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Michelle’s 21 Days to Success

Post competition blues set in and I felt scatter-brained with my workouts. So my trusty friend Michelle whipped up an idea to shake things up.

“Okay so maybe my 21 day challenge will help and make it fun!” —Michelle

This streak is centered around the idea that bad habits/good habits take 21 days to mold according to Covey.  So the goal is to get back on track in 21 days!

How?  Each day do…

  • Blog it. Short or long – provide a blog post. Name it day 1, 2,3 of 21. This means we report success/challenges back to each other.
  • Something DIFFERENT! Maybe it’s a new workout, a new set, a new cardio routine, anything – break out of that comfort zone!
  • Get inspired before bed. Before you go to bed reading SOMETHING inspirational. Whether its a book, someones blog, anything – get you in the positive zone when you go to bed.
  • Talk out loud. Tell yourself OUT-LOUD  ” I can do this, I can do this, I can do this” 10 times when you immediately wake up.
  • Do what ever you have to do to set the new habits. And realize that the first 2 – 3 days WILL BE THE HARDEST!!!!

What new things will YOU try?  What habits will you make/break?

Life Happens:

Michelle also reminded me that life happens. Even when you go on a streak or a vendetta to accomplish something “I will hit the gym 6 times a week”, sometimes life happens and you miss.  That’s OK!! No sense in fretting, pick yourself up and reboot! ;D

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Die Hard, Ye Old Habits!

In case you have not read a few of my previous posts, I have been cheating with my food and it is starting to snow ball into a regular thing.

I am noticing my body being affected.  I have to put a stop to this or I’ll lose everything I’ve worked so hard for up to now.  It takes 21 days to break a habit (or start a new one).  Today marks the beginning of a 3 week period where I will NOT stray from my meal plan. Even on date night.  This will take more than will-power.  It is going to require outside assistance to help remove me from the situation.

So I am enlisting YOUR help, my husband’s help, and the help of a couple good friends to help me stay on track.  Check in with me or e-hand-slap me if you hear any wavering in my posts. I am honest on here, so if I am wavering or even altering, you WILL hear about it.

Let’s get serious now.

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