This is the official blog sign-up for the Healthy Holidays Challenge being hosted by myself, Leah, of "My New Ending". :)
Information and guidelines for this challenge are on this post: Introducing ... Healthy Holidays Challenge 2016. There are a few guidelines since there will be a drawing for a prize box at the end of the challenge.
If you have signed up on my Instagram account (@mynewnending) you do not have to set your goals here, but you may if you'd like. I'll have check-in posts every Friday, beginning September 23, both here and on Instagram.
My goals this season are as follows:
- I will exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4-5 days a week. No specific type, just something intentional that gets my blood moving.
- I will track my food at least 6 days a week. I am currently following Weight Watchers to help me stick to some boundaries and get this extra weight back off. However, I originally lost 70 pounds by learning to eat better and eat less of higher calorie foods. No matter what I ate I just tracked it, and that's my goal for this season. No matter if I'm over my points (calories) I will track it.
- I will drink at least 32 ounces of pure water a day. I LOVE coffee, and even hot tea in the winter, and I can easily get sidetracked by diet sodas, but I've been feeling the lack of water hydration lately. So, this goal needs to be set. I have a 32-ounce water bottle I love to use and my goal is to empty it at least once daily.
- I will enjoy the holidays, but not forget my new ending in life includes making the best choice for ME -- whether that's having something in moderation or saying no. Holidays are emotional times and I need to remember to do what's best for me; and not fall into people-pleasing mode.
The more I think about it, the last goal is probably the most important for me. I have thoughts I'd like to share another time about why that is so important.
If you're unsure about what goals to set, or think any goal will seem crazy to someone else...well, check out my previous post on how nervous I was about the goals I set - Setting My Challenge Goals.
But if you're ready, comment below and let me know if you'd like to join the challenge and what your goal(s) are for this holiday season.