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Day 60: enough is enough

1 Mar

Can you believe today is the 60th day of 2011?
Before I tell you exactly what this means to me, I just want to take a moment to say thanks to you.

To all who have been with me on this journey so far, have seen me through a few adventures, and have written in and encouraged me to keep going. Thank you.

You do not know how powerful your words and support have been.

If you are new here, I am happy to share just some of the amazing changes I have seen so far.

First, I would love to share what I did today:

  • Washed my face with a fabulous skin care system
  • Enjoyed one kick-ass green smoothie for lunch (delicious!)
  • Did a tiny little 10 minute workout mid-morning

Here’s why these three little moves are important:

First: By The Skin of My Teeth.
I am already seeing slight improvements in my skin tone the very first week of taking it seriously and getting into a routine. Talk about instant gratification!

It drives home the reminder that it’s never too late to start.

Second: Going Green.
I had a rocky start in the green smoothie category.

I have historically avoided the kitchen for fear I would be eternally stuck there. I was afraid if I became good at it, I would be forever toiling away.

While the idea of whipping up a traditional Martha Stewart Thanksgiving feast for a family of 2 still scares the bejesus out of me, I am slowly becoming open to the idea of cooking.

I just had to start somewhere meaningful.
Good thing Oster The Grouch, my trusted blender, has stuck with me, because now I have at least one set of recipes mastered. I was able to make the green smoothie leap because it matters to me to eat fresh, whole foods that are convenient.

It makes me realize this:
When I’m stuck, I just need to start with the most meaningful first step.

Third: Big Doesn’t Have to Be Big.
Today I did a little 10 minute workout in the middle of the morning.
And get this — it was enough.

I often judge myself harshly for not doing more, not doing as much as I wished I would have or could have, or not doing it perfectly – no matter what “it” is.

In reading The Four Hour Body this year, the point has been driven home that a “minimum effective dose” make the biggest difference. Meaning, sometimes the best results come from putting in the least amount of energy possible for the intended result.

Meaning, don’t over do it, do it it over, or over think it.
Enough, is well …enough.

The Promise 365 started as a way to shift how I invest in myself.
Instead of pining after new clothes and shoes, I am now discovering new methods, ways of thinking & doing, and experimenting with my head, heart, body and soul.

It has just been 60 days, but I am already coming to understand:
Small shifts make for big change.
It’s never too late to start.

Finding the most meaningful first step is key.

May enough always be enough.

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