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Moxie's Challenge

Moxie, of the fantastic Ask Moxie site, has offered up a 60 day challenge to anyone who wants to participate. Starting tomorrow, each person who wants to participate will start doing three things to improve her/his health (whatever that means to the person) for 60 days. Moxie says, "Consistency, not perfection" is what the challenge is about.

I have decided to participate, and here are my three things:
1. Do yoga at least 3 times a week.
2. Cut back on overall high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) intake by reading all labels and avoiding things with HFCS in them.
3. Eating organic foods especially fruits, trying to buy things that are grown on local farms.

I have found that making small changes, starting with small steps, have been a great way to make lasting changes in my life. In fact, I'm going to take a minute and pat myself on the back for the good changes I've made in my life. For example:
-I gave up sodas about 10 years ago, and still drink sodas only on rare occassions.
-I drink lots of water throughout the day.
-I floss every night.
-I take fish oil with omega 3 fatty acids every day.
-We switched to whole grain breads instead of white breads in general.
-I go to bed pretty early most nights.
-I've been writing just about every day thanks to this blog (this is for my creative/mental health).
-I read all the time for my personal pleasure (again mental health).

Hmmm, I had more, but I forget. But isn't that pretty good? Also, I am aiming to do more to maintain a healthier lifestyle, like cook more often and take walks more. Since having a baby, I have really started examining things in my life and asking myself if this is what I want to model for my child(ren). It really gets you thinking.

If anyone else is interested in participating, come up with three things (that link to the post about it has some good ideas in the post and the comments) and check out Ask Moxie tomorrow!

Comments

-goofydaddy said…
I started dating the health food nazi 8 years ago :-) in a year I lost 25 pounds cause i was eating what we were cooking. healthy foods that taste good, and not too much either. It's made me think more about what i eat when she's not around.

I need to start exercising again, but it's difficult with my current schedule. maybe when Aria goes to preschool/daycare. right now the only exercise i get is the cardio-vacuuming i do every weekend.

oh and if you like peanut butter and want to get your Omega 3s, try smart balance. it's the best!

she's not really the health food nazi, sometimes she wants a pizza or chinese food. but that's a RARE occasion. ;-)
b*babbler said…
Ooh, this is a terrific idea. There are so many areas for improvement right now, I'm not quite sure where to begin.

Need for exercise? Check.
Need to cut out sweets? Check.
Need more variety in meals? Check.

Hmm... I'm going to have to give some thoughts on this, and figure out what I can be consistent on.

Thanks for the heads up!
La folle maman said…
I'm going to do the challenge! Lord knows I definitely need some change in habit, starting with getting more sleep! I'll make sure to post a link to the original Ask Moxie post.

Good luck Caramama!
Jezer said…
I'm doing it too! Sweet!
Karen said…
That's a great list, and if you're checking some things off it you're doing well.
Shellie said…
I think I really, really need that challenge bad! Thanks!
Don Mills Diva said…
It sounds like you already have a really healthy lifestyle. I need to really get more regular with my exercise routine myself...

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