I could not be more surprised - or more thrilled - at how this adventure has taken off. I am in awe of how many people are taking this concept, this change, to heart. We've got entire GYMS working this 30 day program! And the level of support you are giving each other in the comments is amazing. AMAZING. It brings me joy - and I say that in all seriousness . Thanks to everyone who is posting, sharing, encouraging and generally holding each other accountable.
Now, for a word of caution... the first few days - the first two weeks, even - are always easy. You're fired up, you're committed, you're a part of something bigger than yourself. You get caught up in the excitement of this new, shiny, life-changing toy, and so you cruise along with practically no effort at all. You should have done this YEARS ago! It's really not that hard.
I would like to think that the positive experiences you are all having right now are going to carry you along through the whole month. It's hard to argue with looking, feeling and performing better - why wouldn't you want to keep it up? Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are plenty of other factors, and stressors, that can influence this process. Two weeks from now, when this is no longer a new, shiny toy, and it is perhaps not quite as exciting, and you're being faced with more challenge and more temptation - it may not be this effortless. You may start to struggle. You may think maybe it's not worth it. You may think you've done enough, and what's the harm in relaxing just a little? You've earned it. You deserve it. What's the big deal? You may start to slack off in posting comments, asking questions, offering support. I will warn you of this, right now, so that there are no surprises... Changing your life will not always feel as easy as it feels right now.
So remind yourselves now of the commitment you've made here, to yourselves and and to each other. Be aware that there may be challenges ahead. Plan for them. Mentally prepare for them. Set yourselves up for success, if things start to get harder. Use this forum and each other for support. It's nice to have someplace to go, where you KNOW people understand. Rely on this, because I suspect at some point, you'll need to.
Keep sharing your experiences. Encourage us. Motivate us. Inspire us. Because someone, somewhere, will need that to carry them through.