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Join Me for the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge!


Happy New Year!

As I’ve been pondering what goals I want to have for 2014, one area I really want to focus on is my health. It’s easy to let our health take a back burner to everything else on our to-do list. But as I share in my new book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, I’ve experienced what happens when you put your health last… and it’s not pretty!

With this in mind, I’m committed to making my health even more of a priority this year. And I’d love to have you join me for the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge.

We’ll be focusing on one challenge area each month — all with the goal of being in a healthier place as a person by the end of next year. My 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

Here are the focus areas I’ve planned out for each month of 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

How This Challenge Will Work:

At the beginning of the month, I’ll introduce the focus area and encourage you to set a small goal for that specific area and I’ll share my goals.

Then, every Friday, I’ll have a check-in post where I’ll encourage you to share your progress & struggles and I’ll share mine, as well. If you want to blog about your progress, I’ll include a link-up at the end of the post so you can share your blog posts on this challenge.

In addition to the Friday check-ins, I’ll also probably share a few posts and guest posts on the monthly topics each month, along with sharing about related books, resources, or websites that I’ve found helpful.

Are you on social media? You can also share your progress on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter by using hashtag #12MonthstoaHealthierYou.

12 Months to a Healthier You

My Exercise Goal for January

My goal for January is to consistently exercise at least 5 times per week. I plan to follow the P90X workout schedule (I already knocked out Day 1 today!) except for the days when I’m traveling/out of town. On those days, I plan to stick with cardio/running.

Will you be joining me for this 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge? If so, leave a comment letting us know you’re planning to join and what your exercise goals are for January. Remember to keep them simple and doable!

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  • Kim says:

    I have been doing the slimfast diet and curves 3x a week down 3 lbs

  • Carisa says:

    Exercise 5 or 6 days per week.

  • Tanya says:

    Just discovered this challenge today. I guess it is never to late to start. 🙂 I plan on hopping on the treadmill and start an exercise program that was given to me by a physio friend to help strengthen my back and stretch my tight muscles (I’ve been putting this off). I’m a true procrastinator when it comes to exercise so this challenge is well needed to keep me on track.

  • yema says:

    I’m in for the challenge. My exercise goal is to do high intensity exercise for at least 15mins 3-5 times a week as well as brisk walking for 30mins 3-5 times a week

  • Susan says:

    My January goal is to stretch each morning and walk 3 times each week !

  • Cherie says:

    Thank you for sharing this challenge. My goal is to work out 2 x a week.

  • DeAnna says:

    I’m happy to have found this! My plan is to to yoga every other day and and some kind of high intensity and focus area workout the other days.

  • Sylvan says:

    I will alternate days between body-weight exercises and aerobic workouts 6 days per week.

  • Tabita says:

    Exercise at least twice per week:)

  • I’m in!!! This months goals will be easy to accomplish because I’ve been working out consistently 6 days a week with my Leslie Sansone workout DVD. Just added a Pilates & yoga session to my daily routine as well! This weight has GOT TO GO!!! 🙂 I’ll be sharing on instagram! @s0ulflower

  • Cynthia says:

    I’m in. I will work out at least 4x/week (goal of 5 to 6).

  • Melissa says:

    Starting at the YMCA on Monday when my son goes back to school going to try and get at least 3-4 day in addition to my morning job (riding Thoroughbred race horses) today I finished up the candy in the house so it won’t be taunting me tomorrow! Lol I want to lose 7-10 pounds by summer. And just be a healthy me again.

  • Vanessa says:

    I’m in all the way! I will workout 5x a week alternating cardio and body strength routines.

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