Hello Journal & Friends,
Today I thought I would give a condensed version of the new Spring Challenge.
It officially started yesterday, March 20th, the first day of Spring... and runs up til the first day of Summer, which is June 21 st. That gives us 13 weeks together.
Anyone is welcome to jump right in!
For the longer version, and what started it all, the original post is (HERE).
Here is the short version of this new challenge:
I'm calling it my Spring Challenge, and my mascot is Tigger, springing around on his bouncy tail!
**My daring goal: to exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY for the whole 13 weeks.
**Don't worry, I'm not nutso. I actually am building in balance, moderation. There will be "light" days, and regular days, and double days! I plan to be flexible, and work it around my schedule. But I will do SOMETHING every day, and will count it a bonus day when I do TWO routines in one day. I will make a game of it, sort of competing with myself, and have fun with it. I might even belly-dance once or twice! ha ha
**Oh, and just to show you how masochistic I really am... LOL... I will also have a GREEN SMOOTHIE every single day for the challenge. Wow, that was actually harder to commit to than the exercise!!!! I wonder what THAT says about my eating habits!
**I will check in every Saturday, since I am starting on a Saturday.
**I will tell one thing each week that I like about myself (thank you Mary, for that). I already know that one will be a challenge... I am embarrassed just to type that!
**And in addition to the health benefits, I will put some money away each of the 13 weeks, and at the end, when I have made my two goals (13 straight weeks of Exercise and Greenies) I will buy myself something totally fun! I haven't decided what yet... probably connected with either my art or exercise toys.
There you have it: my Spring Challenge
1. Every day for the next 13 weeks, do some kind of Exercise.
2. Every day for the next 13 weeks, drink a Greenie.
3. Check in every Saturday.
4. Tell one thing each week that I like about myself.
5. Save up to buy myself a Reward at the end for making my goals.
By the way, if anyone else would like to join me... you can choose your own goals (behaviors, not a number on the scale!), check-in day, and reward. And feel free to swipe a copy of Tigger, too.
Mary, at Wistful Nebulae, has generously offered a prize to someone that stuck it out to the end! We will have a random drawing of anyone still alive an' kicking (perfection NOT required, just participation!!!) and she will send the winner an exercise DVD. How cool is that!!! To be eligible for the random drawing, let's pick a "join up" date of no later than: April 1st. So, start the challenge by April 1st, and you're in!
If you are interested, I'd appreciate it if you mentioned it on your blog, since I didn't give much/any notice on this. It was sort of a last minute thing... sorry about that! Feel free to check in here on Saturdays and leave a link to your update (whatever day it is) and so we can cheer each other on. (I'll try to post around 11am, Pacific time, USA every Saturday)
Thanks to Dayne, at Coach Your Mind, I am finally asking the right question. Instead of moaning about what IS, about what I can't do.... I am now asking: what CAN I do to help myself??
Mary, at Wistful Nebulae, told me my focus was wrong... and that I needed an attitude adjustment. Oh, she was so right!! After my check-up-from-the-neck-up, I feel so much better and motivated to DO something, rather than sit around feeling sorry for myself. To focus on the things I am doing right. Thank you, my Friend Mary.
Let's Enjoy the Journey,