Saturday, September 17, 2011

{Challenge} Give Yourself the Best Gift

Sometimes, well oftentimes, we sell ourselves short. We spend so much time doing for others that we neglect taking care of ourselves. Vicki over at Thrice Blessed is posing a challenge. In her words....

"The point of this challenge is to be mindful all through the Fall and the Holiday Season ahead, be mindful of what you really want. Do you want good health, or do you want second helpings of that holiday feast? Do you want to see some weight loss, or do you want to eat a third piece of fudge?"

The rules are simple. You simply need to write what you plan to give yourself this holiday season and then write out seven action points you plan to follow in order to accomplish those goals. 

My statement

I will work on building good healthy habits - ones that will benefit my overall physical health, spiritual health and mental health. By working towards those goals, I will be giving myself the gift of life. I will live out 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."  

My 7 Action Points:
  1. I will begin each day with a quiet time/Bible study.
  2. I will continue to attend Zumba at least three times a week.
  3. I will be in bed sleeping no later than 11pm each night.
  4. I will be done with all computer work no later than 8pm each night.
  5. I will daily log my calories, exercise, water intake, and weekly weight progress on the My Fitness Pal website. 
  6. I will post weekly updates throughout the course of the challenge.
  7. I will increase my water intake so that by the end of the challenge that will be my drink of choice above anything else.

Needless to say I'm a bit apprehensive as well as excited about this challenge. I had called this my "Fit by 40" year and wanted to be down 50 pounds by the time the year ended and I turned 40. I have managed to loose seven pounds but that is a far cry from my original goal. But each day is a new one - fresh with no mistakes - and I'll take that for now.


  1. I will be looking forward to getting to know you better as this challenge progresses. You have already lost some weight and that's great. We are all improving as we go - just don't stop. We learn from our mistakes - we just need to remember we shouldn't keep making the same ones over and over. Take care of yourself - those three boys will be needing you for a long time to come!!


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