It's well said that it takes 30 Days to form or break a habit. I LOVE them! They're not so long you can't accomplish them, yet long enough for the power of change to truly take effect.
“Thirty days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit from your life.”
~ Matt Cutts
Thought I'd throw this out to all my blog readers. Yesterday was the 1st of October and I began a 30 Day Challenge called The 100 Sit Ups, Burpees or Both Challenge!
This challenge (originally inspired by The Women of CrossFit Templar) is degiend for those of you who are not in chronic pain, maintain a regular commitment of posture correcting exercises to maintain a pain free status, and want to improve your fitness and overall health.
This one happens to be a 31 Day Challenge and is just for fun (I know, some of you are thinking Sit Ups and Burpees are fun?) Okay, maybe none of it is "fun" but, taking on a challenge and diligently planning and committing to something that will make you stronger has a life long positive impact!
You can break it down into chunks of repetitions. For example, I usually knock out groups of 10 bupees and 10 sit ups in between clients each day. Before noon I am usually done!
Nothing is required (free to join) except a willingness to try to commit to 31 days of:
Personally, I am committed to doing option #3, 100 Sit Ups AND 100 Burpees. This challenge is free and technically you can start it any day you like. However, the official challenge is for the month of October 2013.
For the competitive people: Complete 100 full reps of option 1, 2, or 3 by the end of each day. Remember, 99 or less = NO RX (completion). If you do less than, I suggest you start over at Day 1. That should be motivation enough!
For less competitive folks, and those new to challenges. I want you to participate too! There is no need to feel or perceive being alientated from this opportunity. This challenge is also for anyone who is working towards IMPROVING his/her fitness level. Anything more than ZERO = a win in my books! So if that describes you, you can join the challenge too.
Do what you can and CELEBRATE your accomplishment. Share it with others on the challenge page, and everyday, stick to it! Before you know it, you'll increase your number of repeititons and overall endurance.
If you plan to join us, leave a comment below. Invite your friends and family! Let me know what option you select, and what I can do to be an encouragement to you! Also, you can post photos, video and comments (keep it clean!) on the Challenge Loop site (which is free) or you can post them to the Pain Free Posture MN Facebook Page.
Remember, we're in this together, and I am here to help!
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Deb Preachuk is a Chronic Pain Pain Relief, Posture Restoration and Athletic Performance Enhancement pro specializing in corrective exercise, applied biomechanics, STOTT Pilates and functional movement patterns.
Founder of Pain Free Posture MN, Deb helps real people transform real-world chronic pain challenges into achievable results. Deb infuses her teaching with an honest, open and down-to-earth mix of chronic pain relief therapeutic modalities training techniques to make the concepts of pain relief and body/mind transformation accessible and achievable!
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