Mondays are usually so motivating but unfortunately, this one feels a bit different around here. It’s time to do some confessing! Two weeks ago, I dove head first into Rachel Hollis’ Last 90 Days program, vowing to be the best me I could be as we head into the holiday season. Things haven’t been going all that well. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you make a purchase through a link on this page.
The Last 90 Days
What is the Last 90 Days program? It’s a movement by Rachel Hollis (author of Girl, Wash Your Face) to get us ramped up into 2019 in the last three months of the year instead of slipping into the holidays without good habits.
The concept is that we always try to start the year with good intentions, why not go into the end on top then it won’t be like starting over?!?
21 days to create a habit, 90 days to change your life – Rachel Hollis
Rachel guides the Last 90 Days community into committing to “Five to Thrive”:
- Get up an hour earlier than you normally do and use the time for YOURSELF.
- Workout for at least thirty minutes.
- Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
- Give up one food category you know you shouldn’t be eating.
- Write down ten things you’re grateful for every single day.
Nothing that lasts is accomplished quickly. -Rachel Hollis
How Has it Looked for Me?
Ugh city. I tried. I really tried. I got out the gate knowing I couldn’t sneak into the kids’ candy bags but seven days in we went treating at Idlewild and I caved to a gummy cherry slice. Then another. Then a gas station hot dog in a pretzel bun (and I have gluten issues). My stomach hated me. I dove back into a relatively keto diet last Monday but had some treats over the weekend and even tonight just before coming here to tell you how it’s been going. Sigh.
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:::8 AM::: Today I forgot to take my #everydayphotoaday challenge 📷 at 8 am because I was too busy fussing over my #bullettodolist and my #last90days folder, finding tunes, diffusing oils, and ::thinking about the future:: while sipping an XL Dunkin' coffee. These have been very full days followed by sleepless nights but some clarity is coming, I feel it. #faithoverfear #limeandspearmint #lovemytodolist #yesthatsaysresume #almostdonevaguegramming
I attributed my binges to the fact that I was dealing with losing my job and training for the Half, but I quickly had forgotten the values that job had brought back to my life in the health realm and the fact that the leaner I am on Sunday the better my pace will be.
But those excuses need to take it to the curb. I’m going to start tomorrow by recommitting myself and I’m putting this out here because I need support. I’ve done this so many times with some amazing success. Now I need to raise that flag and say I don’t have it all together and need my tribe.
How Do You Get Started?
If you aren’t already in the Last 90 Days community, there is still time!
Commit. Commit to a better you. Maybe tackling all five of the principles is too much. I get it. There’s a LOT on my plate right now and something has to give. I’m going to commit to doing this the best I can and with honesty. Will you do the same?
You can read more and join the community here and get caught up with a bit of grace in that the last 75 days starts tomorrow and we can be on the same page, sound good?