Today is the last day of the #make1change challenge for the month of March. I’m very proud of how purposefully I’ve approached my health and wellness this month. The truth is I really didn’t lose much weight this month, even though I have been exercising about 5 days a week and sticking to the nutrition plan. I’m not even sure if I’ve lost inches. I will continue to make adjustments to my nutrition plan. The 21 day challenge for nutrition ends today on the blog, but hopefully you have developed some healthier habits long beyond today. In April we shift our focus to money. I hope you will join us on that journey, as well.
To close out this month’s series I thought I would share 3 primary lessons I learned or have been reminded of over the last 3 weeks.
Lesson 1: The reward doesn’t always look like what you expect.
Counting today’s post I blogged 14 times in the last 21 days. This is the most I’ve ever blogged in one month since starting this blog. I’m proud of what I’ve put out here. I believe it will help. I shared my posts on social media and in my newsletter. There hasn’t been not one comment written or interaction other than a few likes on social media in those 14 days. My website traffic didn’t improve. There was a time when the realization of this would have left my heart discouraged. I’m not discouraged, but encouraged. Making writing a nearly daily habit is helping me find my writing voice. Writing to encourage and inspire is part of my gifting. These words that I write in my books, on this website, my podcast, etc, will find their way into the hearts of millions of women one day. It starts here, one post at a time.
Lesson 2: Old habits are hard to break.
You may be thinking, “Really, Kendra? You didn’t know this already?” I knew it with my head, but not with my heart. It’s just so easy to slip back to the familiar. I talked about this in my post, “Is comfort holding you back?” Nearly everyday, I have to catch myself from slipping into oversnacking or snacking on the wrong things. I know better. I’ve read enough books, used enough programs and watched enough experts to know how to eat to lose weight and reach my weight loss goal. The habits and behaviors haven’t caught up with the information I know, yet. I’m making progress. I’m committed to getting there this year. Writing again and putting out accountability challenges are helping me find my rhythm.
Lesson 3: Ask the right questions.
Instead of asking ‘Why is this so hard? Why does it take all this effort? Why is this happening?’ I’ve started asking ‘How can I find a way to reach this goal?’ Changing our our attitude, approach and mindset to our circumstances can mean the difference between success and failure. I’m in it to win it!
Did you stick with us for the entire 21 days? What lessons have you learned? Leave a comment.
Destined to win,