21DFC Day 21 – Create Your Fitness Plan Ahead

This is the last day of the 21-Day Fitness Challenge held in Feb 2012. The challenge is now over but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all the challenge tasks.


Hello and welcome to Day 21 (Feb 23) of the 21-Day Fitness Challenge! Today is the last day of the challenge. :D (But not the last task, as there is still the round-up post tomorrow. Stay tuned!)

Closure of All Comments for 21DFC

Every challenge has to come to an end, and this is the same for 21DFC. :D

All comments for 21DFC will be closed by Sunday, 26 Feb, 10am, EST.

So if you haven’t, post your replies to Week 2’s self-reflection questions and Week 3’s tasks ASAP. All tasks can be easily accessed via the 21DFC Overview. Check out others’ comments in the previous days’ threads. Drop them replies. Check back for responses to your previous posts. Let’s make the best out of the last few days we have together as a 21DFC group.

21DFC Day 21 – Create Your Fitness Plan Ahead

Congratulations for making it this far. :clap: On 3rd Feb, we started challenge to embark on 21 days of fitness. 21 days later, you stand here, victorious in your quest to make fitness a part of your life.

You should know by now that fitness is not a short-term goal where you go all out to achieve, then stop after you have mete your objectives. It’s an ongoing habit for life. In the past 3 weeks, I have dispensed my best knowledge and advice on how you can make fitness part and parcel of everyday living. I hope you have found the tips useful and duly applied them. I sure have.

Even though 21DFC has been a small challenge (about 300 official participants) relative to other past challenges at PE with easily double to over triple the participant count, it has actually been the most life changing challenge for me. In these 21 days, I have changed from someone who had a reticence towards fitness to someone who truly relishes it. The change has been unbelievable that even I have a hard time digesting it.

It goes to show that when you’re truly committed towards a goal, and you go all out to pursue it, you will get the results you desire. No excuses, no buts, no ‘next time’s. It is all happening now.

21DFC is only 21 days long, meant to be a platform to springboard your fitness habit. It’s not meant to be a crutch that you rely on forever. Now that the challenge is drawing to a close, it’s now up to *you* to make fitness happen on a daily (or near daily basis).

How are you going to ensure you will adhere to your fitness activities without the daily 21DFC tasks? How are you going to ensure that same enthusiasm and rigor towards fitness when there is no longer the 21DFC mini-forums for you to gather with other participants on a daily basis? (Note that we still have the Personal Excellence Forums, where you are free to create your journal in the Health & Fitness forum (or any other forum, for that matter) and journal your progress in pursuit of your goal(s).)

These are questions you will be answering today. Today your task is to review your progress in the past 3 weeks and create your fitness plan ahead.

Part-1: Review

Refer to the goals you stated for Day 0’s pre-work.

  1. How have you fared against these goals? Have you achieved them? Give as objective an assessment as possible.
  2. For your answer in #1, why?
  3. What are the key things you have learned during 21DFC?

Part-2: Your Fitness Plan Ahead

  1. What are your fitness goals moving forward?
  2. What are your key steps to achieve them?
  3. How are you going to ensure you stay true to your daily fitness habit moving forward?
I will be posting my review for my 21DFC journey in the comments section later in the day.

Note that today’s task is about reviewing *YOUR* progress in the past 3 weeks and creating *YOUR* fitness plans. Do *NOT* post your review or feedback for the challenge itself yet – we will be doing that in tomorrow’s round-up post. Stay tuned!

Share Your Plans/Progress for Today!

What is your intended fitness plan for today? What physical activities are you going to do, and how long do you want to do them for? Share with us!

Update your progress as you go along. At the end of the day, review your progress and share your learnings.

Check out other participants’ responses and join in the discussions!

(Image: Marathon)