If you’ve followed the blog a while, you’ll probably remember Carl’s Crew with Subway Canada, an initiative I ran with last spring that saw me utterly fail at making changes to improve my life, focusing on nutrition, fitness and changing my paradigm to make more time for things that really matter. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to do it — I’m just perpetually hopeless at making my health a priority, something I should really consider changing with a son who’ll probably want me around for many years yet, and his little brother who I hope will want the same.
However — though I’d never shortlist for fittest blogger of the year, I’m not shy to recognize my issues for what they are, and Subway Canada’s been generous enough to offer a second chance at introducing some much-needed positive change in my life!
But this time it’ll be a little different.
Last time, it was all about me — will Casey finish the six-week challenge? Does Casey have what it takes to meet his fitness goals? But we rarely journey through our lives alone — who of us really get where we need to go in life without the help and support of others? Which of us are ready to say we did better without others by our side to grow with us and keep us accountable?
That in mind, if you’re feeling like you’re in a slump and your life could move in a better direction, good news — this time, we’re looking to include our audience as well, inviting everyone to tackle the Carl’s Crew challenges with us, rather than just watch from the sidelines! Car’s got all sorts of activities planned ahead like he would with his Commit to Fit program, all of them designed to set you on a path to a better life, with steps small enough that it doesn’t seem impossible! And it all starts with this week’s challenge — taking care of something we’ve meant to do since forever, but keep pushing it back!
Carl knows it’s hard to get our heads in the game when we have loose ends causing us stress and anxiety. Sarah generally posts our to-do lists on the fridge to keep us all on track, and on top of the lists I keep in my bag at all times, there’s no end to what the world asks of us.
For this challenge, we’re choosing three things we aim to complete in the next month, starting with polishing one off by the end of this week!
My top three include:
- Cleaning my desk up, because it’s an eyesore in our dining room, laden with too many reminders of the endless list of things I need to do
- Fixing the garage door, because the ear-splitting screech of metal grating against concrete is highly unpleasant, and
- Finishing the new budget — with a new baby on the way in January, it’s definitely time to figure our options out, making sure we have the space, funds and resources needed to expand our family. This one I plan to finish this week!
I could’ve wussed out and chosen easy tasks I know I could complete in minutes… but that’s not the point of this challenge. Even if I get the simple things done and pat myself on the back, there’ll still be those outstanding ones nipping at the edge of my consciousness, never giving me any peace until I get them done. So, much like everyone else, I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do.
But enough about me — I hope you’re amped up for the weeks ahead! The crew over at Subway Canada tell me they’ve got plenty in store (as always) like giveaways, weekly email prompts to keep you going and a Twitter Chat with well over a dozen of the Carl’s Crew members!
Who knows — you could go home with some cool sandwich-buying cash in your pocket! In fact, I’m giving away a $150 Subway Canada gift card to one lucky winner so they can stuff their face with tons of the delicious offerings they have at their 3200+ restaurants across the nation! You can enter through the options below — feel free to use the Giveaway Tools widget if you just want to enter with a valid email address and a mouse click; but be aware that there’re plenty of other options to enter this giveaway… all you need is a little time, a little creativity and to be a non-Quebecois Canadian resident aged 18+ to enter! The contest ends October 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST!
Option 1: Enter through the Giveaway Tools widget below:
Option 2: Retweet this tweet!
— Casey E. Palmer (@CaseP) September 19, 2015
Option 3: Comment on the Facebook post below and share it (one entry each):
Option 4: Tweet at @CaseP with the Twitter handle of the person you’d share a sub with if you won a $150 Subway Canada gift card! For your best chances at a valid entry, use the Twitter sharing button below — it’s already pre-loaded with all the information you’ll need! (NOTE: Make sure to change the placeholder [friend’s handle] with an actual Twitter handle, or the entry won’t count!)
You can tweet once a day 🙂
As for me, that budget’s not going to write itself, so I’d better get to it. But that’s no excuse not to start today — go take a walk, do some squats or get some veggies in your system! There’s no better time to start changing your tomorrow than right now!
And feel free to tell me about it — I’m never hard to find!
Have a great one, everybody! Until next time, I remain,
Disclaimer: While I was compensated for this post, I 100% guarantee I have more of a tummy than I ever remember having before, and in lieu of hiring a personal trainer to get me off my butt and doing all the things for my personal fitness, this isn’t a half-bad approach!