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12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge: Week 26 Update

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

June’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of a better morning routine. I encourage you to create a simple and doable morning routine and to stick with it.

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

My Morning Routine Challenge for June

I created a new morning routine (see it here) and am working on sticking with it.

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, March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day, April’s goal of cutting back on sugar, and May’s goal of getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep every night.

This Week’s Progress:

So I still have a long way to go when it comes to my morning routine, but I’m encouraged at the progress I’m making.

Here’s the rundown of how I did on my bedtime/wake-up time:

Sunday night — 10:15 p.m.
Monday morning — 5:15 a.m.
Monday night — 10:35 p.m. (I took a 30 minute nap during the day, too.)
Tuesday morning — 5:15 a.m.
Tuesday night — 12:15 a.m.
Wednesday morning — 6:53 a.m.
Wednesday night — 12 a.m.
Thursday morning — 6:45 a.m.
Thursday night — 11:30 p.m.
Friday morning — 6:30 a.m.
Friday evening — 1:15 a.m. (couldn’t sleep — not sure why!)
Saturday morning — 7:15 a.m.
Saturday evening — 11:15 p.m.
Sunday morning — 7:15 a.m.

So overall, I still have some work to do — especially when it comes to getting to bed earlier — but I’m making some good headway. And I’m encouraged by that!

I hit my water goals six of the days, exercised four days, ate a salad every single day, and didn’t have sugar once (yes, can you believe it? I’m quite proud of myself! ;))

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.


12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge: Week 25 Update

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

June’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of a better morning routine. I encourage you to create a simple and doable morning routine and to stick with it.

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

My Morning Routine Challenge for June

I created a new morning routine (see it here) and am working on sticking with it.

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, March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day, April’s goal of cutting back on sugar, and May’s goal of getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep every night.

This Week’s Progress:

So I still have a long way to go when it comes to my morning routine, but I’m encouraged at the progress I’m making. And I have good news to share: I went to bed at 10:15 p.m. last night and got up at 5:15 a.m. this morning.

Yay!! Let’s hope this is the start of new good habits for me. 🙂

I didn’t do that great at getting 7.5 hours of sleep every night last week, but I’m determined to keep working on it! I hit my water goals six of the days, exercised four days, ate a salad five of the days, and had dessert twice.

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.


12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge: Week 24 Check-In

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

June’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of a better morning routine. I encourage you to create a simple and doable morning routine and to stick with it.

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

My Morning Routine Challenge for June

I created a new morning routine (see it here) and am working on sticking with it.

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, March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day, April’s goal of cutting back on sugar, and May’s goal of getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep every night.

This Week’s Progress:

So I still have a long way to go when it comes to my morning routine, but I’m encouraged at the progress I’m making. And I really feel like this one big change I’m making this week will make a massive difference. It’s already made a big difference just today alone!

As I confessed on Saturday, I’ve not been doing that great at getting good sleep. In fact, I think I only slept at least 7.5 hours two of the nights last week. But I’m determined to really work on that this week. I hit my water goals five days, exercised five days, ate a salad five of the days, and had dessert twice.

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.

 

12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge: Week 23 Check-in

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

June’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of a better morning routine. I encourage you to create a simple and doable morning routine and to stick with it.

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

My Morning Routine Challenge for June

I created a new morning routine (see it here) and am blogging daily about how it’s going for me. See Friday’s update on my morning routine here.

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, March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day, April’s goal of cutting back on sugar, and May’s goal of getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep every night.

This Week’s Progress:

I’m making some good headway on my morning routine. And it’s making SUCH a difference!

Also: I slept at least 7.5 hours five nights. I hit my water goals five days, exercised four days, ate a salad five of the days, and had dessert just once. Progress!

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.

 

12 Months to a Healthier You: June Challenge

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One of my goals for 2014 is to focus on 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’re 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 habit 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 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 Works:

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.

My Goals for Creating a Morning Routine During June

I’m SO glad this is the challenge this month, because ever since we’ve moved, I’ve felt like I’m still trying to find my morning routine groove. So my goal for this month is to come up with a simple morning routine that works for this season of our lives and to make it a habit for every morning.

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, March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day, April’s goal of cutting back on sugar, and May’s goal of getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep every night.

Will you be joining me for this June Challenge? If so, leave a comment letting us know you’re planning to join. Tomorrow morning, I’ll share about our planned morning routine and will encourage you to share your planned morning routine, too!

12 Months to a Healthier You: Week 22 Check-In

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

May’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of getting more rest. I encourage you to set a simple and doable goal for getting more rest and to stick with it.

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

My Get More Rest Goal for May

My goal for May is to get at least 7.5 hours of sleep every night.

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, March’s goal of drinking 8 glasses of water every day, and April’s goal of eating dessert once a week.

This Week’s Progress:

I did pretty well on sleep this past week — in fact, I think all but one night I slept more than 7.5 hours. Yay!

I hit my water goals five days, exercised four days, ate a salad six of the days, and had dessert three times. Progress!

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.