12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge: Week 2 Update

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12-Months-to-a-Healthier-You-5-500x800Earlier this month Crystal over at Money Saving Mom issued a challenge:  complete twelve healthy habits, spaced over the course of the year, which would help bring about a new, improved and healthier you.

And since I’m not doing my own habits this year I thought this would be an awesome challenge to take part of.  A few of my 2014 goals center around becoming more healthy.  Plus this challenge has built in accountability!  What’s not to love?

January’s Challenge:  developing the habit of exercising more

My Exercise Goals for January:  

  • 1,500 (or more) fitness minutes
  • at least 15 minutes exercise daily

This Week’s Progress:

Some days this is definitely a challenge.  You know those days that I’m talking about — when your get-up-and-go has got up and went.  There was one night in particular when I looked at my pedometer thingie (affiliate link) and noticed I was way, way behind on my step goal of the day.  I was so exhausted and really all that I wanted to do was go to bed.  Instead, I sucked it up and walked/jogged around my living room until I got tired and then realized that I’d gone over my goal by about 1,000 steps!   (Cue the happy dance!)

Mini victories like that help motivate me to push a little harder.  And while I haven’t seen the scale move yet (stupid scale) my husband says that I look like I’m losing more weight.  And really, I don’t care what the scale says as long as I am healthy and can fit into (and look good in!) smaller clothes.

So far this month I’ve exercised a total of 581 minutes.  Since today is the 10th I’m right on schedule of achieving my 1,500 fitness minutes this month!  I have done at least 15 minutes every day, even when I didn’t want to.  Especially when I didn’t want to.  Because those are the days that make you or break you.

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