Isa Week 3In continuation of my post about how to start a 16-week health challenge, I thought I’d offer some tips for getting the most out of your challenge and staying on track to completing the challenge. Here’s Week 3!

1. Goals – you set some, how’s it going? Do you need to modify your goals now that you’ve had a few weeks to get started? Maybe you can get to the gym more often? Maybe you need to re-calibrate? It’s a good idea to make your goals achievable!

2. Have you been cheating? Or letting a cheat day become a cheat weekend? It’s so important to keep your food interesting so you don’t get tempted to cheat. Look for some new recipes, try a meal delivery service like Sun Basket, or just get creative in the kitchen. Chicken with broccoli gets old real quick, so prioritize making it interesting!

3. Acknowledge how far you’ve come! It’s been 2 weeks and you’ve likely given up several things you used to enjoy (coffee, wine, white bread) so acknowledge yourself for how much you’ve taken on. Make a list every night of 3 thinks you are proud of yourself for!

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Isa week 1

Imagine what you can transform in 16 weeks? I know many times I’ve congratulated others (and myself) for completing a 16-week challenge, and maybe some of you are wondering, just exactly what is that? I thought I would share some tips do those who may be interested in joining us!
1. Take the before photos. 😝I know, I know, no one likes doing it, but trust me, you will want to see your progress and a picture for comparison is way more useful than a number on the scale! You may also want to take your measurements and record them in a journal.


2. Consider why you want to do a 16-week challenge. Do you want to get healthier? Have more energy? Be a better parent? Get into your college jeans? What ever it is that motivates you, write it down so that you can refer back to it throughout the course of your 16 weeks, especially when you feel like quitting, you can remind yourself why you started.


3. Consider your goals. 💪 Write down specifically what you’d like to accomplish in 16 weeks. Run a 5k? 10k? Start lifting weights? Hit the gym 3 times every week? Start having healthy family dinners every night? Write down your goals and start to make it happen!

Week 12: The Final Stretch

August 28, 2016

Posted by Ran Isner


3 months down, one month to go. The past three months were a bit of a whirlwind, what with introducing all of these new habits, creating a workout routine and posting two blogs a week consistently to reaching my upper limits and letting my mind temporarily derail me from my goals. Overall I am very proud of ow far I’ve come.

I still have a book and a half to read and a bunch of workouts and cleanse to catch up on and now it’s time to hunker down and push through the resistance and upper limits. It’s much more pleasant to think back on how good it felt to accomplish the things I’ve accomplished so far than to focus on the things that I haven’t quite given a 100% on. Although, it is importantly to recognize those and learn from it. Another thing that I have to remind myself is that it’s all good because I am growing from all of it. I am on the court and I’m playing.

I am looking forward to the next 4 weeks and breaking through the barriers that I set up for myself when I thought I wasn’t good enough. How fucking stupid was I! Of course I am good enough! In fact I am pretty awesome if I say so myself and it is so powerful to be able to finally acknowledge myself for that. I am so proud of the progress I made and am so excited to crush it in the next month.

 

Week 12:

Weight: 154.4(-0.8 since last week, -2.3 since start)

Cleanse days: 0

Workouts: 3(2 Jiu Jitsu, 1 personal workout)

Book I am reading: The Big Leap By Gay Hendricks

What I would like to be acknowledged for this week:

I would like to acknowledge myself allowing myself to be in a funk this week and snapping out of it as well. Being in a funk is a way for our souls to tell us that it’s time to rest a little bit and recharge but also to allow us to recognize that it is an upper limit and that means that good things are ahead.

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