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30-Day Challenge

Today is going to feel like summer and I’m trying really hard to focus on tasks, but GAH it’s hard. I just want to sit outside and soak up the rays. I plan on taking a lunch break outside, though, and after the work day is over, I’ll be outside with a cool drink.

Since quitting 75 Hard, I’ve struggled with staying on track with nutrition. There’s nothing wrong with having a glass of wine or some pizza now and then, but I was back to drinking almost every day and snacking on junk every weekend. It’s hard for me to find a healthy balance. I’m not about perfection; no one is perfect. But I also know that I feel better when I’m eating healthy 90% of the time.

Because I’ve fallen off track, my sleep isn’t as good again and I’m having horrible night sweats (FU menopause!) When I was on the 75 Hard program, my sleep was the best it had been in a really long time and I wasn’t waking up in the middle of the night or having night sweats. Was it because I wasn’t drinking alcohol or eating junk food? Was it the extra-long workout I was doing every day, along with the daily outside walk? I’m not sure, but I know that I really want that restful sleep back again. And the night sweats are the worst.

I also miss the physical transformation I was getting with 75 Hard. I loved having abs!

I loved feeling stronger and fitter. I still feel strong and fit, but I know that I feel even better when I’m drinking less alcohol and eating healthier foods.

I seem to do better with staying on track when I have a group of people doing it with me. So I challenged my Facebook workout group to do a 30-day challenge with me. Several people said they were in, so now I have others to hold me accountable. Here is what I’ll be doing for the next 30 days:

  1. 30 minutes of exercise every day.
  2. Drink half of my weight in ounces of water every day.
  3. Read 10 pages from a personal development/self-help book.
  4. Take a progress pic every day.
  5. No alcohol or junk food.

Like the 75 Hard program, if I miss a task, I’ll have to start over at day 1. Since I did 40+ days with 75 Hard, I know that I can do this modified challenge for 30 days. I’ll make note of how I’m sleeping and feeling and hopefully if things improve, it will motivate me to just keep going. Also, unlike 75 Hard, I won’t be pushing my body too hard. Thirty minutes of exercise, even every day, is doable. If it’s a rest day from my workout program, I can just go for a walk or do some yoga. Nothing strenuous, but still getting some movement in.

Plus, I really want to reach some fitness goals and I know that I won’t be able to reach them if I’m still eating crap. Also, we’re going on a beach vacation in the early fall and I want to rock my swimsuits!

Are you challenging yourself to meet new goals? Do you need someone to hold you accountable or can you do it on your own?

May your glass always be full,

Tammy

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