Last 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?
February’s Challenge: eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
My Goals for February:
- 1,750 (or more) fitness minutes (I’m keeping up with January’s challenge)
- at least seven servings of fruit each week
- eat a salad every day
- try a new fruit or veggie (“freggie”) this month
This Week’s Progress:
So far during February I have exercised 380 fitness minutes. Not bad, but I need to average more minutes per day if I want to hit my (quite lofty) goal of 1,750 fitness minutes this month. (Why did I decide on such a high number during the shortest month of the year? I guess I like to torture myself. :))
Eating enough fruit has always been hard for me. I enjoy eating veggies a lot more than I enjoy fruit. (I know, I’m weird.) I mean, I like fruit; I just prefer vegetables. Plus if I want to eat fruit I have to do it while the kids are napping. If I get out any type of fruit they stick to me like glue. Maybe that’s why it’s hard for me to eat fruit…
But anyway, I did eat at least seven servings of fruit this week. Woohoo! I also ate at least one salad every day. My favorite go to salad to eat (when I’m tired of lettuce) is a concoction my father in law came up with a few years ago. You chop up some cucumber, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red/purple onion, celery, carrots and radishes and stir in a bit of EVOO and cracked black pepper. Yum, yum!! I could eat it all the time. It’s especially good with fresh, homegrown vegetables straight out of the garden. (Come on, spring!!) I also enjoy it mixed with some baby spinach or mixed lettuces.
And now that I’ve made myself hungry, I guess that concludes this week’s update. 😀