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Wow @Fox you where not kidding this is F*cking hard balls...

Woke up early went for my brisk walk,smashed down 1 litre of water before work, read 7 pages before work of a book.

Resisted temptation of all the goodies in the fridge while i was there, i crushed it!

Or so i thought....

everything was on target it was 7:30 pm i had 1 litre of water to go for the day and all i had to do was get my 45 minute gym session in and read the last 3 pages of the book, photo in the morning was already done.

Unconsciously i was at the bench chatting to a chef (She new i was doing the challenge and said she would keep me on track)

I dipped my hand into a chip bowl ate 2 chips dipped in napoli sauce while navel gazing into the near empty dining room, i head back to my section and about 20 seconds later it hit me....


FFFAAARRRRKKKKK!!!

Tim what?

I FAILED THE FARKENNN CHALLENGE GOD DAMMIT!!!
 
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Last night a friend of mine who is doing P90X for ninety days noticed that I’m still not sleeping anywhere near seven hrs a night and said “I guess that challenge isn’t all THAT hard huh?”

I’m really not an angry person.. I swear until this challenge I’m like snarky or silly or fun.. mostly just giving. But now??

I wanted to throat punch him.

Some ppl just don’t get it.. they ALREADY have self-discipline! They can’t possibly conceive of me not having it cuz they judge me by my successes or my kids or some other bs meter but the truth? I’ve gotten all this crap done (owned businesses, connected with leaders, taken hundreds of hours of continuing Ed, networked, learned marketing, etc, etc) while NEVER being consistent!! Can you imagine what I’d do if I actually went to bed before 2am every damn day??

Apparently I’m still having meltdowns. Omg. The Internal Whining Drama is EPIC.

But we are going to effing get this thing done dammit!!! Stop screwing up ppl!! I NEED you!!
 

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You would think the water would be a waste of time but to me it's the puzzle piece that holds everything together. It keeps your mind on the challenge all day and focused on making small progressive steps throughout to get shit done.
True! I see my 30oz Ozark Steel Tumbler and it triggers a scan of the list of done and to dos.
 

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I love this so far.

Just accidentally failed on day 2 :facepalm:
Took a sip of my friend's soft drink (which breaks my no-sweets diet).

I love how this challenge got me super aware, focused and efficient.
That's the single biggest advantage, and it is just day 2.
 
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Day 11 down.

I will be honest - after a month of doing this and now on my fifth attempt there are days that suck. Social media likes and forum posts only motivate you so much lol.

I have been working on the core reasons I want to make this happen. It isn’t the tasks or the challenge itself but what it will mean for me internally. I think you got to dial that in if you want to last the full 75 days. Any superficial motivation is going to burn out.

Even though some days suck overall I feel amazing. Physically in the best shape I have been in a long time and I’m crushing work. Mentally I feel very solid. I’d compare the mindset to a train - just cruising at a decent pace but with no stopping or turning off track. Before I was always having one crazy work week followed by days off etc. This is a slow steady burn.

I can’t wait to see how things go the next few weeks. I really feel that there will be huge results down the line from doing this. I can’t explain why but I am seeing a lot of habits starting to link together consistently and it’s a good feeling.

That’s it for now.

*edited to correct the day count - I was off.
 

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Talk about your struggles.

What one task is proving hardest to stick to?

For myself it is 100% diet. Not deviating from the plan is proving to be the hardest aspect of this programme. Especially on the weekends, for no other reason than I have learned to equate the weekend with 'celebration'. Which I'm sure some of you have also.

I'm starting to reframe it, change how I view weekends. Simply by not viewing them as anything special. There's no weekdays or weekends, just days. And each one is as important as the next.

Day 36 for myself

Where are you guys?
 

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Back at day one. The hardest parts for me are drinking all the water and the strict diet - especially on weekends, as fishgodeep mentioned. Of course, it's easy (at least easier) to get up in the morning to get the first 45 minute workout in now that the weather's nice.
 

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I was wondering a few things about the challenge:

1. What is your number 1 WHY to do this?

2. I am surprised to not see any discussions regarding struggles with alcohol consumption, knowing how common it is for many people to take at least one drink per day and more if is under social pressure. Related to this theme, the other day in the Rich Roll Podcast there was a british guy who said more than 90% of people fail to sober up for a single month due to peer pressure.

3. In terms of workouts do you feel like pushing yourself a bit more everyday or you tend to do the same kind of workout everyday? Any experiments with variety? (dance lessons, yoga, Juit jitsu for example).
 
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I was wondering a few things about the challenge:

1. What is your number 1 WHY to do this?

2. I am surprised to not see any discussions regarding struggles with alcohol consumption, knowing how common it is for many people to take at least one drink per day and more if is under social pressure. Related to this theme, the other day in the Rich Roll Podcast there was a british guy who said more than 90% of people fail to sober up for a single month due to peer pressure.

3. In terms of workouts do you feel like pushing yourself a bit more everyday or you tend to do the same kind of workout everyday? Any experiments with variety? (dance lessons, yoga, Juit jitsu for example).
1) Discipline

2) I quit drinking over two years ago. I had a few glasses of wine this year before I started and that is it. So that wasn't hard for me - just got sick of hangovers and nightlife.

3) I have been on a 7 day gym plan. I'll post it up if people want. Setting all kinda of personal bests at the moment.
 

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What one task is proving hardest to stick to?
URINATION.

And I'm only half joking.
Besides that - the workouts, the timing to be precise. How to plan my day around them.

Any superficial motivation is going to burn out.
This. And it's not only about the challenge, I see it again and again, in my life and in others. Any kind of external motivation can only get you so far.

"If you need inspiring words, don't do it" - Elon Musk
 

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Talk about your struggles.

What one task is proving hardest to stick to?

For myself it is 100% diet. Not deviating from the plan is proving to be the hardest aspect of this programme. Especially on the weekends, for no other reason than I have learned to equate the weekend with 'celebration'. Which I'm sure some of you have also.

I'm starting to reframe it, change how I view weekends. Simply by not viewing them as anything special. There's no weekdays or weekends, just days. And each one is as important as the next.

Day 36 for myself

Where are you guys?
Diet 100%. Will say that meal prepping has helped with this tremendously.

I was wondering a few things about the challenge:

1. What is your number 1 WHY to do this?

2. I am surprised to not see any discussions regarding struggles with alcohol consumption, knowing how common it is for many people to take at least one drink per day and more if is under social pressure. Related to this theme, the other day in the Rich Roll Podcast there was a british guy who said more than 90% of people fail to sober up for a single month due to peer pressure.

3. In terms of workouts do you feel like pushing yourself a bit more everyday or you tend to do the same kind of workout everyday? Any experiments with variety? (dance lessons, yoga, Juit jitsu for example).
1. The foundation of this challenge is based upon discipline which will improve all aspects of your life IMO. Like most, I also want to be in great shape so that’s just an added benefit.

2. Audit your inner circle. I drastically cut down drinking about a year ago simply by not hanging with certain people.

3. Think this largely depends on your goals, but eventually your body will become conditioned if you’re doing the same thing so adding variety can’t hurt.

@Fox I’m Definitely interested in that routine!
 

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I don't want to start an exodus, but I need to back off on this challenge for now. I'm trying to get back tom my 2016 weight before I broke my hand and my toe and have 80 pounds to go. I'm 58 and I'm not recovering enough from the two-a-days to keep going at that level and work and my real focus besides my weight, to get on with the Fastlane! I'll stay on the thread and will cheer from the sidelines. I should be at a maintenance level by year-end, so I will re evaluate then.

Tl;dr I'm barely keeping up with work let alone doing what I came here for due to the recovery I'm not allowing with two-a-day workouts.
 

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2. I am surprised to not see any discussions regarding struggles with alcohol consumption, knowing how common it is for many people to take at least one drink per day and more if is under social pressure. Related to this theme, the other day in the Rich Roll Podcast there was a british guy who said more than 90% of people fail to sober up for a single month due to peer pressure.
2) I quit drinking over two years ago. I had a few glasses of wine this year before I started and that is it. So that wasn't hard for me - just got sick of hangovers and nightlife.
In my opinion, stop drinking alcohol is one of the pillars for personal development. It doesn't do us any physical or mental good and we do it because of the social pressure that exists in our own environment and in society.

The other day I saw that there is even a book that talks about eliminating false beliefs about the benefits of alcohol: This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol by Annie Grace

Stop drinking alcohol is the best way to say: "Hey society, hey environment: F*ck you, my body, my mind are more important, I don't need alcohol, I don't want F*ck myself. I control my way"

Perhaps the other most important is to limit the use of mobile / pc.

In ancient societies there was scarcity and success was to cover the needs: food, home, clothing, ... In today's society the problem is the opposite: excess of abundance and success goes to eliminate what hurts us and is always present: overinformation, alcohol, junk food, porn, parties, TV, ...

That's why these disciplines are so important and are more focused on eliminating than adding: I can live without hot water, without sugar, without comforts, without alcohol, ...
 
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I don't want to start an exodus, but I need to back off on this challenge for now. I'm trying to get back tom my 2016 weight before I broke my hand and my toe and have 80 pounds to go. I'm 58 and I'm not recovering enough from the two-a-days to keep going at that level and work and my real focus besides my weight, to get on with the Fastlane! I'll stay on the thread and will cheer from the sidelines. I should be at a maintenance level by year-end, so I will re evaluate then.

Tl;dr I'm barely keeping up with work let alone doing what I came here for due to the recovery I'm not allowing with two-a-day workouts.
Fair enough man and I wish you a speedy recovery. At the same time, the workouts don't have to be extreme - just progressive for you. So if that is a walk or just doing some stretches then that is all good.

Stick around and see if you can jump back on this at some point.
 
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Did my first ever podcast today. For a business with 2.3 million users.

It was a big step and I don't think I would have taken it apart from the momentum I have been getting through doing this challenge. I can feel big things coming!

Do the small stuff every day and eventually it is big stuff.
 

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In my opinion, stop drinking alcohol is one of the pillars for personal development. It doesn't do us any physical or mental good and we do it because of the social pressure that exists in our own environment and in society.

The other day I saw that there is even a book that talks about eliminating false beliefs about the benefits of alcohol: This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol by Annie Grace

Stop drinking alcohol is the best way to say: "Hey society, hey environment: F*ck you, my body, my mind are more important, I don't need alcohol, I don't want F*ck myself. I control my way"

Perhaps the other most important is to limit the use of mobile / pc.

In ancient societies there was scarcity and success was to cover the needs: food, home, clothing, ... In today's society the problem is the opposite: excess of abundance and success goes to eliminate what hurts us and is always present: overinformation, alcohol, junk food, porn, parties, TV, ...

That's why these disciplines are so important and are more focused on eliminating than adding: I can live without hot water, without sugar, without comforts, without alcohol, ...
I 100% agree with you and apart from some random occasions I normally do not drink, so in terms of alcohol consumption on this group probably we do not have many people struggling with consumption or alcoholism.
 

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Arrrgh!!!

I ate something which I thought was a healthy food but when I came to know about the ingredients that was used in it...I realized I f*cked up the No Cheat Meal rule.

So back to day 1 tomorrow.
 

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I went to play pool with an extremely nice man, read some pages while I waited for him to get there, didn’t drink anything but water, had a great time, came home super tired and since I had been on top of my water and workouts all day no problem right?

Woke up this morning still feeling sleepy, must be the moon, and then realized with a shock.. I didn’t finish my pages yesterday.

Today would have been Day 14.

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I went to play pool with an extremely nice man, read some pages while I waited for him to get there, didn’t drink anything but water, had a great time, came home super tired and since I had been on top of my water and workouts all day no problem right?

Woke up this morning still feeling sleepy, must be the moon, and then realized with a shock.. I didn’t finish my pages yesterday.

Today would have been Day 14.

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Noooooooooooooo!

I’ve been there. I feel your pain.

A good trick is leave the book on your pillow so you can’t sleep without knowing you need to read it. But ya try get the reading in before dates/social things also.
 

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I was wondering a few things about the challenge:

1. What is your number 1 WHY to do this?

2. I am surprised to not see any discussions regarding struggles with alcohol consumption, knowing how common it is for many people to take at least one drink per day and more if is under social pressure. Related to this theme, the other day in the Rich Roll Podcast there was a british guy who said more than 90% of people fail to sober up for a single month due to peer pressure.

3. In terms of workouts do you feel like pushing yourself a bit more everyday or you tend to do the same kind of workout everyday? Any experiments with variety? (dance lessons, yoga, Juit jitsu for example).
1. To increase self discipline. If you can control exactly what goes into your body, how much and how often you can create and implement any other positive habit. In my opinion (and it is just an opinion) controlling your fuel source when there's no one around to see you is the backbone of self discipline. Everything stems from this.

2. O can only speak for myself, alcohol has proven to be the easiest part of the programme. I only have to deal with it when I socialize as I never drink at home.

If you find yourself out with family/friends and they're pressuring you to drink (as happens to myself regularly) I have a great trick to get around this. The next time your in a restaurant and someone asks you if your drinking here's what say. You may want to grab a pen........."No".

Learn to say no, learn to say no without apology or excuses. This is a big part of the programme. Practicing saying no. No to alcohol, no to junk, no to worthless relationships, no to sloth and no to excuses.

In the interest of context I'll share my situation. I'm Irish, I live in Canada and I work in the Oil and Gas sector. Do you have any idea how disappointed tradesmen get when the Irish lad isn't drinking. Honestly I carry that stereotype around like F*cking luggage ha. If I can hold my ground, anyone can.

3. Yes. I started changing things up a to make things more difficult as I felt I was coasting a little. My workouts are usually Jiu Jitsu and walking. I love Jiu Jitsu, it's very difficult but it's easy for me to go. So there's not really any self discipline challenge as it's something I want to do.
P.S. everyone should be doing Jiu Jitsu. There's literally no entry barrier in regards to age or physical condition. I've rolled with all shapes, sizes and ages.

The walking was just too easy, I don't want to run as everything is concrete around me. So.......I bought a 40lb weight vest. And it's pretty God damn heavy ha. Now walking has gotten very difficult.

Did my first ever podcast today. For a business with 2.3 million users.
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2. O can only speak for myself, alcohol has proven to be the easiest part of the programme. I only have to deal with it when I socialize as I never drink at home.

If you find yourself out with family/friends and they're pressuring you to drink (as happens to myself regularly) I have a great trick to get around this. The next time your in a restaurant and someone asks you if your drinking here's what say. You may want to grab a pen........."No".

Learn to say no, learn to say no without apology or excuses. This is a big part of the programme. Practicing saying no. No to alcohol, no to junk, no to worthless relationships, no to sloth and no to excuses.
That so reminded me of a video I saw a while ago:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0lr63y4Mw


It is safe for work and anybody who remembers Bob Newhart will appreciate it. Even if you don't remember Bob, the advice he dispenses here can be valuable no matter what your situation in life.
 

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Noooooooooooooo!

I’ve been there. I feel your pain.

A good trick is leave the book on your pillow so you can’t sleep without knowing you need to read it. But ya try get the reading in before dates/social things also.
Honestly dude? My very first thought after “shit” was about you. You’ve been so honest and transparent about your stuff.. I dunno.. a part of me was like.. if he can fail and keep trying so can I.

I really want to cry and curl up in a ball and eat donuts though. Not gonna lie.
 

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Ok. I seriously thought about what’s been happening behind the scenes and what I need to focus on.

I’m reworking my diet and allowing sugar back in, specifically smoothies, dark chocolate, coffee from Starbucks, BAM energy drink and the occasional gummy bear.

I’m eliminating dating guys, including text flirting, text “getting to know you” texting with my guys who “just want to be friends” and ALL my apps that aren’t insta, fb, or here.

I’ve been divorced two years and until this challenge I didn’t care that I spent time on dating like it’s my hobby but now? I. Don’t. Have. The. Time.

I’m finally, finally doing something proactive for myself instead of reacting to stress and loneliness with laziness or mildly sabotaging tendencies. I might not be a porn addict but always having a guy to text is like.. emotional porn. I’m convinced that ANY bad habits are an obstacle to making serious progress but this one seems to take more of my energy than anything else.

I can’t be staying up late (1am or more) chatting 2 or 3 nights of the week when I hafta get up and workout. The main reason I slipped up is just sheer exhaustion. With no sugar some of my days are pretty tough but adding no sleep?? Recipe for disaster.

I’m also switching my selfie posts to my personal IG account instead of business. I’ve realized that I need to be getting more centered spiritually and my business account isn’t really the place for that.

I’m feeling much more hopeful and calm.

I’m switching my ten pages of self-help to ten pages from the Bible.

Here we go..
 

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A quick update.

Back at day one after failing to stick to my strict diet, struggling to get enough calories from healthy sources so I'm wondering if it's alright to have 20% of borderline unhealthy food to reach a calorie surplus, considering the fact that I'm trying to gain weight.

I've been noticing a couple things recently, I've definitely been using my asthma inhaler alot less, I used to use it every night because I was wheezing but I haven't used it for the past week at all. I can also see that my recovery time has been dramatically reduced, I seem to be able to recover quite quickly after the 45 minute outdoor session.

The challenge has definitely improved my asthma and this has been extremely beneficial as I'm able to play sports without reaching fatigue quickly and I survived a 50 minute tennis session without the use of my inhaler.

A problem I've been having though is that I've only been getting around 6 hours of sleep because I have to wake up at 5AM so that I can workout without my parents knowing. Obviously, this isn't ideal for growth and repair and I should be getting between 7½ to 9 hours at my age, which means that I should sleep at around 9:30 at least. I need to start placing sleep higher on my priority list, so it would be extremely helpful if anyone could recommend me a book or podcast of some sort that highlights the benefits and purpose of sleep.
 
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I dunno, in my opinion it is counterintuitive to be modifying aspects of the challenge after failing.

The whole point of the challenge is to persevere and build discipline, but to me is seems like many of you guys aren't taking it as seriously as you should be. I don't mean any offense saying that, it's simply an observation. It's not a matter of finishing the challenge as much as it is actually getting something worthwhile out of it.

If you are comfortable doing this challenge, in my mind you've already failed.
 

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I dunno, in my opinion it is counterintuitive to be modifying aspects of the challenge after failing.

The whole point of the challenge is to persevere and build discipline, but to me is seems like many of you guys aren't taking it as seriously as you should be. I don't mean any offense saying that, it's simply an observation. It's not a matter of finishing the challenge as much as it is actually getting something worthwhile out of it.

If you are comfortable doing this challenge, in my mind you've already failed.
Let’s have a quick convo about this. I’m changing my strict diet of no gluten, no dairy, no sugar AT ALL, no alcohol, no corn syrup, no dyes, no soy, and no tea TO A no gluten, no dairy, no soda, no alcohol diet.

I’m still doing the 45min gym workout and the 45min outdoor workout. For example, when I started I couldn’t run 2 minutes but now I’m running 10min (after just two weeks) plus walking for a total of about five miles a day. I’ve increased external leg exercises from 125lbs to 175lbs, leg presses from 45lbs to 110lbs and I can now do planks for a full minute.

I’m still drinking a gallon of water a day which really doesn’t leave room for much else...

Now, I changed the no sugar thing but since the diet is up to me I assumed that this was well within the parameters of the challenge.

I have NEVER been able to be consistent with a proactive routine in my whole life.. Im accustomed to sleep when I want, exercise when I feel like it, read when I want, etc, etc..

Literally NO PART of this challenge is comfortable for me except for reading because I typically read around 100 books a year while working two jobs, being a single mom, and maintaining a wide variety of friendships and hobbies. But I’ve never been consistent reading the Bible so I just switched to doing that too.

Is it possible that what you’re seeing is us changing how we approach the challenge as individuals so we can get the most out of it?

I’m not a big Andy Frisella fan as of yet. I’ve only listened to maybe four of his podcasts.

I AM a big fan of Just Going For It and getting the ball rolling so I can pivot or adjust as stuff happens.

I actually can handle criticism if it’s constructive. I value your contributions cuz you’re already on Day 36 or so right?

What do you want ME to change so that I can live up to what you think this challenge is about?
 

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A quick update.

Back at day one after failing to stick to my strict diet, struggling to get enough calories from healthy sources so I'm wondering if it's alright to have 20% of borderline unhealthy food to reach a calorie surplus, considering the fact that I'm trying to gain weight.

I've been noticing a couple things recently, I've definitely been using my asthma inhaler alot less, I used to use it every night because I was wheezing but I haven't used it for the past week at all. I can also see that my recovery time has been dramatically reduced, I seem to be able to recover quite quickly after the 45 minute outdoor session.

The challenge has definitely improved my asthma and this has been extremely beneficial as I'm able to play sports without reaching fatigue quickly and I survived a 50 minute tennis session without the use of my inhaler.

A problem I've been having though is that I've only been getting around 6 hours of sleep because I have to wake up at 5AM so that I can workout without my parents knowing. Obviously, this isn't ideal for growth and repair and I should be getting between 7½ to 9 hours at my age, which means that I should sleep at around 9:30 at least. I need to start placing sleep higher on my priority list, so it would be extremely helpful if anyone could recommend me a book or podcast of some sort that highlights the benefits and purpose of sleep.
This is great news about the asthma! Sleep is extremely important to recovery time but I don’t know any articles to share. I just wanted to say I’m with you man!
 

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Let’s have a quick convo about this. I’m changing my strict diet of no gluten, no dairy, no sugar AT ALL, no alcohol, no corn syrup, no dyes, no soy, and no tea TO A no gluten, no dairy, no soda, no alcohol diet.

I’m still doing the 45min gym workout and the 45min outdoor workout. For example, when I started I couldn’t run 2 minutes but now I’m running 10min (after just two weeks) plus walking for a total of about five miles a day. I’ve increased external leg exercises from 125lbs to 175lbs, leg presses from 45lbs to 110lbs and I can now do planks for a full minute.

I’m still drinking a gallon of water a day which really doesn’t leave room for much else...

Now, I changed the no sugar thing but since the diet is up to me I assumed that this was well within the parameters of the challenge.

I have NEVER been able to be consistent with a proactive routine in my whole life.. Im accustomed to sleep when I want, exercise when I feel like it, read when I want, etc, etc..

Literally NO PART of this challenge is comfortable for me except for reading because I typically read around 100 books a year while working two jobs, being a single mom, and maintaining a wide variety of friendships and hobbies. But I’ve never been consistent reading the Bible so I just switched to doing that too.

Is it possible that what you’re seeing is us changing how we approach the challenge as individuals so we can get the most out of it?

I’m not a big Andy Frisella fan as of yet. I’ve only listened to maybe four of his podcasts.

I AM a big fan of Just Going For It and getting the ball rolling so I can pivot or adjust as stuff happens.

I actually can handle criticism if it’s constructive. I value your contributions cuz you’re already on Day 36 or so right?

What do you want ME to change so that I can live up to what you think this challenge is about?
Well first of all my post wasn't directed at you, it was a general observation of the patterns I was seeing throughout the thread from many members making excuses about how hard the challenge is and altering the challenge as a result, which is exactly what Andy said not to do.

If making changes like that works for you then great, I don't want you to change anything.

But since you singled yourself out, I'll use your post as an example.

Adding things like the "occasional gummy bear" and dark chocolate completely defeats the purpose of the challenge in my opinion. In fact, it may make it harder to stay on track because your sugar cravings are going to increase. What is stopping you from classifying 10 gummy bears a day as within the limits of the challenge?

It's basically like cheating on the diet aspect of it even though it's within the rules you set for yourself.
 

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Well first of all my post wasn't directed at you, it was a general observation of the patterns I was seeing throughout the thread from many members making excuses about how hard the challenge is and altering the challenge as a result, which is exactly what Andy said not to do.

If making changes like that works for you then great, I don't want you to change anything.

But since you singled yourself out, I'll use your post as an example.

Adding things like the "occasional gummy bear" and dark chocolate completely defeats the purpose of the challenge in my opinion. In fact, it may make it harder to stay on track because your sugar cravings are going to increase. What is stopping you from classifying 10 gummy bears a day as within the limits of the challenge?

It's basically like cheating on the diet aspect of it even though it's within the rules you set for yourself.
This is a really good point but the crazy awesome thing about the challenge is that it’s ALREADY changing my cravings. I sincerely doubt I’ll be even interested in having a gummy bear but saying I can.. that makes the rest of the challenge an adventure instead of a punishment.

I’m the type of person who beats herself up on the daily. Truly. For me, going without any texting is INFINITELY harder than saying no gummy bears.

Hmmm.. I really thought the point of the challenge was to gain self-control. Does that mean I need to gain self-control over every single weak area in my life all at once?

At the end of the day.. I’m doing the challenge for me.

Today I restarted, had a smoothie, a square of dark chocolate and no gummy bears. Furthermore I still haven’t had any candy. I can stay off of candy for the next 74 days. No worries.

Anybody else have thoughts on this?
 

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Update:

Discussed whole convo with my kids who are 9 and 6. They STRONGLY feel that I failed by eating chocolate cuz “ it’s candy.”

They’ve been helping me stay on track, walking with me, and dealing with me having a shorter temper than usual like absolute pros for the last two weeks.

I’m glad you brought this up dude. I’ll be starting Day 1 AGAIN tomorrow.

I’m not giving up.
 

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