Fitness challenges have never really been my thing. Any time that family members or friends would invite me into one, I would maybe start it and then get over it and go back to my old habits because that’s what I know. But here we are – starting a “fitness challenge” in the office of my new full-time job.
When one of my coworkers came to me about this “challenge” – I keep putting it in quotes for a reason that I’ll talk about in just a minute – I was super hesitant. We have to pay money to weigh in each week so that there’s a prize pool for whoever “wins” and so that the participants feel a sense of urgency having tied up a bit of their money in the process. It’s extremely inexpensive though so that’s fine with me!
Now, I’m not thinking about this as a “challenge” right now. I’m thinking of this process as a reset – a way to retrain my mind in the idea that what I put into my body actually matters. Don’t get me wrong – I know that already. But lately, I haven’t been the best at making sure to eat well or move often, and I want to change that for the better and actually set some goals around that.
I like to think I’m approaching this in a very healthy way. Yes, we weigh ourselves each week, but it’s not focused on the number per se. It’s more so focused on the rate of change or the progress we’re making over the 10-week timeframe. I intend to focus on how I feel as the weeks go on; if I’m feeling like the “challenge” or reset is working well for me, then I’ll keep it up. If I start to feel like I’m thinking about things all wrong, then I’ll slow down a bit. And I’m gonna keep you guys updated through the whole process on this blog and on my social medias (linked in the About page of this site)!
Are you doing anything to keep your body fit and healthy? Let me know in the comments below!