Hello, it's me, Dan! Welcome to my 30-Day Gratitude Challenge.
As we stand on the cusp of 2024, the timing is perfect to let go of the old and embrace a new approach. This is not your conventional approach to gratitude or weight loss. And that's exactly why it's so powerful! This is a unique opportunity to use the power of gratitude in a way most aren't aware of. You will see how simple it is to lose weight, skyrocket your energy levels, and manifest what your soul deeply wants this new year!
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Now, let's get into this 30-Day Gratitude Challenge details!
Week 1: Believing is Seeing!
The first week of this challenge will lay down the cornerstone of all success in life, gratitude. This week is not just about counting your blessings! It's about immersing yourself in the feeling of appreciation. Feeling appreciation, gratitude, or any elevated emotion is the key. It doesn't matter what you focus on, the aim is to create a feeling. Each day, set aside a few moments for introspection. Consciously reflect on the things, people, and experiences that bring you joy and fulfillment. Pull up a memory on your phone or watch something inspiring if you need help.
When I work with our clients I ask them questions to get more detailed about what they appreciate. So think about the WHY. Why do you appreciate the things you do? See yourself enjoying the food, loving your cat, or relaxing on vacation. Whatever you choose, get more detailed about it to the point where you feel like you are there doing it. Don't try too hard at this. Instead, just let it flow like watching a movie unfold.
Gratitude is not merely a routine. It's a powerful mindset shift that has the potential to reshape your entire outlook on life. As you engage in daily reflections, you'll find stress starting to melt away. In its place, calm and peace will grow. If you believe in this process you will see the results! Aim for 10 minutes of writing down what you're grateful for.
Check out two of my favorite gratitude journals to make this practice even more impactful:
Gratitude acts as a tonic for the mind. It creates an environment for your energy levels and health to self-correct. It's the secret sauce that powers growth, change, and success. This fosters a ripple effect that quickly extends into your body's weight and appearance!
Notice your mindset, stress levels, and overall well-being as you do this. Treat this like a video game or movie and have fun with this. Don't overthink it.
Week 2: Delicious And Nutritious Eating, Yum!
This week is a gateway to intuitive eating. Now that we have a solid foundation of gratitude let's focus that energy on what we eat! This will unlock the secrets of understanding your body's hunger cues. And when you do, making food choices that nourish your body and soul will become second nature. This week is about fostering a new relationship with food. Our aim isn't "healthy food" but rather to eat genuinely delightful food when you actually feel hungry.
In other words, you want to feel good before, during, and after each meal or snack. Don't worry about your normal routine or eating schedule. Instead, listen to your hunger cues. Pay more attention to what hunger feels like.
This is a more mindful way of eating and it is an art! It encourages you to engage all your senses in the dining experience. So avoid electronic devices as much as possible during this week while eating. As you savor each bite, without the normal distractions, you'll discover a newfound appreciation for food. It's an interesting experiment! When you are tuned in you will notice more of the textures, flavors, and aromas at every meal. Pretend you are a professional food judge on a reality cooking show. And observe your food in a new and curious way. Make it a sensory journey.
This week is NOT about restrictive diets!!! The thing that shocks many of my clients is that the foods you already love to eat can also be nutritious and good for you! "Good and bad food" is not really a thing. It's more about what you personally need right now and that's going to look different for everyone. It will also change over time. Be open to change!
Week 3: Energizing Movements!
In week 3 we turn our focus to moving! As gratitude and more mindful eating become natural parts of your day, let's dive into energizing movement. Movement is a celebration of life. We all move in unique ways because we are all unique. Moving your body should feel playful because it's all about what feels good as you do it. It's time to see daily movement as an opportunity to take the miraculous vehicle that is your body out for a spin!
Incorporating energizing movements into your day is not about burning calories or getting a sweat in. It's about activities that resonate with your soul and express your individuality. Whether you prefer the calm of a nature walk, the flow of yoga, or the pump of pushups, the choice is yours. I invite you to experiment. You can try these fun routines for inspiration.
Consider this an invitation to discover the movements that make your heart sing and infuse your days with renewed energy. I always recommend starting with walking if you don't know where to begin. Aim for 10-20 minutes of moving your body each day. Feel free to switch it up each day or focus on one thing. As long as you are enjoying it, that's all that matters!
Week 4: Don't Wait, Meditate!
Congratulations on reaching Week 4! It's time to add in a stillness practice. This is the real game changer. By now the first 3 weeks will start to come together a bit into a lifestyle. As time goes on they will solidify even more. For now, don't rush the process. Allow it to come together naturally.
In these last seven days, I invite you to practice something often misunderstood, meditation. Meditation is by far the biggest game changer that is available to us when it comes to our health and energy. The most common issue people have is they feel they can't do it right. The truth is there is no wrong way. You will likely feel like you're doing it wrong, but it's not true. Everyone's process is unique. The whole point is to carve out the time to tune into the stillness that is always present.
How To Meditate For Beginners
Set aside just 5 minutes to start. Find a space that feels right and sit with your spine upright comfortably. Set a timer on your phone in airplane mode and just focus on your in-breath and out-breath. That's it! That is all there is to it. Nothing has to happen AND whatever happens is just perfect. Build up to 15 minutes at your own pace. This will supercharge weight loss and skyrocket our energy levels. For more check out this video.
In the beginning, you may notice you feel tired or anxious. That's ok! As you get more sessions under your belt the tide will turn. For some, they will have a surge of energy right away. Again whatever happens is supposed to happen. Don't judge it, trust the process.
This week, you will notice positive shifts in your energy, mood, and overall outlook on life. As the weeks ahead continue, you'll see how this practice amplifies all aspects of your life in the most beautiful ways. As you blend all four practices they will begin to strengthen each other.
I Got Your Back!
At the end of the 30 days take a moment to reflect on the lessons learned, the strengths discovered, and the transformations experienced. This is not the end; it's the beginning! This is a transition into a new chapter of your wellness journey. Carry the spirit of gratitude, mindful eating, daily movement, and meditation forward. Let them guide you toward a future filled with vitality and well-being.
I hope this article has inspired you to get the ball rolling. Consider grabbing a buddy or loved one and teaming up on this challenge. Studies show an accountability partner increases your results and chances for more positive change.
Remember, it's not about the destination but the journey. You've already taken the steps toward a healthier, more energetic you just by reading this. So keep the momentum going. Make sure to celebrate your successes and embrace a future where well-being is not just a goal but a way of life. You're worth it!
With great love,
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