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Because I said I would…this Summer

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Welcome to because I said I would…this Summer.

This challenge is inspired by combining the Whole 30 Program and because I said I would . Because I said I would is a social, nonprofit movement dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness.  Read More

Our summer challenge is about more than the standard ‘join our summer program to look great on the beach’. Our challenge is not all about weight loss, it’s a way to better health and happiness long term. It just so happens the by product is a body to be proud of this Summer – You will be at your best physically, mentally and emotionally.

Our because I said I would… this Summer is about making a commitment to yourself that is going to better your life by looking after the most important thing you have….your health.  You will also be exercising the soul by making a commitment to encourage positive changes and acts of kindness. Below are my 2 because I said I would postcards. 

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One of our members Wes started a charity close to his heart, the Mental Awareness Foundation (MAF).  $10 from every person that signs up for our because I said I would…this Summer will go to MAF and their  goal to raise $50,000. Click the logo below for all the info about the upcoming MAF walk on October 12th starting at Kangaroo Point, hopefully a large Function Well crew will be attending. Our Because I said I would…..this Summer program just got even better.

Wes is also selling raffle tickets to raise money for MAF, you will go into the draw for a chance to win a trip to Daydream Island, dinner for two at bitter suite and much more – tickets are three for $10. The $10 we were donating for each participant will now give you three raffle tickets. Register today to get more energy, improved health, an improved physique and maybe even a FREE holiday to Daydream Island. 

How does because I said I would…this Summer work?

Start Date: 11th October  to 10th November.

The Program kicks off on Saturday 11th October at 9am with an Inbody Assessment and program overview seminar. At the seminar you will be provided with your Whole 30 book and because I said I would postcards. The first postcard will be used to encourage positive change through an act of kindness big or small, the second postcard will be for your summer health and fitness goal.

Challenge Requirements 

  1. Achieve 500 MEPS  per week (green, yellow, red zone).
  2. Maintain a daily food log through MYZONE Lite App.
  3. Attend Kangaroo Point Sunday Session at 7.30am every Sunday commencing 12th October.
  4. Commit to the Whole 30 plan.
  5. Train at high intensity consistently relative to your current level.

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What is the Whole 30?

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realising it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.

So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

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30 reasons to regsiter for because I said I would….this Summer

You may not enjoy all 30 days, some days are going to be difficult. What I can promise you though, is tackle the program and really commit to the spirit of what it’s about and it will change you, others and the world for the better.  

In no particular order…

1. You’ll sleep longer and more soundly.When sugar is out and protein/fat is in, you sleep the sleep of the righteous.

2. You’ll enjoy consistent energy. Forget energy that peaks and drops like a roller coaster, you’ll become a bullet train.

3. You’ll wake up feeling optimistic and alert. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, better than waking up with a smile and open heart.

4. You’ll say goodbye to digestive distress. Forget about farts and tummy rumbling and…let’s call them “uncomfortable bathroom experiences.” You might have a little discomfort at first if you’re not used to eating lots of veggies, but after that, smooth sailing.

5. You’ll be happier. No joke. When blood sugar is stable, life is happier. Period.

6. You’ll be more peaceful. The swirly thoughts and anxiety that can be brought on the sugar joyride just vaporize and leave calm in their wake.

7. You’ll make new friends. There’s a great community here at Function Well to support and share your successes and obstacles.

8. You’ll create positive change through acts of kindness. Because you said you would

Click here to read the remaining 22 reasons, which are specific to the Whole 30 program. Source:

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Because I said I would….This Summer Includes:

  • Weekly outdoor session
  • Benchmark fitness testing guide to be done from the outset and on completion 
  • Whole 30 program (valued at $25)
  • Whole 30 support, advice, tough love in your email every day for 30 days optional for $14.95. *This is not included in the fee listed below, we recommend registering once we start the program on the 11th October.
  • Inbody Assessment at the start and finish valued at $80
  • Because I said I would…..this Summer seminar
  • Training Programs
  • Weekly motivational texts
  • 10% off any order at Primal Pantry when you show your Function Well Membership Card
  • Accountability wall in the gym where you can post your postcards for added motivation and accountability.
  • MYZONE Challenge

Food Prep HELP

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If your pledge is “I am going to start eating clean & healthy” Because I said I would…this Summer, but the thought of preparing your meals is all too much. Don’t stress we have partnered up with the team at Primal Pantry to make the next 30 days and beyond as simple as possible.

Primal Pantry will have whole 30 compliant take home meals, lunch packs, tailored meals and groceries available. They are there to help you meet the challenge and remember all members of Function Well get 10% off!!. Menus and full ordering details will be covered at the seminar on the 11th.

Because I said I would….this Summer entry fee: 

Members: $77

Non Members: $147 including 2 Performance Coaching sessions. *Must become a member to participate in the program. Weekly membership fees are not included in the $147 fee.

Click here to register 

Please Note: Myzone belt is not included in the cost of the challenge and must be purchased separately. Furthermore, Myzone is not compulsory in order to complete the challenge and training program, it is however highly recommended.


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