Sometimes even with all the encouragement in the world life happens and a challenge you set for yourself doesn’t end up getting finished. And that is OK!
I set out at the beginning of June to complete the 30 Day Ab Challenge. I think I made it to day 12. Then I missed a day, which became a couple days and here I am at the end of the month wondering where it all went.
But I’m not worried about it or stressed about it. Tomorrow is a new day and a new month is on the way. My July challenge will be the 30 Day Ab Challenge: Re-Boot. Yup, going to attempt it for a second time.
A friend started a FB page for a group of us who are doing the challenge. The other day I posted about not keeping up with it and to my surprise there were others too who also felt at ease when they learned there were others who were in the same boat. Most of them have also said they will re-do the challenge.
I know that just because I didn’t finish the challenge this month I am not a failure. It’s time for me to stop using negative talk when it comes to trying to exercise and eat healthy. When there is negative self talk in those areas it sabotages my goals. One of the woman posted an article that got me thinking about it more. Here is a link to the article, if you want to read it.
As a new month approaches a few days away, don’t worry about the past month, just look to the present and what you can do about it now.
Do you have a 30 Day Fitness Challenge this month? I’d love to hear about it. Share it in the comments below.
That article you linked to made some good points, but neglected what I think is the most important of all — it’s more important to get off the mindset of “diet” than anything! “Diet” is mentally associated with deprivation, which is ultimately negative. Better to think of your relationship with food as just that — a relationship — which needs constant work to stay healthy. Eat real food, and then it’s no problem to treat yourself once in awhile!
And good luck with the ab challenge! It looks progressive, which is good. As long as you’re not at physical capacity each day with the rep count, it should be safe enough.
I do abs three times a week as my fitness training taught me that’s the safest method for the long-term… never work the same muscles to maximum reps two days in a row, as that’s a recipe for injury since the muscle needs time to heal in order to build and strengthen (since you’re literally tearing muscle when you work it to max).
Just take those rest days seriously! 😀
Thanks for sharing Faith!
I’m definitely trying to get away from “diet” to healthy eating. Also, knowing that if I want to have a treat that it is ok. Yes, a relationship with food – another thing I’m beginning to learn.
I’ll be sure to take my rest days. I will most likely incorporate abs 3 days a week once the challenge is over. 🙂
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Me and my friend came up on your challenge which was being circulated on FB and started the challenge.. We’re into day 16 which is a rest day (phew) and are still going strong
We have our apprehensions about reaching till day 30 but will try to go all the way
Keep up the spirits and challenges 🙂