The WLC – Don’t Knock It Until You’ve Tried It
At the start of this year I got involved with the Whole Life Challenge (WLC)
There’s another one coming up in May and I’m back on it – excited to find out what else I can learn about myself, my daily habits and my emotional connection with food.
When I did it back in January – I did it with the whole family. Becca, Madz and myself we registered as game players so Isabelle didn’t really have a choice 😉
Over the 8 weeks of the WLC I observed a change in the general family dynamic – the way we interacted was more mindful and less confrontational. We shared in the experience together and our relationships were strengthened as a result. Our home became a calmer, clearer space and I became a much happier dude.
The Whole Life Challenge focus on 7 daily habits:
- nutrition – based on 3 levels
- exercise – 10+ mins/day
- sleep – based on your chosen sleep prescription
- mobility – 10+ mins/day
- hydration – 22ml/kg of body weight/day
- a lifestyle practice (a new one is announced each week – including things like meditation, or nuturing relationships); and
- reflection – daily journal keeping
The WLC starts with an initial weigh-in and workout that helps to define a baseline – which is retested at the end of the 8 weeks.
At the end of each day (8pm) you get an opportunity to record your score for the 7 key daily habits and interact with other involved in a gamified/facebook-esque style interface. Actually we’ve created a super-secret FB group for WLC peeps too where we share recipes, thoughts and gee-ups to keep the crew accountable and motivated.
But it’s 8 weeks long…
People who have completed the Whole30 – 30 days of strict paleo (w/ no alcohol, no sugar, no grains or legumes) have whinged about the length pf the WLC – probably because it’s easier to do something for 30 days than it is to go for 8 weeks.
The Whole30 may only go for 30 days but it’s sole focus is on nutrition whereas the Whole Life Challenge provides you with a total platform and framework to create lasting, positive change in your life by focusing on all the key areas of health and fitness.
I’m a big fan of don’t knock it until you tried it and if you’re sitting on the fence trying to decide whether or not the WLC is for you than I’d ask you the following questions…
- Do you keep making bad choices when it comes to sugary treats or alcohol?
- Do you wish you could do life better than you are right now?
- Do you want to improve your athletic performance?
- Do you want to improve your relationships?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Whole Life Challenge is a great way to get on top of all these things and help you to bring balance to your life – I guarantee that the WLC will have a direct and positive impact of every other aspect of your life – your career, your relationships, self awareness and development – absolutely everything!
What are you waiting for?
About 30 people got involved in our last challenge and this time round I’m looking to build on that by encouraging even more of you to get involved in the next WLC in May. Its starts on May 7 and you can register by heading over to the sign up page
This time round we’ll definitely be running more dedicated WLC WODs and mobility sessions with fortnightly catch-ups and hangouts. We’ve also decided to put up some decent prizes for the winners with gift vouchers from Rebel Sport and massages from Dynamique Health.
If you’d like to find out more please don’t hesitate to hit the reply button or give me a call on 02 6251 9248 🙂
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