I am so GRATEFUL to see the first day of April; this new month signals the end my March Madness challenge month. To refresh everyone’s memory, I decided to take on a few challenges for March to focus and center myself for my next endeavor. Click on March Madness to review the various challenges I set to complete for the month of March.
Final results on my March Madness challenges:
RESULTS: Stress reduction techniques evolved around my favorite hobbies–running, reading, writing, laughing, breathing, listening to jazz, and enjoying the outdoors. Use of proper breathing techniques impacted my running and reduced stress levels in various circumstances, i.e., Atlanta’s traffic and waiting in a long grocery line of a store with 2-3–of 20 check-out lanes–opened. Overall, mental focus directed on the N-O-W and reduced worrying of tomorrow.
a) I Love Running – run (a mile or more) every day
b) Workout – Various strength training including the chart below:
RESULTS: Completed a total of 100 miles for the first time and reduced of a few pounds (6 lbs) and inches (1-1.5 inches on arms, waist, abs, hips, and thighs). Focused on toning my body, strengthening my legs for running, and healthy eating.
Write each day for 31-days and enroll in another creative writing course.
RESULTS: My second time completing the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) challenge. Successful endeavor, posted every day, and received great feedback from family, friends, and blogger-mates. Near the end, I struggled to complete the last week but pushed forward in finishing strong. The creative writing course refreshed my writing skills and fueled my confidence.
For everyone who supported and encouraged me throughout this endeavor. I am grateful for the feedback, comments, and positive correction experienced from family, friends, and blogger-mates. A special thanks to those who signed up to follow my blog and received daily messages from me. In the future, I’ll return back to blogging 1-2 times a week; I will no longer flood your email message inbox from this point on. 🙂
Parting question: How will you challenge yourself for the month of April? Would love to hear from you and to help motivate you in your challenges.
Shifting like the seasons,
Fight. Finish. Faith. (2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV)