Day 14 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} The Two Strongest Warriors

Day 14 - 90

This morning I’m sitting at my table with a CuP oF HoT tEa, gazing out the window.  It is a beautiful morning here and the quietness and peace beckons me to stay for a while.  Just a couple of months ago, one of my mentors, Scott M. Fay, encouraged me to spend some time ReFleCtiNg.

Cup Tea

And that is exactly what I am doing. Reflecting on what I read this morning in Emotional Intelligence 2.0 {the chapter entitled Sleep On It} which began with the following:

“In the timeless classic, War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy wrote that the two strongest warriors are time and patience.”

 That spoke to me as this is exactly what my 1% Change {perseverance} is all about – time and patience!  It’s actually ironic, but something in me wishes there was a quick fix to time and patience.  How crazy is that!  The achievement side of me just wants to just RiP iT LiKe a BaNd-AiD and be done with it!

But I am beginning to understand that as uncomfortable and painful as waiting is, this is the very thing that works out the impatience and the quick-fix mindset I have.

TiMe aNd PaTieNcC.

Like the shot you hate to get, but are so glad you did when it’s all said and done.

Hashtag to self:  #timeandpatience

Your Robynn

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

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Announcing the Release of our Book!

Hi There Friends!

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of our book:

Peace with Food:  Eat What You Want.  Never Diet Again.  Live a Happy Life.


Who is this book for?

If you want to live a healthier life; are tired of being controlled by food, the scale, or the nagging dissatisfaction of your body; and/or want to FuLfiLL YoUr MiSsiOn in life, this book is for you!!  

What can you expect from the book?

Greater levels of PeAcE and FrEeDoM with food than you have ever experienced before.


How can I have Peace with Food?

  • Step #1:  Read the Book
  • Step #2:  Get Your Posse! – Start your own or join one on Facebook.
  • Step #3:  Be Intentional and begin to experience peace today!

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Peace with Food is sooooooo different from your typical diet and weight loss book because it is not a diet!!  And you can do it for life!

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The book is being released on August 22, 2015.

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Best Regards and As Always, P E A C E!

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I’m Not Going There

I’m pulling this post out the archives because I needed this reminder. Thought I would share in case you did too…

I got up this morning with a mission to help my daughter.  For homework, she was asked to gather pictures of herself which capture her favorite things.  As I began skimming through files of photos on my computer, you would have thought I was spending most of my time smiling and reminiscing about the past.  To my surprise, recalling those days caused me to feel like I was failing as a MOM.

You see, after I had my first daughter, seven years ago, I did a great job taking lots of pictures and getting them into a scrapbook in a timely matter.  As life got more hectic and our family grew, I didn’t capture the same moments by photograph with my other two kids—probably because I usually had one kid on my hip and a basket of laundry in the other.

The reality is, life will always be hectic and I CaN’t Do iT ALL.  As soon as I had those sunken feelings this morning I could see how this day was going to pan out—feeling guilty ALL day about the numerous things I should be doing better.  Like how I should plan meals ahead of time instead of pulling meat from the freezer at 4:59 every afternoon…or logging our monthly expenses in a spreadsheet every month instead of staring at a pile of receipts from the last 11 months. The list is never-ending, isn’t it?


Instead, as soon as my daughter left for school, I shut those feelings down by thinking to myself, “I’m not going there”.  I’m not going to spend the entire day beating myself up about my areas of weakness as a mother (or the other roles I play).  To help, I tried to imagine what our seven-month-old would say to me when he becomes an adult.  If he knew how terrible I felt for not taking pictures of his sweet feet when he was only a few days old, he would say, “Mom….really?  That’s what you’re worried about?  It’s not a big deal. Really.”  And then he would go on to remind me how I would play tractors with him on the living room floor and  spontaneously make him a farmyard out of old oatmeal containers and cereal boxes.  Ahh…thank you, my sweet kiddos, for loving me for my imperfect self.  And Leanne, make sure you remember this if you become a Mom some day. Don’t be so hard on yourself 🙂

So if this is you today, pick yourself up and start focusing on the things you do well.  You simply can’t do it all.  Don’t let special moments (like scanning through years of pictures and reflecting on the past with your kids) pass you by because you are beating yourself up, wishing you’d done better.

From one parent to another, I think you are doing just fine 😉

Your Lara

Day 7 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Choose Mr. Right!

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
~Donald Trump

Day 7 - 90

Went to a wedding and messed up BiG TiMe!   😦

The main reason I over ate was because ever since I signed a contract with myself {three years ago} that I would never diet again, something in me rebels when I do anything that looks like a diet {like pass on WeDDiNg CaKe}.  The problem is that sometimes I take this to the extreme the other way and will even tell myself, Go ahead and eat it.  You are free to eat whatever you want.  Although this is true, much of what I was eating was not what I really wanted.  It was Mr. Right-Now food versus Mr. RiGhT food.  Ughhhh!!!

Bummer!!  This mess up really broke my string of successes and ultimately my momentum which I so desperately needed.  However, am reminding myself that failure actually turns out to be a good thing if I learn from it.  This is confirmation #171 that I have to eat in the BoUnDaRiEs of my points or I lose all peace.

Time to focus on my 1% Change – Perseverance!

Hashtag to self:  #stopwastingyourcalories

Your Robynn

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

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Day 6 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} The Hallmark of Excellence


The hallmark of excellence, the test of greatness, is consistency.
~Jim Tressel

Day 6 - 90

Sooooo working on being CoNsiStEnT!  My focus in this 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} is developing the SkiLL of perseverance.  And one way I am working on developing this skill is to reset after a slip up.  Instead of throwing in the towel I want to get right back on track and keep on keeping on.  Huge challenge for me, Miss All-Or-Nothing Girl I am!  Please help me God!

What about you?  How consistent are you in the area that you’re focusing on for a 1% Change?  Do you need to be more consistent?

Hashtag to self:  #beconsistent

Your Robynn



P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

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Day 5 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Asset or Liability?


You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
~John C. Maxwell

Day 5 - 90Hi there Peace with Food Friends!

We’ve all probably heard that breakfast is an ImPorTanT part of the day.  Okay, every moment is an important part of the day, but since we are talking about breakfast, what’s your go-to? Are you intentional and proactive about MapPiNg oUt a pLaN for your day, including how you will eat, or does life just happen without much thought or input from you?

Whatever your 1% Change is, consider what your plan is for making that change a ReaLiTy.

The reason I am focusing on breakfast is because it is such a BiG bAnG FoR yOuR bUcK.  That’s because it sets the tone for the rest of your day.

How about you?  What is your approach for breakfast.  Is it helping point you in the right direction?  Is that time of the day an AsSeT or LiAbiLitY?

Speaking of breakfast, here’s a peek at what I eat that keeps me SaTisFieD all morning!

Let’s make this a great 1% Change day!!

Your Robynn

Take Home Message:  Is your approach to breakfast an asset or liability?

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

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Day 1 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Bulldog Determination

As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow.  We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom.  It happens in its own time.
~Denis Waitley

Day 1 - 90

Welcome to Day 1 of our 1% Change {90 Day Challenge}!  So glad you have joined me!!

So, first things first, what is the area where you are FoCuSiNg your energy at making a 1% Change?  My 1% Change is being growth oriented versus being goal oriented. Making character growth my #1 Priority.

And because the area of character is so broad, I want to narrow it by focusing on developing the character trait, PeRseVerAnce.  Keeping my nose to the grind even when I am tired and want to quit.  Pressing on when I face discouragement and feel like my efforts are in vain.  Refusing to throw in the towel even for a brief moment.  Keeping my focus.  Having BuLLdOg DeTeRmiNaTiOn and grit.

Because this is a subjective goal rather than an objective one {such as a number on the scale}, I am going to make my goal MeAsuRabLe so that I will know how far I’ve come.  I will do this by rating my perseverance on a scale of 0-5 {5 being high} daily and weekly.

So, here, in front of you all, I am going to rate my perseverance and unfortunately, here’s my number at the beginning of this 90-Day Challenge:

DaY 1 PeRseVerAnCe RaTinG:  2

This is my BaSeLiNe DaTa and now I have a starting place.  Time to move from here to where I desire to be – persevering and unwavering!

As for your 1% Change, it is time to measure where you’re at.  You can use the 0-5 scale that I discussed or come up with your own system of measurement.  Just make sure you measure your starting point because as the saying goes, If you can’t measure it, you can’t ImPrOvE it.

Thanks for joining me!  Let’s make it a great 1% Change day!  🙂

Hashtag to self:  #bulldogdetermination

Your Robynn



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1% Change {90-Day Challenge}

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
~Vince Lombardi

Hi there Friends!

Up for a ChAlleNge?  How about a 1% Change {90-Day Challenge}!?

1% Change 90 Days

For 90 days we are going to focus on making a daily 1% ChaNgE.  Just think of how much all those daily 1% Changes will add up to over the course 90 days!

During these 90 days we will be sharing encouraging posts for inspiration and encouragement.  The beauty of this challenge is that you get to choose what your one change will be!  So pick OnE ThiNg.  Yes, for us all-or-nothing types this will be a challenge, but we can do it, we can narrow it down to One Thing!

As you contemplate what your One Thing will be, that thing you want to make a 1% Change in, you may want to consider the following question by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan in their book The One Thing:

What’s the One Thing I can do such that by doing it everything will be easier or unnecessary?

Pick whatever you want, but make these 90 days count!  Pick something that is going to really add value to your life.

As you are thinking about your One Thing, let me share with you mine.  For the next 90 days I want be GrOwTh OriEnTeD.  I want to focus on growing my character.

This includes showing up each day, being InTeNtiOnaL and working on persevering when times get tough, discouraging, or challenging.

If, at the end of the 90 Days, I make positive changes in my character, I will consider this challenge a SuCcEsS.

So, now it’s your turn.  Let me know what your One Thing is!

GeT YoUr PoSsE!  We are about to begin the 1% Change {90-Day Challenge}!  See you tomorrow – Day #1!

Hashtag to Self:  #pickonething

Your Robynn

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