I’ve been following this blog for about a month now. I’m interested in competing in a fitness competition within the next year and this gal’s blog shows how she is training for her own competition. Last month she did a “No Excuses 30 Day Challenge” that I just kind of read about but didn’t do. Apparently it was such a hit that she’s doing another one for March. I took it as a sign to get off my rear and figure out some goals for myself to reach this month. The first rule is to post my goals for the next 30 days: 1). I will complete each workout of the LiveFit trainer weekly. No skipping or combining a day! 2). I will drink 3 liters of water a day. 3). I will make one new clean recipe every week. 4). I will only hit my snooze button one time. Once. Uno. That’s it! No need to set myself up for failure! I think this is a perfectly manageable set of goals to strive towards for 30 days, no? I chose the first goal because I have been following the LiveFit trainer for the last month and find myself skipping one of the workouts each week (usually shoulders because it’s the last one for the week). I am also about to start the addition of cardio to the program which will require even more time at the gym. We’re all busy in life. It’s so easy for me to say that I’ll skip today’s chest/tricep workout and do it with tomorrow’s back/bicep workout. But guess what, folks? What I skip today never gets done the next day! I chose the water goal because when I hydrate myself adequately, I have tons of energy, great complexion, better sleep, and no sugar cravings. The third goal is motivation to not be lazy in the kitchen. While I’m not the best cook, it’s fun for me to try out something new that I know is going to be nutritionally sound and fuel my body the right way. If it turns out bad, I lie to myself and say it tastes good anyway. It has to. It’s healthy. Finally, I hit the snooze 7-8 times every single morning. That’s…what’s 7x9 minutes? …63 minutes that could have been solid, uninterrupted sleep. I just need to not do that anymore. I will pick a time the night before that I’m going to get up and then just do get up. Obvs, after I hit the snooze one time. Duh. Have to start somewhere… So there you have it! My March Madness starts tomorrow.”
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»> I love this and your honesty. Haven’t we all had that love/hate relationship with the snooze button? Been there and done that. And it’s true, it could have been an extra 63 minutes of uninterrupted sleep. Sometimes our body fights with our mind. But now you’ve set a firm goal with yourself and you can see how it goes. Maybe hitting snooze only once will work? If it doesn’t this week, cut yourself some slack and make it “twice” next week. I am certain you will be proud of yourself in 30 days.