Monday, November 4, 2013

21 day challenge...

We have recently entered the month of November... yeah, It's been November for a few days now, and basically I'm way behind schedule. At this point, I had expected to be further along in the goals I set of myself. Life has gotten in the way of my making any real progress on my weight loss, my writing, my creative endeavors, and basically just keeping my life in order. Looking around my apartment, it's clear that a change needs to be made. So as a result of my procrastination, I have decided to challenge myself for the next 21 days. 

Here are my rules:

1. Follow the 21 day daily burn ignite plan. This involves removing 6 "evil foods" from my diet including Dairy, Sugar, Artificial Sugar, Gluten, Soy, and Alcohol. Ahhhhh!!!! This is crazy. I know it. But sometimes I have to commit to something like this in order to prove to myself that I am more capable than I give myself credit for. So while I am super busy these next 21 days, including traveling to Seattle for 5 days for BurlyCon, I have decided to do this. I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to pass up all the drinks, but I am allowing myself to have pot. So I guess Ill find a way to survive ;)

2. Follow a exercise plan that requires me to work out every day. I love all of the programs Daily Burn has to offer, so I choose a program from them. I had my heart set on doing Inferno, a 21 day P90X type deal, but because of traveling, I wont have access to everything I need. So I decided to do the Tactical Body Weight Training program. All I will need to pack is a yoga mat. This specific program is 28 days long, but I think it will be a good thing to carry my through Thanksgiving. 

3. Home organization. I love a clean house. It helps me stay focused and relaxed. But I am terrible at keeping it that way. For the next 21 days, I am going to work to keep my place spotless. That means, keeping costuming work organized, cleaning dishes, putting clothes away, etc. I just gotta get the place cleaned up first.

4. Say something nice to someone every day. This sounds corny, but I have been feeling negative lately. I think this would be a great way for me to start being more positive and grateful for the people and things I have in my life. While the next 21 days is going to be primarily focused on my inner growth, I know a huge part of that is going to be realizing how lucky I am to have the ability to even take this challenge.

5. Write it all down. I constantly say how I wanna write more. I will record my feelings about the day, my progress, my stresses, my journey. 

Right now, I have to head to the post office. Let Day 1 begin.