The 21 Day Challenge is Continues! 21 days for me is…DONE!
To Do: Workout 30 mins everyday
To Cut: No Salty Snacks
To Reduce: Limit Coffee intake to two cups per day
I have never gone on a challenge like this one. No one else set the challenges, I picked my own. So after 21 Days I feel enlightened. It all comes down to one main thing. Accountability. The tracking was the most important part. I sometimes ate poorly (salty snacks…while watching movies, Jets games…) and wanted to change that aspect of my life. Cutting out salty snacks was easier than I imagined. I can now watch the Jets with no food, or a plate of vegetables…the TV was never powered by sodium!
How did we do it…our fridge had a piece of paper on it. To Do, To Cut and To Reduce. Everyday that I completed one in each category, I would put a RED “X” through one of the 21 blocks we drew on the paper. 21 “X” s was the goal. Knowing that one day missed would send me back to day one. There was no free space in the middle of the bingo card. The last seven days flew by. I do however think you should make a provision if you are ill, where you don’t even go to work. Though cutting things out would be super simple when sick.
Working out 30 mins a day should be easier because we have a gym and I have a key. Remember the guy who bought a golf course so he could golf more? He works the front desk, cleans rental clubs, recharges carts, even cuts grass. He (and me) has to MAKE time. The workouts varied and sometimes I jumped into the sessions when I was training, even one session with Zac training, which surprised everyone involved. In the process I dropped weight…over 8 lbs. in three weeks.
There are only REASONS and RESULTS and Reasons don’t count. Doing the challenge for 21 days helped me develop new habits through consistency. I now look at my hockey schedule and base my own training accordingly. Even though the challenge is over, I will continue to pick and choose my vices and realize working out each day is achievable (especially when the gym is in your yard).
I would also like to acknowledge Irene “the Machine” Armbruster for completing her 21 Day Challenge!!!
She worked out for 30 mins each day…not sure if she copied me or I copied her. Congrats Irene we are all proud of you!
Here are the brief parameters for the 21 Day Challenge…that can be started…anytime.
In 21 days you can create a new habit or dare say…break an old one. 21 Days need to be in a row, consistency (and tracking) are the keys.
We are creating three different categories: To Cut, To Reduce and To Do.
Suggestions for To Cut: Drinking Wine, Alcohol, Eating Pizza, Watching Netflix/TV, Following/Posting Social Media, Bread, Dairy, Stop Smoking (or even vaping), Night time eating (specific time)…it’s your vice.
Suggestions for To Do: Be active 30 mins per day, Drink 12 glasses of water, waking up at…? Going to bed by…? Read one chapter in a book…your choice.
Suggestions for To Reduce: Pick something from To Cut if you can’t quit cold turkey. Caffeine, Carbs, Sugar…this category is optional, only if you do the other two.
I want as many people as possible to COMMIT to themselves. Please let me know if you want me to help, share your 21 Day goals…or not. We will not share specifics with anyone else, just if someone is completing the challenge.
Your health is THE most important thing in your life. If you think that is incorrect, look at someone who has poor health…they would give anything to be healthy (pain-free, off meds, ability to move freely).