Alright, I’ve got to go out on a limb and say that out of the 3 weeks of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge, Week 3 was by far my favorite. It focused on Believing and looking inward to find real strength, at least that’s what I took from it.
The daily challenges were as follows:
Week Three: Believe
2/17: Spoil Yourself! – Do something just for you today! Take a walk, go to yoga, spoil yourself!
2/18: 5 Mindful Minutes – Do good to your body, meditate for 5 minutes and find your zen.
2/19: Be Happy – Show us your happy place!
2/20: Thankful Thursday – Let us know what you are thankful for!
2/21: Share the love – S/O to your #1 supporter/motivator!
I started out Monday by taking a break from the miles and doing something for me. Had a great time Rowing a 5K and just enjoying something different. It was a nice change of pace. Tuesday morning I took the time to meditate before jumping into work and saw my focus increase throughout the day…may have to make this a regular thing. My happy place for day 3? Anywhere with my little guys. Spent some time loving on them. Yesterday I practiced thankfulness. The sun was shining and no snow was falling from the ground. That’s something special lately!
Then, today was about sharing the love. My number one supporter? My husband. He’s been with me through it all…he loved me when the weight was here, but when I was ready to change, he stepped up to the challenge. He became my running trainer and eventually my partner. He’s stuck by my side during some gnarly first races where I was not generous and wanted to quit, and has helped me become who I am today.
Who are you grateful for? What could you do, starting today to get back on track in the new year? How about embarking on your own personal challenge? It doesn’t have to be a part of a bigger movement, get out there and do something for you today. Look for new ways to challenge yourself physically and emotionally and look for the positives that surround you. The past 3 weeks have been a blessing for me…make the next few weeks the same for you! I challenge you 🙂
NOTE: I am entered into ZOOMA’s Run to Napa contest, which depends on your vote! The winning blogger AND a reader (could be you!) will win a trip to Napa for the ZOOMA Women’s Half Marathon in June. Right now, I’m in third place, and would appreciate daily votes through February 24! LINK!