It seems like there are so many challenges going on. Which one or ones to choose?

I chose the Ultimate Blog Challenge for a second time. Why you ask?

Blogging is still fairly new to me. The first time I joined the challenge I really needed to think about it.

I consider myself a new blogger still. When the Blog Challenge was registering people, I had friends encourage me to register. I will be honest I needed to pray about it.

Deep down I knew I needed to. The thought, you know that little voice, kept saying “you aren’t good enough yet to get in a challenge like this.”

So if not NOW, WHEN!?

I had written a few blogs that I could put in. Ok, they weren’t too bad. I had followed what I was taught on how to write a blog.

That worked. It helped me “ease” into the challenge.

Then came the day, actually about 4 days into the challenge, I needed to write daily now.

Thank goodness, Paul gave tips. So now I’m 2 weeks in the challenge and life is starting to pick up!

You know how life has a way of doing that.

Well, I was falling behind it seemed more and more each day. I do not like to get behind on anything.

I just couldn’t keep up trying to write all the blogs. Yes, you guessed it. I dropped out. Not proud to say that.

My personality is when I start something I have to finish it. I was so totally bummed at myself.

Second Blog Challenge

One day a friend posted the Ultimate Blog Challenge was going to start again and registration was open.

I didn’t even have to think about it this time. I got registered.

Here we are on the second day of the challenge and I’m OK! Thanks Paul for the suggestion of the challenge.

A challenge was what I was going to write about anyway. Only not particularly this one.

Will I make it through this time? I am looking at May 31 to be my end. I didn’t do that last time.

I am not sure how hard this time will be because I am in another challenge at the same time, a different kind of challenge.


This is a challenge I have been in for 45 days already.

This is a much different type of challenge. It is a Mental Toughness Challenge.

Friends that have done this challenge before told me about it! Oh My, I really was not sure I wanted to do this.

I had to pray about it and really think, am I up for this? Well, my prayers were answered. Go For It, Deb was the answer.

The 75 HARD really is about mental toughness and some physical.

The different things that need to get done every day seemed simple enough except one.

A support Facebook Group was started. That really helps getting the support when I need it.

The tasks that have to be done every day aren’t too bad to get done. Well, I can say that today!

What I have to get done every day is:

  1. First 45 minute workout
  2. Second 45 minute workout, must be outside and not back to back
  3. Follow a Diet
  4. No Cheat Meals or alcohol
  5. 10 Pages of Reading
  6. Drink 1 Gallon of Water
  7. Take a Progress Picture Daily

Doesn’t seem so bad unless you have Planter’s Faciitis! That is very painful feet.

Working out in the morning at the gym isn’t too bad. In the afternoon, I walk outside, since I can’t run anymore. The first couple of weeks I really didn’t think I was going to be able to continue with the second workout. That is where the support group helped.

As I did a post about my dilemma, someone posted back what helped her with her Planter’s Faciitis.

Well, thank goodness it worked at least well enough I can walk without too much pain.

Why don’t I quit? I normally am not a quitter except in the first Blog Challenge. I am not proud of that.

I am thinking, kind of cocky actually, this is not so bad. I can do this.

Into the second week, this is March when I started, I get up early to do the first workout.

It is dark, really dark outside, and cold. As I sit on the side of the bed, the bed starts talking to me, not really but in my mind. The conversation went like this, ” I am so warm, just lay back down and pull the blankets up. You can do this later.” That comment made me think of my schedule for the day. Nope can’t too much to get done today. This was my first mental toughness challenge and definitely not my last.

Ok, I am going along pretty well. There were some days that I could not put my finger on it that just seemed like something was a little off. I just kept going about my business.

Two weeks ago my schedule, my mind and me were like really messed up. I couldn’t think straight, I couldn’t remember how to find a file on the computer I needed, I just didn’t feel like myself.

When I was talking with my mentor. Oh yeah as an entrepreneur I have actually several mentors. I am not a solopreneur. I want to collapse my time in growing my business. I hope you have someone that has been through the walk and can help you around the pitfalls they have already been in. Sorry, I digress!

Anyway, as I was talking with her things just started to bubble over. I told her I was not going to cry. Well I could not be true to my word. She just was quiet the whole time. Then it hit me and I said, “this is mental toughness isn’t it?” She shook her head YES!

I was not prepared for the mental toughness to spill over into my life! I truly am not sure why I thought it was only going to be with the 75 HARD things I had to do. Silly me!!

2 Challenges To Complete

So these are the two challenges I am in together right now. I believe looking at the dates which they will be completed, May 31 for both, I just need to concentrate at look at that and I will complete and finish.

Now you know what I just did was make you keep me accountable. Yes, does not matter who we are if there is something to be completed does not matter if it is personal or for business, you need to be held accountable.

I will complete both of these challenges and know that I can do them. I can only speak for myself and once I set my mind to it, I will accomplish them.

To Your Success,



Deb Andrews
Deb Andrews

I mentor entrepreneurs to bring and grow their business online by giving value and strategies that will bring more leads and sales.

    8 replies to "Challenges, Challenges, Challenges"

    • Kathleen Garcia

      WOW! Following 2 challenges at the same time is very brave! Kudos!

      • Deb Andrews

        Kathleen, thank you for commenting. Not sure if it’s brave or dumb but I will see how the month of May goes!! Have a great week. Deb

    • Anita

      Wow, sounds like a busy month for you. That 75 Hard challenge looks interesting, I have not heard of it… I might have to try it. Good Luck with your challenges!!

      • Deb Andrews

        Hi Anita. Thanks for commenting on my blog, Challenges, Challenges, Challenges. Let me know if you would like some info on the 75 HARD. Have a great week. Deb

    • Heidi Albertson

      Deb this awesome!! So proud of you for taking on both of these challenges. I am a newbie blogger right there with you!! We are learning and growing and out to conquer obstacles that try to get in our way!!

      • Deb Andrews

        You know we really do have a fair amount in common!! thank you for the comments.

    • Martha

      Great to see you back at the UBC! If you get stuck on a daily topic, you can always write an update on your other challenge! You got this!!

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