I Took The 90 Day Challenge January 21, 2015 by admin Leave a Comment On St. Patrick’s Day 2013 my husband ran the NYC Half Marathon, and I volunteered for the event. There were people in Central Park from all over the world, and the excitement was contagious. I saw the look of accomplishment on my husband’s face when he finished his first half marathon. It was a great day and I made a promise to myself that in 2014 I would complete the NYC Half Marathon. I figured since I was not a runner I would have a full year to train to run 13.2 miles. Soon after I discovered we were having a baby and shortly after that I started experiencing difficulties with the pregnancy. At 4 months pregnant my doctor placed me on bed rest until I gave birth in November. My son was a preemie born 4 weeks early via C-section. When my doctor finally gave me the green light to start doing light exercising such as walking it was only 8 weeks till the NYC Half Marathon. I told myself there was no way I could train for a half marathon in 8 weeks especially knowing I hadn’t done any exercise in 8 months. I felt deflated but then I thought about all the challenges my clients face and how I tell them YOU CAN DO IT. I decided I had to make a choice, I could either not keep a promise to myself and live to regret it or I could push forward and give it my best. I chose the latter, and boy am I glad I did. I decided to practice what I preach and do the 90 day challenge myself. I created a game plan, reached to my network for support, listened to motivational audio books, and bought the necessary supplies. I had weekly sessions with myself where I would assess my progress, what was working or not, made changes and set mini objectives. Once I had set my mind to accomplish my goal there was no stopping me. Not even the ice, snow, storms of the harsh winter or naysayers held me back. On 3/16/14 I completed my first half marathon 4 months after the birth of my son. I had friends believe in me and tell me along the way “you can do it,” which in turn gave me the confidence to believe in myself. The bottom line – You CAN change your life in 90 Days! Having a goal, strategies, deadlines, a support system, and someone to hold you accountable is the key to accomplishing any objective you desire. I’ve ran 5 additional races and I’m now training for the 2015 NY Marathon. Take the 90 Day Challenge and let me help you transform your life.