Hello friends and happy Wonderful Wednesday. I’m back with an update on my January 30-day challenge and my new challenge for February.
No take-out of any kind – this only started to get difficult towards the home stretch [or end of the month], because … your cooking [literally] all the time. There are sometimes where you just want to let someone else do the cooking because you may have a craving for something different. My daughter who did this challenge with me says that she can’t wait until January 31st, because she’s ordering a really good burger.
For me, this was a test to see if my body would react differently to all home cooked meals and well … there’s been absolutely no change. The one good thing is that when you cook your own food you control the ingredients, but I could have eaten some CAVA or an artisanal burger, and my body still would have felt the same, well … there are those calories. CONTINUE THIS CHALLENGE | Yes with modifications.
No Starbucks – This is was actually easy, and I know I’ve saved at least $65 this month on beverages and breakfast food. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait for my glucose test in March to find out how this impacts my levels. CONTINUE THIS CHALLENGE | Yes.
No Soda or Juice – Now here is where it gets hard. I have no issues staying away from soda but the juice … I struggle. All I want is a glass of pomegranate juice or some apple mint lemonade, but it’s still sugar, or more importantly … high-fructose corn syrup. If I allow myself two 4 oz. glasses a month of something without that ingredient, then maybe I can curb that craving. CONTINUE THIS CHALLENGE | Yes with modifications.
Yoga 3-times a week – For this challenge, I had to up my game. I was doing yoga about one or two times per week but in order to see any type of benefit I knew I needed to do more, so I’m sticking to it. This is the one thing on my challenge where I [actually] see results. I’m more flexible, and I’m not so concerned about my joints anymore. I still have some tightness but I keep working through it, and I don’t have as much difficulty holding the poses because my core is getting a little stronger. CONTINUE THIS CHALLENGE | Yes!
I’m actually happy about this small list because at least I’ve taken away one thing that I know I’m sticking to, and that’s all that matters. Over time I will build onto this list, and these are the habits and practices that I can adapt to for long haul.
Here is my February 30-Day Challenge …
- No Starbucks (from Jan)
- No soda or juice (modified)
- Yoga 3-times a week (from Jan)
- No eating after 10pm
- 7K Steps 5-days a week
- Save $100 dollars
- Min 7 hours of sleep on week-nights
Are you tired of making resolutions that don’t stick? Try a 30-day challenge with me, and share some goals that you would like to achieve.
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