Hey all, not much going on today, just writing a little post with what’s been going on with me lately.
I’ve been participating in the Whole Life Challenge with my family and co-workers for the past week. It’s going really well! I am in 3rd place for points within my team — getting beat by my sister-in-laws, Becky and Karen. I am beating my entire office, however, but my good friend/co-worker Lena is giving me a run for my money.
I would be doing better if the challenge didn’t start the same day as the GORUCK challenge (I ate cliff bars to survive the 12 hours, so I lost points). Also, I’d be doing better if I could resist my husband’s home made sourdough, bacon, and corned beef. Oh well. I signed up for the challenge RX, so that means no sugars/processed foods AT ALL. Choosing my sacrifices wisely here 😉
A couple of missed points assice, I am really enjoying the challenge. I really respect how it’s designed to help participants incorporate small changes to their life every day. I love that it’s based around slowly making life more healthful overall. I am an avid believer that being a healthy individual doesn’t take a lot of time or money, just a little patience, persistence, and consistency. The Whole Life Challenge makes mobilizing and working out every day feel totally possible — it only takes 10 minutes of each to get your points! I have been so much more reliable with my active recovery, my mobilization, and my cardio because of setting these small achievable goals rather than big annoying feats. Really enjoying everything about it so far, and I feel like all the small changes are making me feel/perform better physically and mentally.
Today, for example, (a rest day from lifting) I went for a light 10 minute jog with my dog. I mobilized. I took my fish oil. I drank 75oz of water. and I had an amazing steak & salad for lunch! This is much better for me than my usual “couch + chimichanga” rest-day routine… MUCH BETTER.
With all this attention to nutrition/hydration/mobility/rest… my body and my mood have been feeling completely amazing (weirdly, I’m on my period too… which makes my good mood extra impressive)!! Anyway, I’m totally ready to kick some ass in the gym tomorrow.
P.S. Hope ya’ll have been enjoying the posts from my other blogs. It’s been nice to re-read all of those interviews.
Breakfast: 3 eggs, butter, spices.
Lunch: 8oz Rib Eye, Greens, arugula, apples, lemon juice.
Snack: banana & blueberries
Dinner: Chicken & veggie soup