Today, and every 23 September, marks 100 days until the end of year.
Now I am not wishing your life away, but I do love a 100 day challenge of some sort and this will be our 5th year of an event I named the 100 Day Fitness Challenge.
Over these years I’ve made some daft choices and seen others over commit and then burn out at day 31 so this year I have a new way of participating.
It’s based on the principals in the books ‘The Slight Edge’ by Jeff Olsen and ‘The Compound Effect’ by Darren Hardy.
Both these books talk about the huge and magical returns on making sure the smallest stuff is done each and every day to amass to huge results and improvements. They liken it to the compounding interest in your savings account.
I like this analogy and I remind myself and clients of it often when it comes to getting healthier, losing weight, getting a promotion, saving money or achieving a goal that it’s important to you.
Choosing a task that is so tiny in and of itself to have little impact on the goal is key. A task that if you do it every single day though, without missing a beat, will have a compound effect on your goal success.
Like drinking an extra glass of water each day to keep hunger and wrinkles at bay.
Or eating a crunchy apple in the morning not a chocolate bar if you want to quit the sugar and empty calories.
Or spending 2% of your 24 hours (let’s call it 30 minutes) exercising each day.
What would that do to you in 30 days? Probably not a significant difference.
What about 60 days? You’ll almost certainly see some changes then.
What about 100 days, 200 days, 365 days?!
Whatever your goals are, taking a tiny, weeny task that will move you towards achieving it – that you can just do without thinking will have a profound effect on your results.
So why not join me and the FastTrack Fit Camp team in our #100DFC2016 facebook group where we’ll be walking our talk, helping you get done what needs to get done each day to end the year feeling amazing, not tired, blobby and miserable.
We’re talking easy to fit in, easy to do, easy to stick to.
Walk for 30 minutes each day. That’s it. Could you do that? 🙂
A tiny task can be just as easily ‘put off’ — because it won’t immediately stop you from achieving your goal. But it will stop the compound effect of change. So dust off your ‘I’ll miss this day” excuse and put your “one day won’t hurt” thought to bed. Do 100 days and tell me how you feel on 31 December. I bet it’s truly great!
Have a super weekend and check out both those books for a fuller more detailed explanation as to how to compound your success.
And see you in the group!
If you are around on Sunday and want to join us for our Family Charity Fit Camp supporting Sport In Mind – please come along to Bearwood Recreation Ground, Winnersh for a 9am start. All you need is something to lie on, some gloves, water and your charity donation.
Whatever you’re up to – have a great weekend!