“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey.” -Sir Winston Churchill
It’s Day 30! But contrary to popular belief, we have not arrived, we have not reached our destination , and this is not the end of the road. The beauty of Maximized Living is that it is a lifestyle, and it’s about continually growing, improving, and learning to love and enjoy the journey you’re on.
From this point on, many of the things that have been incorporated during the 30 day challenge should be starting to become ways of life, and though the components of your life that you focus on may shift, your healthy choices are now a part of who you are.
“Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” -Jim Rohn
Every Day. We are right about the half way point of our Maximized Living Makeover Challenge. Just about 15 days ago, you committed to following the 5 Essentials in your daily life at 100%. As we start to come to the back side of the challenge, it’s time to start preparing your mind for what you’re going to do every day after the 30 days. These 30 days were a jump start for your new life – not just the seven apples all at once.
At this point if you still have hurdles you haven’t been able to conquer, questions to be answered, or have simply gotten complacent and started slipping back into old habits, LET US KNOW! If you have been a rock star following your “Just Do This” list to a T and seeing amazing results, LET US KNOW! We are here to serve, guide, and celebrate with you, but we need feedback from you to do that.
Attached is also another “Five Essentials in Action” survey. Click on the link to complete it and track your continued progress.
BECOME A CHAMPION!
It’s pretty much the smack dab center of our 30 Day Challenge and Memorial Day is upon us. Uh-oh a weekend of travel, get togethers, and bbq’s…a weekend with the possibility to back track in all the hard work we’ve been doing.
But, we’re Maximized Living Warriors – destined to be Champions so we’re going to go to the place were Champions go and make decisions that will Maximize our Life. And no, that doesn’t mean we have to hide inside, avoid our friends, and avoid the family parties.
So, here a few tips to help you Maximize your holiday
1). Remember, you have a vacation day – use it wisely. As part of our 30 day challenge (and Maximized Life), every one gets 1 free day a week where they can indulge in their favorite treats and normally frowned upon foods. Before you just start indulging for the 3 day weekend, determine which day of the weekend is going to be the family bbq, night out on the town, or whatever it may be and plan to make the most of that day.
2). Make Maximized Living Approved meals, dishes or treats for your gatherings. Grass fed beef burgers, bbq wings, broccoli salad, almond butter cups….you can’t tell me these aren’t amazing alternatives for many of your party favorites. If you don’t say anything, your family and friends won’t even notice that the version you made isn’t filled with bad fats and sugars.
3). Be Prepared. If you’re traveling, pack your 5 Essential Supplies
- MaxMind: Bring your journal, a good book, something to help you relax and enjoy this time with family and friends
- Max Nerve Supply: Your spinal rehab kit comes in a travel bag for a reason
- Maximized Nutrition: Snap peas, sliced cucumbers, sliced granny smith apples, berries, trail mix, black bean brownies, almond power bars packed in tupperware or bags…just a couple of ideas
- Maximized Oxygen: MaxT3 can be done anywhere with no equipment in just minutes, right?
- Minimized Toxins: Keep up with your Daily Detox. I also recently got a personal Brita Water Bottle. It was about $7 and will filter any tap or bubbler water so that you can make sure you’re getting enough water through out the weekend.
Maximized Living is a lifestyle for a reason and with a little planning and commitment anchoring to your Big Why, there is no reason you can’t make great decisions – even on a holiday.
Some food for thought as you progress on your Maximized Living Challenge Journey
JUST FOR TODAY
Just for today…I will choose and display the right attitudes.
Just for today…I will determine and act on important priorities.
Just for today…I will know and follow healthy guidelines.
Just for today…I will communicate with and care for my family.
Just for today…I will practice and develop good thinking.
Just for today…I will make and keep proper commitments.
Just for today…I will earn and properly manage finances.
Just for today…I will deepen and live out my faith.
Just for today …I will initiate and invest in solid relationships.
Just for today…I will plan for and model generosity.
Just for today…I will embrace and practice good values.
Just for today…I will seek and experience improvements.
Just for today…I will act on these decisions and practice these disciplines, and
Then one day…I will see the compounding results of a day lived well.
- JOHN MAXWELL
One of key topics we discussed at the Maximized Living Makeover relating to our Maximized Minds was determining our vision for our life and developing our BIG WHY so that we can constantly be reminded of the reasons we need to commit this lifestyle.
Today, I want to take a minute to focus on that some more with some thoughts from one of my mentors, Pastor Steven Furtick.
Have you determined your vision for your life? What is your vision for your life worth to you? What would you be willing to give up for it?
“People who are living in God’s vision for them generally don’t have to get psyched up for it. They might have down days; Days where it’s hard to keep chasing after it. Yet their passion sustains them because their vision compels them. Passion is what you’re willing to give up for what you love. And the assumption is that what you love is worth giving someting up for. If your vision for your life isn’t worth giving yourself up for, it’s not worth giving yourself to. Stop wasting time spinning your wheels on something that can’t stir passion within you.” (Pastor Steven Furtick)
So, if you haven’t already, take some time this weekend and reflect on what what your vision is, where you are it in fulfilling God’s purpose for your life, and what you need to do to stir the passion inside of you.
To know how far you’ve come, you need to know where you started. So, take a few minutes to analyze where you are at in your life right at this moment. Click on the link below to take the brief getting started survey.