I am not a fan of 90 Day Challenges, or similar detoxes that require someone to eat a cucumber at night or drink green kale juice instead of cooking the kale and chewing it like a normal human being.
In the tabloid paper, I saw an overweight socialite start a 90-Day Challenge, last year Radio DJs too from ZiFM also did a 90 Day Challenge. Always at the beginning of each year, some celeb has decided to shed the Christmas calories. However I do have my reservations and here it is..
What is in it for them?
Most of the terms of programs are focused on a particular business/gym to get members, so forget that it could be a selfless thing. Mostly one has to do
By getting 3 months subscription for members, the programmes work on festive guilt to gain clients and promote gym trainers, whom we should be cautious off. For example check if they themselves live life healthy and have a six pack?
Health and fitness are a long time investment
90 Days well disciplined is not enough to keep you that way forever. Is it sustainable? For example, can you afford the gym fees and commuting to the gym during that period and beyond. If it requires supplement, can you afford them and what natural solutions are there?
Boity who is USN ambassador gets them as part of her job, so imagine sustaining that on your income.
If you have to buy protein supplements, can you afford them and find them readily in your area? If it is not the case, forget about it. . .absolutely. Keep your budget for fitness lean on cost, time and distance from home/work.
Like me who hates mornings, if you hate waking up in the morning and preparing to go to work – do not plan to do exercise in the mornings, instead keep them evening classes. Allocate reasonable time to get to gym from home or work.
Worst part for me is workout programs who take pictures of us, the fatties and gym bunnies working out. I am not about looking raggedy on Facebook as I try lose the weight… please guys don’t torture us with such. We are not lab rats. It is bad enough I am overweight, but now even my haters with see my shrunken afro, sliding specs and big behind sweating all out.
Would you do a 90 Day Challenge, 21 Day Vegan or Detox regimes?