The 30 day challenge

This time of year I usually send out an email to my clients, entitled “Maintain, Don’t Gain”, about maintaining your weight and fitness level during the busy holiday season. But this year I’ve decided to take a different approach.

2009 has been both an exciting and tough year for me. As a result of the stress, I’m not as strong and lean as I’d like to be (unfortunately, all my knowledge about stress eating comes from some personal experience). I want to end this less than stellar year on a high note.

Too many of us use the holidays as an excuse to slack off from our eating and exercise habits, all because of added commitments or in the name of “celebrating” the season. Or we figure the year is almost over, unsalvageable, so why bother making changes.

But what if your commitment was not to gain, not to maintain, but to get better? What could you accomplish? Lose 5 or 6 pounds (instead of the 5 or 6 some people gain), trim 2 inches off your waist or achieve a fitness goal (finally getting a pull up, adding 10 push-ups to your max or running a faster 5K).

So for the next 30 days, I’m challenging myself, and you if you’re brave enough, to take part in my 30 Day Holiday Challenge. Every day I’ll be posting my food log, workouts and difficulties I face eating clean and working out during this hectic time of year.

I’m starting 2010 fitter and stronger than ever.  

Who’s with me?