* Photo credit Life Body Balanced
I was going to wait until the first week in October to start my second challenge. I decided I didn't want to lose momentum so I'm starting a challenge group called, “30 Days to a Happier You.” The Back to Basics Challenge I did was another 30 day challenge that focused on the basics or eating, exercising, and personal development.
This Challenge will be similar (like all challenges) because it involves a week of “pre-season” which is getting your measurements and getting to know others in your group (done by private Facebook page), etc. Then it's followed by a 21 day fix challenge which is 3 weeks of clean eating, working out, and personal development.
Personal development is going to take a forefront in the “happiness Challenge.” Participants (including myself) will be digging deeper into their own thoughts and minds. The basis for and suggested reading of this challenge is, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment.
Daily check-in and assignments will surround these ideas:
- Learned optimism
- New methods of self-talk
- Ways to incorporate happiness in everyday life
Motivation and self-esteem are key to having a successful challenge. Everyone seeks happiness in life and a lot of it comes from within yourself. My personal motivation comes from the desire to be happy and healthier. I also want to literally get this weight off my body so I can feel “lighter.” I also want to be a good examples for my young daughters.
Other Challenges I Personally Hope to Overcome This Time Around:
- Eat smaller meals, more often
- Double workouts (full hour instead of a half an hour)
- Go to bed earlier (hard for an insomniac like me)
- Take more time to slow my brain down and relax
Here are my personal 21 Day Fix Experience from my first round.
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