30 day challenges, programs, etc. seem to be all the rage lately in the blogosphere. Heck, you can even get an iphone app that does it for you. But I think there are good reasons for their popularity … here’s a couple of reasons why I think it’s a great way to make a change:
1. 30 days of intense focus on one thing allow you to make a great amount of progress in a short amount of time. Staying strict on your diet and working out consistantly and intensely for the same period can yield tremendous results. Check out this article in the CrossFit journal: The Hard Routine It inspired me to give it a try about a month before my wedding and I made some great progress.
2. 30 days is a solid amount of time to build a habit. And the results you get in this time frame are often good enough to make you want to keep doing whatever you’re doing!
So whether you’re trying to build the habit of daily exercise, trying to save money, or get your own blog going, intense focus and energy on a given endevor is a great way to jump start your progress. Also, check out my own 30 Day Fitness Challenge on forestvancetraning.com.