This motivation tool will work with anything... any 30 Day Discipline you choose... but today I'm talking about the "7 Minute Workout" Fitness Challenge because it starts TOMORROW!!
This might be the very first 30 Day Discipline you've ever done! That's exciting... but I also know you might be thinking, "How do I stay motivated and stay excited so I finish as strong as I started? Well, I am here to share with you what I plan to do! I'm going to try the Post-It countdown!!
I have taken the "strip" Post-It's...the one's for bookmarking and put 30 of them in a line on the edge of my bookshelf. You could also do this anywhere you will see it often, like on your bathroom mirror! If you have regular Post It's, you could just cut them into strips. Write numbers 1-30 on them. You could have fun with this and write down a fun, motivating note to yourself....like I wrote "half way" on my 15th strip! Next to the strips, put a picture or a short statement that reminds you every dayWHY you started this. To get healthier... to look better... to get stronger... for your self esteem... if you write down "your why", it will motivate you to continue!!
Each day you do what you have committed to do during this 30 day fitness challenge, TEAR IT OFF and you'll visually see that your are that much closer to your goal!!
I am SO excited to exercise and get healthier with all of you!! Remember, you can EAT your way through any workout, so remember to do the right thing and try to eat healthier during these 30 days. You'll feel better and recover from the workouts better too. If you have any tips and tricks you use to stay motivated, I'd love to hear from you so I can share it! After all, we are in this together!!
I was contacted yesterday by someone who said that she really would love to join in on the Fitness Challenge, but she can't do any exercises that involve her arms right now because of a procedure she recently had done... I let her know that that's okay!! That's the beauty of this... you make it work for YOU. I sent her this modified workout that she can do. I just changed any exercises that involved arms and added more legs and abs. It's not about perfection, it's about doing YOUR best. So if anyone else has a similar situation, feel free to contact me. This is what I sent her... sorry it's all wrinkled up, but I was carrying it around with me! LOL! The point being, you can modify this to fit YOUR commitment!
Again, I'll be posting daily during this 30 days...my experience, what I'm doing, and to keep you all involved!! Remember to write down what your commitment is during these 30 days. Mine is: To do at least one set of the" 7 Minute Workout" every other day, to walk at least 30 minutes on the days in between, and to continue to eat Paleo/clean. IF YOU DON'T WRITE IT DOWN, IT'S NOT A GOAL...IT'S A WISH!! Most important....HAVE FUN.