Chain Chain Chain…

3 Jan

Happy feels like its Tuesday but oh wait it is really Thursday!!!

Hope the week is treating all of you well, and that you are still rocking your own socks off with your goals for the new year.

I wanted to share a challenge my BF, Diary of a Crossfit Mom, is doing right now.  It is called “Don’t Break the Chain.”  This little gem is from the likes of the one and only Jerry Seinfeld.

I know this is not just a pic of Jerry, but I freaking love this cover!!!! Can I be Kristen Wiig when I grow up!

The concept was born out of advice that Seinfeld had given this guy about being a better comic.  He said the way to be a better comic was to write better jokes.  The way to write better jokes, was to write everyday.  He revealed this calendar system that he developed where he would put an X on each day that he wrote.  Before long the x’s made a chain.  Your goal then is to not break the chain by skipping days.

This philosophy can be applied to anything, and Crossfit Mom is applying it to working out.  You can read about the guidelines she has set for herself here.  Her minimum daily requirements for that X is more than I am currently setting for myself.  Right now my minimum is wall sits and planks.  So far, I am building a chain that started January 1st.

This is a great motivator and mental trick of sorts to help you to get some sort of physical activity daily.  I am joining in on this challenge and invite  you all to the same!  You can follow Crossfit Mom on Instagram (@supermomsteurer) and be sure to tag your photos #dontbreakthechain.

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,


13 Responses to “Chain Chain Chain…”

  1. Lex January 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I love this idea and will be starting it myself!!

  2. Amanda January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I love this idea.

  3. bellissimom January 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Great idea! I am in.

  4. msssjenna January 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    This is such a great idea. I’m a new follower and glad I saw this. I have an Erin Condren calendar that I should really start using.

  5. Laura January 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    What a great idea!!!

  6. Silly Girl's Momma January 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Love this idea! My goal is to do some sort of weight training each day. I am now a follower of Cross Fit Mom!

    • fatchicktofitchick January 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks so much! Glad you are joining in and showing my dear BF some blog love!

  7. Bri @ Back to Bliss January 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    This is a fab idea. I can totally do it discreetly on my desk calendar at work. My minimum is going to be a plank, tricep dips, a wall sit, and 25 squats.

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