30 Day Challenge
In exactly one month I will be stepping on stage at the Texas State Naturals in an attempt to get my pro card. Last week I placed 2nd. The judges are not going to want to see me in the same package, meaning if I want to win they will demand to see improvements.
Is it even possible? How much can a person improve in a mere 30 days? Well, I’m about to find out, and I hope you’ll join me on the journey. (It’s more fun when you’ve got multiple
crazy passionate people working towards goals at the same time.)
If you want to play, here’s what you do:
- Tell me your fitness goal in the comments section of my blog or the social media account of your choice (FB, Instagram, Twitter). If you’re a blogger, link your post.
- I’ll type up a weekly check-in post throughout the month. Comment how you’re doing, the good, the bad the in-between (as will I). Be supportive of other people.
- At the end of the month tell us your results.
General Rule: Be nice! Let’s encourage each other to achieve our fitness goals.
Developing a Game Plan
If you want to succeed, you’ll need a plan. I’m a results-oriented type person, so I like to think backwards when I write out my goals.
My Game Plan
Goal: Increased muscle mass and rounded glutes by October 17.
Desired Result: Win 1st place in bikini competition to get my pro card.*
*While this is the desired result, it’s also understood that I have no idea who will show up at the event to compete against me and judging can be subjective, so the result is partly out of my control. But what I can achieve is improvements to my physique and posing so I can package my own body in the best manner.
- Desired Weekly Result: Practice posing 100x, glutes lifting, weight down 1 lb/wk to get leaner while gaining muscle mass
- Daily Actions to achieve result: Glutes pre-workout before leg day, reduce cardio to maintain muscle mass, increase carbs to make gains
- Today’s actions: Finish food prep for the week, glutes warm-up (730 reps of squats/lunges – yes, that is the WARM UP) followed by full leg workout, 50 reps of posing practice
Now, my game plan is pretty intense because I’m trying to become a professional athlete (aka: Paid athlete) in a niche sport.
You’re fitness goal can be anything; it doesn’t have to be about bodybuilding. It can be to cut out sugar (yes, I’m talking about you!) or to sign up for your first 5k. It can be to drink more water, quit smoking or to actively reduce the stress in your life. (Stress can wreak all sorts of havoc on your health.)
Now You Try
For example, let’s say your goal is weight loss, your game plan may look like this:
Goal: Weight Loss
- Desired Result: Lose 8 lbs. by October 17
- Desired Weekly Result: Lose 2 lbs.
- Daily actions to achieve result: Eat clean, exercise 30 minutes per day/5 days per week
- Today’s actions: Go food shopping, cook food for the week, do a 30 minute exercise video
Need help understanding what “eat clean” means? Read here: The Secret to Being Slim. (Want a customized meal plan or some personal training sessions with me? Send me an email on the Contact Me page.)
Keep in mind that your results will be in direct proportion to how consistent and committed you are to your own success. A trainer can give you the tools, but only you can put in the work.
Be realistic about your level of desire for achievement:
- 5 – Yes! I will MAKE it happen, because I MUST!
- 4 – I’m in!
- 3 – Sounds good, as long as nothing else interferes.
- 2 – I’m sorta, kinda, interested, maybe?
- 1 – Yeah, no.
Even if your enthusiasm is at a level 1, why not try a fitness goal anyway? You can try something healthy for a day, right? What’s the worst that could happen? Aim for the stars, even if you fail you might land on a cloud. Give it a shot!
What’s your fitness goal?
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