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July 18, 2013

Begin Your Summer Self-Challenge Now! (plus a Chance to Win a Free Copy of Primal Cravings)

By Mark Sisson
383 Comments

Challenge YourselfEver since I was a kid in Northern New England, mid-July always had a foreboding kind of association. Sure, the black flies were good and gone by then. We were contentedly settled back into our routines of freedom and mayhem. It felt in some ways like summer had just begun! The calendar, however, said differently. Not only were we beyond the longest days of sunlight already, but we were moving into the waning half of summer itself. In a few short weeks, we’d be back in school, already plotting the following summer’s exploits. Though we can definitely take mid-July from a “half empty” kind of perspective, these days I prefer to see the time as an effective kick in the pants – a salient reminder that “hey, time to get going on all the remaining goals and schemes.” Seize the season, I guess you could say. With six weeks left in summer, who’s up for a self-challenge?

Lately I’ve been writing a fair amount about the psychological – even emotional – side of getting healthy. The fact is, knowing what to do/not do is only a small portion of the battle. From there, we too often get in our own way. In my decades of personal training, I’ve found it’s the inner dialogue that truly makes or breaks it for most people. It’s the inner guilt we stoke, the excuses we make, the laziness we justify, the fear we hide, the anxiety we attempt to contain. When they go unchecked, they usually end up containing us. If we can shine some awareness on the psychological hurdles we create for ourselves or if we can create an effective redirect away from our old habits toward better kick-start practices, we can break out of that containment. We can become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The key is to believe you deserve better. Deep, down-to-the-bones believe that you, yourself, the one sitting in front of this screen, the one you see in the bathroom mirror each morning deserve to know what it feels like to live your physical potential. In this one life you get, will you choose that experience? Will you give yourself the chance to know what you’re capable of? Ask yourself: would you be willing to make that chance happen now – in these next six weeks?

We can start by being honest with ourselves – about our “stuff” and do what we need to do to not let old emotional messages determine our future course. Then it’s time to invest in ourselves – to put ourselves right out there on the line with a hard and fast commitment. No nebulous, fuzzy, indeterminate aspirations need apply. Make it a clear cut vision – an event that you either finish or not, a set of numbers in your workouts you either make or don’t, a class you either take or don’t. There’s a reason for the concrete here. Not only will you feel more impetus to follow through, but you’ll reap the decisive rewards. Research has shown that depressed people tend to make more generalized goals. This vaguer focus, Dr. Joanne Dickson of the University of Liverpool and researcher in this area explains, results in “making it more difficult to achieve [the goals] and therefore creating a downward cycle of negative thoughts.” It’s probably not too much of a stretch to say vague intentions don’t do anyone’s self-esteem or self-efficacy any favors.

Every day we can cross off another day on the calendar. We can tell ourselves it just wasn’t meant to happen this day, this week, this month, this year. As the saying goes, “You said ‘tomorrow’ yesterday.” With the last half of summer, we can take advantage of that nagging sense of urgency. For most people, summer is the easiest time to take on a health goal. Longer daylight, better weather, fewer clothing hassles, more vacation time (for many people) means more opportunity and fewer excuses for getting in a genuine fitness routine – or bumping up what you have going.

This peak of summer is the time – your time. Take the first step toward a better life, a stronger and healthier and happier you. Drop the excuses at the curb. Take on the anxiety. Leave the guilt or undercutting self-concept behind. Get in the game, and make a clear, concrete commitment to yourself. Maybe it’s signing up for a 5K or joining a local sports team. Maybe it’s achieving a PR in OH squats or cleans. Perhaps it’s signing up for a dance class or biking a certain extended trail. Whatever it is, make it focused and measurable.

Primal CravingsSo, who’s up for making a “self-challenge” to finish out the summer? Are you on board? Got a goal that’s just itching to be scratched? List your fitness challenge that you’re committing to for the rest of summer in the comment section for the chance to win a copy of the new Primal Cravings book. (Because a good goal deserves great fuel…) Of course, making any intention truly public is an important aspect of succeeding. It gets you on the path, accountable from the start. Don’t let down your fellow MDA readers! I’ll be checking back come September around the time the 30-Day Challenge begins! Own this challenge – and snowball your success over the next six weeks into even bigger and better things. Isn’t that the way you want to begin your fall?

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jamie for being the randomly selected winner of this contest, and the lucky recipient of a copy of the new Primal Blueprint Publishing book Primal Cravings.

Share your Summer Self-Challenge, and good luck, everyone! The contest ends and a winner will be chosen at random at 5 PM PST, Thursday, July 18. Thanks for reading today, everybody.

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Ashley
3 years 2 months ago

Funny you put this challenge out because I just committed myself to a new routine and a stricter primal lifestyle! And of course I put it out in public with a new blog.

My goals are to tighten my diet, not drink as frequently, back off my long distance running, ramp up my crossfit type exercises, yoga twice a week for relaxation, and increase my sleep.

I’m shooting for success!

Lonnie Thaler
3 years 2 months ago

Hi Ashley,

I also have the same goal. I would like to tighten my diet and shift to crosfit exercises. I’m thinking of doing yoga. I never tried it before. Is it really effective? Some former yoga students told me it’s just a waste of time.

Primal Hippie
3 years 2 months ago

I think it is just as effective for mental wellness as it is for physical wellness. And in my mind they go hand in hand. Nothing you do in care for your body in a physical way is a waste of time.

Jessica
Jessica
3 years 2 months ago
My goal for the remaining six weeks of summer is to kick the soda habit. Drinking soda makes it even harder for me to focus on the healthy foods I need in my daily diet. I’ve always struggled with it but your website and a couple others are inspiring me to make big changes. I have a vision of where I want to be and I want my family to come with me. I relaize that it has taken me years to make myself into what I am at this moment and that it will take years to undo it… Read more »
Joshua
Joshua
3 years 2 months ago

Make kombucha. It will replace your soda habit with a positive one. Since I started making enough, I rarely drink anything other than it or water.

Rhonda the Red
Rhonda the Red
3 years 2 months ago

+1 kombucha!! Love that fizz!!!

Lora
Lora
3 years 2 months ago

Kombucha yes!! Also, a splash of fruit juice in a glass of seltzer water. Very refreshing and a good transition drink!

Del
Del
3 years 2 months ago
It is tough but you can do it! I was addicted to soda (caffeine) for twenty years (not hyperbole sadly) and had tried to quit several times but the killer headaches always did me in. 3 years ago I started weaning myself off the soda, subbing in water. 4th of July weekend was the test: if I could make it through a 3 day holiday weekend I felt I could do it. And I did! What’s more, I have no desire for soda at all. That monkey is dead and buried. So pick a day and make it the day… Read more »
Jessica
Jessica
3 years 2 months ago

Thanks Everyone! I”m using peppermint tea and hoping to start making kefir soon to help.

Indiscreet
Indiscreet
3 years 2 months ago

Congratulations. I quit soda several years ago and have absolutely no desire to drink it now. I was a Diet Coke fiend. I drink iced black coffee instead during summer. And lots of water.

Dave
Dave
3 years 2 months ago

Del, that’s great, I had the same experience. I stopped drinking soda all together as of July 3rd, 2011. It can be done I was addicted to it so bad. I actually would not even put the two lire bottle back in the fridge.,it would sit next to me on the floor and I would keep refilling my glass. I now drink water, or coconut water, nothing else. Congrats!

Paulke
Paulke
3 years 2 months ago

I’m committing to taking short walks of at least a mile during the workweek days and a long (8+) walk/hike on the weekend.

Tasha
3 years 2 months ago

I don’t really have any specific fitness goals. I’m trying to straighten out an imbalance in my hips, but it’s slow going since my muscles are used to being positioned incorrectly for many years. I’m cycling to work everyday that it’s not raining, which is a huge improvement for me, but my upper body and core needs some work!

Joel
Joel
3 years 2 months ago

Have you tried doing any restorative yoga classes? I also have hip imbalances and I find it helps immensely! It really resets or re-trains your muscles. Pigeon pose is my fav 🙂

Sammy Malone
Sammy Malone
3 years 2 months ago

Kelly Starrett is the man for this. Check out his blog and hundreds of vids on Mobility WOD. This link takes you to the search results for all hip talks by Kelly on his site.

http://goo.gl/Vf187

Casey
Casey
3 years 2 months ago

In yoga, I learned that if you have an imbalance, you should work both sides equally always. As in, if your right side can’t do as much as your left side, you reduce what you do with the stronger side to match the weaker side. This worked for me with my hamstrings.

salixisme
3 years 2 months ago

Have you tried stretching your hip flexors? A lot of the time, tight hip flexors can cause hip imballances.

Charlotte
3 years 2 months ago

My goal for the rest of the summer is to make it to bar method 4 times a week (i currently go 2-3 times) and up my cardio- 3 miles twice a week. also, no more diet cokes. i think that will make a big difference in how i feel.

JulieVK
3 years 2 months ago

I’ve committed to doing a short, intense bodyweight workout three times a week.

Blake
Blake
3 years 2 months ago

I suggest looking into simplefit.

Mary Mac
Mary Mac
3 years 2 months ago

I get in my 10k steps and lift two or three times per week, I want to be more consistent with the sprints/HIIT component of my fitness plan. I will commit to once a week, but will strive for two.

I’m also considering eliminating eggs to see if a sensitivity to them may be hindering weight loss.

Mary Mac
Mary Mac
3 years 2 months ago

That’s 10k steps/day–not a week! LOL.

Nicole
Nicole
3 years 2 months ago
I can be lazy. Very lazy. It is easy for me to spend a summer sitting in the hammock reading. So, before school ended, I set some specific goals for myself this summer. Train in my martial arts every day. All of it. Every. Day. Go to the gym/work out three days a week. 1 household chore every day (so I am always cleaning the house). 1 piece of yard work every day. Daily dose of vitamin D (40 minutes in the back yard and/or as I work out). Meditate every day (must tend to the mind). 95/5 Primal (because… Read more »
Amy
Amy
3 years 2 months ago
Are you working full time as well? Certainly, a house needs to be attended to daily as well as a body. However, getting to the gym 3 times a week and training in a martial daily (any weekends off?) begs for too much movement/work. 1 thing daily in the yard/house is also very difficult to decide on a daily basis. Making the bed is not the same amount of work as cleaning the oven. 🙂 All in all, this strikes me as too much. If you aren’t in the habit of any of these pick 1 or two and let… Read more »
Nicole
Nicole
3 years 2 months ago

I am a high school teacher, so I am work-free until late August. I am also used to walking all over that school, so the daily training keeps me active. Instead of sitting and reading. And reading some more.

Once school starts, I am determined to keep the daily MA training, and move all my chores back and yard work to Saturday and Sunday.

Amy
Amy
3 years 2 months ago
Why? Why MA every week day when at least 50 hours a week are dedicated to modern survival? Your house is important, too, as well as rest as well as your intellectual side. Why not skip MA 2 or 3 times in the evening, get some chores done, and dedicate Sunday as true day of rest and reading? And reading is not “lazy”, it’s something that clearly feeds part of you. I don’t know.. if you get into the habit of dedicating time to it each week, it becomes easier to do what you should be doing on most weekdays… Read more »
Kyndal Meister
Kyndal Meister
3 years 2 months ago

I think your goals are great! And martial arts CAN be meditative and intellectual. Practicing something you are passionate about everyday is a wonderful thing. I personally feel guilty any day that I don’t practice piano for at least two hours. (Although I am a piano teacher and in the middle of getting my BM in performance. But who knows, you could teach martial arts one day 🙂

Lindsay
Lindsay
3 years 2 months ago

This is perfect timing for me to read this posting. My husband and I recently committed to completing a Spartan race this coming December so we are in training for it right now. My goal for the next six weeks is to be able to complete my current training regimen without taking unscheduled rests during the workout. My other goal is to eat 100% paleo between now and December.

Laura Spoor
Laura Spoor
3 years 2 months ago

OOh great article!

My specific goals for the rest of the summer that I am committing to now (along with finishing my PhD gargh!):

1. 30 min walks per day (gets me away from the thesis and clears my head)
2. Start the Grok pullup method so that I can work my way up from not being able to a pullup at all to (hopefully!) at least 3 pullups!

Good luck everyone with your specific challenges!

Joe
3 years 2 months ago

I’m going to learn how to unicycle starting this weekend and start utilizing my Zombies, Run! app after dinner to walk and run to. I’m also going to start juggling again.

On a more psychological note, I just this morning discovered, while shaving with my straight razor, that I meditate during certain activities and will be taking advantage of those activities more often (straight razor shaving, drawing/sketching, and painting)

Jamie
3 years 2 months ago

How timely! My husband and I have challenged our selves to becoming the healthiest, fittest we can in the next 30 days, through healthy food and exercise. I am happy to extend that challenge to six weeks 🙂

Joy Beer
Joy Beer
3 years 2 months ago

Yay, you and hubby! Congratulations on the win!

Julie
Julie
3 years 2 months ago
My challenge for the rest of the summer is to Play, Lift and Sprint as you suggest in your book. I like the combination plan. It appeals to me because I tend to get bored. I tried the Sprint a while back and I have to say it was really rewarding to push myself for that short period of time rather than just trudge/drudge along like a lumpotron, following the pack. If I were a quadriped who howled at the moon, it’d be great. But I am bipedal last I checked and I want to play when I can, lift… Read more »
Amy P
Amy P
3 years 2 months ago

I am about to turn 36 this weekend and have decided to commit myself to health for the next 36 years. My summer fitness challenge is to go to power yoga 3x a week, and get in to running shape for the two 5Ks and one 10K I signed myself up for on a whim.

Michelle
Michelle
3 years 2 months ago

The summer months always pose food challenges for me–the ice cream/popsicle/BBQ/summer adult beverages, etc. etc.

My goal for the next 6 weeks is to clean up my summer eating and get away from the “cheats” in my Paleo lifestyle.

Tam
3 years 2 months ago
I’m committed to training for a 200 mile bike ride for Wounded Warriors in October. The next six weeks will be critical, as the waning days of summer will be the time to really pour on the training. When the days get shorter and colder in September and October in New England, (we could get snow in October!), my training gets harder. So building a strong base over the next six weeks is important. My husband and I follow a paleo diet, but I haven’t yet found what enhances performance, so I need to focus on my nutrition and how… Read more »
Brittany
Brittany
3 years 2 months ago

Excellent post. I’ve been doing great so far this summer with workouts, but I know I can always improve my diet. I’m committing to eating Paleo truly 80/20, lifting two days a week and fitting in leisurely walks, lap swimming and bike rides on three other days a week.

EllieG
EllieG
3 years 2 months ago

I just committed to making healthy choices for myself consistenty. No longer excusing rationalizations for poor choices. Also, reminding myself to be grateful for the opportunity to make those choices. Not everyone has that luxury.

My goals are to enjoy eating the foods that best support my body, while being more consistent in tracking my intake as well as physical activity.

Carolyn
Carolyn
3 years 2 months ago
My goal is not to sit at my computer. If I am on the laptop I have to be standing. It is so easy for me to get on this thing and spend hours reading blogs, finding answers, shopping, and catching up on Facebook. Now I even sit and play games on Lumosity. I end up spending way more time than I had planned – every single time. I am a reader. Love books. I can sit all day perfectly content absorbed in a good read. I solved that problem by purchasing books on audible.com so that I can be… Read more »
Janey
Janey
3 years 2 months ago

That’s a really good goal.

Carolyn
Carolyn
3 years 2 months ago

Thanks Janey!

Nanc in Ashland
Nanc in Ashland
3 years 2 months ago

Big old school thumbs up to standing at the computer! I try to do it as much as possible at work although I find I have to sit when I’m working on the website because I often put my head down on my desk to bitch and moan.

Carolyn
Carolyn
3 years 2 months ago

You made me laugh! Thanks Nanc!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years 2 months ago

Actually started this a couple of weeks ago after a friend’s wedding (no coincidence…) Starting to get back into exercise after recovery from celiac diagnosed a year ago. Aim: functional fitness! I want to be able to climb any bloomin’ tree I like! And set a great example to the kids. Good luck everyone and enjoy 🙂

Mark Pelon
3 years 2 months ago

Mid summer is the hardest time to continue with workout routines. Spent time getting ready for and fun in the sun. Now it seems like I just want to enjoy the sunshine and good times with good friends. Need to get back on track and committed to more productive fitness regime now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erin
Erin
3 years 2 months ago

I’m going to “stare at a wall” for 15 minutes every day. I’ve got a move coming up and could really use a tool for managing that stress.

Naomi
3 years 2 months ago

Mark,

my goals for the rest of the summer are as follows:

-To PR at a half-marathon race in September
-To continue with my primal/paelo lifestyle and keep away from refined sugar & wheat
-To gain more muscle (daily pushups, pullups, & deadlifts)
-To continue to be a shining example for my friends
-To encourage my friends to step out more for physical activity

Thanks,

Naomi

Joleen
Joleen
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to walk or bike every day (after my vacation next week), but really be “present” during that time – smell the flowers/trees, listen to the birds and bugs, kind of a 90% mental health, 10% physical health kind of thing. My eating could always be tightened up a bit, but my physical activity is what is sorely lacking. I’ve battled some plantar fasciitis and then had a minor surgery, so walking/biking is my plan to get myself back into a better exercise routine.

Julie Mc
Julie Mc
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to completely let go of my endurance workouts, do a few sessions of crossfit per week along with dog hikes. Hopefully this will help me finally overcome some lingering health issues.

Brad Yeckley
3 years 2 months ago

FRONT AND BACK STANDING TUCK

Daniel N
Daniel N
3 years 2 months ago
Every year, leading towards summer, we all clamp down and begin our own “self-challenge”. It’s mostly for vanity. To look good on the beach. But I doubt most of us challenge ourselves on the latter half of summer. In fact, I (we?) do the opposite. Personally, I’ve been letting go on the tail end of summer, knowing I wont be exposing my body as much. So I indulge. A LOT, and pack on some padding around belly. I mean, I’ll be wearing sweaters in the fall! I like that you proposed this challenge now. I’m going to challenge myself to… Read more »
Meg
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to figure out how to best avoid the sedentary that my desk job causes. Everything that I’ve tried hasn’t stuck with me. Time to make a change that sticks!

Rhonda the Red
Rhonda the Red
3 years 2 months ago

I am a huge believer in the sit/stand desktop from Ergo Desktop. Right now I am standing between 60-70% of my day thanks to my Wallaby. That means I’m getting more steps in just from being on my feet. At the moment I am totally breaking office protocol by being barefoot. In a minute I’m going to go stand outside on the grass in the sun and renew myself! Up with the sun and better time outside is my goal. Yay! Go goals!

Bill Zmijewski
Bill Zmijewski
3 years 2 months ago

I’m now 66 and I’ve been talking about running my first 5K for about two years but I haven’t done it, yet. Thanks to your challenge, I will run a 5k this summer!

Alannah
Alannah
3 years 2 months ago

My goals for the next 6 weeks are to stick with my workout routine (6 days a week, mixing up between cardio and strength), and to make one meal from the Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals book a week! My eating habits are pretty good so far but I know I can make them better so this will add in some awesome, healthy dishes!

Lindsey Bunting
Lindsey Bunting
3 years 2 months ago

My goal for the next six weeks is to walk 5 miles a week with squats and pushups included 3x per week as well as to ditch the grains! I have been off the wagon for a long time and I really need to put my health first for the first time in awhile.

Sharon
Sharon
3 years 2 months ago

Love this!
Summer goals for the next 6 weeks –
to be more strict with my diet (90/10).
to walk at least 5 days a week for 25 to 30 minutes.

Good luck to everyone!!!

Courtney
Courtney
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to be able to do a deadhang pull-up, and increase my back squats. I can see myself getting stronger and I know I’m on the right track, this post is just what I needed to read today to stay motivated 🙂 I also am going to cut out alcohol for the next six weeks. Shouldn’t be too difficult as I already drink in moderation, but in the summer moderation is sometimes every other weekend 😉

Jennifer
Jennifer
3 years 2 months ago

Three goals for the remainder of the summer: 1) CrossFit 4x/week, 2)In bed and lights out by 10 p.m., 3)no more than 1 cup coffee/day

Kathy
Kathy
3 years 2 months ago

What timing! I’m 3 days into such a mid-summer “do-over”. I can name several things that led to this, but it really doesn’t matter now. I am where I am. My eating has been all over the place – not so bad, but not leading to the improvements that I want. So here’s to paying attention to what goes into my mouth, along with a little more slow movement. Thanks for letting me make it public.

TJ
TJ
3 years 2 months ago

I’ve been going to the gym several times a week, but my goal for the rest of the summer is to commit to walking at least 30 minutes first thing in the morning before work and also having at least one sprint session per week.

BonzoGal
BonzoGal
3 years 2 months ago

This may seem like a modest goal, but it’s a big one for me: do unassisted pull-ups (or chin ups) by mid-August. I’m about a third of the way there… the bottom of my chin will see the top of that bar soon!

Joe
Joe
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to start incorporating weight lifiting at least twice a week into my fitness routine.

Turi
Turi
3 years 2 months ago

Perfect timing! I’ve been falling off the wagon a bit, lately, and have committed to getting my…stuff…together on this.

Goals for the remainder of Summer:

1. Make my best food choices every day.
2. Walk my 5k circuit at least three times a week.
3. Try one new Paleo recipe a week for the next six weeks.
4. Prep & freeze appropriate meals so when school starts the day after Labor day, I have no reason to backslide.

GO TEAM!!

Anthony
3 years 2 months ago
My goal is to lose another 10 lbs. Since May 1st I have lost 20lbs, and while my goal is to lose 15-25lbs more total, to get down to the 190lbs-200lbs range, losing 10lbs in 6 weeks seems like a realistic goal, yet one challenging enough to require work and dedication. I am going to accomplish this by getting my diet back in order (it has slipped a bit the past couple weeks, but I am still making progress), and continue my exercise routine, hopefully increasing the weights used for my exercises further (I have seen gains in this department… Read more »
Jason
Jason
3 years 2 months ago
I think this is a great time to do a challenge, and the timing is perfect for me! I just started Crossfit and have gotten through 4 of my 6 elements classes. What it made me realize is that no matter the progress I’ve made (90 lbs over the past 9 months from a Primal diet and working with a Personal Trainer) I have never been able to do a pull-up. Now in my Crossfit classes I am able to do about 6 in a row but only while using resistance bands to propel me up. BY the end of… Read more »
Robin
Robin
3 years 2 months ago
I began my six week goal this week (on Tuesday to be exact): 2 weeks of a juice cleanse 4 weeks of the Whole30 (http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/) I was deployed for 6 months (where primal food is not easy to come by) followed by a month of eating poor quality food on a mountain trip. I have about 9 months of terrible eating under my belt. However, as of this week, I can finally be home for an extended period of time! The next two weeks will clean, detox, and reset my system. The following four weeks will reestablish my good primal… Read more »
Terrill
Terrill
3 years 2 months ago

I have been so busy with my large garden and picking local (wild) fruits, that I have neglected any official daily workout. Although I am active all day long, I need to get back to squats, pull ups, etc.

Thanks for the encouragement! Onward! 🙂

Laura
Laura
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to workout at least three days a week and clean up my lifestyle. I will start slow and will hopefully end up at a point can take on more challenging/demanding fitness routines to tone up and build muscle.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I’m hoping cleaning up my act will shed the pounds my meds put on and dull down some of the daily plain I have to deal with.

Lynette
Lynette
3 years 2 months ago

I have just this week committed to finally working through my EDL injury and muscle imbalance so I can get back to barefoot running. I have also commited myself to a grok style work out at least 3 times a week. Luckily, my husband is also on board, so we are geared for success!

Erica Franklin
Erica Franklin
3 years 2 months ago

My goal is to finally achieve the elusive muscle up! I’ve been working different drills that my trainer has given me on and off for 4 months now. I need to bunker down, put some extra time in at the box and make it finally happen. It’s been on the horizon for faaaar too long.

leida
leida
3 years 2 months ago

My challenge is to stretch a min of 15 min every day. I feel very tired lately, and while I keep up other commitments this ridiculously simple, but super-important thing slips through the cracks.

Sara
Sara
3 years 2 months ago

I’d like to do more yoga. I do a class one day a week but I’d like do get in the habit of doing a home practice 2 days a week as well.

jill
jill
3 years 2 months ago

Love this post! Perfect timing as I have been letting bad habits creep back into my life. My goal is to live and eat the primal way – no excuses, regardless of family summer parties and plans. If I can do it for six weeks I can do it forever!

Gin
Gin
3 years 2 months ago

Thank you for the encouragement to begin this challenge. I’m a teacher and once summer comes, I’m so ready to begin a non-routine….but unfortunately, ALL routines seem to grind to a halt. I need to get back to starting my day with some kind of movement. I feel so much better when I do that, not to mention my mood improves.

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