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New #Last90days Challenge

New #Last90days Challenge

Well, here I am. It's October 1st of 2019 and health wise I am potentially worse off than I was last year, when I wrote about taking part in Rachel Hollis's Last 90 Days challenge. I’d started the challenge gung-ho and ready to make small changes that could have a large impact on my life. But, as sad is it is to admit, my enthusiasm waned as the days went along, and by the end I had eschewed gratitude in favor of wallowing, was putting food in my body better suited for a chemistry experiment, and spending my mornings with my head buried under the covers.


Today is a new day. It's a new year. Things have happened in my life that reminded me of why I was trying these challenges in the first place. I want to be healthy. I want to give myself the best chance at living to meet my future grandbabies…to see my kids marry…to go on more adventures with the love of my life. Getting healthier doesn’t guarantee that I’ll be around for these events and occasions, but it certainly increases my odds.

So let’s end this year with a bang and not a whimper. We don't have to make dramatic and grand changes. We don’t have to give up everything wonderful in the world (I’m talking about you, wine and hard cider), and jump off the couch and immediately into marathon training. Hollis has her Five to Thrive, and these little bits can add up.


As I detailed last time, her “Five to Thrive” are as follows:

1.) Get up an hour earlier and use the time on YOU.

2.) Workout 30 minutes

3.) Drink half your body weight in ounces of water.

4.) Give up a food category you know you shouldn't be eating.

5.) Write down daily 10 things you are grateful for.

Just like last year, I’ll be modifying and tweaking the challenge to fit my life. I highly recommend that if you’re participating with me, you consider tailoring it to fit your needs also. I think I’m going to edit my plan as follows:

1.) Wake up with the hubby (roughly 0430), and spend time on ME before work.

2.) Hit my 10,000 daily steps per Fitbit.

3.) Drink half my body weight in water.

4.) Return to logging all of my food on my WW app, and staying within my allotted points.

5.) Write down my 10 gratitude items in a special journal.

Nothing too crazy or hard. I believe these will be sustainable throughout the end of the year. I’m working hard on my self-esteem, and feeling I’m worth the effort, care and attention…so I will try to do something every morning that furthers my progress on that front. I know my husband will be over the moon to have me up with him in the mornings. Right now I wake around 0615, so this gives me plenty of ME time.


I’m fairly certain the early a.m. wake up time, 10,000 steps, and getting back on the WW train will require the most discipline for me.

So, what do you think? Are you in? Should I try to log/vlog on Facebook or Instagram throughout the 90 days?? Let me know what you think in the comments section.

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