I’m getting inspired by Personal Development for Smart People. I’ve decided to revisit the 30 day challenge. I’ve done two so far. The first was to stop complaining for thirty days in 2006. The second was waking up at 5:00am every day for 30 days. Both of these challenges were extremely successful. The 30 days of not complaining really helped me to break that habit. I’ve learned to be a “suck it up and get over it” person when it comes to the stuff I used to complain about. I honestly feel that breaking this habit has changed my life dramatically. I bordered between ingrate and martyr more times than can be counted before that challenge.
The 30 days of waking up at 5:00am resulted in me losing 30 pounds of baby weight in about 4 months. Because I got up so early and didn’t want to wake the kids, I would go to the gym. I became an early riser for a couple of months but slowly slipped back into my regular “sleeping in” mode as time went on. It’s time to do this again. I’m ready to lose another 30 pounds and what’s kept me struggling with going to the gym is not waking up in time. I’m thinking of going to the gym 4 times during the work week and one day on the weekend. However, the goal in this exercise is to be up at 5:00am. Going to the gym will be icing on the cake.
So I start tomorrow morning. I’m excited to see the changes that this challenge will bring this time. I think the next challenge will be to do Pilates every day for 30 days but I’ll get to that next month.