Atlantic, let’s kick off the new year and new decade with our focus on health and wellness.
We will be starting the Whole Life Challenge January 18th. The challenge concludes 6 weeks later on March 3rd.
During the challenge, we focus on 7 key areas to help you create daily habits for the new year. Your goal is to complete as many of the items you can daily during the challenge. Everyone checks in online in a Facebook style format. Not only is the challenge a way to kick off the new year with healthy daily habits, it’s also fun to connect with other participants across the company!
Here’s How it Works!
The ability to score yourself opens daily at 7pm and remains open until the following midnight (a total of 29 hours). You simply check off the habits you completed and record the number of nutrition points you kept. Nutrition is the only habit that requires a 0-5 score. You’ll start the day with 5 points and deduct 1 point for each serving of non-compliant foods you consume. All of the other habits are simply a yes or no, did you complete it or not and are worth 5 points each.
If you miss entering your score before the cutoff, don’t worry! You have 3 mulligans you can use to reopen scoring to enter your information for the day.
Is there a winner?
There are no prizes, but we hope you participate for yourself and as a way to kick off the new year by focusing on your overall health and wellness.
Getting started is easy! Here are the 8 simple steps to follow:
1: Select Your Nutrition Level
It is VERY important to remember, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT! We are all different and if you are comfortable with your current diet and it’s working for you, by all means, stick with what you’re doing. Just score yourself for the day with how well you stuck to your current plan. The goal of the nutrition piece is to help you eliminate inflammatory foods.
There are three levels of nutrition guide to choose from: Kickstart, Lifestyle, and Performance. Again, each represents a different level of change but all try to remove inflammatory foods.
While losing weight isn’t the point of the Whole Life Challenge, it’s a nice side effect. The goal is to eliminate inflammatory foods including processed foods, artificial ingredients, and foods that spike your insulin. These foods will be replaced with nutrient dense foods.
However, as always, if you are on a diet or plan as instructed by your doctor, please stick to that. If you have any specific questions regarding the food lists, please ask your doctor.
Again, this isn’t a diet. It’s a healthier, happier way to eat. To learn more about why certain foods are on the “non-compliant” list, click here.
Please use the below links as resources and help you select your level. Then print off the guide for your level as a reference.
2: Choose Your Sleep Duration & Water Intake
Commit to a certain amount of sleep each night. You know yourself best so choose the number of hours that makes you feel good.
To calculate you daily water intake, take your body weight (in pounds) and divide it by 3 to give you an idea on the number of ounces you should be drinking daily.
3: Take your Preliminary Measurements
These measurements are for you, and only you! They will serve as a starting point for you to reference at the end of the challenge to see how far you’ve come. Again, no one sees this information but you. You will take the same two measurements again at the end of the challenge.
You are also welcome to take before and after photos or any other measurements if you so desire.
4: Sign Up Using the Below Link:
Please remember, you should NOT be asked to pay for your participation. If you are asked to input your credit card, you did not use the correct link to sign up. Only use this link specifically for Atlantic Wellness participants.
5: Complete the Sign Up Process
Complete the sign up process including inputting your official body measurement (your weight). Don’t worry, this information is private and the sole purpose is for you to have a comparable measurement to see how far you’ve come at the end of the 6 weeks when you complete the fitness measurement again.
6: Let’s do it!
The challenge starts on January 18th. Make sure you check in online daily. Setup a daily alarm or calendar reminder so you don’t forget to enter your score for the day!
Whole Life Challenge Website & Questions
You can learn even more about the challenge by visiting their website: https://www.wholelifechallenge.com.
Download the Quick Start guide to the challenge here.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org