[Challenge] 30 Day Healthy Challenge Pt 1

Random Observation/Comment #335: The meaning of life? Health, Happiness, and Community. Our bodies are a vessel for our spirits to enjoy this life and if we don’t treat it right, our time here will be greatly shortened. Plus, being healthy just makes you feel better and gives you more energy to do all the things you dream about doing.

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The Challenge

Be more healthy by trying different diets and exercise routines:

  • Sleep 7 hours a day
  • Drink 8 glasses of water every day
  • Eat 4 servings of vegetables every day
  • Eat vegetarian twice a week
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking
  • No caffeine – coffee / tea / soda
  • No junk food / snacks – chips / fast food
  • Push-ups, sit-ups, and stretching routine

The Reason

This may seem weird, but I have a theory that the government/corporations keep minds from reaching their maximum potential by tempting us with alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and addictive TV shows.  We’ve become complacent and content consumers sedated by entertainment and toxins.  I’m doing this challenge to test my dependencies on these crutches that I used to say were typical “adult” things to do.  Am I truly enjoying life if my mind is clouded and my judgment impaired?

If not for just science, I’m just doing this challenge because there’s nothing bad about being physically and mentally healthy.  Sometimes our bodies need a break from all the junk we throw into it – just give it a bit of TLC (Tender, Love, and Care).  I’m hoping that if I adjust my diet and exercise regularly, those frequent back pains, body aches, and brain farts will start to lessen or even go away.  I’m hoping my skin will feel smoother and my energy increase from within (instead of through sugar or caffeine).

From the “salads don’t make friends” perspective, I don’t think I’ll miss any “fun opportunities” nor have I dulled my life by not taking part in certain parts of these activities.  I expect to still be at the party and talking like I usually do – just without a beer in my hand.  In fact, I remember the last time I was sober for more than 3 weeks (which was probably close to 7 years ago), I thought it was pretty funny studying groups at bars as these socializing animals impaired and trying to find mates.

And lastly, if not for the reasons of science or health, I’m doing it to test my willpower. I know I’ve written in my previous 30 day challenge guidelines that I “don’t think the purpose of this whole thing is to test willpower.”  However, I’d like to propose an exception because I don’t think I’ve actually tested my willpower in this way. What I’m suggesting is more of a cold turkey of everything toxic so I can move towards a healthier way of living. Perhaps these 30 days will adjust my routine and help me be more mindful of what I intake.  After all, it’s still a challenge and Challenge Accepted.

~See Lemons More Healthy