We are all up for a challenge, right? Well I'm a little more competitive, so challenge me at most times, and I am in! The instructor in my spin class is great at inspiring and motivating. He's a positive individual and finds a way to get your mind off the workout, yet challenge you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Yesterday, he challenged us, no matter what our religious affiliation, to start the season of lent with a health and fitness challenge. I love it!!! So I thought the Dynamic Edge crew could join me along the journey. Some of you need a reboot after drifting away from those good intentioned new year's resolutions... yeah, I'm talking to you!
Double Dare Challenge for next 40 Days- Give up something that is good TO you, but not good FOR you!!! Read that again to let it sink in. It doesn't have to be food related, but that could be a big one. Also, think about wellness factors and bad habits that may not be the best for you. Are you getting enough sleep? Are there individuals that you are surrounding yourself with that could be sabotaging your progress towards your goals? Are you scheduling ME time in so you can have some sanity on a daily basis? Think through and find something that you will choose to give up for 40 days. Make it challenging, but realistic. You don't want to set yourself up for failure if it's a lofty one, but you also want to find a true challenge. Also, grab a friend or someone close to you to join you so you can keep each other accountable. 40 days is a trek and most need someone to keep them on track.
My challenge- You see Starbucks and I have a love/hate relationship. I don't like coffee and don't drink much caffeine, but I do like a warm beverage in my hand which usually includes a single, grande, vanilla, soy latte. I like the warm toasty in my hand and it satisfies my sweet urge. This choice also results in a lofty $4 a drink price tag. Ouch! I can make this trip to Starbucks 3-4 times/week. That adds up, and do I really need the latte? No, it's good TO me, but not really FOR me. Latte OUT (again!, as I gave it up for 30 days in Jan too...)!!!
Second additional item for me are the miscellaneous, usually sweet, snacks around late afternoon. That is my low energy part of day and I really get the sweet cravings then. I tend to go for a couple chocolate covered blueberries that are oh so yummy from Costco. The problem is, those couple turn into a couple trips. Yikes! I also feel yucky after I eat them, so why go for them? Random late-afternoon pick-me-ups OUT!
So who's joining me in the 40 Day double dare journey and what are you giving up that's good TO you, but not FOR you??
Best in health-