Perspective matters. We are constantly telling ourselves stories about our lives, so 'they' tell us. About how well we are doing, about how good or bad things are.
With this challenge, certainly, this is going to happen. You're going to have a little narrative. You'll frame it.
Fortunately, you can influence this frame. You can decide. So I ask you, which is the more powerful frame?:
" I've got to try and eat a better dinner for a little gym challenge I'm doing?"
"My dinner will be steak and spinach this evening -- not the four pop-tarts dipped in cocaine and Nutella that I usually have. I've committed to this for 28 days, I've spent money on it, I've put my word on it, I've told all my friends about it, and if I can't follow through on this I have no honour, no hope, no confidence and no chance of succeeding in fitness, no chance of succeeding in my bikini body dreams and no chance of succeeding in anything else in my life, ever! I would be the first person ever to fail The More-Athletic Body 28-Day Challenge. But when I do succeed at this, an awesome body, an instant promotion, any mate of my choosing and world domination will all been mine".
It matters that you frame this challenge so it matters.
That's why I want your word.
This may be a silly example, but you need to make it real to you.
If your body matters: this challenge matters.
If you miss a day -- it matters.
If you miss a scheduled workout -- it matters.
If you don't eat what you planned to eat -- it matters.
So whatever you decided to do with this challenge -- and be very careful what you do decide to do -- give it the story it deserves, a story so strong, a frame so powerful, that this time, you'll accomplish what you set out to accomplish.
The better you do at framing, the easier you'll find it to succeed at this challenge.