Hello friends and happy Wednesday. I’m back with an update on my challenge progress for April, and new challenges for May.
April Challenge Overview
When I look back on last months challenges, I didn’t accomplish everything that I wanted to, but I didn’t fail miserably either, so it’s a win-win on my part.
1 // I did break this challenge to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by my daughter on Mothers Day but otherwise, I stayed away from pasta for the remainder of the month.
6 Glasses or 48 oz. of Water Per Day
2 // While I had good intentions with this challenge, I wasn’t able to get that amount of water intake per day. This challenge had problems that I didn’t account for.
If I was going to have this amount of water per day I needed to start early and drink throughout the day. There were issues from the start because I don’t sit close to the bathroom, and the frequent visits were not practical.
Also, there’s a matter of riding public transportation to and from work, which can make the ride all the more horrible if all I’m doing is holding out for the bathroom. Currently, I’m drinking anywhere from 24-32 oz. per day which isn’t enough but this is a work in progress.
Organize My Linen Closet
3 // I waited until the 11th hour to get this one done. By May 24th [Friday] I purged all of my old expired items and made a diagram of what I needed.
The following Friday [May 31st], I decided on Target vs. The Dollar Tree for my bins. For this project, I also shopped my house for small jars and containers. Here is the finished closet.
I don’t want to make excuses for what could or couldn’t be accomplished, because that’s done-deal. Right now, I want to keep my focus and stay on track. Here’s what’s up for June! [Free Printable Download below]
NO PASTA – This challenge is getting a do-over, so it’s back on my list for June. [MAY] Pasta is the one thing that makes my blood sugar spike like non-other… it’s SO MANY CARBS. It’s not that I can’t have it but I see the benefit in NOT having it. I’m excited to start this for May and carry it over as long as I can.
CUTTING BACK ON DAIRY – I love cheese, and ice cream, but I know those things [all the time] are not good for my cholesterol or calorie intake so I want to cut back on how much dairy I consume. Specifically … I’m focusing on cheese because I don’t drink milk, and I’ve [already] replaced my coffee creamer with Almond Milk Creamer and traditional ice cream with almond milk ice cream.
Unfortunately, there are no good vegan options for cheese so this is going to require some research and taste testings, but I’m up for the challenge.
PURGE-PURGE-PURGE – Since Summer is just about here, I feel this need to purge and declutter everything old, expired, or that has no more use. I’m working on my bedroom and craft armoire for the month of June.
These projects will take the entire month to complete because I need to pair down and purchase a smaller cabinet, to force me to only keep the craft items that I’m using.
Past Months Challenges
I’m starting to waiver in getting these challenges completed but the main goal is to be consistent. Even if I can only get through one or two of these per month I can say that this is something that worked.
We’re at the half-year mark and this is usually the time that New Year’s resolutions falter and people give up. Even if I don’t continue any of these … the one thing I can say is that I stuck with it.
My overall plan is to have a healthier lifestyle through these monthly challenges and to see how my body responds to them over time.
Are you tired of setting goals or making resolutions that don’t stick? Try a 30-Day Challenge with me, and share some goals that you would like to achieve this month. Download my free template here.
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I’ve also updated my Stress Worksheet and you can download that printable here.
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