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#Last90Days Challenge: Making The Rest Of The Year Count

Good Morning, GORGEOUS people! Last Monday I posted a video of Rachel Hollis with a link to her #Last90Days Challenge. I'm posting on a Monday this week because the challenge starts today, October 1st. I'm really excited to share it with you, and hopefully simplify what you need to do, so you can all jump right in and get started this morning! Sound good? Ok, here we go.

The premise of the challenge is that we humans often throw in the towel when it comes to fitness and nutrition during the last three months of the year. With all of the Halloween candy, turkey, and can I get an AMEN for all of that pie that will be put in our path over the upcoming holiday season, it's no wonder so many of us just give up. We all vow to do better next year and start fresh on January 1st. Personally, I'm usually hungover and also promise myself to drink less, but that's neither here nor there.

With #Last90Days, Rachel Hollis challenges herself and all of us to spend these last few months of the year taking care of our bodies and ourselves. Instead of overindulging on sweets, let's overindulge on self-care. Instead of spending our time stressing out about making the perfect family dinner or buying the perfect gift, let's say f@#! perfection and focus on just being happy with life being the brutifal (that's both brutal and beautiful) way that it is. Let's ramp up for the new year and start our healthy habits now. If we can do that, think of how awesome and inspired we'll all feel in January.

The challenge is so very simple. All you need to do is follow Rachel's Five to Thrive plan, and get ready to end 2018 strong!

Five to Thrive

1.) Get up an hour earlier each day and spend that extra time on yourself and ONLY yourself.

2.) Exercise for 30 minutes each day.

3.) Hydrate. Your water intake in ounces should equal half your body weight.

4.) Give up one food category that you know you shouldn't be eating. We all know and love these categories well; sugar, alcohol, dairy, soy, gluten. Choose one and kick it to the curb.

5.) Write down ten things you are grateful for every day. These things can be general (my children) or very specific (Haagen Daaz Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream that has been set out of the freezer for 5 minutes so it scoops perfectly onto my waiting spoon).

That's all there is to it. You can officially sign up for the challenge here to receive weekly videos and emails designed to inspire you to stick with it!

I'm excited to officially start today and I hope you will all join me!

Check out this great video that will hopefully inspire you to make the time to achieve your goals, and help get you in the right frame of mind for the next three months. Rachel gives us some tough love in this one, and she's not wrong. We DO have the time and we need to decide what we want most.

We CAN do hard things!

♥ Erin