A Note to My Mother
I wanted to take this time to let you know how proud I am of you for what you just achieved. You just completed the Whole Life Challenge. That is huge. You just changed your life!
You spent eight weeks cleaning up and resetting your body’s normal physiology. You have eliminated all processed foods, artificial sugars, and those products that contribute to inflammation in the body. Now, your diet consists of fresh produce, Original Nutritionals fish oil supplementation, and grass-fed animal protein and wild-caught fish.
You are moving again. I have not seen you this active in a long time. Movement is the key to life. I remember when you called me after the baseline workout, which consisted of an 800m run, 40 lunges, 40 situps, and then max burpees, all in ten minutes. I can only imagine how defeated you felt when you did the baseline workout eight weeks ago and could not finish.
You are one of the strongest people I know. Therefore, I knew you could do anything, but you had to believe in yourself, first and foremost. During the past eight weeks, you went to the gym and practiced movements. You have been disciplined. It is not a surprise that your baseline score improved. However, you literally improved 8000% in eight weeks. Your performance was outstanding. I wish I was there to see you, cheer you on, and cry in celebration with you after you completed your one burpee and 81st rep.
Mom, I know I have been asking you to do a challenge like this for at least two years. So, thank you for signing up and playing the game. I hope you realize the real reason I wanted you to do this was never for me but for you and you only. I wanted you to do this for your health and so that you might look at life with a different perspective. I could not be more proud of you than I was this weekend. You made me smile, and I wish I were there to give you a big hug. This is the start of a new chapter in your life. You are healthy, vibrant, and full of life. Celebrate life every day. Never look back.
I love you,
Practicing the hollow position.
On the ground, on the pull up bar, or in a handstand.
Medium to Heavy
Breathe and take water breaks.
Complete the following:
Advanced (35-44#), Intermediate (25-35#), Beginner (9-24#)
Dual KB Walking Lunges
Dual KB Clean and Jerks