The 3-Day Feel Amazing Challenge is all about choosing to fill your mouth and your mind with things that make you thrive and feel great. By the end of these 3 days, you should feel light, clean, rested and full of energy. Taking care of yourself is a choice. And eating right doesn’t happen if you don’t plan for it.
First, let me say this: life happens. This is an ideal day for me, and it does not happen every day. Or even, every other day. Or every week. I’m human. The key is being okay with knowing that I won’t be perfect, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try. ‘Cause we all know that, most of the time, I’m a hot mess of a stay-at-home mom who barely gets time to brush her teeth. #owningit
5:15am Wake up, stretch and say a prayer of gratitude for another day. Drink 20 ounces of water.
6am Sweat for an hour, outside at my boot camp, as I watch the sun rise.
7am Drink 20 ounces of water on the drive home from boot camp. Think about how I will impact 1 person’s day for good today. Mentally chart out my schedule for the day.
7:15am Drink 1 fresh-pressed juice. (My favorite, easy, to-go recipe is 5 carrots, 2 green apples and 1 inch of ginger.) Enjoy coffee and cuddle time with the kids and husband. No TV.
8:30am Drink a green smoothie, usually a variation of my favorite, blueberry velvet smoothie. Fill up my huge Mason jar and start drinking water.
9am Plan dinner. Put frozen chicken breast, some water and salsa in the slow cooker and turn on low for 8 hours.
10am Healthy snack like hard-boiled egg with carrot sticks, or snap peas with almonds.
11:30am Lunch, usually a huge salad with romaine, carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper, sprouts topped with olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, salt and pepper. I also throw on leftover roasted or cooked veggies from last night’s dinner, like roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cooked corn. Drink 20 ounces of water.
1pm Kids are napping, and I start to crave sweets. Drink 20 ounces of water. Usually, I’ll go to the pantry and grab 3 dried dates and 10 almonds (which is one of my 8 ways to stop secret snacking behaviors). If I’m still having cravings after that, I’ll drink some hot peppermint, ginger or cinnamon vanilla tea.
3:30pm Another healthy snack.
4pm Kids are awake. Go outside and do something active with them. No TV, laptop or cell phone.
5pm Consciously greet husband with a smile and positive attitude when he’s done with work. Dinner time. Slow cooker salsa chicken, steamed broccoli and cooked sweet potatoes. Drink 20 ounces of water.
7:30pm Turn off TV and start my relaxing bedtime routine. Make chamomile tea and pick up the house, so I can lay in bed and do devotions or read.
8:30pm Bring chamomile tea and Mason jar of ice water to my nightstand. Lay in bed, do devotions, read, stretch. Close my eyes, grateful for this awesome day.
It’s so crazy. I actually can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.
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