Monday, 15 August 2011

My First 30 Day Challenge

How exciting! I've always wanted to do this as I was also intrigued with the concept after watching a few episodes of Morgan Spurlock's short lived series several years back. But I've always had a problem committing to anything!
I joined a gym and Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago - it was a spontaneous decision and I was "excited" about it, but secretly... I thought I would fail/quit and I was emotionally preparing myself to once again face the music. And then I'd have to give myself another pep talk just so I wouldn't feel bad about myself. But I took it one day at a time - the first 3 days were tough, but when I got to day 4 I started to really feel proud of myself. I was convinced I'd done this amazing thing - the gym!... 4 days...then 5 days... in a row! who does that? Oh, I know... Me!
Fast forward 3 weeks - I've been totally committed to changing the way I treat my body - I go to the gym 5 days a week, I stick to my food plan and I have already felt dramatic physical and emotional changes. Suddenly I feel that anything is possible and I want more! I'm ready for another challenge!
Daisyfae, my dearest and most supportive bloggy buddy, turned me on to this 30 day challenge and I'm so grateful!
I couldn't decide on the type of challenge - intellectual? creative? physical? spiritual?... I sat with it a couple of days, it was a tough call but since I'm finally learning new things about my body I'm going to expand on that discovery...
My plan is to learn how to Bellydance! It looks fun and sexy and really tones and strengthens the body.
I'm not a graceful girl so this could be laughable! On the other hand - I can only improve!
Thanks again for letting me play along!


bob said...

Fantastic! Sounds like you're going to have a blast.

And congrats on the past 3 weeks. I started a 'reshape' a few months ago and it's been hard work, but totally worth it. If only good habits were as easy start as picking up old bad ones!


cyberdryad said...

What a great idea! I love that! It sounds like a lot of fun, and I know that it would make me feel more comfortable on the dance floor.

I can't wait to read about it!

Mitzi G Burger said...

Natasha Atlas is a great Egyptian singer whose music is good to bellydance to. Enjoy!

daisyfae said...

so. glad. you're. here.

this is right up your alley, honey, and i know you're gonna rock that belly dancing! whee!

SOMSmom said...

Belly dancing-- how fun! It's not something I could ever do, so I'm especially looking forward to reading about your experiences.

Congrats on the gym and Weight Watchers. You now have three weeks practice on meeting a daily challenge.


Gnu Kid said...

i just had a spontaneous, huge grin develop on my face. what a stellar idea. just go have fun and you'll be amazed at your progress.