The winter puts a lot of people into a funk, and many people can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is basically a fancy term for the winter blues. I have to admit, my motivation level has been extremely low over the last few days as it’s starting to get colder and darker every day.
When I was younger, my friend and I started running in November when the soccer season ended to prepare for the next season. We ran 1.4 miles every day before school. Sometimes, motivation can be found when you have someone who is battling the same fight that you are every morning in sub-freezing weather.
So it’s time to issue a challenge – a week-long “operation” – to myself and to others in the world who are impassioned enough to join me. I plan to issue a different operation every Sunday to challenge and motivate all my friends, family, and readers out there.
Operation Autumn Aggression:
There is no “can’t” this week. For those that are working to eat well and stay in shape… do you remember why you started? Remember it now. You wanted to better yourself, because you’re worth it. So do it! This week ends one month and starts another, and so we’re going to leave October with a bang and come out firing in November!
Primary objective: Workout harder than you did last week. If you’re like me and struggled last week, get back on track and push yourself! If you killed it last week, kill it even more this week!
Secondary objective: Hit your calorie targets this week with healthy foods. Halloween candy may tempt you, but don’t let it consume you. You don’t have to completely shut it down, but make moderation a priority.
Feel free to join me in Operation Autumn Aggression. Monday through Saturday – LET’S DO THIS! If you leave a comment for me, I WILL respond back, and will absolutely follow and support you as closely as I can during the entire week.
Good luck everybody!