Thanks to Twitter I caught wind of Fitarella’s 12 in 12. Not only does Jacqueline have a cool screen name, she also has a great idea for this year!
The rules for 12 in 12 are that you do something every day for each month of 2012, at the end of each month you decide whether to continue with what you have been doing and choose a new thing to do every day for the next month. The “thing” can be pretty much anything: exercise, giving up a food or activity, trying a new food or activity.
12 in 12 is a great opportunity to try new things, build new habits, practice activities that you haven’t made time to practice in the past. I like the idea because it’s a measurable goal, it’s good for developing discipline, and you can make it as easy or difficult on yourself as you like.
For January I am doing 3 sets of abdominal crunches when I get up each morning. I haven’t decided on any challenges for future months, but I have got a list of ideas. You’re welcome to draw from this list if you want to take up the challenge too!
- walk up & down stairs
- no coffee
- no chocolate
- dark chocolate instead of milk
- eat at least 3 greens
- cook a new recipe
- wake up earlier
- don’t take a daytime nap
- read at least 1 Christian (or topic of your choice) article
- play guitar
- play flute
- learn to play piano
- write a blog post
- write a letter
What new thing are you hoping to do this year?