.
2. Participate in the WOD and make a $10 donation to the Red Cross. (There is no T-Shirt for this level)
3. Participate in the WOD and get an event t-shirt for $35 if you order by 6/28. The $10 Red Cross donation is included in the $35. Or, you can make a larger donation.

Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you on July 13th. Oh…and bring a friend or two to participate, too…there is “strength in numbers!”

8.2.13 The CFNE Summer Social

I'm sure there will be some of this going on...

I’m sure there will be some of this going on…

CFNE Summer Social!

Hey Team, this is going to be the party of the summer – the Games, Regionals and Open are behind us and now it’s time to celebrate!

Come out, enjoy a few brews, and kick it with your CFNE homies!

After a great afternoon of barbecuing and kicking it, we will be heading down to Boston for a night on the town.

Two words – Party. Bus. Get ready because it’s about to get heavy.

Sign Up for the Bus Here!

The 2013 CrossFit Games (7.22 – 7.28)

Pack for Cali. Wear Red.

Pack for Cali. Wear Red.


This is the event. This is for all the marbles. It’s California. It’s CrossFit. It’s Amazing.

CFNE will be sending it’s fittest to 2013 CrossFit Games to compete for the title of world’s fittest. We have the Northeast Regional on 5/17, and after that we will be planning our trips out west. Stay tuned for details on what, where, when, and why.

Know this…you won’t want to miss it. So, if you have time…block your calendar off.