It has really been a mental warm up to get to this point, but I am ready for the challenge, and more importantly, the change. Tomorrow morning will be my first day on my 21 Shred challenge, which is going to test me mentally and physically by going 21 consecutive days performing the 21 Shred workout program, and the 21 day nutrition plan that includes Veg-Aleo and Intermittent Fasting. Truthfully, that is the easy part for me. It is also the first time in almost 10 years that I will be refraining from alcohol for that long of a period. It seems so sad to me to even write that, but it’s true. But I am doing this for my children, and most importantly, my middle son with special needs, who needs his dad around for a much longer time. He will be my motivation through this. No doubt, I am excited, but at the same time, so nervous. My anxiety has been a challenge to deal with, and the use of alcohol for almost 10 years has created that dependency that will be hard to break.
My hopes are that I will be able to connect with others who are going to be going through similar challenges, and we can all pull together to encourage and motivate one another to create this change that will hopefully be long lasting. I have been around the block long enough to know that it takes 21 consecutive days to form a new habit, and at the age of 46, teaching this old dog a new trick will be nothing short of a miracle.
Tomorrow morning will be my first of the exercise program, which not having exercised rigorously for over a month, I am going to welcome the challenge. My objective however, being that I have to do this for 21 consecutive days, I will have to remember to not completely exhaust myself in that I will create soreness that will make day 2 very uncomfortable! I have my dumbbells, and I have my space cleared out to get this program under way!
This is a call to any out there like me, who have been wanting to overcome either a food or lack of motivation habit, and want to finish the year of 2017 in a stronger and healthier body. Go to www.whatsyour21.com and consider joining the challenge with me! The more we get together for support, the better chance of success we will all have!
Cheers to a healthy and happy rest of 2017!