A 365 day challenge to better health, weight loss and fitness – and of course a natural GLOW
On 1st January 2021, I set myself a 365 day challenge to improve my overall health and wellbeing, get to my goal weight by losing anything between 42lbs and 56lbs and get fit!
A previous 365 day challenge I had been on was with OYNB (One Year No Beer). They run 28, 90 and 365 day challenges to give up alcohol/change your relationship with alcohol. I decided on the longest challenge as I really wanted to remove alcohol from my life as I felt it served no purpose – and like with many of us, that “just a glass of wine” in the evening was becoming too much of a habit and I wanted to change that. I started my challenge on 18th April 2018 and haven’t had a drop of alcohol since. You can read more about this challenge in my OYNB blog post
I have been on SO many diets and other weight loss plans over the last few years and all that has happened is ……….I have gained more weight!! Like millions of people, I have found a number of “this is THE one” plans….only to fail over and over. And I do not like to fail!
I know there are many quick start plans around where you can follow something for 28 or 90 days (a bit like OYNB) and start changing habits but I felt I needed something longer. After all, I want it to be a lifelong plan and not just a quick fix. I also get very disappointed if I don’t achieve the claims made by the 28 or 90 days plans – and again feel like I have failed. This causes me to just give up, eat more rubbish, and gain a bit more weight. And so that cycle continued for a number of years.
I decided that I would go for a 365 day challenge to get my health and wellbeing back on track – and stay there and keep working on it each day. It worked for packing up alcohol so in my mind, it must work for this as well. Only time will tell on that…….watch this space J
What I want from this challenge is to find the right balance of nutritious food which will nourish my body but to not be so obsessed with it that I won’t have a piece of cake now and again – if of course I want it. Years ago I was VERY strict on one particular diet I was following and I wouldn’t have a piece of cake from a colleague whose birthday it was. He was so disappointed but I stood my ground and wouldn’t eat any cake.
What I want now:
- I want flexibility around the food I eat
- I want freedom from the “Diet Trap”
- I want choice in what I eat – if I allow choice then nothing is denied
- I want to live a healthy, vibrant and fit life
Follow my blog on this 365 day challenge and see progress being made J