What if you could end the last 90 days of 2022 with the same energy and motivation you had in the first 90 days? That concept was first introduced to me by Rachel Hollis a few years ago. And because I love a good challenge, I was immediately hooked. Think how much further ahead you would be by January 1st if the last 90 days were high-leverage?!
That is where the Last 90 Days Challenge comes in. Again, this challenge was first presented by Rachel Hollis. The intention was to encourage women to tighten up their Daily 5 habits in the last 90 days of the year. The goal would be to start the next year strong, instead of beginning the year trying to regain lost habits of the previous year.
I shared about the Daily 5 habits way back in episode 12, which I have linked for you in the show notes in case you want to go check that out. But as a quick refresher, the Daily 5 habits are practicing gratitude, waking up early, move your body, drink your water and add or subtract a food category.
Last year was my second year doing the Last 90 Days Challenge For 30 days, you focus on one food category. For me, it was not eating dairy. I would give myself a “point” for every habit that I successfully completed each day.
Obviously, the ultimate goal is to earn 5 points a day. That would mean that you completed all of your habits. But as a busy mom, we all know that it’s simply not possible.
I would record my number in my MAP Book each day. In the morning, I would write the numbers 1-5 down the side and then check them off during the day as I completed them. Again, you can find more details about this in episode 12, in addition to my tips and tricks for making each of these habits happen.
But for now, let’s stick to the idea of the last 90 days. I decided that since it was my second year doing this, I wanted some extra accountability. As December approached, I knew it would get harder and harder to maintain my positive habits. And everything is more fun with a friend!
I asked my Facebook group if anyone wanted to join me. The ladies that raised their hands were put into a Facebook Messenger group. Every night at 8pm, we would send the group our number. No explanation needed, just our number. There we could encourage one another and hold each other accountable.
When the last 90 days of the year were behind us, our group actually decided to keep going and here we are, almost a year later, still checking in daily on our daily 5 habits.
If you’re going to do the Last 90 Days Challenge for the first time, here is what I would recommend:
If you want to take on the Last 90 Days Challenge, decide what each habit looks like for you. How much water will you drink? How will you practice gratitude? What food category will you add or subtract for 30 days? What will count as a workout? What time will you wake up? If you can’t be positive whether or not you completed one of the habits, it’s not specific enough!
Check out this tracker sheet (not made by me) if you’re interested in having a visual way to track your progress.
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