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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

100 Day Challenge - Day 91 - Phase One Recap and Prepare for the Pirate Council

A Brief Recap on the Skinny Bones Pirate Ideology

By taking on the Skinny Bones 100 Day Challenge you will become the most famed and feared Pirate the world has even seen and finally defeat the legendary Pirate of Powerlessness.

You are ...
  • A Pirate of Potential
  • A Pirate of Power
  • A Pirate of Possibility
... and by navigating shrewdly, fighting mercilessly and plundering strategically you will gain fame and fortune

The Skinny Bones 100 Day Challenge is all about behavioral change. If you practice positive actions for 100 days in a row, you will cement these changes into your subconscious until they become automatic. The first step is to choose which daily actions you will commit to doing every day for the next 100 days.

10 x 10 Days
The Skinny Bones 100 Day Challenge is divided into 10 Phases of 10 days. Each Phase has a different pirate theme. Phase One -- X Marks the Spot is about finding the treasure map and setting off on your journey to claim the booty!

10 x Skinny Bones
The Skinny Bones Pirates of Potential use the currency of Skinny Bones. You have 10 Skinny Bones assigned to you at the beginning of the challenge. Skinny Bones are relinquished if you intentionally fail to carry out one of your planned actions. You don't need to be perfect to make it to the end, you just need a 90% success rate.

Bonus Bones
There are tasks set along the way to help you win back lost skinny bones or to keep a few extra in case of an unexpected difficult time.

Who's the Boss?
You are in control of your challenge at all times. You can decide to join the other Pirates on the Skinny Bones 100 Day Challenge Blog, or you can just keep your journey private. The whole challenge is voluntary and you will never be kicked out or asked to leave. No one will be checking up on you because you are only accountable to yourself. You decide when you deserve to lose a Skinny Bone and you decide when you get a Bonus Bone. You can adjust your goals at any time. It is all a game designed to make changing your life fun, interesting and unpredictable.

Phase One Recap -- X Marks the Spot
Day 100 - It All Begins
Set up your goals for the next 100 days. Think about your nutrition, training, health, and emotions. Try not to have too many goals to work on at once or goals that are in conflict with one another.

Day 99 - Sign the Contract
Officially sign up for the challenge to demonstrate your commitment to seeing it through to the end. If you choose to post to the Skinny Bones 100 Day Challenge Blog then you will be invited to be an author.

Day 98 - Bonus Bone : Buy Your Compass
Set up a way to record your progress. A calendar, an online goal program or your daily journal are all tools that can help you navigate shrewdly.

Day 97 - Bonus Bone : Join the Pirates Guild
Leave supportive and encouraging comments on your fellow Pirates blog posts or individual blogs.

Day 96 - Phase One Mid Point Challenge - Bonus Bone : Brag in the Tavern
Record your achievements for the first half of Phase One. Post them on the Skinny Bones 100 Day Challenge Blog for a bonus bone.

Day 95 - Protect Your Skinny Bones
Don't surrender you Skinny Bones for things that you have no control over. You only fail a task when you intentionally chose not to do it. If you miss your goals through circumstances beyond your control, when you trade one goal for a better one or you make adjustments to your goal list your Skinny Bones remain intact.

Day 94 (or at any point in this Phase) - Fight the Evil Pirate of Powerlessness
Face your greatest fear and beat it. Resist temptation. Do something when you don't feel like it. Fight the evil Pirate and win.

Day 93 - Keeping Everything Ship Shape
Make sure you've filled in the official sign up form and you are on the list of Foundation Members. Evaluate your own actions to award yourself Bonus Bones. Use the text ♥Skinny Bones Phase One Tally = 12 to keep on track.

Day 92 - Prepare to Walk the Plank
From Phase Two, you will be invited to join me in walking the plank - to do something outside your comfort zone.

Think about what your walking the plank task might be - something you've never done before, something you are frightened of, something that is on your 'things to do' list or something you have been waiting to get skinny enough for.

What Happens Now?
Day 91 - Prepare for the First Pirates Council
Day 90 marks the completion of Phase One and the first Pirates Council. This post (the one you are reading now) reviews the highlights of this phase. You can catch up now if you have missed anything.

First thing tomorrow morning I will post my official Phase One check in. If you are finishing Phase One with me, or are close enough then you can add your information by commenting ON TOMORROW'S POST (it will help me if it is all in one place):

Check in information is:
  1. your Skinny Bones tally for this Phase (fill in the Skinny Bones Tally spreadsheet in Google if you have access otherwise add it to your comment)
  2. your milestones - e.g. weight loss, inches/cm lost, days without bingeing, physical improvements
  3. your victory over the Pirate of Powerlessness
  4. what you are loving about this challenge so far
Day 90 - See you tomorrow at the Pirate Council for Phase One and the start of Phase Two. Don't forget to weigh in in the morning if you are tracking your weight at the end of this Phase. If you are weighing weekly, just let me know what your progress was at your weekly weigh in.

So get cracking on those tasks and challenges so you can get your Skinny Bones tally up.

Shiver me Timbers ... I'm excited ♥

1 comment:

  1. Ohh I love the pirate theme! Oh Dam Katie Now I want to go give my blog a pirate feel, but I just finished giving it a makeover! God I am SUCH a theme person seriously. :P