One of the best ways to build a habit is to do it for 30 days straight. In July we had the 30 day Water Challenge. August we will be focusing on getting moving with the 30 Get Moving Challenge. Last August I was a hard plateau on my weightloss, so I decided to make …
What keeps you motivated? How do you add a new habit to your life? Have you tried doing a 30 day challenge?
Hundreds of 30 day challenges exist, from fitness to photography. This says something about human beings doesn’t it? We love challenges! We love trying something new! We need repetition to build good habits!
My First 30 Day Challenge
My first 30 day challenge for myself was to do 30 straight days of exercise. I missed one day but allowed myself to have one day to make it up by doing two exercise sessions. I think that is part of making it through a challenge to not become discouraged when you miss a day. Just keep going.
By the end of the challenge I was finding myself wanting to get out and exercising. Which I have never had this urge in my life. Somehow my body had learned through the 30 days that exercise was good.
How did I do it?
I created a little sheet to mark off each day on my challenge. I made it fun and pretty. And I have it available for you to print off too. I wrote down what my challenge was (exercise) and wrote down my reward: Bundle Monster Nail Art Stamping Plates (affiliate link).
Each day I crossed off a mark and watched as I got closer and closer to my goal. It was fun and exciting to see my progress!
What’s My Next Challenge
Drinking 8 glasses of water every day for 30 days.
I have found that behind exercise and food, water is one of the biggest things that makes a difference in my weight loss. So for my next challenge I’m going to try and drink the recommended 64 ounces of water every day for 30 days.
- Drink Water
- No chocolate
- No candy
- No snacks after 7pm
- Take a walk every evening
- Blog everyday
- Comment on 5 blogs everyday
- Write for 30 minutes everyday
- Take a photo a day
- Learn a new word everyday
- Hug your child everyday
- Read your bible daily
- No TV
- One good deed a day
- Clean your house
- Cook at home every night
- and more…
Now it’s your Turn!
One of the best things you can do when you are doing a 30 day challenge is to find support! Find someone to keep you accountable!
I’m now asking you to join me in a 30 day challenge of your own. Your challenge doesn’t have to be water or even fitness related. You could pick any of the challenges above or just make one that is your own.
If you are interested in joining in on this challenge then comment and tell me about the challenge you are going to do. If I have a few people interested we can talk about how to keep each other accountable and how to keep in touch (twitter, email, facebook, etc).
And to help you with your challenge here is your FREE printable 30 Day Challenge chart!
Today (well actually yesterday) was filled with positives and negatives. This is the year I have decided to defeat my weight one way or another.