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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What Motivates You?

Me on vacation.....I was just getting around to doing some burpees... can you hand me a beer?!

I would love to say I have an abundance of intrinsic motivation- 30 day Paleo Challenge? No sweat. Working out every day in my garage? Done.

Unfortunately that's just not me. It took me a looooong time to come to terms with that. I would make these lofty goals for myself and then beat myself up when I quit or didn't achieve the desired outcome.  What I learned is that goals need to be 





I know. I said that twice. Realistically are you going to work out every day on your vacation? 
Realistically, are you going to go to bed at 8pm 7 days a week? Come on people! 
It's one thing to live a healthy lifestyle, but there has to be some balance in it all too.

That was a really roundabout way of getting to my point- I have embarked on (another) 28 Day Paleo-ish Challenge. I like it for a few reasons:
1. There is a cheat meal once a week
2. I have to show my food log to my fellow O'Dark 30 Team Members every week
3. There is money involved

Challenges are best when done with friends like these:
Ladies of ODark 30!

Read about the details on Coach Jessica's blog. And hey, you can get your own challenge together with some friends- and throw some money in the pot- it makes all the difference!

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