Tuesday: The Whole Life Challenge and Personal Goals

Tuesday: The Whole Life Challenge and Personal Goals

Tuesday: The Whole Life Challenge and Personal Goals

Last week we learned about Red’s story with the Whole Life Challenge. It was really powerful to read how the WLC had such an impact on a her overall life and well-being.

 

This week we got Tim “Barbell feen” Urian talking about last year and this year’s WLC!

 

Last year the Whole Life Challenge was a game changer for me. 

 

Right after I joined CrossFit High Voltage I did my first month long Paleo challenge. It was great – I lost a lot of weight felt terrific and learned to cook some new foods… But the second it ended I went right back to my old ways (and man was it delicious).

 

But the Whole Life Challenge was a completely different experience. 

 

Instead of just competing I built habits. Where the month long Paleo challenge was just holding out for that terrific cheesecake I ate on the day the competition ended the WLC was about what I could live with forever. Over the course of two months I fell off the wagon and got back on diet-wise learned to at least tolerate mobilization and became more handsome (if that’s even possible). I felt terrific and got to experiment with what works for me (Intermittent Fasting freezing cooked meat ahead of time) and what didn’t (if I cheat in the morning I cheat all day).

 

The points system worked for me because it showed me that it’s what I do most of the time that’s important. When I got to the end of WLC I didn’t feel the need to binge on cake – it was just another day of eating in a way that makes me feel great. 

 

Now my confession is I’ve been eating a ton recently… Paleo and otherwise chasing the illusive ‘heavier squat.’ It took me a long time to unlearn the great habits I gained during last year’s WLC and I’m excited to get back on the horse.

 

This time around my personal goals are: 

  1. Increase OHS mobility.
  2. Make better side dishes (my girlfriend thinks Paleo means ‘only eats a big piece of meat for dinner)
  3. Don’t miss a single Exercise point. 

 

Thanks Tim! Great testimony buddy.

 

Now that we know Tim’s goals it’s YOUR turn!

 

What are your goals with the Whole Life Challenge? Post them in the comments!

 

-Matty

 

PS still haven’t signed up?? Well what are you waiting for? Click HERE and use the discount code WLCRYGNgDArd to save some money!

Tuesday’s Training: 

Skill: Double Unders

 

“Annie” or “Lil Annie”

50-40-30-20-10

  • Double Unders (sub 3-1 singles)
  • Sit Ups

 

Finisher: Tabata Squats

Skill: Review Double Under Technique

 

WOD: “Annie”

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:

  • Double Unders
  • Sit Ups

 

Finisher: Tabata Squats

A. “Annie” 

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time

  • Double Unders
  • Sit Ups

(adv. upscale to “Flight Simulator”)

 

Bx3-4 sets

B1. Bench press

  • 5 reps

B2. T-Drill