Back On Track: A Consistency Challenge for August!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
It's almost August, and whether we like it or not, the days of summer are dwindling. Bathing suit season may be mostly behind you, but that doesn't mean it's time to abandon your healthy efforts now that autumn is in sight! Plus, maybe all those barbecues you've attended this summer are starting to show on the scale. Maybe your vacations and kids' activity schedules have taken precedence over your exercise routine. Maybe, now that the wild ride of the season is coming to an end, it's time to get back on track and consciously recommit to your healthy lifestyle. And we're here to help you do it with a brand new challenge!  

You know how you feel when you have a really "on" day? Where you've exercised, eaten well, and feel like a million bucks when your head hits the pillow at night? For 31 days, beginning August 1, we want you to make a concerted effort to have as many "on" days as possible. This challenge is a simple one, but can be amazingly effective if you simply take the time and effort to focus your energy on the little things you may have been neglecting lately. This is a social challenge, and it's easy to join. Here is all you have to do:

1) Pinpoint the aspects of your healthy lifestyle that could use some fine-tuning and really focus on those. Have you been tracking your food as carefully as you should? Have you really been giving it your all during your workouts? Have you been letting mindless snacking get the best of you? Be honest with yourself to find the areas of your routine that need some extra help. Then, make a commitment to work on those little things consistently for the next month.

2) Subscribe to us on Facebook,  Pinterest and Twitter to get tips, motivation, and support to help you stay consistent along your challenge every day during the month of August. Additionally, we would like you to share your progress and accomplishments with us by posting your updates with the hashtag #backontrack on any or all of these social media platforms--whatever works for you!

If you're not a social media user, you can still do this challenge by updating your status on your SparkPage using the #backontrack hashtag. Encourage your other SparkFriends to join you along the way. If you'd like, you can even start a thread in the Message Boards to meet new SparkFriends who are also participating in the challenge!

3) The most important thing is to not give up if you do have an "off" day. This challenge is not about all-or-nothing thinking; it's about doing the best you can. If you slip up, get right back on track at the very next opportunity—no pity parties allowed!   

Are you ready to get re-focused, re-committed, and ready to take on the world? Join us for #backontrack! What habits will you be focusing on in August?