The Whole Life Challenge - Who's Done it?

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    Sep 02, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    A lot of people in my CrossFit group are starting the Whole Life Challenge next week. I've heard a lot of great comments from people who've done it before; the most common comment being "I learned a lot about myself." Just curious if anyone here has done it and what you got from it (or didn't get.)
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    Sep 04, 2013 2:36 AM GMT
    Well, thanks to all the encouragement from you guys..... icon_rolleyes.gif .....I just paid my entry fee and signed up for 8 weeks of hell!
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    Sep 04, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    I had never even heard of it until you mentioned it. Please let us know how it goes. Don't expect it to be hell LOL, be excited about improving health and fitness!
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    Sep 05, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    IRFire66 saidI had never even heard of it until you mentioned it. Please let us know how it goes. Don't expect it to be hell LOL, be excited about improving health and fitness!



    Well, I eat out every single meal! So going from that to eating at home almost every meal is going to be stressful by itself. And the zero sugar thing. Yikes.
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    Sep 05, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    Oh, and I forgot to post the link in case anyone here wants to play. It would be really cool to have someone on RJ to play with.

    www.wholelifechallenge.com
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    Sep 10, 2013 10:10 AM GMT
    I did it here in Chicago last Feb and would suggest it to anybody. The program had tremendous value for the cost. The information presented was good, accessible and encouraged us to do far more with nutrition. One year of vegan no-oil cooking completed and never turning back. The challenge was simply one part of an on-going story. Meeting like-minded folks was helpful. Downside - you'll have to practice some adult patience as they present.
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    Sep 10, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    I'm on my 4th day. Had pounding headaches and debilitating fatigue, to the point I could barely get off the sofa. I'm sure it's sugar withdrawals, not to mention whatever other crap I was consuming by eating out every single meal. It's been a lot of work cooking all my meals, but I do cook very well and it's important that I do this, so I just make a little extra time to make sure I have meals ready. So far, every time I have a free moment, I cook something in a large quantity. Then I divide it up into individual containers and freeze it for later.

    Things are starting to taste different to me. Last night I wanted dessert, so I went in the kitchen, sliced an apple lengthwise and put a big dollop of peanut butter beside it. As I dipped the apple into the peanut butter, I was thinking how much better it would be if the peanut butter were caramel instead. Then something bizarre happened....the peanut butter actually tasted just as good as caramel! I enjoyed that dessert just as much as any cheesecake I've ever eaten.