The Journey || April 11, 2020
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As we prepare to start “The Journey” this weekend, I just wanted to shed a little more light on what to expect! Some of you have done the Whole Life Challenge with us in the past, for some this is all brand new, but for everyone, The Journey has a lot of new things to offer!
The Whole Life Challenge is comprised of 7 Daily Habits – Nutrition, Exercise, Mobility, Sleep, Hydration, Well being, and reflection.
It is an opportunity for us to turn our focus to ourselves, create some guidelines, and use this time we have to become better versions of ourselves.
In the past, this has been run in 6-8 week “challenges” with pre & post tests and measurements and daily scores. The goal has been to be as close to “compliant” as possible. While we are still focused on establishing and engraining healthy habits, we have a little more growth and exploration with The Journey
The Journey is an adaptation of the 6 week WLC that gives us an open platform for a full 12 weeks. Now, I know what you’re thinking (especially those who’ve done the challenge with us in the past)…12 weeks is a long time.
It is, however, this format is structured very differently. We’ve broken up the 12 weeks as follows:
Weeks 1 & 2 – Take inventory of your current routine and habits. What is going well? In what areas would you like to improve? Don’t worry too much about making major changes just yet. This is a time to look inward, develop a plan, and prepare to make changes.
Weeks 3 – 8 – This portion is broken down into a 6 week cycle. We will have an overarching focus on all 7 habits, with the daily reflection piece throughout the whole cycle however, we will deep dive into one of the habits each week with discussion groups, extra content and tips to succeed in each area.
Weeks 9 – 12 – This is a four week period where we will re-evaluate and look back on the changes we’ve made from week one. This reflection time will allow us to determine what made the biggest impact on us. Some of these habits we may let go of or revisit later, and some of them we may hang on to for the rest of our lives.
The beauty of this longer format is that it allows us the time to process and adapt and since many folks aren’t sure where to focus their energy in this time, this is a great opportunity to be a little selfish and focus it on yourself!
Some other things we plan on doing with our team are weekly meal plans… these won’t be completely individualized, but they will include shopping lists, recipes, and more and you can always reach out to your coaches for more help here. We plan to do discussion groups where we’ll schedule a zoom meeting to check in, chat about things, share tips that we’ve discovered, etc…
Lastly, I know many are in a position where even spending $39 for the 12 weeks seems tough and I really want to emphasize how valuable this 12 weeks is going to be for many of us. If you’re in that position where $39 is not doable for you OR on the flip side, maybe you feel like you can help someone else, check out the link in the comments. WLC has created a registration format where those who are in a position to help can register and add a donation and those who need a little help can go through the “pay what you can” option.
This challenge is open to anyone so if you have friends or family that you think would benefit, feel free to send them the registration link and tell them to join our team!
Registration will be open for 6 weeks, but I really encourage you to jump on as early as possible so you don’t miss out on all the things we’ll be offering the team.