I am joining Money Saving Mom in 2014 on her 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge!
Every month she is focusing on one challenge area each month — all with the goal of being in a healthier place as a person by the end of the year. The hope is that as we work on instilling one new healthy habits each month, they won’t just be month-long challenges, but lifelong changes.
12 Months to a Healthier You Focus Areas for 2014
January: Exercise Regularly
February: Eat More Fresh Fruits & Veggies
March: Drink More Water
April: Cut Back on Sugar
May: Get More Rest
June: Create a Morning Routine
July: Read More
August: Go to Bed Earlier
September: Declutter Your Home
October: Cut Back on Caffeine
November: Keep a Gratitude Journal
December: Simplify & Say No
For January, I committed to 30 minutes of vigorous walking three times a week. The verdict? I did it! Most weeks in January, I was able to walk 4 -5 times. The best part is, I am now walking on my lunch break at work with four other ladies. We started doing the DVD Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone. We do the 2 mile walk and it takes us a little over 30 minutes to complete. This also does an upper body workout using weights. I am so excited that I am reaching my goal and that I have a great group of women to motivate me. This habit will definitely continue in 2014!
For February, the challenge is to eat more fruits and vegetables. To achieve this goal, I am going to pack a least one fruit and one vegetable for snacks every day at work. This will guarantee me to eat a fruit and vegetable at least 5 times per week!