#30DaysofDope Launching September 1st! Here's What You'll Need.
If you're looking for information on how to get prepped for the September 1st #30DaysofDope launch, you've come to the right place.
If you're trying to get a better sense of what #30DaysofDope is about, you've come to the right place.
We've covered a lot of ground, and I'm super excited about the path ahead. Here's the prep guide for #30DaysofDope September 2016 (and I'll be e-mailing this to my #30DaysofDope list peeps):
The greatest barriers to our success lies within the mind. To lay the mental landscape for success, I'm enlisting the help of a book that I loved but need to read again - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. You don't have to read this book with me, but if you did, that would be pretty darn dope. Why? Because the agreements in the book are pretty much the blueprint for dopeness:
Be impeccable with your word
Don't take anything personally
Don't make assumptions
Always do your best.
If you're a better listener than I am, Audible has a free 30 day trial and you can get the book here: http://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/The-Four-Agreements-Audiobook/B002VA3GJO
For Kindle download or to order a physical copy for under $7, here it is on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aXuvka
Meal Prep/Meal Plan
Beginner: If changing your eating habits is something new, the very first step is to take the time to track your food intake. You can use regular ol' pen and paper, the notes app in your phone, or my personal favorite - MyFitnessPal. Just make sure you document every single thing you eat and drink (including water!), and do your absolute best to accurately reflect portions.
Intermediate: Use MyFitnessPal (or any method above) to track meals - but take it a step further. Invest in a food scale like this one, or use measuring utensils to parcel everything out. Begin monitoring your food intake and making adjustments (or healthy swaps). This is what I did in July.
Advanced: Go full on meal prep status. Create your own meal plan, weigh everything out, and prep like a crazy person. Or, get a custom meal plan from my friend Kohran of A-1 Lifestyle by e-mailing a1lifestyle247365[at]gmail.com (that's what I did..and yes I paid for it!). Then weigh everything out and prep like a crazy person. Even though I just started this one, I can tell you right now it requires the most discipline, focus, and effort. You have to be mentally ready for this one. And if you are, welcome! (P.S. - you're going to need meal prep containers like these that I got from Amazon and some NeoCell Collagen Sport Protein Powder.)
Set your own goal here - just make a plan to be more active. Whether that means walking every day at lunch, or challenging yourself to do more than just the elliptical at the gym. You know truthfully how much you work out, and what you should be doing. Just take it from there :) And if you want someone to keep you accountable - e-mail me at christina[at]30daysofdope.com and I'll check in with ya.
Download the YouVersion app, and set the daily scripture notification
Add the Before the Cross: Fruit of the Spirit devotional, to your reading plan
And lastly - I cannot stress this enough - GET ON THE LIST! Get on the #30DaysofDope e-mail list! This is where I'll be checking in with my peeps, answering questions, and providing exclusive information. I'll even be enlisting support from some of the dopest folks I know - and you can only get this stuff if you're on the list. GET ON THE LIST. I don't mean to yell, but it's super important.
And you're dope for doing this.