After watching a recent episode of Ruby where she was advised to shake things up in her life by making 5 changes and trying to break patters and ruts…I thought yes this is a great next segment Birthday Challenge number 9.
However, I think it would be even better to get support and involvement from all of you! Swim suit and race season and LIFE are upon us friends, so what changes can you commit to that can be done quickly or for the next 30 days that will help you break through a plateau?
EXAMPLE IDEAS to get you going
Quit diet soda
Take stairs instead of elevator
Walk to the grocery store
Don’t eat out for dinner
Don’t eat after 8PM
Track all calories in a journal
Commit to weight lifting, ab work, yoga
No processed foods
More mental relaxation
5 Changes is A LOT, so for the challenge we’ll drop it to 3. You are definitely being asked to really evaluate your life and figure out 3 changes that you are willing to commit to and support others on for the next 30 days. While Holiday Bootie Buster is a TON of fun, I think everyone is so involved in training…we need to shake things up.
MY FIVE CHANGES
Tossing old ratty running clothes and investing in clothes that make me feel better. I used to think it didn’t matter what I wore to get all sweaty, but you know what I feel better when I look better. Plus…I like new running stuff!
No more cereal straight from the box: Yes, hand fulls of cereal are my main treat through most days. My bigger goal for this session is just to stop with the cereal for 30 days.
Daily sunscreen: I’m ready to protect my skin. I’m finally getting how important this is, so sunscreen on my face daily and body for all those sessions at the beach and pool. That’s right I never used sunscreen in the past.
Cut the surfing: The phone cannot sit next to my bed anymore for checking tweets before bed and in the morning.
Call someone: When I get sad or angry, I don’t call anyone. I mostly feel like I don’t know who to call because it seems strange to call someone just to say I need to talk…because I STINK on the phone. So I either hold it in or I’m pretty sure I eat.
1. Access this Google Document to fill out your name and blog and start entering the 3 changes you are going to make. You have all 30 days to make the changes. +1 per change
ongoing check in points to see how everyone is doing.
-- You are not required to do 3 changes to enter, you may just do the other options...but it's way more fun!!
2. Challenge will start on April 13 and go to May 13. You may enter at any time during that period through entry options such as linking back, comments on specific posts or tweets.
3. Additional entries will be given throughout the process…watch for "Challenge Posts"
4. Link back to this post for your first added entry +1
5. Add me to your blogroll +1
At least 1 random winner will be drawn…but honestly probably more! You can see the full list of prizes worth over $200 on RunToTheFinishgiveaways. (sorry BlogHer rules)