Are You Up To A Challenge?
Last March, I underwent double hernia surgery. Believe me, you don't want to get one of these if you don't have to, because, the recovery is a lot longer than you might think.
For the majority of 2012, I was immobile and unable to enjoy outdoor activities like running, hiking, and playing golf. My 6'5" frame was starting to tip the scales at 270 pounds. I had to do something. But what?
I issued a challenge to myself. A 30 Day Challenge. I decided to learn yoga. I took a class a day, for 30 days. My streak ended at 60 days only because my car died and I had to search for a new ride.
After a two week or so hiatus, I'm back on my mat at CNY Yoga Center taking classes three to four times a week. I've created a habit that will benefit me in more ways than one. Forever.
Two weeks ago I issued myself another challenge. No sweets, candy, ice cream, etc. for 30 days. A few days ago, I almost fell off the 30 day wagon. I visited my cousin Colleen last weekend. She always has candy sitting on the kitchen table. She slowly waived the white bowl full of miniature Hershey’s, Mr. Goodbar's, Nestles Crunch, etc. in front of me, seeing if I’d weaken and dive into chocolate heaven. “You’ve got discipline,” she said smiling. The streak is intact heading into week three.
For me, the hardest part of changing a habit is taking the first step. That first day. If I can just begin, the rest is effortless. So, how about you? Are you up for a 30 Day Challenge?
What's one thing you want more or less of in your life?
If you're game:
- Pick one thing and start today for 30 days.
- Journal your thoughts every day. What are you feeling? What's your experience?
- Describe your obstacles.
- What gift did you receive after going through your 30 day? Were there any surprises?
I'd like to hear from you on how you're progressing. Please, drop a note to email@example.com or post your comments below.
Steve Borek, PCC, BCC, CUCG
Founder and CEO of End Game Business