During my Spark days, the “5%, 8-Week Challenge” was a motivator! Am I competitive? Sometimes, yes! And yes, I was successful by actually losing 10% in 8-weeks. Nice! Track everything!
I also did the “8 Glasses of Water per Day Challenge.” I surprised myself. I do drink enough. This is one area I don’t need to track.
I did my own personal weekly challenge of adding jumping jacks to my exercise routine. Let me tell you, that first day was embarrassing, feeble, and alarming. It was bad! But … day by day, I improved. It got easier to do and I could do more almost everyday, adding 5 at a time. Just start!
This week I am doing the “Freggie Challenge”. Fruits and veggies … it is easy to fall short. If I wouldn’t be doing the Challenge, I would have failed, most days. I have better nutrition because I am doing this.
Small changes lead to big changes, over time. One day at a time.
Changes I have made: less processed food, more fresh food, no snacking after dinner, 10,000 steps, 25 flights of stairs, reduced carbs (30-40%), and intermittent fasting (16/8). I sleep well, have reduced stress, planted a garden, watch less TV (and news!) and connect with others by phone, Zoom, Messenger, etc. Life is about choices. Make some good ones for your health and future.