A year ago I started the personal challenge, mostly to help me complete my day zero list, but also to make me get off the sofa and get on with stuff. And it seems to be working. Out of the twelve challenges I have set myself, I have achieved nine. WHOOP! Go me. I hope those of you that have joined in with your own personal challenges have been as successful. If you haven’t taken part before but fancy it, go here to find out what it’s all about.
So, how should I start year two of my personal challenge?
With the one challenge that I keep coming back to: exercise.
When you have quite finished…
No, really, I am. And here is why…
Over the last few weeks I have had a borked neck and shoulder. Something has got squished somewhere and a nerve travelling down my neck and into my shoulder blade is affected. It can cause me real pain when turning my head to the side, which has made driving quite interesting at times. After the first week I went to the doctor and was told I should do some exercises to help alleviate the pressure on my nerve and improve my posture.
Of course I’ll do the exercises doctor.
Well, you know me…
I think my posture is the root of all my problems. Since getting pregnant, breast feeding and being just so bloody tired I can barely stand for months, my body has completely slumped. Now I am back at work, and I am only feeding Little M once a day I really need to do something about it.
And on top of that, my sister has asked me to be her bridesmaid when she gets married. She hasn’t set a date yet, but I’m working on the assumption it’ll be next year sometime.
So, this month I AM going to do my pilates dvd once a week. Not only will this help my posture (and hopefully stop the pain in my neck) but I have also heard that all the best bridesmaids do pilates.
Once. A. Week.
No really, I am.
You can stop laughing now.
If you took part in May’s challenge, don’t forget to tell us how you got on here.
Want to join in? You are very welcome. Just set yourself a goal for the next month – your very own Personal Challenge for June.
At the beginning of the month, decide what it is that you want to achieve over the next thirty days. It could be anything: losing a couple of pounds, getting the weeding done, making something, learning a new skill. Whatever you like. Putting my management hat on for a second: make sure it is something you can actually achieve in a month. Be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based).
Write a post about what you want to achieve and why. If you link back to this post then others can join in too – you can use the badge if you like (the code is on the right there). Make sure you put the link to your post on the linky list at the bottom of this post (it’s open for two weeks). Use the opportunity to seek advice from/help out/support fellow bloggers. Then spend the next month attempting to achieve your goal. At the end of the month I’ll be back to let you know how I have got on with my personal challenge and there will be another linky for you to share your success. So come back and tell us how you got on and we can all give you a pat on the back.