I am all about theory. I love making lists, setting goals, learning about new subjects… My problem is turning all of the knowledge and plans into action.
Starting the Made to Crave Action Plan this week has really brought this to light for me. In the last study, I told myself I was making internal changes, growing closer to God and creating my plan. Now I have to actually put my plan into… action.
It is time for me to add some good works to my life…
I’m starting with 2 action steps from the book:
- Drink 16 ounces of water first thing in the morning
- Consume 25 grams of fiber each day
Tip: Drinking 16 ounces of water in the morning can reduce your caloric intake by up to 25 percent for that day. ~Dr. Ski Chilton
SOLD! That sounds like an easy enough habit to erase such a big chunk of calories from my day. He goes on to share about how women who eat the recommended amount of fiber are more satisfied and full. This makes it easier to stay on a healthy eating plan.
These two goals seem to be quite effortless, with wonderful results. I struggle to stay on any nutritious way of life. I’m more into sugar than fiber, but this is clearly not working for me.
The 3rd and final action step I’m working on this week is 10-20 minutes of exercise a day. I have always set lofty workout goals, and get burned out too quickly.
Today I started the 7-day fitness challenge with Shazzy Fitness. For the next week, I have committed to dancing along with their fun DVDs set to Christian music. I’m happy to share I survived day 1. It’s not too late to join in! The challenge ends March 11th, but I plan to keep moving. Ten minutes is easy to find in my day and I know it will lead to longer sessions in the near future.
I did a review on their program a few months ago along with a giveaway. They are generously giving away another DVD to one of you! Just leave a comment below with any action step you would like to take in your life and you will be entered.
They have 2 workouts available at this time: In the Beginning and A Time to Dance, which is the one I have. If you win, I will notify you by email to get your mailing address and which DVD you would prefer. The actual prize will be shipped from Shazzy Fitness. You must be in the US or Canada to be eligible.
The giveaway will end at midnight on March 12th. I will put all names from the comments into a hat and pull the winner the next morning.
I can’t wait to hear what areas you are ready to take action in. I also look forward to sharing with you next week all that I actually accomplished instead of what I have planned.
UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. The lucky winner is Amy R.! Thanks to everyone who entered!