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Winnipeg’s Biggest Loser Week 1

Team Intern: Shirley, Marie, Jerri-Lynn, Trish

CrossFit Winnipeg is hosting a team for Winnipeg’s Biggest Loser.  Meet Shirley, Marie, Jerri-Lynn and Tricia; we will help these 4 wonderful ladies work their way to healthier lives over the next 3 months.  We’ll post updates on their progress right here…  We’ll also be blogging on the Winnipeg’s Biggest Loser Blog, where you can find our team’s story.

The ladies came in on Saturday for their weigh in, measurements and first workout.   They did some rowing, some farmer walks with some pretty hefty kettlebells and some sit-ups.  They absolutely killed it. You’ll be seeing these ladies in the gym on Wednesdays and Saturdays so let’s cheer them on.  You’ll also meet baby Monique, who’s the sweetest 4 month old you’ll ever meet.  The coolest thing about Monique is that she won’t cry as long as she’s watching people move.  She was so calm while she watched mom and her friends bopping around the gym, but as soon as we stopped to stretch, she got a little cranky.  Talk about motivation for Mom Jerri Lynn!

The contest was organized by Hot 103, and as such every team gets paired up with a radio host, our team is “Team Intern”, paired up with host Lloyd the Intern.  From what I understand, Lloyd is on board with this and will be working out at the gym with his team.  So let’s see what he’s made of!

Here’s some of the information we’ve shared with our team:

Inspiration & Motivation

“There is a difference between interest and commitment.

When you’re interested in doing something,
you do it only when it’s convenient.
Went you’re committed to something,
you accept no excuses, only results.”
-Ken Blanchard-

“There is no such thing as discipline. There is only love. Love is the most powerful creative force in the universe. You are the result of what you love most.”I highly recommend you read his article below:


Do you love yourself enough to make a real change? Try this:  Write yourself a reminder to put on your fridge, it can go something like this or you can make up your own: “I eat the best foods available. It’s a sign of self-respect.”


– natural, whole unprocessed foods
– protein to rebuild your body
– carbohydrates in the form or vegetables and fruit to nourish and energize your body
– fats to protect your brain and your cells




Salad Dressings:  this is just one or two portions, you can make a bigger batch and it keeps well
– 2 tsp mustard
– 1 tsp minced garlic
– 2 or 3 tbsp olive oil (with basil)
– 1 tsp dill

1 1/2 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
2 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
1½ TBS fresh lemon juice
extra virgin olive oil to taste

1/2 cup orange juice (about 2 large oranges)
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp Mustard, Asian
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil


Fish Oil

Vitamin D


Sleep Management


Stress Management

When feeling stressed or overwhelmed, ask yourself: Will this matter in 1 day?  In one month? In one year?  In 10 years?  If it will matter in 10 years, then consider doing something about it.  Otherwise, don’t stress over it…

Gratitude Journal: Before going to bed, write down 1 to 3 things you are thankful for.  Little things, big things, it doesn’t matter…


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