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Monday, October 07, 2013
Back-on-Track health & energy challenge
If you've been visiting my kitchen table for awhile, you know that periodically I find it necessary to set a "back-on-track" challenge for myself, trying to get back on track in certain areas of my life. Usually, I will aim to get back on track in several areas at once. For a couple of months now I have been hoping to complete a back-on-track challenge. It just hasn't been happening. When I looked over how I did on my September goals, I decided I might just have the answer to why that is. I noticed that in several of the areas I normally need challenging in, I was doing pretty well. The two areas where I repeatedly fell down, week after week, were homemaking and health/energy.
Based on that, I decided to do two separate challenges -- one for each problem area -- in two consecutive months.
When I got up this morning I was eager to start one of the challenges, and figured it would probably be the homemaking one. Coming off a very busy weekend with grandkids here and also coming home from a getaway meant that there were lots of things to put in order. But as I thought about it more, I realized I should start the health and energy challenge. For one thing, I was already in the exercise and fresh air mode from our getaway. For another, I had some excellent time with the Lord during our getaway and really felt that He would have me work on this area first. So, here we go -- a health/energy back-on-track challenge!
Here's what I'm planning to work on: *Drinking enough water * Getting to bed at a reasonable hour * Eating more fruits and vegetables * Getting more exercise * Eating less sugar * Keeping track of the above each day * Doing something creative every day (mental health!)
I am starting the challenge today and will end October 31. Lord willing, I will check in every day or two. If any of you would like to tackle a similar challenge, feel free to come here and check in at my kitchen table!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.