So here we go, let the 30 day challenge begin.
The reason I call it a challenge is so that when you get to the rough spots and all the great excuses start flowing from you as to why today you simply can't, you will remember that it is exactly the times when you want to slip back to your old ways and you DON"T you have a breakthrough.
This month is about growing your commitment to your self, your health, you body, your soul and your ability to get yourself to breakthrough old ways and encourage new habits and to live a happier and healthier life.
If you normally put everyone else first instead of making sure you get your workout in for the day, that is going to be a big breakthrough for you but it will not work if you don't make it a priority. Get creative about fitting it in. If a million dollars was riding on it would you figure it out?
If you normally end your workout at the gym at 830 or 9pm then have a huge meal right before bed, this small adjustment of not eating after 9pm will very likely make a big difference in the way your body burns calories. Do your best to figure out how to make it work instead of trying to really justify why it is simply impossible to fit in. Try breakfast 8am, lunch 12, dinner 4, snack after gym before 9.
The best reward you will get from this challenge is not the weight loss or the increase in energy, but the self discipline which will open infinite possibilities for you. You will be able to know the changes that will improve your life and instead of wishing you could change you will prove to yourself that you CAN change.
I suggest you post as much as you can on the group wall so we can create a great community support.
Just do your best one day at a time and keep in mind its living on the edge, not your comfort zone, that will spur you to grow, develop and unfold to your best self now! If not now, when?
Here are some breakfast suggestions for your first day!
scrambled egg whites, tomatoes and 1 grapefruit
a berry smoothie with whey protein, lowfat milk, yogurt, berries and stevia
2 eggs and half a whole wheat bagel or whole grain bread
Oatmeal and 2 hard boiled egg whites, some berries and stevia
If you want a great book to read during this week, much of what I am giving you info from is one of my favorite books, Ultrametabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman.
If you missed yesterdays post go to www.patriciamorenothrive.blogspot.com where I post challenge info as well. You can see the challenge details.
Really call up your best self this month and have a breakthrough!