Thursday, October 04, 2007

Update on my 21 day challenge

I didn’t stick to my original plan but the plan that evolved in these 19 days is something that I am planning to stick to.

Eating Healthy, that’s a must not just for me but for the family.
I wanted to loose quick weight; no sugar, low carb diet didn’t work for long but instead we as a family came up with a balanced meal plan that includes dairy, veggies, meats and bread. Don’t forget 8 glasses of water.

I couldn’t spend 10 minutes on the treadmill everyday but instead some days I chose to walk with my family and other days, I had to rely on taking stairs and parking the car farther away in the parking lot.

It was tough to spare 15 minutes for my creative outlet everyday, so I carried my pictures with me in the car and planned my layouts for the weekend when I’d actually sit down and work and that’s okay. I am carrying recipe cards and glue stick in my purse for times when I need to get my hands dirty.

So, in strict terms, some might call it a failure but from my perspective, it was a success.
These 21 days made me conscious/aware of the changes that I’d like in my life and helped me formulate a successful plan. I had to re-examine my priorities and that’s just what I did.
After all, there’s just 24 hours in a day and when you can not set aside time for your goals you try to incorporate it into your daily routines (which is even better).

I wanted to thank Rhonna for all the inspiration she has provided. Her daily quotes are going to make way into my art and creative journal.

I hope we all together evolved in these days as better individuals with clearer goals.

"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up." -Chinese proverb

p.s. I have a few more journal pages to share. I didn’t make one for each day but did it when ever inspiration struck.


  1. I think you did a great job on your 21 Day Challenge! Isn't it funny how these things seem to evolve as we go along. I wouldn't call this a failure by any means. You adapted and that is what you will need to do to keep it up after the 21 days. Good work!!!

  2. Same here-set out to do one thing...did it a little here and there but in the end ended up with something I hadn't expected. I'm not usually a fan of the unexpected but in this case ~ not bad at all!
    Now I have to work on the whole keeping-a-balance thing...haven't quite figured that one out yet ~ when's the next challenge?... :)
    Congrats on your victories!

  3. i would not call any of these days a failure. re read what you wrote today. look at what you DID accomplish. you should be very proud of this journey. way to go!!! * hugs* connie

  4. Yay, Shalini!!! You did it!! And absolutely it was a success! You are creating new, healthy habits and learning how to take better advantage of your small feat with a little baby in the house! Congratulations! smiles...

  5. Yeah!!! You did it!!! Good for you incorporating it into your daily routine!!! That awesome!!!!

    Congrats on completing the challenge!!

  6. I wouldnt call it a failure either love the chinese proverb quote.

  7. Congrats on getting it done! and you can't call yourself a failure if you finished it...wasn't that one of our challenge quotes? was finished very late, but I'm calling it done! Love your layouts!