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Super Summer Challenge: Building Momentum

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Wow, the first month of Super Summer (#SSChallenge) certainly flew by, didn’t it? I hope having this challenge is helping you guys stay on track. Down below, Coach Krissie has some wisdom to drop on you about building momentum, but first, it’s time for me to do some boring housekeeping stuff:

  • Math update: to hit your 10,000 points goal by August 31st, by the end of the day today, you should have logged right around 3,240 points in each of the two categories. If you’re blowing that number out of the water, maybe it’s time to adjust your goals? Falling behind? Check out Krissie’s post below about how she used the snowball effect to play catch-up.
  • We’re moving into a new month! Don’t forget to print out a new calendar tracker (PDF) for July if you’re using those.
  • Curious where Coach Krissie and I are in our own personal challenges? As of the end of last night, I have 2,845 body points and 3,530 mind points. Coach Krissie is rocking it with 4,025 body points and 7,025 mind points.

Alrighty, handing the reins to the lovely and talented Coach Krissie!

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So. Super Summer. Almost a third of the way in.

How is it going?

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I’m seeing a HUGE difference between the progress in my mind goals and my body goals. I’m way ahead in mind points and just barely below where I need to be on body. Not that I’m not able to catch up, but I just want to focus more on my body goals.

So that is exactly what I did on Wednesday. Kinda on accident.

And it all started with one goal. And then it snowballed.

I haven’t had a haircut in months. MONTHS.  So I decided to knock out 100 points by going to get a haircut after work. (A kinda drastic haircut with lots of length gone and – gasp – bangs!) But then I got in the car and noticed how my haircut accented my grey hair. So I stopped and bought some hair color.  While I had the smelly pile of dye-slathered hair on top of my head, I wondered, “What can I do in the next 25 minutes to earn some points?” And there it was. 500 points for an at-home spa day. So I was off. Eyebrows waxed and plucked. I found a facial scrub under my sink. Then the feet were scrubbed and slathered with lotion. Hands scrubbed and lotioned (should have waited until after I rinsed my hair for that).  Hair rinsed, dried, and set on rollers. Then I worked on my to-do list for mind points, but that’s neither here nor there.

Feeling better about myself, and honestly feeling pretty fancy, I cooked a healthy dinner. Knocked out more of my to-do list. Then I was on a roll. I had planned on doing Bikram yoga on the back porch (100 points!), but a storm thwarted that plan. Also on the 100-point list? Try a new class. I wasn’t taking my newly styled hair out in the rain, so I found a ballet/barre class on youtube. I’m going to feel that tomorrow

Just like that, 800 points. EIGHT HUNDRED. And how do I feel?

Fantastic.

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Part of me is a little judgy, I’m not gonna lie. Can I really earn 800 points in an evening? Is that okay? Can I really have that awesome of a “body” day when I didn’t run or count calories or meet my water goal? Did I really work that hard?

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did. I focused on me. I could have watched a few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy from my DVR or gotten ahead on coaching work. But instead I focused on creating a positive feeling around my body.  And what has it given me? Momentum. My thermometer made a huge jump. The body is catching up. I feel accomplished and excited and inspired. And, most importantly, I feel pretty.

I know that when I feel pretty, I am more likely to make choices that are respectful to my body. The more effort I put into my appearance and body, the more I treat it well with eating and exercise.

Looking for a little more motivation? Check out Committed Coaching’s newest program beFULL!

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