An Experiment, Not a Challenge (The Power of Perspective)

14-Day Clean-Eating Challenge!

Bikini Body Countdown Challenge!

30-Days of Squats Challenge!

Challenge: The Intentional Summer!

Have you ever thought about the word challenge? It’s defined as “a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel.” Especially a duel? Uh-oh. The gloves are coming off…

Another part of the definition is to “dispute the truth or validity of.” This isn’t sounding any better to me.

Contests and competitions are, by necessity, for a limited amount of time (as are duels). While you can try them out if you like that sort of thing, they aren’t going to lead to any lasting transformations–unless you use them to motivate you to commit to making real lifestyle changes.

If you took those same names above and subbed in experiment for challenge, you’d create a very different perspective.

14-Day Clean-Eating Experiment!

Bikini Body Countdown Experiment!

30-Days of Squats Experiment!

Couch-to-4K Experiment!

First off, you’ve given yourself some wiggle room. If you realize one week into your clean-eating program that you don’t have the energy to get out of bed in the morning, then you can ask yourself a variety of questions.

“Am I getting enough calories?”

“Am I getting enough macronutrients–fat, carbs, protein?”

“If I’m not, would that explain my desire to slap my coworker who keeps bringing Dynamo Donuts into the office?”

Not so much if it’s a challenge. Then it’s just: “Why do I always fail at these challenges?”  That’s not helpful.

So here’s my promise to you: I will not create challenges for you. Through my Wonderfulness Program and my writing here, I’ll encourage you to try things, test them out, play around with it. 

As to any duels, my seconds will call on your seconds…

 

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