Why do people do “challenges” – 90 Day Challenge

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December 9, 2012 by luzzara

When I started to write a blog about the year before I turn 30, the intent was for me to grow. Giving myself a platform to speak about the things that scare me, empower me, that make me mad and to create conversation about preparing yourself for the future.

A few months ago, I started to go to a small, personal style gym, that I became aware of through twitter. Late October, I notice they were starting an early morning boot camp; I was interested, nervous and a bit scared (I am not naturally a morning person) I began to go, finding a partner (Kim a great new friend also from twitter) we took this “challenge” on together.

Now, December and heading into the second week of the second month, when I started I didn’t look at it as a “challenge” mainly because it wasn’t, it was just something I wanted to do, I want to be healthy, I want to be fit, I want to grow old in a body that is prepare for all the challenges that life has to bring. Over the first month, I’d had a few conversations about the word “challenge” and how they can and can not have success, can if you go into said “challenge” for the right reasons, if you truly believe in what you are doing and its for the long run, it can not if you are doing it for the wrong reasons, quick fix, fad…  I suppose it must have been pretty apparent to the trainers/owners at the gym that my commitment to fitness isn’t a fleeting idea, this is my life and I’m preparing and this is just the begining.  Early last week, I was asked by Chris (co-owner of Blitz conditioning) if I would be interested in participating in a 90-day challenge. Flattered, I quickly reply, “For sure” … and quickly panicked, after chatting with Chris about why he asked me the panic subsided and I became seriously excited.

Let me tell you something, I’m pretty pumped and for such a long list of reasons, first, who doesn’t love a before and after pictures and that will be me soon! Second, accountability being accountable will be something I talk about a lot over the next couple of posts (in life, business & fitness), but simply put being accountable first to myself, then to those who have asked me to participate and represent their business and then to those who support me family, friends and those reading a long. Being accountable is a challenge in itself. Thirdly I’m excited to see how far I can go in 90 days, I’ve seen changes in myself over the last three months of writing and reflecting on this journey but to take my health, fitness and life goals into such a public forum (Blitz’s blog is read far more then mine is) is a bit scary, mostly in that good, butterflies in your stomach kind of way.

So here it is, officially starting December19 and finishing March 19th I will be doing the #blitz90 / #29tolife challenge, this challenge isn’t to see how cut my abs can get or how fast I can get ready for a triathlon, but to solidify the goals and intentions I have for the future with the help of all of those who are willing to support and teach me.  Please tweet me, message me and comment, I want you my friends and readers to be as much apart of this journey as the sweat rolling off my head.


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