It seems that every blog you read right now is focused on Challenges. Challenges to keep you accountable in your New Year’s resolutions. I’m not a big one for joining into a lot of things because then I either end up totally crazy trying to stay up with everything or I just back out. Neither of which helps me or the people I committed to.
That said, I have found two very cool challenges. They both provide advice and accountability for 2012 goals that I already set for myself. The first one I already posted about. It’s the Gentleness Challenge, by Courtney. It’s about being able, as wives and mothers, to control our tempers and be gentle and compassionate to our families.
The next one that I happened upon (again, thanks to Courtney) is through Peak 313. It is a 31 day accountability challenge. It’s for anyone looking to become healthier. It could be through weight loss or just implimenting a consistant work out regimine.
I’m calling it 31.3 Jump.
Want to know the 3 commitments? Glad you asked!
1.) Eat Clean
2.) Move More
3.) Renew Daily
My goal for 2012 is to get to a place of fitness that I can be the rest of my life. I am a much happier person when I am at my physical best. I feel better and have more energy which makes me have a much better attitude. It also makes me enjoy life more, even the mundane, because I’m not exausted after the ‘must do’s’ are done for the day. I can power through them and be rip roarin ready to go for the next activity. My kids are happier because I am energized enough to keep them busy and we have so much more fun. By living more clean, I will lose weight, but that isn’t my focus at this point. I want to exercise to feel good in my skin, but that no longer means a certain number on a scale. It no longer means a certain pant size. I know approximately what I will weigh and wear when I achieve my goal, but that in and of itself isn’t my goal.
I have finally come to the conclusion that I can’t do this on my own. I can lose weight and exercise, but it won’t be lasting. I need to combine all I am to make this a lifestyle. I need to incorporate my faith into my physical journey. Then, and only then, will this be a true change in my life.
Both of the challenges that I joined are only for a month. They say that it takes that long to form new habits. It’s also the hardest time in your life change. It eventually will become a habit and come naturally, but until then, I am glad that I have somewhere to be held accountable. Join me?
You can find the message boards for ‘31.3 Jump’ here……