Updated: Aug 11, 2022
It’s weird – we often overestimate what we can do in a day, and underestimate what we can get done in a year.
We think in the short term, se we end up scrambling to where we need to go as quickly as possible (get in shape for a wedding, drop weight for a summer holiday a month from now, be able to run 5km). Then we go back to “normal” life afterwards. Back to all our old habits. Next time, this process repeats itself. The scramble, the return to our old habits.
In my own journey, I realised I had been treading water and making minimal to no progress for years! It took a good hard look at myself, a focus on me and my "habits", and putting me first (lets face it you can't look after your family if you don't look after yourself first) for me to finally break out of that rut. Although, I now think in terms of years for where my personal fitness is heading, I break everything down into 6 week chunks.
So what’s the point of a six-week Program/Challenge then? It’s not to lose as much weight as possible as quickly as possible. Instead, the point of a six-week challenge is to focus on creating quality habits and accomplishing small goals. When you can do this consistently and sustainably in those six weeks, you build up something really freaking powerful within you.
Like stringing together a combo in Warrior classes or walking your dog each day, when you can start to string successful, SUSTAINABLE weeks together to complete a six-week challenge, you build momentum. When you string together multiple six-week challenges, you complete ultra-combos and your life shifts from “building new habits” to “this is my new normal.”
It’s kind of like travelling around the world.
Sure, Paris is thousands of kilometres away, but it is thousands of kilometres of nothing (if you are flying in an aeroplane). There are specific milestones and markers along the way to tell you that you are heading in the right direction. First, from Australia to Singapore, and then to London, and so on and so forth.
When you put your faith in the process and do this consistently, you fundamentally change your life. Not just for short periods of time, but permanently.
So yes, you can change your life and create change in six weeks, it might not be as much as if you took six weeks to starve yourself and work out at a ridiculous pace. That’s okay! We are going one step at a time to achieve your goal not anyone else's.
Yes, you can build muscle and strength
but perhaps not as quickly as if you worked out seven days a week and pumped yourself full of supplements. That’s okay! That’s not what we’re going for.
We’re not interested in “get fit quick”, we’re interested in “get healthy permanently.”
And that’s how you’re going to build your program/challenge.
That’s how you’re going to get the results that have eluded you all of these years. And that’s how you’re going to level up your life.
So, what can you REALISTICALLY get done in six weeks?
We reached out to our BFF community and asked for the accomplishments some of our Members made during the last six-week challenge. Few of them revolve around how much weight was lost, but rather the mental hurdles overcome or the new habits built, or fears conquered.
Tanya - ate vegetables with every meal, six days a week. Focused on building arm and core strength with her workouts, and paid down the debt completely on one of her credit cards!
Marissa - put a strong focus on taking care of herself, and learned a lot about her physiology and her daily life. She realised it was time to: “Just relax and trust the process”. Love that attitude! 🙂
Lee-Ann - learned about mental victories! Back and Knee rehab! “Small sustainable victories in the face of a lot of change.”
Mary - focused on momentum building, learned about what her body tells her, and stuck with flexibility and mindfulness practice.
If you read through the challengers above, you’ll notice a variety of quests, missions, goals, and targets. However, each of them have one thing in common: they are building momentum! Each six-week challenge is an opportunity to build on the previous challenge – instead of running out of gas at the end of the six weeks, we want to pick goals that build up our top speed and allow us to make progress towards our main goal.
This is like finishing a race in a sprint with a smile on your face instead of crawling across the finish line gasping for breath 🙂
Here’s how you can join the Six-Week Challenge (starts Monday 4th July, but even if you read this late, join us all week and catch up!). Week one is preparation week.
Contact us on click on the link https://forms.gle/vCeHMvwXBcVNoJMN8 and one of our friendly staff will call you.