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It happens about this time in every Whole Life Challenge — people comment, “It’s been long enough, I’m over this, This is so long, I’m tired of this already.”
If this is happening for you, it’s a perfect time to check in and ask yourself, “What is it that has been long enough? What am I tired of? What am I over?”
Because the truth is, this is your life. It’s just that most of the time, you go through it unconsciously, not looking each day at the choices you’ve made.
So here’s an idea for you — instead of quitting, give yourself permission to eat whatever you want, not exercise, skip a day or two of hydration. Go ahead. It’s okay. But don’t stop recording your score!
If you simply quit participating, you won’t have the opportunity to see the impact of your daily habits like you do when you’re in the game.
Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.
Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.