Challenge yourself today and this month. Do you like 30-day challenges? They’re a great way to develop a good habit and make a big change in only 30 days!
On September 2, I decided to challenge myself by starting a 30-yoga-workouts-in-30-days challenge. I’m doing Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga. So far, I’m on workout 5 of 30. I’m loving that yoga emphasizes flexibility, strength, meditation, and detoxification.
It’s also fun that Tom and I are doing most of the classes together. It’s more time for us to spend together. I feel great so far, and I look forward to seeing how I feel after my 30th yoga workout!
I typically work out most days anyway but usually use a mixture of gym, Zumba, Pilates, and yoga. I’m still going to add some of my normal workouts, too, but it’ll be interesting to see what happens with yoga as my main focus.
I think a challenge can be a great way to set a goal and achieve a goal. It can also help you discover certain parts of yourself you didn’t know were as strong as they are. Other parts of you will be more challenged than you would have imagined.
Types of Challenges
Challenges can be done in any form. Common challenges are:
- Workout challenges
- Work-related challenges
- Nutrition challenges
- Sporting challenges
- Cleaning and organizational challenges
- Reading challenges
- Writing challenges
- Habit-changing challenges
- New-hobby challenges
I encourage you to set a challenge for yourself – any challenge you’re drawn to – when you read this article. It could be 5 days, 10 days, 100 days. You can start off small and lengthen the challenge or do lots of different small challenges.
It’s often said that it takes 3 weeks to develop a habit, so 30 days is a great length of time to develop a positive habit if that’s one of your goals.
Here are some of the 30-Day Challenges here on Christina Chitwood Performance and at Fit Body Full Life!
Ideas for Setting 30-Day Challenges
Here are two posts with great ideas about setting 30-day challenges:
What Do You Want to Change? from Bits of Positivity
30 Days–What do you have to lose? from Janet Callaway, The Natural Networker
Have Fun with Your Challenges
30-Day Challenges are meant to help you move forward and do more of what you want to focus on!
Have fun with your challenges!
Photo Credit: Photo by Stephanie Carter at Flickr Creative Commons. Text added by Christina Chitwood.