This is how you are meant to be!
What does it take to move things in the right direction? Action. It is one thing to plan and desire and hope that things improve...but without action, this can easily turn into chronic apathy and a whole lot of negative self talk. So we offer you this challenge:
- 30 Days
- 30 Minutes of Daily Activity (minimum)
- 30 Healthy Meals
From February 18th to March 19th we invite you to join us in this challenge to improve your life one day at a time. So how does it work? The challenge is for 30 days...don’t let this intimidate you...think of it as a fun challenge that any one can participate in! You can include your whole family (imagine how much fun you can have as a family if you let everyone pick an activity or plan a meal?)...or you can just focus on challenging yourself.
30 minutes of daily activity...and it can be anything that makes you move! Go for a walk, cross-country skiing, shoot some hoops, or have a snowball fight! Don’t be afraid of exercise...make it playful and fun. Find walking dull...so take a camera with you and take pics along the way! Haven’t skied in years...it is ok; dust them off, wax them up, and get out on the trail! Remind yourself how good it feels to breathe fresh air.
Don’t want to be outside? Ok! Get involved with some classes at your favorite gym or try DrumFit! Head on over to the rec centre for a family swim! Look for something fun, playful and unique! It doesn’t matter how you choose to spend your 30 minutes, as long as you are moving! This challenge is not about hard core exercise (unless you WANT it to be)...it is about creating new healthy habits...and once you start moving everyday, you will see how good your body feels...and you may never want to stop! So pull out your calendar and start writing down your activity plan! Do not allow yourself to be bored...keep changing it up and the challenge will be easy!
It is easy once you have a plan. Using your calendar, write down “what’s for dinner” on each day, print off the recipes and tuck them behind the calendar so they are handy! Preparation is KEY! If you are not prepared it is all too easy to be complacent. If you are serious about meeting this challenge, make sure you have a workable plan! If you are going to be out for dinner, then plan to make breakfast or lunch the healthy meal of the day. Get your family involved and let them plan a few meals too. If everyone is invested in the challenge, they will be much more committed to succeeding (and it will be more fun!)
See file at the bottom of this blog-it is a menu planner to get you started!
If you “look for the time”, you will never find it...you have to MAKE the time...make it happen. Use the 30/30/30 challenge as a stepping stone to a healthier, happier you.
We are going to play along with you! Visit www.facebook.com/AnchorWellness and “like” our page! We will post our favorite healthy recipes throughout the challenge...and we invite you to do the same! Take pictures of your daily activities and share them! Encourage others and be encouraged. Inspire others...and be inspired. From February 18th until March 19th our Facebook page is going to be dedicated to the 30/30/30 challenge! Tell your family, friends and co-workers about the challenge! Be a part of it!
Let us know on our Facebook page, or comment below, that you are participating or send us a private message! We want to be able to encourage you (and congratulate you) personally!
We also invite fitness centers, instructors, or sports groups to get in on the challenge too! Encourage your clients to participate in the 30/30/30 challenge. Then, on our Anchor Wellness Facebook page, post your tips, tricks, and suggestions for daily activities! Maybe you can plan different activities geared towards the 30 minute challenge and invite people to come play!
P.S. After the challenge, we invite you to share your success stories with us...tell us what you learned, how you changed, what you experienced....and of course what your next goal will be!