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12 Months to a Healthier You: Week 8 Check-in


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

February’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of eating more fruits and veggies in February. I encourage you to set a simple and doable goal for eating more fruits and veggies and to stick with it.

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

My Fruits/Veggie Intake Goal for February

My goal for February is to eat at least six big salads every week. I’m also hoping to keep up with January’s habit of doing P90X at least 4-5 times every week.

This Week’s Progress:

Once again, I hit my goal again this week of eating six big salads plus exercising 4 times — woot!

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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  • I had a salad and an apple for lunch 5 days this week. I reached my goal with that.

    I only exercised 4 days and I didn’t make a full 30 minutes each time. But at least there was something!

  • Stevi says:

    My goal was to eat 5 servings fruits/veggies a day. I had two days with 5 servings, three days with 3-4 servings and two days with two servings. Not the best but at least it was something. I also did Piloxing 2 days this week, did a Hot Yoga Power Hour class, one Fluidity workout and one Yoga workout from a DVD, and also did a meditation class. Thank you for your motivation!

  • Jen says:

    Produce eaten this week: 3 heads romaine lettuce, 2 heads green leaf lettuce, 2 heads red leaf lettuce, 4 cucumbers, 1 bunch radishes, 1 red onion, 2 yellow onions, 1 pound carrots, 6 green peppers, 1 head celery, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 spaghetti squash, 1 butternut squash, 1 bunch basil, 1 head garlic, 4 apples, and 3 oranges.

    Workouts completed this week: 6 P90X3 workouts, 1 6 mile hike, 1 sprint session lasting about 2 miles, several 2-3 mile walks.

  • Jacqueline Haney says:

    I think you should include a blog showing protein in veggies. Most ppl don’t realize how much protein is in their healthy stuff. They picture just meat and beans. Might inspire others to join in your fun.

  • Shelly says:

    This week I did fairly well. I missed one day to meet my goal of 4 servings of fruit and veggies per day. Having breakfast for dinner made it harder to sneak in my veggies.

    I did get my exercising in though.

  • Jenni says:

    I confess, I have slacked. My goal was to include fruits and veggies at every meal/snack. I mostly did, but not nearly what I should. I have felt my body more tired, weak and anxious as a result. It was a good reminder about how important feeding my body well is.

    On the other hand, I have increased my working out. It’s hard to start, but it feels so good to get there.

    It’s a journey learning to make healthy decisions. But I have learned a lot about what my body needs. Now I just have to apply it well! 🙂

  • Lety says:

    My goal last month was to replace chips and pastries with fruits and veggies. While I did not eat as much fresh produce as I’d planned, I did not eat chips and pastries this week. I did increase my exercising even more this week. I was able to increase my Zumba by two minutes, and I did a lot of exercising with my therapists. A LOT. I exercised 6 days. I am definitely noticing I’m stronger 🙂 It feels like I’m a month behind. I did great with January’s health challenge goal in February, and inched along in February’s. But I’m not complaining : ) Progress is progress!

  • Lisa says:

    Thank you for introducing this goal. I have eaten either a fruit smoothie for breakfast or salad with lots of veggies for lunch 5 days a week. The smoothies are a great way to use up all the fruit and vegetables that everyone is tired of eating or that don’t look as fresh as when I bought them.

  • Kellie says:

    My goals were 3 days jogging on the treadmill, 2 days strength training, and 5-7 fruits/veggies per day. I did not meet my goals this week because I traveled to care for my sister who had surgery. I managed to squeeze in 2 jogging sessions before I left, but that’s it for structured exercise. But I did some yard work for her and have been carrying buckets of ice up and down the stairs, so I’m counting that as exercise. 🙂

    Great job to everyone who met their goals! I’ll try to be there with you next week! 😉

  • Maria says:

    I exercised, ate a salad, and a piece of fruit every day this week! Yay! I’m going to try to piggyback with the new goal for the month and drink 16 oz. of water while eating my salad.

  • Dacha says:

    I did pretty well with my exercising goals : either running or swimming or power walking…every day! It was a difficult challenge for me however to eat more fruits & veggies! I’ll continue working on it next month!! It made me much more aware of what I was eating & how much better I feel when eating more fruits & veggies!!Good Luck everyone & thank you for your encouragement !!

  • I’m loving this challenge. Not because I’m doing it perfectly, but because it came at a perfect time in my life for me to get a lot more intentional. I eat “pretty well” but I know my diet needs work.

    I didn’t do great with the veggies but I think I’m still picking up momentum on this one. Hopefully I’ll get even more consistent with it next month.

    I’m veering from the plan for next month to do a guided sugar detox. I’m fighting Adrenal Fatigue and the sugar has to go. But I’ll drink my water too!

  • Kathy says:

    Didn’t reach my goal, but I did do much better this week with veggies and fruit. Only got 1 day in to work out which was Zumba for an hour. I did do a little walking. Hope too fulfill my goals better in March.

  • Ginger says:

    I found out about this only about a week ago. My goal was to eat three servings of fresh, raw fruits and/or vegetables a day. This was eye-opening for me. I am not eating nearly as much fresh, clean food as I thought I was, and I eat a lot more processed food than I admit to myself. I hit my goal most days, but there were two days in there that I didn’t eat a single fruit or vegetable. Ack! Grateful for this challenge — if, for nothing else, it’s making me get real with myself.

  • Renee says:

    This week I completed Phase 1 and started Phase 2 of my BeFit in 90 exercise routine. I was so tempted to wait until this coming Monday to start Phase 2 (I finished Phase 1 on Tuesday), but convinced myself to keep plugging away.
    Been so-so with fruits and veggies intake. I think ate a fruit & veggie 5 out of 6 days.

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