How do fitness beauties retain their gorgeous bodies? They have personal trainers and nutritionists influencing their lives. If we were all rich we too could look like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston. Reality is that we don’t have the financial resources of these fitness beauties. So how can you have a toned and firm body? Challenge yourself!
There is a saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. How many times have you tried the same diet and exercise plan and gotten the same disappointing results over and over? You need to try something you have never tried before. You need to challenge yourself to get results.
When you push beyond your comfortable limits, you start to see results. I will be the first to agree that leaving my comfort zone just plain “sucks” to put it bluntly. I know I hate to do it but I also know I will survive. Heck, I will even feel pretty good about surviving the fitness challenge. So, what are you going to do to push yourself? May I make a suggestion? Try this fitness challenge – the 35 Mile Facebook Challenge.
The 35 Mile Facebook Challenge is a good starting challenge because it isn’t too hard yet it should be just outside your comfort zone. What is it? There are two components of the challenge and you can’t skip either part.
The first part is to get on Facebook, or whatever social media you prefer, and let everyone know you are going to take on the 35 Mile Facebook Challenge. Encourage others to join you and post daily about your progress.
Part two is to do the challenge – walk 35 miles over the course of the next 14 days. If you are a jogger you can jog 29 miles. What does this do?
First off, walking 35 miles is the average distance you need to walk in order to convert one pound of body fat to one pound of muscle. This particular challenge focuses on your body composition and not necessarily on weight loss. The more muscle you have the more likely you are to look like those fitness beauties. Second, by telling others, you have made your commitment public. You are much more likely to succeed with a public fitness challenge than you are with a private one.
By posting daily you have tell the world how you are doing. Do you really want to look like a wimp in front of all of you friends? If you can get a few friends to join you, you will have even greater motivation. You can encourage each other to complete the challenge and if you are local to one another you can walk together.