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Friday, July 19, 2013

Challenges Challenge! Help Me Pick 12!



There comes a time in ones life when you just have to step it up. One of my BIG faults (yes I have them ;)) is sticking with something long enough to fully get the results I want. I either don't have the motivation, I don't see the results I was expecting (quick enough), or I just get bored and lose interest. I've been thinking about what I could do to change that. I've come up with the idea to do "Twelve Months of Challenges." Each month I'll start a new challenge. You know what they say if you do something for 21 days it becomes a habit. Well if I do something for 30... I've come up with sixteen ideas I wouldn't mind becoming a habit. 

 Here are the challenge ideas I've came up with. 

1. Dairy Free - No dairy for one month. With all the alternatives out there is should be an easy one.
2. Gluten Free - This one will not be easy.
3. No Red Meat - Easy peasy
4. No Alcohol - This will be a challenge for sure.
5. Sweet (Sugar) Free - Hard but doable.
6. Eat Clean - Eliminate all processed food from my diet. I'm not a big processed foodie to begin with. 
7. 10,000 steps a everyday. - With my Fitbit this will be easy to keep track. The actual walking 10,000 steps will be the challenge.
8. Yoga - Pictures will not be included. ;)
9. Meditation - 20 minutes every day. - I can already feel the calm from this challenge.
10. 1100-1300 Calories a day - This one will be easy. Just finding the time to keep track and enter the food.
11. Only Raw Food for a month - I'm not sure about this one.
12. Farmer Market Challenge - Only eat food from my local farmers market. (food trucks not included).
13. Exercise Challenge - 30 minutes of cardio 6 days a week.
13. Strength Training Challenge - Full body every other day or alternate upper and lower with one day off a week.
14. 30 Day Shred (DVD) Challenge - 6 days a week. This is my favorite workout DVD. 
15. No Carbs after 2 pm Challenge
16. No White Carbs Challenge

This is what I have so far. I would appreciate some more suggestions.

6 comments:

Sarah Evans said...

Wow - that's some list of challenges. Go you!

I wish you luck with all of those goals - thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Kelly Marie said...

Thanks Sarah, but I won't be doing them all. I'm trying to decide which ones to do.

Holly McDonald said...

Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

Holly at Not Done Growing

Heather said...

That is a lot to take on. Remember one of the reasons for failure is taking on too much. If I were you, I'd instill one challenge at a time. If you can successfully get thru one, to where it is routine enough you don't have to think about it much, then add on another. Good luck!

Kelly Marie said...

Thanks Heather. I have no intention on doing all of these and I would never attempt to do them all at once for that matter. These are just ideas of challenges to do. I haven't decided which ones I'll do but I do have a few favorites. :)

Bohemian Babushka said...

You are a much better and braver person than BB. Wishing you much success. Here from the weekend MOHTH blog hop. BB2U