Some of the "challenges" have been difficult for me--some have been great learning experiences. There have been ten challenges with a possibility of earning ten points each day. The tough ones:
- Having only one treat per day;
- eating two servings of fruit and three of vegetables every day;
- having the dishes done before I go to bed (which means put everything away and make sure the kitchen is clean). I love that one--it is so nice to wake up in the morning and have the kitchen sparkly ; )
Last week because of the Olympics the organizer put us in teams and each team chose some goals. We had the option to use the old "challenges" or pick from the challenges each team issued. I decided I wanted to take it up a notch and I kept some of the ones that were tough for me from the old ones and picked some of the new ones I thought would really be a challenge. The tough ones this week:
- I kept the same one treat per day because I found when I didn't have a limit, I was going CRAZY;
- make dessert for someone each day without eating one bite of it;
- eat a healthy breakfast each day--I'm not always good at that;
- exercise for 60 minutes a day--that's not too hard for me, but it has been a bit of a challenge. I do my Wii (and if it doesn't last 30 minutes, I go on as a guest and do whatever I need to so that it equals 30 minutes, and then join "Bob" in the Biggest Loser 30 minute Cardio Max. One day when my knee was bugging me, I decided to go out for a nice hour long walk;
- I have enjoyed our team's "find and document the gold in every day." The point would be earned for finding something "gold in every day--whether it be a kid's funny comment, a nice gesture...something that made you laugh and journal about it." It has really caused me to be aware of everything throughout the day.
Sidenote #2: I don't always clean out my aol inbox and it reached 1000 this weekend. I didn't know but it wouldn't go above 1000. So I'm off to clean out my inbox.