Water-Workout-Write 21-Day Challenge-Day 1

After completing the 5-day Instagram greatness challenge issued by Lewis Howes, I found myself asking what’s next?  I was asked to reflect on who I am, obstacles I encounter on the way to becoming my best self, a part of my morning routine, a significant quote and finally post about someone who inspires me. After so much reflection, I found that I did not want it to end. Not that reflection should ever cease whether you share yourself with the world or not. The obstacle I chose to share was not keeping to a writing schedule. Instead of just leaving it at acknowledging the problem, I am choosing to push myself to do something about it.

And then I thought, I have been actively working on my wellness goals the last couple of months. I am still plant-based and I quit coffee (haven’t been a soda drinker in over 15 years). I should make aspects of my wellness journey a part of this, too. My lack of consistent water drinking came to the surface.

I can’t tell you why I neglect to do this because as someone with psoriasis, I should practically be hooked to a faucet. I am already working out but again I know I can do more. And if I acknowledge I can do more, why not do it?

I did not want to replicate the previous challenge by doing it for five days. By now, we have all heard it takes 21 days to establish a habit. I decided to commit to moving myself twice a day, drinking at least 100 oz. of water and writing about it every day for 21 days.

Today was my Day 1. I had a magnificent walk in the sunshine, listening to DeVon Franklin speak and Solange sing. After work and grocery shopping, I came home and did an Afrifitness video on YouTube. I love dance workouts! Besides the fact that they are fun, moving myself in this way makes me forget that I am working out. I can lose myself in the rhythm and choreography.

I know it is only Day 1 but drinking enough water will be the goal I will have to be the most diligent about checking off each day.  It might be early for a takeaway but I already have one. I must set my intentions each day or I won’t do it! This is a lesson already learned for me but apparently it did not take. But I know it’s not too late.

Mindfulness and intention are the two words I feel will resonate with me for the duration of this challenge and for the rest of my life.

Stay tuned for Day 2 tomorrow!


  1. streever says:

    That’s great, Kristina! I will never-ever-ever give up coffee–it is almost my reason for living :D!–but I love the dedication and think I should do something similar….


    1. Kristina says:

      Thanks, David! I felt the same way about coffee! But the caffeine is no good for my psoriasis and since I am trying to go the holistic route, I cut it out. I would love to know what you end up challenging yourself to do. 🙂


  2. Sheila D. Johnson says:

    Great start. Looking forward to you sharing.


    1. Kristina says:

      Thanks, Sheila


  3. Diana Howes says:

    I so need to drink more water, too. Thank you for inspiring me to do so!


    1. Kristina says:

      You’re welcome, Diana!


  4. Gina Cotis says:

    Reminded me of your 5, 4,3,2,1, count down and Blast Off! keep up the hard good work Cookie:)


    1. Kristina says:

      I do have to force myself to get up but doing this challenge is keeping me accountable. Can’t wait to see Mel Robbins next month so you can hear how she communicates this concept. 🙂


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