The foundation of this challenge is going to be planning. I am only creating two hard set rules for you— the first being planning. Your 24 hour food plan should be created the night before, or at the very latest, in the morning before you eat anything. If you haven't already, I would highly recommend going through the planning and protocol modules inside our weight loss course (Module 1, Lessons 1-3). You can find the 24 hour plan worksheet here.
I am going to leave it up to you to decide how many days in January you want to aim for adherence. Decide in advance how many days you would like to follow your plan. Write it down in the space provided on the habit tracker. The expectation is not 100% adherence (followed plan 31 days). You want to aim for a realistic number that makes you feel a little uncomfortable. How many days you aim for should be determined by where your adherence is currently at. The goal is progress, not perfection. If your adherence was really good last month, try and push yourself this month.
My only other requirement is filling out a curiosity worksheet every time you don't follow your plan. This is the bread and butter of Vibe Club. The people who do this work are going to get to the bottom of the habits they want to change, and because of that, will see lasting results. I cannot stress this step enough, and because of that, I want you tracking your adherence to doing this step. Don't let guilt or shame prevent you from completing the worksheet. Every time you don't check "followed plan" on the habit tracker, you should be filling out a curiosity worksheet. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post in the Facebook group or in the Ask Maggie question box. Curiosity worksheets sometimes lead to more questions and can be a great tool to tease out thoughts to get coached on.
Having an accountability group can help tremendously. Having someone you can check in with on a daily basis can really help you kickstart the first hump of creating new habits. If you would like to be paired up with an accountability partner/group, fill out this form.
Partner check in ideas:
- Share photos of your plan daily
- Share habit tracker updates
- Share struggles/provide suggestions
- Discuss curiosity worksheets
- Share food ideas/tips
Outside of the normal coaching schedule I will be popping on Facebook live inside our Facebook group. Although coaching may be largely around the challenge tasks this month, it does not need to be. If you are struggling with any aspect of this challenge, or anything else at all, please do not hesitate to submit to be coached. This group is still small and because of that, there is a lot of opportunity to get coached.
The real growth is going to come through discomfort. Learning to change your thoughts and your habits is going to require you to take a hard look at your current behaviors and WHY they are happening. Ask anyone who is in this group who has gotten coached in the past what kind of impact it had on their progress afterwards. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just not sure how to problem solve your current circumstances, PLEASE submit to get coached. We email the coaching submission form several days before each coaching call. The coaching schedule for the month can be found here. And if you just don't feel ready to get coached, you can also make a post in our Facebook group. I try to respond ASAP and other members will also chime in and provide suggestions— it really is a great community of women experiencing the same struggles you are.