12 Months to a Healthier You: Mays Challenge

As I shared here, I am joining Crystal from Money Saving Mom for this 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge.  At the beginning of the month, she’ll introduce the focus area and encourage you to set a small goal for that specific area and she’ll share her goals.  Then, every Friday, she’ll have a check-in post where she’ll encourage you to share your progress & struggles and she’ll share hers, as well. If you want to blog about your progress, she’ll include a link-up at the end of the post so you can share your blog posts on this challenge.

The challenge for January was to exercise regularly by getting active 5 days a week.  I have kept this up through April so yeah for that!  The February challenge was to eat more fruits and veggies – I did okay with this but haven’t seen a big improvement from my old habits.  The March challenge was to drink more water by drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day – I have continued doing this for the most part (or at least thinking about drinking more) and have noticed when I am parched because of not drinking enough.  The April challenge was to cut back on sugar.  How did I do?

I failed miserably.  Honestly, I thought about this the first few weeks and really did think about consuming less sugar.  But then Easter happened, and to be real, I didn’t even try anymore.  I can say that I have thought the past few days about needing to eat less, because once I eat sugar for a few days in a row, I am hooked and can’t stop.  So, I am going to try and do better throughout May.  Along with May’s goal.

The goal for May is to Get More Rest.  Talk about a challenge that comes at the right time – I had just been thinking that I feel like I work constantly, am always doing, and have been struggling to get enough sleep at night.  So, I am all in for this one!  My goal is to be to bed by 11 each night (and not distracted by good books that I can’t put down) and to take Sundays to really rest and not do any Cru work or housework.  I may think of more ways to incorporate rest but this is a good start for me.

Will you join us in getting more rest?

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