It’s basically an 8 week long challenge where we will focus on changing lifestyle habits – aka clean eating diet and exercise every day. The purpose of the Whole Life Challenge is to see how much we can improve on the baseline WOD, how many inches we can lose (let’s hope it’s a lot!), and how consistent we can be for the 8 weeks in maintaining healthy habits. We are required to log in daily to the Whole Life Challenge Scoreboard.
We are scored on 3 things:
- Body Measurements – biceps, waist, hips, & thighs
- Improvement on the baseline WOD
- Using the Whole Life Challenge Scoreboard. Each day we’ll be able to earn 6 points (3 for nutrition, 1 for working out, 1 for stretching, and 1 for taking fish oil).
Not gonna lie – this is strict – they mean business.
But I kinda like it. As you know, I’ve tried Paleo before – and failed. Remember my Paleo Fail-eo post?!
This time around I’m going 100%. I really want to see how my body reacts to the positive changes I’ll be making. I’ve been reading It Starts With Food from Dallas & Melissa Hartwig from Whole9. And I’ve FREAKING loved it. I don’t know why this book has spoke to me more than the other books I’ve read. But it apparently speaks my language. (I’ll write another post on all the things I’ve learned – well not everything, but my favorite points)
I’ve started to cut out some foods already – like equal (the sugar substitute) and most dairy, just so it won’t be SUCH a shock to my system on Sept 15th. Luckily – Dizzle WANTED to sign up for the challenge and (AND!!) he’s going to start coming to CrossFit! When he told me he wanted to sign up for the challenge – he tells me “Well, wouldn’t it be easier for you if all the crap food was out of the house?” – umm YES. HELL yes it will be easier. So I’ve been prepping the pantry and fridge – cleaning out most of the crap and we’ve been eating through the other stuff (like milk, cheese, & cereal (Diz has been)) and we’ve been stocking up on Whole Life Challenge essentials – coconut oil, canned tuna, fruits and veggies. BUT – the one thing I’m going to miss is my coveted Peppermint Mocha Creamer. I may just have to go coffee free for the challenge. I don’t know if I can drink black coffee. :/
If you are interested in joining in on the Whole Life Challenge – feel free to check out their ABOUT page and then sign up under Elevated CrossFit (under the affiliate tab). You can sign up until September 8th. Tyson has agreed to do 10 burpees for every person that signs up. So far he has 120 to do… We’d love to get that number to 200, or even 300!!
Is anyone else doing the Whole Life Challenge? Or participated in a similar event?
Want to sign up but have questions? Leave a comment and I’ll try to answer as best I can!