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ID-100177874Let’s be honest.  Or should I say let me be honest.  I started off well with the 30 day challenges, but the last two have been challenging.  I wanted to do a re-boot of my last challenge – the Ab Challenge but July has started and I haven’t done it.

I’m going through a little phase right now of figuring out the importance of healthy living. I do know it is important, obviously since a lot of my posts are about this topic.  I’m trying to figure out what God really says about living healthy. And how he will help motivate me. I want it to be important in my life because my life is important to God. If I’m living healthy then I can serve God and others better.

Back to the challenges.  This was an attempt to get me going and back into the exercise routine as I took a bit of a break over the winter, only exercising here and there.  A challenge, no matter what it is, is still hard.  A challenge is a challenge.  It’s not easy, that’s why it’s a challenge.

What’s my challenge of a 30 Day Challenge?  Motivation.  Keeping at it even when I don’t feel like doing it.  Just telling myself – Do it and then it is done.  Saying NO to the things that keep me from completing the challenges.  How can I work through these challenges so that they do not become a challenge anymore?  I need to decide and commit.  I need to work on overcoming those challenges.  I need to say Do It now!  Even though they never will stop being a challenge, I know if I put my mind to it I can do it.

I know I can do it because I completed one already.  It’s getting rid of that laziness.  Getting rid of those time wasters that keep me from doing things that will benefit my life.  It is reminding myself that those things that keep me from taking care of myself so I can also care for others better are not always beneficial or constructive.

Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial.

Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is constructive.

It is remembering that those things – like Netflix, too much time on Facebook, staying up late, eating not so good food are permissible but they are not always beneficial or constructive.  The 30 day challenges are not only permissible but in the end they are beneficial and constructive.  They provide strength, energy, and I always feel better in the end.

I need to kick those nasty challenges into gear and focus on the challenge itself – knowing that it will be beneficial and constructive in the end!

Check out my series on 30 Day Challenges.

Remember, before you do any 30 day challenge, be sure to make sure it suits you, that you research it, and you know how to prevent injury.  Not every challenge will be suitable for you, and that is all right.

What is your view of the 30 Day Fitness Challenge craze?