It is scientific fact that it takes 21 days to create a habit. So this is why I love to do these self inflicted 21 Day Challenges. My secret to this is to modify eating and exercises gradually to avoid that dreaded fall off when you've gone to the gym 5 days straight and the result is 2 pounds gained. The idea is that you don't think about the weight loss, but you focus on creating new habits that will contribute to weight loss.
My second 21 Day Challenge consisted of me getting back into the swing of my strength interval training and flexibility exercises. I also started taking a weight release supplement. The weird thing is I weighed myself in the middle of this challenge and saw I had gained 2 pounds. I was so depressed. I cursed at the scale. And I walked away. But I stayed with it. At the end, I lost those 2 pounds and took me back to the results I had from the detox.
During this time I noticed my joints popped a lot. I stopped taking the supplement. I figured I'd eliminate the last thing I had added to my regimen. It seemed to work, but I also was sleep deprived. So I'm not really sure exactly what happened. But by the end, me and my beautiful buns of steel were feeling like the body was more prepared for training. So let the training begin!!