Hey Whole Life Challengers! It has been just over two weeks, hope that you are settling in to a routine and figuring out what is reasonable for you to maintain in each category. Keep up the great work, and congrats Jessica Smith for being in the lead currently! The bonus challenge for the next 2 weeks is to get 7 hours of sleep a night. I thought I would share this with the rest of the family, because it is important to bank those hours to help your recovery and in-turn help you get big and strong :) by Michael Stanwyck Sleep. Whether you skip it on purpose – for a good cause, of course – or life's little insistences keep you up all night, when you don't get it you feel it, and you know it costs you. And when you're all caught up, you feel like a different human being – awake and alive, clear, present, and at peace. Cut it whatever way you like. When you get enough sleep you're doing a heck of lot to support your brain, your mood, your muscles, your memory, your immune system, and cellular regeneration. Heck, sleep will even stimulate your own human growth hormone to be released. On the other hand, fail to get enough sleep you'll start to lose your mind – literally. Over the long term, sleep deprivation might cause your brain actually to shrink. Even in the short term, less than desirable effects like loss of reasoning capacity, nerve cell damage, destruction of your emotional well being, depression, illness, and inflammation can wreak havoc on the quality of your waking life. Remember, the Oly class with Lucas starts next Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Hit up your Zenplanner login (if you don't have access, contact Sandy) to pre-register the day before to make sure you get your spot. Only room for 10 athletes.