This is Day 6 of Live a Healthier Life in 21 Days Challenge, Jan 2012 run. Subscribe to the free newsletter for lifetime access of personal development articles and future challenge announcements like this one.
Hello guys! Today is Day 6 of our 21-day challenge to live our healthiest life ever. How's everyone doing so far?
On Day 4, we created our ideal meal plan. Yesterday (Day 5), we went grocery shopping to get the ingredients for our ideal meals. Today, we're going to follow that meal plans we set on Day 4!
Day 6 - Follow Your Ideal Meal Plan
Treat today as a test drive for sticking to your ideal plan! Firstly, you might find that there are other changes that can be made to your ideal meal after you try it out. Secondly, since this is your ideal meal that makes you feel 100%, we might as well make that happen, starting from now. That's a lot more empowering than wait for X thing to happen and Y condition to fall into place. It's food, and we have to eat every day, so we might as well start off with the best things we want to eat.
Some of you might not be able to adhere 100% to the ideal plan (e.g., an ingredient is needed which is not available in the supermarkets in your vicinity), and it's okay! It's about using your ideal plan as inspiration for everything you eat today. Your ideal plan isn't just 1 menu - there can be different iterations (for example, my ideal meal plan includes eating lots of fruits, vegetables, salads and a raw meal. Within that frame work, I can come up with a large varieties of different meal plans. Stick to the framework of what you see as an ideal diet and follow that today.
Now, let's get started!
Step 1: Stick to your ideal meal plan for today!
For today, stick to your ideal meal plan. If it involves visiting a different eatery for healthier food options, do that. If it involves preparing your meals the night before or on the morning itself, do that too. If it involves whipping up dishes different from what you usually prepare, do that too.
You should have purchased the items necessary for your ideal meal plans during your grocery shopping task yesterday. If not, see if you can use substitute items in the meantime, or make a quick trip to the supermart to get the missing items. Improvise where necessarily. Remember it's not about being precisely in line with your ideal meal plan as it's about taking in your healthiest foods for your body.
Step 2: Review your ideal meal plan (15 min)
After sticking to your ideal meals for breakfast/lunch/dinner/etc, review your meal plan. How do you feel consuming your ideal meals today? Do you feel healthier? More energetic? More vitalized? Why?
Separately, are there any adjustments needed for this plan? If so, what are they? How can you improve on your ideal meal plan?
Step 3: Identify steps to integrate your ideal meals into your daily life (15 min)
Now that you have gone on a test drive with your ideal meal plans, and improvised on them, the next step is to make it a part of your every day life.
Think about the key action steps you need to take to continue with this ideal plan tomorrow, the day after, and after, the week, every week after that, and so on. Write them down, and implement them from Day 7 onwards.
Day 6 of Your 21-Day Healthy Living Plan
What are your tasks listed for today? Do them with excellence and report them in your 21DHL Journal.
Also, read your group mates' 21DHL journals and cheer them along! Pick a few members' journals and make it a point to post meaningful replies there.
Update Your 21DHL Journals
Once you are done for the day, update your 21DHL Journal. You are also welcome to update your 21DHL Journal multiple times throughout the day. Post all your results for today's task and your 21-Day Healthy Living Plan directly in your journal.
If you have any questions specific to today's task, post them here.