100 Days of Crazy Healthy

This summer, my family and I will take the 100 Days of Crazy Healthy Challenge! Are you in? We will take 14 weeks and 2 days to get our crazy healthy on, adding a few new habits to our lives each week. If you join us before the middle of June, by the end of the summer, you will have created your own personal daily yoga practice, and learned how to incorporate a nutrient-dense, 90/10 diet into your busy schedule.

Here’s how it will work:

Use the search tool or category cloud on my blog to find the posts for 100 Days of Crazy Healthy. I’ve posted the first four weeks’ assignments early, so you can get an idea of how it will work. I will post the rest of the assignments once a week, beginning June 9th.

The work will not seem like much for the first month, and that is on purpose. Some of it may seem too simple to make a difference, and some of it will feel boring. You will feel resistance, and that is normal. Your brain will say,

I don’t have time.

I don’t like this!

This is hard!

It’s not that important.

This isn’t going to work.

Reject those voices and do it anyway. I promise, 100 Days of Crazy Healthy will change your life, if you just do it.

Who should participate:

Everyone! It doesn’t matter if you are really out of shape, or if you have practiced yoga for 20 years, you will benefit from this challenge. It will force you out of your comfort zone, and breed curiosity about what is possible. I am going to do it with you, and I already know it will make me uncomfortable. The way I will teach you to exercise and eat is derived from my experiences getting healthy, but it’s not how I live today. It’s more basic and more repetitive. This will be hard for me, because my yoga practice and eating habits are more intuitive, than structured, these days. But I will do it, every day, because I know that getting back to basics will raise my awareness, and reveal new opportunities to be healthier.

How much time will it take?

Not much. The self-care and nutrition habits are incremental, taking only 1-5 minutes per day. The yoga practice will start out at 5 minutes, and build to 30-45 minutes (it will be up to you to decide how long you stay on your mat). Preparing meals may take a little longer at first, but you will learn to create efficiencies over time.

What do I need to participate?

All you need is a yoga mat, a music player (speaker, etc.), a blender, some coconut oil, an open mind, and faith that this challenge will change your life.

What are the rules?

1. Do whatever it takes.You must complete your weekly homework assignment every day, before you go to bed. It’s best to do your yoga first thing each day, but it’s ok to do it at night as well. Even if you forget, and only remember after you’ve turned off the light at bedtime, get back up and do your practice. If you miss a day, double up the next day. If you miss three days, triple up when you remember.

2. Trust the struggle. Listen to the stories in your head, and reject the ones that prevent you from completing the challenge. There is no legitimate reason you can not complete the homework (unless you are seriously ill or injured), don’t let your mind make you think that there is.

3. Believe that this is what your body is supposed to do. To get healthy and stay healthy, we must move, breath, stretch, resist, nourish and reconcile–every single day.

4. Stop thinking, worrying and analyzing. Just do it. You have nothing to lose!

5. Be a leader. Tell your friends and family what you are doing, and let them see your efforts whenever possible. Don’t hide your crazy healthy!

How will it work?

Here’s the schedule for adding new habits each week.

As always, feel free to email with your questions, or if you just need encouragement. Nothing makes me happier than sharing this crazy healthy life with you! And feel free to post your photos on my Facebook page.

You may start any time you like, but it’s best to start in May, if you hope to finish by Labor Day. The first week’s habits are offered here.

7 thoughts on “100 Days of Crazy Healthy

  1. Tina F says:

    Amber, I would like to take you up on your 100 Days of Crazy Healthy Life. What I don’t see is any information after week 1, which I will be starting this Monday May 12. Looking forward to it!

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    • Great! I will be posting Week 2 challenges tomorrow. Go ahead and start week 1, and I will keep posting the challenges every Sunday. Trust the process–I promise it won’t be too crazy. Just resistance based exercise, self-care, real food and some easy meditations. Feel free to ask questions any time! Good luck!

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  2. AmandaLee says:

    I’m going to be joining you in this challenge and can not wait! Thank you for the guidance and motivation along the way!
    -Amanda

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    • Yay! Let me know if you have questions, or need encouragement! It will seem like nothing is happening for the first 4-6 weeks, but by the end of the summer, you will feel like a new person. : )

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  3. Heli Nielson says:

    I did it! I’d be lying if I said Week One was easy. Tongue scraping? WTH? But day after day, I trusted the struggle. On Day One, my sweet girl was held in isolation for 9 hours at Heathrow and ultimately denied entry to the UK for a summer she’s been planning for six months. On Day Three, I woke with a painful neck spasm, but found the gentle sun salutes to be the perfect cure. Day after day, I choked down warm water in the morning and can honestly say that on Day 7, I feel happier. A little sore, very humbled, and slightly amazed…but definitely happier. Crazy Healthy Smoothies? Okay, done. And another 35 Sun Salutes…

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  4. Emmalie Velte says:

    I want to get healthy! I have been taking yoga classes for about a year. I have early arthritis in my lower back. I will try this!

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