It's been quite some time since I've posted anything on here. I've been super busy with clinicals for school and then finally spending catch up time with Raymond since we were apart for 2 months while I was on a rotation. In December, I committed myself to doing Melissa Bender’s 30 day workout challenge to workout 15 mins a day every day for a month. I also challenged myself to have no ice cream, cake or pie for the month and while that wasn’t a complete success (had a few cheat bites), the workouts were a success and I feel better than ever right now.
After Raymond and I got married in June, I for some reason, started gaining weight and gained over 10lbs in just a few months. Although I was in no way “fat”, I just didn’t feel good about myself anymore. I felt “unfit” and kind of sluggish. It was then that I knew I needed to get back on track. I love doing HIIT workouts but I just hadn’t been doing them that often anymore, which is where the fitness challenge came in. HIIT workouts are a great way to get a fast, challenging, cardio/strength workout in. Now that I have completed a whole month of doing at least one 15 min HIIT workout in every day, I’m on a roll and have no plans on stopping.
This is where the New Year comes in. 2013 is in the past and 2014 is waiting to be great. Research shows it takes about 21 days to develop a new habit. Therefore, 30-31 days is bound to make it stick. That is why, for 2014, I plan to complete a new 1 month challenge for 12 months to better myself as a human being, both mentally and physically. Some months will have more components to the challenge and others will be just one. I may choose to add parts of challenges but I will for sure be doing the challenges I will list in a minute. The second part to this challenge is that I want to keep up my newly formed healthy habit, as much as I can in the months to follow.
I’m not asking or saying that you guys should do these challenges with me, because everybody has different wants/needs in their life. But I DO challenge you to challenge yourself, to become the best person you can be in 2014. And with that being said, the following will be my monthly challenges.
(I love vegetables but this challenge is to get me eating them more consistently and also with more variety