Put Your Health First – Week 3 Check-In: Are You Committed To Change?

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 This is week 3 of the Put Your Health First challenge.  How’s it coming?  Did you make a commitment to create one small change in your life?  Habits are formed by doing the same thing repeatedly over an extended period of time…like 30 days.

This is precisely why this challenge is 4 weeks long.  Deciding to make a change can be tough…especially when not changing is so much easier.  Change requires effort.  Like thinking about what we actually want, and then thinking about how to achieve it.  We also have to commit to stop doing things that get in the way of our goals. That might mean cutting negative influences out of our lives (like people or places that bring us down and remind us of all the ways we don’t measure up).  

631_seasonsIt also means stepping out of our comfort zones and doing something we aren’t used to doing.  It means pushing past all of the reasons excuses we have for why we can’t do something – like not having enough time/money/energy/willpower.  

It means not taking no for answer.

That is a lot to deal with.  And that is why solid habits take time to form.  Retraining our brains and our bodies to do something we have never done before won’t happen overnight.  Expecting that we will get it right the first time and without any failures is unrealistic.  

In fact, it’s okay to fail.  But what isn’t okay is failing by default.

If you don’t start, your future is already determined.  You will stay exactly where you are right now.  Next week everything will be the same as it is right now.  The week and the month after that, still the same.  Next year?  The same.

Are you comfortable with that forecast?  I’m not and I have committed to the changes I need to make to change my future.  If you feel the same way, it’s not too late to sign up for this challenge.  All you have to do is comment below by filling in the blanks to this sentence.

Every _____________ at __________, for the next week I will _______________, for at least ____________.

If you’ve already signed up for the challenge, don’t forget to check-in.  I want to know how you are doing. And, as an added bonus, I will feature the  most inspiring stories next week on the wrap up post.  So, go ahead and comment.  I am stoked to hear how you are doing.

Checking In

Last week was a little rough as the end of summer festivities threatened to throw me off course.  But, I have recommitted this week and am proud to announce that I have not given up on my personal goal to do the body weight workout 3 times per week, and run twice per week.

Additionally, my writer’s block is cleared up and I am more excited than ever to move 631 forward in a positive direction for everyone who is generous enough with their time to read my posts every week.

Next week is our final check-in.  Make sure you let me know how you are doing.  I respond to every comment and want to help you achieve your biggest goals.  So let me know where you are succeeding, but also where you are failing.  I will do whatever I can to get you back on track.

Good luck!