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NEXT – Whole Life Challenge

Saturday, January 21, 2017


What Is the Whole Life Challenge?

The Whole Life Challenge is an eight-week online, community-building, habit-changing game that challenges you to create a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your daily habits.

Playing along with your friends, and family, you’ll score points every day, focusing on seven key areas of health and well-being: nutrition, exercise, mobilization, sleep, hydration, lifestyle practices, and reflection.

Why Do the Challenge?

Because you picture something different for yourself. You might picture yourself more active. You might picture a slimmer, healthier, fitter version of your current self. Or you might simply picture yourself being able to enjoy a few moments of peace and not feel stressed.

While some of the tools we use are food and exercise, the Challenge is really about providing you with a different perspective. We utilize structure, community, and accountability in order to help you inject yourself with confidence, happiness, mindfulness, and well-being. Concretely, that means you measure where you are today and have a vision for where you’re headed. You develop competence with the WLC’s 7 Daily Habits, and in the process, you accept yourself fully, exactly as you are, each step of the way.

How Does It Work?

It begins by determining your starting point. You will figure this out by doing some basic assessments. There are lots of ways to do this, but in the Whole Life Challenge we have four:

  1. Take a preliminary body measurement (girths, body fat, or weight).
  2. Do a preliminary workout of your choice.
  3. Take a picture of yourself (a “before” picture).
  4. Complete the Whole Life Self Assessment, a series of questions to help you subjectively get a handle on where you are today.

We’ll provide you with a few workout ideas – ones we’ve seen work well in the past, but your preliminary workout can be anything, as long as it’s measurable. And it’s all best accomplished in a community setting, so if you’re doing the Challenge with friends, coworkers, or family, get together as a group and really kick things off!

From there, you will record your score daily for eight weeks in each of the WLC 7 Daily Habits (nutrition, exercise, mobilize, sleep, hydrate, lifestyle, and reflect). You and your teammates will support each other using your team’s private communication feed and can engage with the world-wide audience in the WLC Facebook Group, interacting and providing social reinforcement in a close-knit digital environment.

Good habits will earn you more points and teams from around the world will engage in friendly competition. Daily scoring will help hold you accountable, motivate you to improve your behavior as the Challenge progresses, and provide a benchmark for your success.

And just as in our last challenge, you are welcome to invite your friends and family to play along with you in the game and have them get the same great results that you get!

Here are the details:

First Time Players – $39 USD
Returning Players – $29 USD