It is no secret that I have struggled with my weight for many years. I eat with passion and frequency, and I love cheese and macarons and chocolate.
I have tried several different diets like Keto (too tough as a vegetarian) and Take Shape for Life (I could not eat another bar that tasted like air). I did lose 25 pounds on the latter, but I gained it back plus another 5 when I went off of the diet.
When I heard about the Whole Life Challenge from Rene Kennedy at R3Bilt, I was ready to make a change.
It just started on January 18, a week and a half after I returned from London and Paris.
About the Whole Life Challenge
The Whole Life Challenge is a six week challenge that encourages you to make sustainable and healthy changes in your life by focusing on seven healthy habits.
Nutrition – Eat good things
Exercise – At least 10 minutes a day. No excuses!!
Mobilize – Stretch 10 minutes a day. It feels so good!
Sleep – Set a realistic goal. Mine is 7 hours.
Hydrate – Drink a third of your body weight in water. This is so much more than I have been drinking!
Well-being – Develop healthy habits. This week’s is no social media 2 hours before bed. I am struggling!
Reflection – Write about an achievement that you have made, or your thoughts in general.
You get points for accomplishing each of the seven habits, and you lose points for not meeting your daily goals.
R3Bilt in am anti-aging gym located in Milton, Massachusetts , founded by Allison Barnes, an expert in fitness and nutrition.
Seriously. She is a Jill of all trades. I took a gut health class with her at her shop, the Juice Barn, and I signed up for R3Bilt before the gym was opened!
R3Bilt got its name from its three phase approach. I am not going to do as good of a job as the website describing the philosophy, but here it is in a nutshell. Rebuild – muscle, function and mobility. Recover – between exercising, increase mobility. Reverse – reverse signs of aging with red and yellow light therapy, rebounding, vibration plates and heart rate based breathing. Read more here.
The Before Pictures
These are not pretty, but I promised to share.Ugh, the back fat.
So that’s that. I hide it well, don’t you think? It could be worse, but it could be so much better.
Whatever size you are, I hope you are happy! That is where I am trying to get to, and that is what this journey is about.
It is a long road ahead, but I am ready.
Thank you in advance for your support.