Because I like to be a little controversial and do things differently, while most people are buying Xmas pressies, attending parties, munching on mince pies and getting sloshed (I may have made up that word, but I’m pretty sure you know what I mean… 🙂 ), I’ve set myself a bit of a challenge: getting ripped!
Above is a photo taken towards the end of my honeymoon last year, where I was about 12% body fat, healthier, stronger and more ripped I’d ever been. And I tell you this, felt reeeaaally gooood!
So I thought, a lot of people use winter as an excuse to let themselves go. They take it easy on their exercise regimes and forget about healthy eating. Sure why do it when you can hide under a big coat right?
Well, you can choose to eat your body weight in mince pies or lift your body weight in chin ups, and I’m choosing the latter. While most people put on between 7 to 10 pounds during the festive season, I’ll be shedding about that, and a few percentages in body fat too.
Why, you ask?
I know how most people are going to feel after Xmas: bloated, fat, hangover, tired, cranky and guilty!
I don’t know about you, but I hate feeling like that!
I am not going to be that person who makes a resolution to get healthy and in shape starting on the first of January, when I know that only a tiny percentage of the population actually follows through. I am starting now. Not next Monday, not tomorrow, now.
So, if you have a challenge too and you want to join me, get the accountability, support, and motivation you need, simply leave a comment telling me what your challenge is. It doesn’t necessarily have to do with health and fitness, but whatever else you want to accomplish. Just as I am doing with this post, you must put yourself on the line!
Make sure your goal is big enough to make you want to get up in the morning, and small enough that you can accomplish it within the next 4 to 8 weeks.
Mine is to be ripped for my upcoming holiday in South Africa in February!
With this I hope to create a small community of friends who for the next few weeks will make something happen, instead of letting things happen to us.
Every week I’ll be posting my progress, adventures and misadventures… and you’ll get the chance to post yours too, ask questions, make comments, get and give support.
So, here is my Xmas challenge, what’s yours?