The 32,000 Calorie Weekend

I’ve been talking to a few members about nutrition recently and the summer seems to have really taken a toll on eating habits for some. One member’s lunchtime sagas have been particularly entertaining as they have included things such a fried chicken sandwich with a side of mac and cheese to a dessert course of three cupcakes. I had another couple members claim that they gained 10 pounds in one weekend. I told them this is impossible and they assured me of its accuracy and even offered to prove it on the scale in the bathroom. In order to gain 10 pounds in one weekend you would need to consume 32,000 calories. So hats off to them if they were able to stomach that much food and perhaps they should consider entering the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest next 4th of July or at least do the Tasty Burger Challenge.
The Tasty Burger Challenge.

The Tasty Burger Challenge.

In addition to trying not to consume like a week’s worth of calories in a single day here are some other tips to help you keep your nutrition on track for the remainder of the fun-filled summertime.

1. Squeeze in a longer workout. The best part of the weekend is that you have more free time. So while you might not be able to squeeze in a 30-minute run over lunch during the week, you can make your favorite Invasion class or Open Gym time to sweat it all out.

2. Eat like it’s a weekday. When you think about it, it doesn’t really make much sense to eat differently on the weekend than you do during the week—especially if your food choices during the week keep you fueled and energized. It can be easy to skip meals on the weekend and then make up for it later by overindulging at dinner. So, make a point to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day.

3. Stick to your usual sleep schedule. Are you someone who has a firm bedtime during the week only to stay up late and sleep in on the weekends? Changing your sleep patterns could throw off your schedule (hard to eat breakfast when you get up at noon!).4. Get outdoors. Because most of us work indoors during the daylight hours, the weekend provides a nice opportunity to get outside and do a new activity or sport you haven’t done before!

4. Fuel yourself for weekday success. Ask yourself honestly if you pushed yourself too hard with workouts or restricted your food or calories too much during the week. If so, come Friday, your body may be hungry and tired, which can lead to overeating and underexercising on the weekend. Remember to practice moderation every day, eating and exercising in a way that you can sustain for the long haul—not just a few days or weeks.

5. Limit your drinks. While many of us forgo the soda, beer and wine during the week, we loosen up over the weekend and drink too much. Just remember that the calories in beverages can add up quickly if you’re not careful.Practice moderation when it comes to alcohol, too. Just because you were “good” during the week doesn’t mean that it’s OK to make up for that with one night of all-out binge drinking.

6. Plan for relaxation. Most of us are busy during the week and even our weekends seem to become non-stop errands, chores, work and travel. So how do you find time to relax? Take the whole weekend (or at least part of it) to schedule some downtime for at least an hour or two. You’ll feel better and less stressed out all week long.

7. Plan for the week ahead. What better way to stay healthy on the weekend than by using your extra time to continue to set yourself up for success? Take a Sunday afternoon or evening to plan your meals, hit the grocery store, and do some big batch cooking for the week ahead. That way, when your busy week gets even busier, you’ll already be ahead of the curve and able to stay on track!

July 14, 2014
Strength: Dead Stop Deadlift 5-5-5-5-5

10 Kettlebell Swings (32kg/24kg)
1 Strict Pull-up (no kipping)
9 Kettlebell Swings
2 Strict Pull-ups
8 Kettlebell Swings
3 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kettlebell Swings
4 Strict Pull-ups
6 Kettlebell Swings
5 Strict Pull-ups
5 Kettlebell Swings
6 Strict Pull-ups
4 Kettlebell Swings
7 Strict Pull-ups
3 Kettlebell Swings
8 Strict Pull-ups
2 Kettlebell Swings
9 Strict Pull-ups
1 Kettlebell Swing
10 Strict Pull-ups

Compare to 130610

CFF Goes to Fenway! Friday, July 18 we are getting a group of tickets to go to see the Red Sox game! The game is at 7:10pm against the Royals. Please e-mail me if you would like to reserve tickets. They estimate to be around $25-30. Go Sox!

Hyball is Coming… August 8-10, Sean O’Connell is hosting his annual softball and camping weekend to benefit the Sean Collier Scholarship Fund. A $100 donation includes: 2 nights in the Camp Lyndon cabins, an American Apparel t-shirt with custom logo, new sunglasses, Dunkin’ breakfast and Chipotle lunch on Saturday, all of your keg beer for the weekend, and live graffiti work by Vert Series painter Merk Those. All remaining proceeds will be donated to Sean’s scholarship, and matched by Dell Inc. You can register at, or by bringing a check to Sean at CFF in the evening. Morning regulars can coordinate by emailing Sean here.

  15 comments for “The 32,000 Calorie Weekend

  1. Tom Matlack
    July 14, 2014 at 6:54 am

    275# felt pretty stable
    12:38 ripped my had and used blue band after thaton 8,9,10
    Pull ups suck

  2. Kate
    July 14, 2014 at 8:25 am

    DL stop: 185#
    6/10/13: 9:19 (20kg kb, 2 red bands)
    7/14/14: 10:02 (24kg kb, 2 red bands)
    Would like to see more progress on my push ups. . .
    Great job 6 AM!

    • Kate
      July 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

      meant pull ups, more progress on my pull ups!

  3. Samuel
    July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Full-stop deadlift: 205#
    2/7/13: 12:54 (20kg kb, 1 red band)
    7/14/14: 14:15 (24kg kb, 1 red band)

    Great to be back!

  4. Tim
    July 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

    DL: 225#

    2/7/13 – 11:04 (24kg and red band for all pull ups)
    6/10/13 – 13:25 (24kg and red band for sets of 9 and 10 only)
    7/14/14 – 14:16 Rx

    Nice work 7am! So sweaty.

  5. SamB
    July 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    That Nathan’s pic is disgusting. I watched that freak of nature joey chestnut win it on espn this year. blah. I don’t know what I’m talking about, but it on tv it looks like they puke in their mouths over and over and then swallow it all down to make more room. ahhh!
    DSDL: 325#x5… matches a 5 rep pr, but I definitely wasn’t picking it up from a dead stop.
    wod: 16:30 Rx…

    • SamB
      July 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

      DSDL: 325×5… matches a 5 rep pr, but i definitely wasn’t picking it up from a dead stop the last time I did 325×5, so this is progress.

    • Ky
      July 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Thank you for that image Sam…

  6. Chris
    July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    DSDL: 305#
    WOD: 17:50 Rx
    Great job 5:30

  7. Cal
    July 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    subbed some plank holds for DL, 1 min plank, 1 min rest, 30 sec side plank, 30 sec rest, 30 sec other side plank, 30 sec rest repeat for 3.

    WOD: 12:19 with 12kg KB. Unassisted pull ups through the round of 5, then red band. I started failing pull ups way quicker than I thought I would.

  8. Jess B
    July 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

    DSDL: 155#
    7/14/14 14:17 (20 kg KB, 1 red band)
    6/10/13 16:05 (20 kg KB, 1 red band)
    such a sweat-fest- easily spent close to a minute total getting chalk between sets!
    Nice work 5:30am

  9. Shane B
    July 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

    That picture is disturbing!

    DSDL – 245# – still nursing my back/hip flexor issue
    WOD – 9:32 Rx

    Nice work 7AM

  10. Shorty
    July 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    DSDL: 300#
    WOD: 12:25 Rx

    Great work 5:30am!

  11. Ky
    July 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    DL: 135 lb

    Metcon: 15:49 Rx

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