Congratulations to Wendy Richards, our Fall 2014 Whole Life Challenge winner! At the conclusion of the 8 week challenge Wendy lost 12 inches from her body, ran the uphill Highland mile 30 seconds faster, and consistently ate strict Paleo, drank 1/3 of her weight in water, mobilized, exercised, took supplements, meditated, wrote daily reflections, smiled at people, and acquired several new healthy lifestyle habits. For all of this effort she wins $165, a tripling of her $49 registration fee.
Here's what Wendy has to say about her experience:
" I loved that it incorporated a really comprehensive approach as opposed to going to the gym and JUST focusing on cooking paleo. It provided the tools to really work, not just in the kitchen, which is really something I needed to be successful. Also, it allowed for life and instead of cheating on myself with my diet; if I did really well I could indulge something that worked for my psyche. Finally, I loved the support system that it provided and the support of the people at the gym. There is something motivating and comforting to know that these lifestyle changes are doable but difficult for everyone!"
Wendy wasn't the only person who made significant diet, exercise, performance and body composition changes. Our top ten finishers are below. Congrats to Michàel who lost nearly 20 pounds, Coach James's mom, Mary Jo, who took 5 minutes off her one mile walk time, and Donna Wyatt and Mike Koziel who both lost 9 inches from their bodies. Donna also took nearly 2 minutes off her Highland mile time. Nicely done everyone!
One feature of the Whole Life Challenge is to choose a nutrition level that is appropriate for your goals and lifestyle. Of the three levels, Performance, Lifestyle and Kick Start, the top 3 overall finishers were Performance players. Here are the top finishers of the Lifestyle and Kick Start levels.
We will be participating the in 2015 New Year Whole Life Challenge which begins on January 17 and ends on March 13. Registration is FREE for everyone who participated in the Fall 2014 challenge. A special reduced early registration fee of $39 for new players is available now through December 31, after which the registration fee increases to $49. Go here to register today.
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