Ive recently listened to a podcast called 'The Minimalists Podcast'.
One episode really intrigued me. It was all about giving something up for 30 days.
Eg. Phone, internet, sugar, alcohol etc.
They went on to explain that studies have showed that if you can't live without something for 30 days than you rely on it too much and you could potentially be addicted.
Ive tried this a few times with different things. Firstly it was junk food. No lollies, no biscuits and no chocolate. Now if anyone knows me I am a HUUUGEEE chocolate fan.
To be honest I found this quite easy. I had times where I was craving my usual chocolate hit. However getting through the 30 days was more important to me than eating the chocolate.
Andy Frisella also does something similar for 75 days (that's right...75days). However he has a no excuse outlook. 75 days straight, train twice every day, no bad food, read 10 pages of a self development book every day.
This really got me thinking. How can we implement these 2 things in to a challenge that tests us physically and mentally.
Ive created my own little 30 day challenge. It only consists of 3 rules.
Rule #1 - No cheat meals for 30 days (includes alcohol)
Rule #2 - Train every day for 30 days (min 30 mins of any exercise)
Rule #3 - Break #1 or #2 and you have to start again.
This is not only a challenge for you physically, its a challenge for you mentally. You need to commit yourself for 30 days (or you start again).
We have created a facebook group for anyone that wants to give this a go. Link is below
If you're on social media use the hashtag #JRF30daychallenge