Jump Start, 30 for 30 or 4×4


jump-start-your-businessI hope everyone is gathering their things together for the start of the 2013 100 Days Challenge. I’ve got a brand new pair of Brooks shoes and Superfeet insoles ready to go. I’ll write the date on the shoes and insoles to remind me of when this started.

I also know that the idea of doing ANYTHING for 100 days is a row is more than some people can wrap their heads around. So, for those of you who just can’t quite commit to a 100 days program I’m proposing 2 other ways to jump start their activity for 2013.

The first program is just that; jump start. If your fitness program is as dead as a dead battery you need to find someone with more “juice” than you have and get them to give you a jump start. Call a friend, a colleague, or neighbor and tell them that you want to get more active and need their help. They’ll love you for asking becauseĀ it will help both of you.


If 100 days sounds like too many days, just tell yourself that you’re going to be active for 30 minutes every day for 30 days. What the research tells us is that it takes 21 days to create or break a habit. If you can get through the first 30 days you’ll be well on your way.


And if you just can’t make yourself be active for 30 minutes every single day, try the 4X4 program. Move for 30 minutes 4 days a week for 4 weeks. If you have fun and are active 4 days a week you may find yourself motivated to do more – or – you may find that a 4X4 program is right for you.

The point of all of this is just to get more active and stay more active. Activity, any activity, is the engine the drives your fitness, your weight loss or weight management, your emotional state, and even your self image.

We know – YOU know – that being active is better than being non-active. Don’t wait. You’ll feel better from the very first day.


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12 Responses to Jump Start, 30 for 30 or 4×4

  1. Joan says:

    Not sure how this works but would love to participate in keeping busy for at least 30 min. daily…..gets harder as we get older!

    Thanks for the invite,

  2. Amy says:

    Can’t wait!

  3. Wendy L. Smith says:

    So glad to do this again. It is not a resolution, but a reset of what makes me happy and well!

  4. Barbara Geertsema says:

    Ready to roll for the 3rd year! Family is so used to it, that my granddaughter during a Christmas trip to Disney World said-Gramma Barbi-just a few days to the 100 Day Event! She had no prompting, just expects it. Loving the movement all year!

  5. Susan Sutton says:

    I’m in, John, and thanks!

    Perfect timing, perfect inspiration and perfect intentions!

    Go, Me!

  6. Joanna Hofflander says:

    I think this idea is great and can’t wait to start on Jan 1!!!

  7. Ron Green says:

    I am in it to do the Marine Corps Marathon for TNT in October…I do not have any cartilage in my right knee but that will not stop me.

  8. Angie Nash says:

    I’m in! I will work towards the 100 day challenge, but will begin with the 30/30 challenge.

  9. Kim g says:

    Im in for 100

  10. Pam Granata says:

    Can’t wait to hear from all of you walker’s

    Walk About Pam

  11. Late, but IN nevertheless…
    Starting at ZERO…never considered myself athletic…would love to…it just can’t be too late at a healthy 66 years.

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