This is a long post today because I am catching up on the entire rest of this challenge. I feel like I am so inspired with its completion and have gained new insight into taking risks and finishing them to the end. It really has been a blessing!
Like the picture says, I would rather be crunching cookies but I got through them all. I don’t think there was a disclaimer in this challenge about how sore you would be the next day!
Day 10 – Favorite Supplements
Fortunately, I had just visited my sister who has a doctorate in natural health and taught me about the supplements I needed for my specific body needs and after a couple of days, I could feel the difference. It was always just a guess about what supplements to take before and now I have favorites just for me.
Day 11 – Favorite Breakfast
My favorite is always a “green” drink filled with so many nutritional goodies.
Day 12 – Get Outside
I love working in the garden and planting new things. Lots of sunshine and the feeling of accomplishing something that will turn out so lovely. Day 12, I planted all kinds of flowers and lavender.
Day 13 – Favorite Veggies
Fortunately, we had a mom who introduced us to many vegetables as children, so we learned to love a huge variety. I think it is so sad that parents let their kids be picky eaters and some folks don’t even figure vegetables into their meat and potatoes diets – potatoes being the only veggie.
Day 14 – 60 Second Plank
This challenge was a toughie. My 90 year old mother-in-law can do a two-minute plank and I tanked at about 15 seconds…I’m going to keep working on this one and eventually will “get ‘er done”.
Day 15 – Favorite Healthy Dessert
Fresh fruit is always my favorite…no specific one, I just love them all!
Day 16 – Rest
Power naps are like medicine to me. If I am exhausted or just need refreshing, I’ll lie down for 10-15 minutes and doze. I am always amazed by the new energy and mental clarity I have afterwards. I know it is hard for some to “turn off” so quickly, but all those long road trips as a kid must have trained me.
Day 17 – Favorite Snack
It is always changing, but currently I love the Kind bars. If I’m famished and in between meals they are a great pick-me-up and will sustain me until the next chow time.
Day 18 – Favorite Quote
“Being possessed by the promises, I live without options.” – Bill Johnson (from When Heaven Invades Earth, book). When I was reading this book many years ago and I came across this portion and I began to weep. I realized that the most important part of my life were the promises that the Lord has given me for this life and that is what I live for. The destiny that God has given to me is my goal and purpose, and without that hope I will never find my life to be complete or fulfilling. Of course, there is a deep, and deeper still meaning for me in this quote but those are the secrets that God gives to each of us…remember Mary pondered in her heart all the things that the angel, Gabriel, spoke to her about the promises concerning Jesus and his birth. We each have promises in our lives that are yet to be fulfilled.
Day 19 – Favorite Fruit
I love all kinds, but if I have a craving for a particular kind, it would be a juicy, ripe pear. Yummy goodness.
Day 20 – 100 Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks always remind me of gym class. Not my favorite – too bouncy and not a natural movement for your body. I love a calm stretching workout, sometimes with free weights
Day 21 – Finally! Best Selfie
I finished this challenge with a happy heart. It was absolutely fun and I felt so accomplished (despite several interruptions to my schedule – like traveling), and it was hilarious having an interactive bunch of fellow challengers on #GWM2015. Everyone was so enthusiastic and I felt like cheering them all on to finish this race. They say that if you do something for 21 days straight that it will become a habit…so far, I would miss this new daily workout if things were to change.