Accidental traditions are arguably the best ones.
They can happen because of sentimental value or because you’ve experienced something enlightening.
That’s what’s happened with me and a workout mission I’ve embarked on 2 years ago. I was feeling good that I was consistent in the gym around late March, so good in fact that I challenged myself to go to the gym everyday in the upcoming month of April. I called it 30 for 30 (shoutout to ESPN for the name) and because April had 30 days it made sense.
The first year was a success, so I gave it a go again last April. Once again it was a success. Now that April has come upon us again, it’s only right that I do it again. This year I’ve realized that I needed to take it up a notch so I challenged myself to change my diet as well as working out everyday.
If you’re successful in doing this, the feeling that you get once you get to May is unmatched. It gives you sure confidence that you can really do anything that you put your mind to, and pushes motivational momentum in your favour. For this particular challenge, you’ll also start to see your body changing for the better.
If you’re interested in doing this particular challenge, there’s nothing you need to sign up for, it’s just the internal commitment you give yourself. The rules are also dependent on you; but the easier you are on yourself, the results won’t be as good as you want them to be.
If you don’t have a gym or can’t go to the gym every single day that’s no problem. Now with technology there are a ton of apps you can download that will help you complete a full body workout in the comfort of your own home. Yeah, excuses are pretty limited with this challenge. If you want to do it, just do it, day by day.
Some say that working out every single day can be more counter productive in reaching your goal but it depends on what you want to get accomplished; there are so many programs online that can help you adjust accordingly. Even on an off day, running you run a mile can still help you without putting too much stress on your body.
This is the pick me up that you need if you’ve failed on your New Years Resolution of “getting fit”. It’s still early enough to use some of the motivation you’ve had in January and also gives you enough time before summer time hits for you to get a good start on that summer body you’ve always wanted.
Because of 30 for 30, April’s will never be the same, but I love it.
If you’re joining the wave then welcome and I wish you all the best.
You got this!