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12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge: Week 16 Check-in

Are you joining us for the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge? If so, it’s the weekend and guess what that means? It’s time for our weekly check-in to post our progress.

April’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of cutting back on sugar. I encourage you to set a simple and doable goal for eating less sugar and to stick with it.

New to this challenge? Read more details on the plan for this year here.

My Goals for Cutting Back on Sugar During April

My goal for April is to cut back on sugar — which is hard for a girl like me who has a strong sweet tooth! :) I’m going to make it my goal to only eat dessert once a week and to cut back on the sugar I use in my coffee on a daily basis, too.

I’m also hoping to keep up with January’s habit of exercising at least 4-5 times every week, February’s goal of eating a big salad at least six times a week, and March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day.

This Week’s Progress:

Okay, so I didn’t do so hot this week… so much for saying it was becoming a habit last week. 🙁 I had dessert when we were with friends, then again at Easter, and then I had some ice cream cake today, too. I did hit my water goals five out of the seven days, and ate a salad every day, but I only exercised two times.

I know, I kind of blew it. 🙁 But I decided I’m just going to give myself a pass this week since we were finishing up packing our house for our move next week and we had a lot of extra get-togethers and projects to do because of that. So it was a rather busy week and, sometimes, on weeks like this week, you’ve just got to give yourself grace. 🙂

How Are YOU Doing?

Leave a comment telling us how you did on your exercise goals this past week. If you’re blogging about this challenge, leave the direct link to your blog post about the challenge below. Are you on social media? You can also share your progress on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter by using hashtag #12MonthstoaHealthierYou.


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  • Packing is exercise! I remember boxes with my books weighed more than an weights ever could. 🙂

  • Shelly says:

    Sounds like you did have quite a busy week. I would count packing as exercise.

    This week was a good week for me as far as keeping on track with my sugar intake. It was a little easier this past week which makes me happy. I even skipped dessert on Easter, which is so not like me.

  • Jennifer says:

    Packing and preparing for a big move is so stressful that I say all bets are off. You did good keeping up your water intake and having a couple salads. Plus, it was a holiday week for goodness sake. Not that ice cream cake is the reason for the season but still.

  • Maria says:

    We had birthdays and Easter, so we had tons of treats and sweets this week. I didn’t meet most of my goals either.

  • Kathy H. says:

    I was doing real good until Easter weekend and then ok and now the weekend has got me again. I hope Monday is a better start to a new week. Tomorrow we have family thing so….I hope I can get back on track. I need to! Sugar is a very hard one!

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