Just in case no one's told you lately: You. Are. Killing. It.
Now it's time to step back and check in with yourself about your amazing progress.
Two-thirds of the way through, it's the perfect day to weigh in and take your current measurements. As you step on that scale (or take your measurements or re-test your one rep max), notice how much more confident you feel. Why is that? It's because you made healthy changes that are going to benefit you so many ways.
Today is also a great opportunity to reflect on how these healthy lifestyle changes have made you feel. Try jotting down some notes or taking a moment to journal about the past 20 days doing the Get Strong Challenge.
Consider what's been easy versus what's been difficult. Write about how your journey has affected your sleep, energy level and self-confidence. What impact has it had on your personal life and maybe even your career?
It's not easy to challenge yourself to make healthier choices and be consistently active, so be proud of what you have accomplished. Tracking your food as well as your personal development helps you to be more mindful about the decisions you make when it comes to your health.
Keep visualizing your goals — write them down and take a look at them each week. But also use today to recognize how far you've come and how much closer you are to achieving your next goal. Smile and enjoy whatever progress you have made. Whether baby steps or huge leaps, we're rooting for you!
Use Journaling to Make Healthier Choices
It may not seem like it at first, but journaling is a great way to relieve stress, record your progress, keep you on track and help you deal with complex emotions (free therapy!). Here's how to get started journaling as well as tips to keep you writing.
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How to Join the Get Strong in 2019 Challenge
1. Sign Up for Daily Emails
There are two main places this challenge is taking place online — your inbox and our Facebook group (more on that in a second). So first, make sure you've entered your email to sign up for the Get Strong in 2019 Challenge. (Yep, even if you're already signed up for our regular daily newsletter.)
Every day, we'll be sending you your daily workout and a healthy recipe to try, along with fun extras like workout playlists, motivational quotes, self-care tips and other fitness and nutrition information to make 2019 your best (and healthiest) year ever!
2. Print Out Your Calendars
Isn't it so satisfying to check things off of your to-do list? Each day during the Get Strong in 2019 Challenge, you're accountable for two main things: working out and eating healthy.
To help keep you on track for the entire month, we created two calendars — one with each day's workouts listed and another with each week's nutrition goal and healthy recipes. Print them out and check off each workout and day of healthy eating as you complete it.
3. Join Our Challenge Facebook Group
For daily support, motivation and camaraderie with LIVESTRONG.COM team members, join our Facebook Group for the Get Strong in 2019 Challenge. We'll share recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions.
4. Share Your Journey on Social Media
Are you on Instagram or Twitter? So are we! And we'd love to see photos and updates of your progress. When you post to social media, be sure to use the hashtag #GetStrongChallenge. That way, you can also connect with other Get Strong challengers!