Rachel Hollis’ #Last90Days Challenge

Last 90 Days Challenge

I totally fell off the bandwagon…and it isn’t going to stop and wait for me. It just keeps truckin forward. I have to run, all gallopy awkwardness and all, to try my darn hardest and GET BACK ON!

On October 1st, 2018, I began the #last90days challenge put on by Rachel Hollis – author of Girl, Wash Your Face.

She calls the essential guidelines “5 to thrive”. The 5 things you need to do every single day.

  1. Wake up 1 hour earlier than you normally do.
  2. Drink half your weight in ounces of water.
  3. Write 10 things you are grateful for every day.
  4. Exercise for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Give up one food category you know you should not be eating.

I was doing great for the first week. And not to my surprise I am doing horrible now. Well kind of. I have stuck to my guns with #5.

Motivation

My new day doesn’t start tomorrow. It starts today. Right now. In the middle of the day. Because motivation runs amuck in my brain making random appearances and goes MIA whenever in pleases. So here it is! And I am going forward!

Where my girls at?

#last90days peeps holla at yo 30 something mama! ✊🏼 Also, go checkout my Instagram because hearing me verbalize this stuff is so much more fun!

Sleepy Day

Art by KatieSuzanWeber Copyright 2018


It’s just one of those days.

There is absolutely nothing I can do to change it at this point…except give in to the sweet cuddlies while I can. I’m not complaining one bit! If My job was to lay around all day and cuddle under blankets I would be happy. A blanket tester maybe? Haha it’s nice to daydream.

As much as I am enjoying the laziness at the moment – I am really looking forward to getting back into our normal daily routine. I am a creature of habit and love routine. If someone asked me to write their family a routine for each day I would probably burst with excitement. I sound crazy. I know.

One minute I’m enveloped in a blanket and the next I’m talking about routines.

‘That’s just me 🙂

Today I hope to:

  • Pick-up our master bedroom
  • Do some vacuuming around the entire house
  • Finish the last little bit of dishes
  • Wash towels
  • Have the kids help me pick-up the general messes
  • Go to the GYM!
  • Listen to my audiobook – Rachel Hollis is da bomb. #last90days
  • Cook dinner

If you haven’t started reading Girl, Wash Your Face By Rachel Hollis – pick up a copy at the library. If you can…I mean… it is literally on backorder everywhere. I bought the audiobook copy as a last resort and it actually turned out to be the best option in my opinion. I love hearing her voice and tone narrative the book SHE wrote. It is exactly how she intends for it to be read so that is why I now prefer audio books. That and I am able to pop in a pair of ear buds (just one ear when I’m at home with the kiddos doing chores so I can hear when mayhem occurs – lol) put the phone in my pocket and just go about my chores while listening to an amazing book!

It is extremely empowering and enlightening. I cried about 3 times. Good tears. Relatable tears.

If you’ve read the book let me know what you thought of it.

I hope you have a great day.

Hello world!

Hello world. You are reading my first blog post! I feel as if I am writing to an imaginary friend or something silly.

Today both of the kids had school which doesn’t happen but 2 days per week. It’s only a couple of hours so I took advantage of the alone time and scooped up Mom for a leisurely shopping trip. It was the perfect visit on a perfect sunny day. It is nice and cool out – middle of October weather which I absolutely adore. I’m a freak of nature and enjoy being chilly instead of baking in the sun.

I had to get a few more ingredients for our dinner tonight. I plan on making gluten-free vegetarian goulash- I found a recipe on Pinterest that sounds amazing. I go to Aldi for most of our ingredients because it is a nicely sized store that also has nice prices. I threw a few extra things in the cart that we totally didn’t need. Well, more than a few. And the bill was still around $50. Which is amazing if you consider my previous shopping records at Target.

I somehow manage to spend a minimum of $100 at Target. And then feel totally guilty about it afterwards. How basic am I? Seriously. Typical. [insert eye roll here]

If we love the recipe I will share it with you. I’m not looking forward to cooking it. But I’ll do it anyway. I’m also baking pumpkin pie tonight. Straight out of the can. Into a pre made crust. Topped with whipped cream type product sprayed from a can. Wow. I’m healthy.

Right now I am looking at my planner and realizing how much I actually need to get done today. I allotted myself time slots for each task otherwise nothing will ever get done because I am an expert at procrastinating. Today I am cleaning the kids’ rooms. Which are already clean ish. I just need to vacuum and make their beds and dust.

We keep the kids’ toys at a minimum so that they are able to easily help pick up toys when the time comes. We usually pick up every night. I have extra toys on back stock to switch out when they start getting bored with a certain toy. It keeps stuff interesting.

I love exploring new minimalist ideas for keeping/getting our home organized and simple. Cleaning and organizing makes my adrenaline rush and it makes me happy. I could do it for hours. I love having a cleaning and laundry schedule. That way I know what to expect every single day.

Is it horrible that I turned on YouTube for my kids to leave me alone for 20 minutes while I typed this? Mom – don’t judge me.

I’m out. OXO!

Adios amigos!

P.s. How do we feel about posts with no pictures? Ugh. Boring right? I need to get on the ball.