Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wellness Challenge

I found this great thing online last week called the Wellness Challenge. It's a 3 month challenge to basically be healthy. I read about it and thought it was a good idea. But some of the things you have to give up I was just not sure about! :) I thought I might do it but was putting it off. I checked back on the website and the deadline was May 16 because it started May 17. So I made a split second decision and decided I was going to sign up.
I am so excited about it. It has been hard - but I think the habits I will form are going to be good! You have to understand - I LOVE LOVE LOVE my sweets! I LOVE unhealthy food. I am not all about the organic, healthy stuff. Of course I try to make sure I excercise and have a balanced diet (I am strict with the kids, but what kind of example is that??? :)) but I usually don't sweat it too much. :0) SO....some of the things I am having to give up are a challenge for me. The hardest part so far though is the water. They want you to drink 48OUNCES OF WATER PER DAY! I know, I know!! I have been told by a LOT of people this is a NORMAL amount of water that should be consumed daily. However, I don't like water and only drink it if I am really thirsty. I have been doing it though and am very proud of myself!!
There are the rules I have been following:
  • Drink 48oz of water per day
  • Excercise 45 minutes per day
  • Eat 2 servings of fruit and veggies per day
  • NO sweets or desserts
  • NO fast food or unhealthy snacks (like chips, have I mentioned I LOVE tortillia chips like no other???)
  • No eating after 8pm (pretty much the only time I eat - after the kids are in bed! Before then I have no time! :)
  • Read 15 minutes of spiritual or uplifting text
  • Write in a daily blog or journal
  • Make 1 personal goal per day

So that's what I am doing! The nice thing about it is you have one free point, per catergory, per week. So if I know I am going on a date or to a party, ect. Then I can save my dessert point for that day. Or if I don't want to excercise on Sunday I can use that point and still mark that I did it. SO that's been nice! I also paid $10.00 to join and at the end of the 3 months the person with the most amount of points wins %80 of the money. Second place gets %15 and third place gets %5. Kind of a nice incentive. So I will keep ya posted! :)


Eunice said...

Good ideas. Go for it. So proud of you.

Tasha said...

Thanks Eunice!!