So I've been looking for a good challenge to get me back on the wagon, and said, what the hey, why not just start one.
I really want a quick challenge with a fast turn around. Its for those of us who want to start fresh but in a way that is not too much a knee jerk. Something we can ease into, that wont change our entire lives and schedules, but will point us in the right direction. I'm hoping to promote overall health rather than weight loss.
This challenge is 3 fold - It's about exercising, eating right, and positive thinking. I feel like these 3 things are what lead to long term success, not necessarily calorie counting, or pound counting (though those are very important aspects of weight loss as well).
I propose that who ever wants to join be ready to hit the ground Sunday 6/27 morning.
There are no "yes you can do this" "no you cant do that"s to this challenge. Its all about being honest with yourself and doing the best for your body.
1.) 30 minutes pf physical activity each day (yes even weekends cuz 30 mins is nothing) - running, gym, dancing, even playing with the kids, gardening, or walking the dog count!
2.) Clean eating. You all know what this means and it means something different for all of us. If you love eating greasy burgers have a sandwich instead. If you love fries, try a baked potato, if you usually eat an entire box of chocolates, have just a couple this week. Baby steps folks, baby steps.
3.) Positive mantra of the day. Its a quote, or a phrase, or a few words that you let be the THEME OF YOUR DAY. Something that sticks with you, something you'll need to help get you through. Whether it's a hard work week, or you're attemping a new challenge or making new goals, or feeling depressed you'll need something inspiring words in the front of your mind to help you thru. Call it hippie bull**** but it really helps me. Choose a different mantra for each day!
How about we format it like this:
"I won't worry my life away".
If you succeeded that day on a part of the challenge then put in an emoticon and please also put your mantra for the day next to 3.
If you know you didnt or weren't able to do your best you can leave that space blank but we would really love you to fill it in. Talk about why it was difficult for you today, how you can make it easier tomorrow, how you needed help, and we'll be here to support you.
The person with the most emotis by Saturday wins the challenge.
It's a fun silly challenge but it takes hard work and a conscious mind to be healthy and happy and it can all start here. It's all about taking steps towards becoming the healthiest you possible, inside, outside, and mentally.
Join me please ladies! I need this!