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The Whole Life Challenge: 7 Reasons It’s 6 Weeks Long

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I get asked the question all the time, “Why is the Whole Life Challenge so long?” People say, “It would be so much better at thirty days. Then I would be able to finish and not quit. I would go all the way through to the end and I would feel much better about myself.”

I’ve been asked this so many times that it made me wonder whether we should consider making it shorter.…

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6 On and 6 Off: A New Era for the Whole Life Challenge

6 On and 6 Off: A New Era for the Whole Life Challenge

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  • What is the “secret sauce” of long-term growth?
  • How can the Whole Life Challenge help players stay on the path and not lose their way?
  • What can we (the WLC) do to best to ensure that five years from now, players of the Challenge can look back on their progress and feel happy, satisfied, and confident that they’ve moved in the right direction — toward improved health, fitness, and well-being?
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    The “Why” of the Whole Life Challenge Food Rules

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    We’ve become used to fad diets giving us lists of things we can and cannot eat for seemingly no reason. This makes it impossible to transfer into everyday life. If you don’t know why you do something, you’re less likely to do to it.

    And without this why, it’s easy to have an emotional response to rules that deprive you of your favorite things.…

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    How to Choose Your Whole Life Challenge Nutrition Level

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    The rules for healthy eating actually are simple — and to understand them, you’ll start by identifying the foods to avoid.

    Foods to avoid come in packages and bottles, and they’re found in the interior of the grocery store — among the chips, crackers, cookies, candy, cereals, sodas, and frozen foods. They also dominate the takeout menus tacked to your fridge and the menu at your local restaurant, where manmade oils (like canola and vegetable) are the primary cooking substrate, and salt and sugar are added to everything.…

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    Prepare Your Kitchen

    How to Prepare Your Kitchen for the Whole Life Challenge

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    The only thing that sabotages a great nutrition plan faster than the twin temptations of sugar and bread: a lack of the right foods, close at hand.

    Let’s prevent that.

    Below, seven tasks you can perform in the next seven days to ensure you’ll always have compliant, healthy food ready to go (while facing as little temptation as possible).

    Go through the steps one at a time, and by the end of the week, you’ll be ready to tackle the Whole Life Challenge’s Nutrition and Hydration Habits.…

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    Welcome to Your Whole Life Challenge

    Welcome to Your Whole Life Challenge!

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    What started as a small local event has grown into a worldwide community of over 100,000 people who have changed their lives through small daily steps in the 7 Habits of the Whole Life Challenge. It has been our experience that people playing the Whole Life Challenge experience benefits they never expected or could even predict.

    This is a lifestyle challenge, not just about exercise and nutrition.…

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    Tips for Successful Whole Life Challenge

    16 Tips to Set You Up for a Successful Whole Life Challenge

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    Over the many Whole Life Challenges I have done, I have amassed a few staple tips that I pass on to my team in the hopes that it makes the Challenge a little easier. But better still, I have received lots of tips from my teammates as well.

    Here are a few of my go-to strategies for having a successful Whole Life Challenge experience, followed by some of my favorites from others.…

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    WLC Sample Workout for Prelims and Finals

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    The Whole Life Challenge begins with you taking a personal inventory. The inventory consists of three parts: body measurements, a measurable workout, and before-and-after pictures. Your final ranking among your teammates will be partially determined by your improvement in your measurements and workout.

    For something to be a “measurable workout,” it must not only evaluate your performance with a single score or time, but must also be something you can repeat at the end of the Challenge.…

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    Whole Life Challenge: The Synergy of the 7 Habits

    Whole Life Challenge: The Synergy of the 7 Habits

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    The 7 Habits represent a special kind of synergy. When you take them on together as a daily practice they yield the kind of results you can’t predict — things that may have previously seemed impossible.

    It’s not just that each habit is beneficial in and of itself. It’s that each habit builds on the next and creates something additional, something unattainable unless you explore all the habits.…

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    The End of the Whole Life Challenge: Now What?

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    Here we are at the end of the Whole Life Challenge, and you may be asking yourself, “Now what?”

    That’s a very common question.

    The answer is — you go back to your “normal” life.

    Now is when you take the things you’ve been practicing in the Challenge and see what works in your regular life.

    Watch this video for advice from Whole Life Challenge co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck.

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    When the Whole Life Challenge Ends

    How to Return to “Real” Life After the Challenge Ends

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    So here we are at the end of the Whole Life Challenge. For eight weeks you put yourself through something that probably felt unnatural to you and undoubtedly has changed you. Now what happens when you go back to “real” life?

    Just as the Whole Life Challenge approaches things differently during the Challenge, we also approach what happens after the Challenge ends differently.…

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