March kind of snuck up on me like a ninja, and if I was more on top of things I would have shared this with you about a week ago.
But better late than never.
In my e-courses, I issue my clients a challenge.
It is a self-directed challenge where we all determine what we want to focus on for the month.
Last December I challenged myself to run 100 miles. (I did 107!)
Some of the women I work with set a similar goal — one woman aimed for a mile a day for a total of 31 miles. Another woman set a goal of 40 miles. There have been other goals, like a certain number of push-ups for the month, or a total number of steps.
And then there are some women who have goals that might help them make time for exercise but aren’t directly exercising — like decluttering an area of the house for 1 minute a day or folding laundry, etc.
So I wanted to share this challenge with all of you, too.
My goal for this month is to run 150 miles. That’s an average of just under 5 miles a day which is not going to be easy.
But I’m running the New Jersey Marathon at the end of April, and I have to get in a whole bunch of miles if I want to reach my other goal which is to finish in under 4:30 (which would be a best time by more than seven minutes).
So I’ve got some work to do.
But that goal is not anything near what I advise the ladies I’m working with to shoot for.
We start off small.
The biggest thing I try to help all the women I work with to really embrace is that this is not about perfection.
That no matter what their goal is, they need to give themselves permission to fail and then GET BACK ON THE PATH.
I encourage them all to start with “one minute habits.” Things they could do in one minute.
These very small goals are attainable and sustainable and that is what helps to keep you on track. A feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.
When you make the goal too hard, the minute you fall behind or off track, you are almost guaranteed to give up.
That’s why the goal you set for yourself must be manageable.
I am sharing the challenge we are working on this month with you.
Maybe you can join us!
Think about something small you can commit to.
Maybe it’s one minute of walking every day.
Maybe it’s flossing your teeth (one woman started that on January first and now she’s got two months of daily flossing under her belt!)
Maybe it’s a minute of stretching or organizing or making your bed every morning…
Anything that helps you get your butt moving or take better care of yourself.
Click here to get a copy of the calendar we are using:
I’d love for you to join me with your own personal March challenge.
I’ll be posting updates every week to show you where I am, and in one month, I hope to have 150 miles logged.
Now how about you?
What will you accomplish in the next 31 days?
I can’t wait to hear!