Tomorrow starts a new month and two new 30 Day Challenges! The first challenge is a fitness based challenge: 30 Days of Strength Conditioning. The second challenge is more of a new lifestyle challenge: 30 Days of Style Changes.
30 Days of Strength Conditioning
The inspiration for this challenge came as a direct result of my experience from Swimming Around Lido Key last week. After some post-swim reflection, I realized that while I was happy that I accomplished my ultimate goal of completing the swim, I felt a little disappointed with my overall performance.
When it came down to it, I felt pretty physically and mentally defeated by the ocean current. So this month I am looking to focus on a physical fitness challenge that will be spent predominately out of the water in the hopes that I have more physical strength to tackle future endurance swim challenges. For 30 days, I will dedicate myself to strength conditioning of my core, my arms and my back. Specifically, I have downloaded a 30 Day Ab Challenge, a 30 Day Push-Up Challenge and 30 Days of Arm Workouts.
30 Days of Style Changes
This challenge is a pretty big departure for me from a lot of the challenges I have done up to this point as the majority have been focused on new fitness routines, personal growth or diet. That being said, I have been really looking forward to this.
For the next 30 days, I will be changing up my style. I probably spend an average of about 4 minutes deciding what I am going to wear in the morning and it never really deviates much. This month I am mixing up what I wear and how I think about my clothes and overall style. I will be integrating new wardrobe pieces into my normal week of outfits, asking for new weekly ‘stylists’ and playing with new styles and clothing combinations.
To get me started, I have enlisted the help of my first two ‘guest stylists’, granting my mom and younger sister full access to my closet to each pick out a week’s worth of clothes for me. Their combinations of my clothes were unexpected and in many cases not what I would have put together for myself. It feels a little nerve wracking to go outside my clothing comfort zone but it should be a fun few weeks of new style choices and hopefully it sheds some of my self consciousness about what I wear.