Challenges typically go one of two ways…and sometimes, nutrition challenges can do more harm that good. How? Stay with me just a minute as I explain...
Let's say you are excited about the challenge. So you gear up for the 28 days and decide to be perfect. You prep all your meals…you drink the perfect amount of water…you don’t have a single “cheat” the entire 28 days...Awesome right!?
Then, Day 29 rolls around (or maybe the evening of Day 28) and you think, “I have worked so hard! I deserve a Cheat Meal...or maybe Cheat Day (tomato..potato..or however the saying goes).” So, you do. A couple days go by and you stop carrying your water bottle around with you. Your weekend gets a little busy so you decide not to prep your food for the week. And before youknow it, you are right back where you were before the 28-Day Challenge…maybe even a bit embittered because none of your hard work lasted.
Can you tell I am speaking from experience?
But, what if there is a better way? Let me paint you a different picture…the picture I hope many of you decide to take to heart and implement with our upcoming 28-Day Nutrition Challenge.
You realize no one is perfect. So with that in mind, you decide to focus on 3 Action Steps for 28-Days. You take those 3 Action Steps and make them habits. Maybe they are drinking 80+ ounces of water per day…pairing protein and carbohydrates at every meal…and eating consistently throughout the day. BOOM!! This becomes your new norm.
At Day 29, nothing changes. Maybe you have an ice cream cone to celebrate the three new habits that you have ingrained into your lifestyle. But at Day 29, rather than reverting to the old you, you think, “what is my next Action Step?”
Which one of the above seems not only attainable but SUSTAINABLE? That is something we are extremely passionate about with nutrition is creating attainable and sustainable goals with nutrition. We want to see you succeed. We want to support you along the way, and we want to help you create a LIFESTYLE of health and wellness.
Our upcoming 28-day Challenge is meant to be the kickstart…the spark…the beginning of your new lifestyle. You will not master all of the healthy habits in 28-days. It is almost impossible!
But 3 new habits? Maybe even just ONE new habit!? You CAN do that.
This will be the goal of our upcoming 28-Day Nutrition Challenge. Not to be perfect humans who turn our lives into mechanical drones that never eat another pastry; but rather, to be the real, busy, imperfect people that we are who are just trying to implement a few small changes to their nutrition habits to lay a foundation to build upon.
Our 28-Day Nutrition Challenge is not intended to fix everything at once. It is not a magic pill that will solve your nutrition deficiencies. In fact, I have seen it do just the opposite by putting the “bad food” on a pedestal.
The 28-Day Nutrition Challenge is intended to be the Phase 1 in a two-phased approach. Following the challenge, you will have the option to continue to build upon the habits that you form with ongoing nutrition accountability and support. THIS is where the magic happens. In the ongoing improvements to our habits that last a lifetime.
So just because the 28 days ends, that does not mean the accountability and support has to. Consider continuing into Phase 2 of our nutrition program where we will continue to adjust your action steps and create new ones. We will continue to build a nutrition foundation that will help you be successful both now and 10 years from now.
You CAN be a part of the 20% of people who lose weight that actually keep it off. You might just need a little guidance and accountability along the way.
If you are interested in kickstarting your nutrition goals with our 28-Day Challenge ($89 for members and $99 for non-members), here are some dates to note:
Kickoff Nutrition Seminar: Sunday, September 09th @ 2:00pm
Challenge Start Date: Monday, September 10th
For more information on our challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.