It’s always hard to know how to start blogging again when you’ve been away from it for month’s like I have. The hiatus is never intentional. But often times life gets in the way and the things that matter most sometimes fall by the wayside. But nevertheless, I am back and glad to be amongst the land of the bloggers.
I’m still on my weight loss journey, although over the past few months it’s more on my mind than in my actions. As it often does, life simply got in the way and not only did I fall off track, but I couldn’t even see the track from where I was standing to get back on. But when something comes along to knock you off your square, in weight loss, and in life, you have to find a way to get back in the saddle…and that’s what my blog helps me to do.
It’s funny how God knows what you need long before you need it. He’s just good like that. A few weeks ago, I signed up to participate in the #100DayBloggingChallenge hosted by Amanda Northern from the Blog Promo Community Facebook group I’m in. (Wow, that was a mouth full!) I figured it would be just the thing to get me back into the flow of blogging. Then it happened! Life! The ugly part of it that takes your breath away and not in a good way.
But here’s the good part about life…once you’ve been knocked down a few times, you learn how to get back up a little quicker. Now I’m not saying I’m over that ugly thing that took my breath away, no sir. In fact, there are moments I feel like I sinking in quicksand. But what I know for sure is that God is right here with me and he will not let me go completely under.
And so, as life would have it…I didn’t have to ponder long over what on earth shall I blog about for 100 days? Life has given me more material and content than I was looking for quite frankly and I’ve decided to make the next 100 days all about me and my healing and wellness.
For this challenge, I will be sharing my journey to mental, physical and spiritual wellness. The idea to do so came from reading “The Wellness Project: How I Learned to Do Right by My Body, Without Giving Up My Life”, by Phoebe Lapine. In the book, she shares her own personal journey to wellness by becoming the architect of her own health, one lifestyle change at a time.
Like her, I plan to embark upon 12 or so short-term experiments in an attempt to experience wellness, mind-body and soul. I will be tracking and documenting the effect the following:
- A Multi-day green smoothie detox
- Getting more and better sleep (I think I have this one in the bag)
- Jumping on the clean eating bandwagon (with commitment and gusto)
- Embarking upon another TV detox
- Experimenting with Meditation and Deep Breathing for relaxation and clarity of mind
- Getting back to my daily walk
- Praying and documenting God’s answers
- Water, water, water (and more specifically, lemon water)
- Doing Yoga (for balance and flexibility)
- Getting serious about Strength Training
- Journaling (including food journaling)
- Following a very intentional morning and evening routine
I will share my journey through written posts, video post and photo-blogging (I just made that up) on Instagram. I’m excited about the person who will emerge on October 8th…that’s 100 days from today. I’m excited about the change I will see in myself, I’m also am looking forward to how God is going to inspire and motivate you through my journey. I not only hope that you’ll stay tuned into my journey but that you will also be inspired to start and share your own.
Your Turn To Share
What changes do you need to make in your life in order to experience more wellness? What is your plan for making those changes?