Monday, December 6, 2021

90-Day Challenge: Day 90 — The Beginning


Not, this is not me posting the results of some 90-day challenge.  This is me at the very beginning.  I am in a very different place, mentally, than I was a year ago.  I was pumped, motivated and ready for a challenge.  These days, I am more ready for a nap.

Yesterday, I went to church and, believe it or not, the message was about fitness and taking care of one’s body.  They offered up the notion of a 90-day challenge.  The difference with what I saw with this one is that it was kind of open to what the person wanted to do to better his/her fitness.  So, I’m taking up my own challenge.  I’m calling it my “90 Days to Better Health Habits” challenge.  I am calling this Day 90 and will be counting down.

You see, it’s not me saying I am going to lose X pounds in this 90 days or be down to this pant size.  Instead, I want to take 90 days to get back my motivation toward healthy habits.  So, over the next 90 days, my goals are to:

  1. Cut out sugary soft drinks
  2. Seriously curtail my fast food intake (to 1 time per week or less)
  3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day
  4. Exercise 3-5 times per week
  5. Have at least one serving of fruits and/or vegetables with every meal ( a real serving, not just a couple of spoonfuls of green beans or corn)
  6. Post my progress every day, good or bad.

So, I am going with a simple approach to getting back into better habits.  I don’t do complicated very well when it comes to my health so, for the next 90 days, I am going to go with these 6 basics.  I fully expect there to be days when I drop the ball but, it is my hope that, at the end of these 90 days, I will have created a better set of habits.

I also invite you to take up your own challenge.  Feel free to use any or all of the ones I am using (you can post in the comments here if you’d like to share your progress) or you can make up your own.  The point is to try to create healthier habits.  We only get one go around so, let’s make it a good and healthy one.

JP Smith
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I'm taking on the challenge to lose the pounds that take me from a big man to a not-so-big man. Join me.