Why Your “Diets” Never Work

By: Joaquin Rameriez

Do you remember what it was like the first day you stepped into the box? For many of us it was unfamiliar territory. We would only come a day or two a week, which usually felt like a chore. We didn’t know how to perform all the movements perfectly or how all the different time intervals worked, but slowly as we started coming more and more, over time, we developed better movement patterns and actually started to enjoy the journey. We became consistent and suddenly once or twice a week changed to everyday crushing the wods.

Nutrition is NO different. Most people begin a diet on a whim. They are overwhelmed with excitement and are almost sure that this time they will stick it out and get to the goal they set out for. This excitement soon turns to whining and complaining where now your “Diet” has turned into a chore. Sure you may go strong for a week or two maybe even a few months but eventually you will stop and a year or so down the road you will be back to where you started sitting on the bean bag chair naked eating cheetos. If this is you, it’s okay! You are not alone. If you are looking to make a change to your diet and MAINTAIN those changes here are some things to consider.

To convert to a nutritionally healthy lifestyle we must understand that it is a marathon not a sprint. Instead of going cold turkey overnight with the latest diet trend try and make SMALL changes over time and hold yourself accountable to those changes. For example if you drink one soda a day first go to drinking one soda every other day then two a week and so on until before you know it you no longer drink soda. Great! Now you focus on something else you can improve, whether it be sweets, processed foods or alcohol. This approach is essential to your nutritional success. It will encourage you to eat healthier more consistently and ultimately get you the results you seek.


Remember! It’s a long road…

  • Don’t try and change too much too soon
  • Hold yourself accountable for those small changes
  • Try your best to shop on the outside perimeter of the grocery store
  • Keep in mind that nutrition is by no means a one size fits all prescription try different things and see what works best for you


Good Nutrition is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, continue to take those small steps in the right direction and over time you will see results.







5×4 Push Press Increase in weight

Every 1:20

Lean: 5×6 Push Press Moderate Weight


Warm Up:

3 Rounds

12 Wall Balls, 3 Inchworms, 20 Hollow Rocks

Finish with 20 PVC PT, 10 burpees





7 Rounds
10 Cal Bike
7 Box Jumps 24/20
5 DL 185/125

Adv: 225/150
Welded Lean

7 Rounds

10 Cal Row

7 Hand Release Pushups

5 Thrusters 75/55

Adv: 95/65


Mobility of the day: Posterior Chain Floss (pg.351)

Improves: Hamstring flexibility, Hip and Back Pain





8 to 9am





  • Hollow body work
  • Ab accessories





6:30 to 8pm with Coach Jacob