I’m in the final week of a 6-week program through Whole Life Challenge and every night participants are required to submit a reflection on the day along with their score.Is it tedious at times? Yes. Does it get me thinking deeper about what I encounter on daily basis? Hell yeah. That’s where it’s importance lies: when we take a longer look at why we eat and move and go through our day the way we do, real change can happen.
What do I mean? At the start of the challenge I would find myself reaching for food when I was stressed out or bored. I find myself lacing up my sneakers or unrolling the yoga mat now. I have restricted my grains intake for 6 weeks and I feel a difference, and its one I’m enjoying. I’ve lost some pounds and inches and I’ve gained a clearer mind, clearer skin and more direction. That clarity is unexpected and the mandatory reflections have helped guide me there. I could improve on my sleep and hydration is a challenge for me, but I’m aware that these areas of my life are critical to my holistic health and that awareness is worth something!
I feel like I have more confidence in not just my physical abilities, but in my ability to overcome cravings and stay dedicated to a goal. I have confidence that a slip in my clean eating won’t define or derail me completely. I’m able to wake up with a plan for the day ahead and go to bed with a satisfaction that I did my best and accepted responsibility for my actions. How awesome is that? I can take these skills into my business life and relationships and especially in my health and fitness goals. The other kind of reflections are looking pretty good these days, too. 😉