Whole Life Challenge: Are You Being Truthful?

Reality Check about your NutritionWe are headed into the second week of the Whole Life Challenge at CrossFit Impavidus and for some the first week was mind blowingly hard. For others, it has opened their eyes and they see how easy it can be. It just takes some attention. Most of us mindlessly buy the food our parents taught us too, or our spouses used to eat –and this is the time to be in the moment and learn how to eat healthy and feel how your body responds.

I do think it’s worthwhile to discuss how many of us don’t really get honest about our nutrition. Yesterday, I saw a bunch of WLC Challengers from CFI mention on social how they had a glass of wine, or they went to some party and had some crap food. It’s week 1 and they shouldn’t yet justify their actions and give themselves permission to do that! They haven’t earned it –and I don’t mean in a seniority way. I mean they have not yet really detox’d their bodies and set their proper baseline.  It’s the easier route and we aren’t taking the easy route here –I told them all in the beginning that the first few weeks are rough and probably the toughest time you will have and if they can’t even make it past week 1 without bargaining with themselves, that concerns me.  The road to health and fitness is not the easy road but the end result when you take the easy route, is being sick and no one wants that.

Think about why you signed up for this challenge — something is out of whack in your life. Things were very out of balance in mine own life before I jumped on the bandwagon. I got serious about where I was in my life and that it didn’t match what I thought was reality.  I didn’t bargain with myself — I looked and felt like shit and no one was going to hold my hand as I made changes in myself. Yes, I had support but in the end it was me being honest with myself and committing to a lifestyle change and then recommitting every damn day – hour in some cases!

Here are some suggested topics to go research and get informed about. I talk a lot about this stuff as well here at livefitandsore.com –but I find that if you go and really research the topic from all different perspectives, you learn better and have a better chance at success!

  • Find out how food groups impact how you look, feel and perform, even if it’s not immediate.
  • Research what foods you should eat to look, feel and perform your best.
  • Identify and find out how to break unhealthy patterns, habits and cravings related to food, and change the relationship you have with food in general.
  • Which foods should you be eating to help speed up the healing process and how some foods you eat actually contribute to keeping you sick, weak and injured
  • Look for ideas and suggestions on how to manage healthy eating while traveling, at home with the family, during social events or in a business setting.
  • How to approach’cheat’ meals/treats so that you don’t become that person. The key is to learn how to have those treats without it completely derailing your overall fitness goals.

I have an updated list of popular Paleo websites on livefitandsore.com so you can begin to research how to live this lifestyle without it taking over your life in a negative way.  

The point of this post is to really STOP LYING TO YOURSELF –get honest about your nutrition, your fitness program and your life. Is that glass of wine really worth it if it will put you that much farther away from your goals? The goals that you created and said you really wanted? If the answer is yes it’s worth it -then by all means- help yourself! But don’t lie to yourself and wonder why you aren’t seeing the results you want. You create the truth and you hold the key to making progress. The real question is:

Do you really want it? If it is, then own your actions and decisions and put in the work and commitment that it requires to make this approach to living healthy and fit your norm!

Warmup

  • 800m jog
  • inchworm
  • bear crawl
  • side shuffle
  • pass thrus
  • 10 kick to handstands

Skill

  • Power Snatch

WOD
15m AMRAP

  • 12 Power Snatch
  • 10 push ups

rounds: 7+1rep 53/45#

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