I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
I don't know about you but I'm always on the lookout for motivation that will help increase my fitness goals. Trust me, I have tried A LOT of things! I have found if I'm accountable to someone I tend to reach my goals sooner and it's a lot easier for me to do so.
When I heard about The Whole Life Challenge it peaked my curiosity. So I wanted to tell you a little about the challenge!
What is Whole Life Challenge
It is a game where you eat WLC Compliant food(get the list here.) Workout for at least 10 minutes each day. Stretch for at least 10 minutes each day. Drink 1/3 of your body weight in ounces each day. Take a nutrition supplement such as a daily vitamin every day. Each week you are to incorporate a "lifestyle habit" in your routine. Reflect each day on your progress. Log in to your dashboard each day and jot down your progress. WLC is played by adding up points each day and reflecting on progress.
Choosing your Level
Performance?The strictest level of the WLC. If you already have good eating habits that you just want to fine tune, have athletic or performance related goals, or have a pressing health or inflammation condition that you'd like to address, choose this level. The basic rules for this level (with a couple exceptions) are this: no grains, no sugar, no dairy, no soda, no alcohol, and no artificial ingredients.
So what can you eat? Fish, poultry, beef, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, oil and sweet potatoes. Think of it as a short-term acceleration program. While elements of it can be adapted to your daily life post-Challenge, maintaining it over the long term would be difficult and maybe not even necessary.
Lifestyle?A good choice if you are looking for a long-term lifestyle nutrition program. This is a great start to a sustainable practice of living a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining it to a "T" post-Challenge might be difficult, but it represents something much more adaptable to a long-term program than the Performance Level. It will allow additional options in each of the 5 main WLC nutrition categories (grains, sugar, dairy, beverages, artificial ingredients). Compliance will still be challenging, but make sticking to the nutrition requirements for 8 weeks much more manageable.
Kick Start?A great place to start if you're new to the health and fitness game and need to make the most important tweaks to get yourself started in the right direction. Cuts out what your mom might call ?junk.? This level gives you one or two things to eliminate in each of the 5 main WLC nutrition categories. You can eliminate more, but by starting with these over 8 weeks, you?ll be off to a great start. If you are just starting to make a lifestyle change, this level will definitely be a challenge that culminates in amazing results.
Why Whole Life Challenge
I feel Whole Life Challenge is a wonderful support group if you struggle to stay motivated by yourself. There are many groups to choose from when you sign up, or if you have family and friends you can start your own group. Each and everyday you'll receive motivation from your team mates! There is also a Facebook group you can join once you sign up and if you have any questions or simply want to share progress you are encouraged to do so on the Facebook group! Recipes are provided and I found that eating compliant was very easy because we encouraged each other. If you are committed to leading a healthier life then I recommend this challenge.
Overall I truly enjoyed this challenge and I lost 10 pounds and have adopted many healthy lifestyle habits, such as drinking more water and choosing my food wisely!
The next challenge starts September 19th, so get registered today and get going to a healthier you!