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Rachel Hollis has this challenge called Last 90 Days. It starts October first and it’s all about ending the year stronger than you started. So often we set New Years Resolutions and try so hard to make the beginning of the year count, to be a better person, and to reach out goals…BUT what if we focused that much more on ending the year strong so we head into the new year already stronger and better than the last? That’s what this whole challenge is about and I’M IN!
You can sign up for the challenge here and join me!
The challenge focuses on the FIVE TO THRIVE:
1 // Get up an hour earlier than you normally do and use the time for yourself.
This one will be a tough one for me because I have a really strong relationship with my snooze button. One thing I have mentioned wanting to be better at all year long is my bedtime and morning routine and my sleep habits in general. Right now there is ZERO structure and it’s impacting the rest of my day-to-day life and productivity.
*TIP: Schedule something in the morning that you look forward to so that you’re excited to wake up and start your day. This could be as simple as a cup of coffee, quiet time, a bubble bath, or whatever gets you excited!
2 // Workout for at least thirty minutes.
WELL…considering I don’t work out AT ALL and haven’t since my freshman year of college this will be an interesting one. Luckily, I know better than to throw myself all into something that I haven’t done in years. So my plan is to start with 30 minute walks with Winston in the morning or evening and then grow from there. I used to be REAL in shape back in my dancer days and my hope is to get back to a place where I feel confident about my body and it’s health.
*TIP: Make it work into your schedule instead of trying to work your schedule around it. That’s why I’m going to start with walking because I have to take Winston outside already so I’m working the “workout” into my normal routine so that I will be more likely to do it.
3 // Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
I was SO good about drinking enough water at the beginning of the year and then I just lost it. Although I can totally see the difference it makes, I could do without all the PEEING! Sheesh!
*TIP: Get a reusable water bottle that’s insulated so your water stays cold throughout the day, making you more likely to drink it. My plan is to use my Slim Modern Water Bottle with a Straw because I learned that I am more likely to drink it if my cup has a straw. These bottles are so cute and they come in SO many colors which makes you want to drink out of them!
4 // Give up one food category you know you shouldn’t be eating.
Sadly, there are a LOT of food categories I know I shouldn’t be eating so this part should be easy. However, with us living in someone else’s home it makes it a little more difficult. For right now, I’m going to try and cut out as much dairy as I can from my diet.
*TIP: This challenge is to make you better not to stress you out. If you start out with your mind set on one thing and then it changes, go with the flow. Don’t beat yourself up and feel like you failed. Keep going and make adjustments if needed!
5 // Write down five things you’re grateful for every single day.
This one is pretty self-explanatory but still very valuable! You can purchase a Start Today Journal to journal throughout this process. If you sign up for the Last 90 Days challenge, you get $10, making the journal around $14.
*TIP: This one takes the least amount of effort but will probably be the one you forget the most. I’m setting a reminder on my phone every night to remember to write mine down.
I’m so excited to start this challenge along with the rest of the #Last90Days community! I will be sharing updates as the challenge progresses for you to follow along as I journey through this challenge. I already know that the dairy and working out will be my biggest obstacle and challenge. What would be your biggest challenge?
If you haven’t yet, sign up for the challenge here and join me!