Thursday, January 13, 2011

Resolutionary Challenge


Daily Habits
Each item is worth 1 point, with a possible 10 points per day

7 hours of sleep (not necessarily consecutive-naps count too)
64 oz. water (roughly two Nalgenes)
45 minutes of exercise (not necessarily consecutive)
2 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit
No soda, beer, unhealthy snacks, or bad fast food
No sweets
No eating after dinner/8 pm (choose which works for you)
15 minutes of scripture reading (or other spiritual text if you don't do scripture)
One journal entry (any length)
Express sincere appreciation or praise to your spouse (if single, to another person)
Note: Sundays are "free" days where all points are free

Exceptions
You are excused from the sweet rule on YOUR birthday
You may also eat sweets on Valentines Day (or any other day you wish to celebrate)
You are allowed three sick days where you are excused from exercising. This is ONLY to be used if you are indeed sick.
If you are pregnant you can eat after dinner/8pm and tailor your exercise regimen.

Ralphs family is doing this for the next ten weeks as a competition. So far Ralph and I are doing great. I don't know what it is about this challenge but I am really excited to do it. I'm pretty sure I was just ready for a change and ready to enjoy my life more. Surprisingly, this has helped me to have more time in my day, I also feel more present and happy. My goal is to have a good healthy lifestyle before we try to start a family. I also like the flexibility of knowing I could just not get a point that day, I haven't yet though. I have had a pretty good start but we'll see if it gets harder as life gets busy again. We like it so far, especially all of the sincere appreciation:)

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Lol I had to laugh at the sincere appreciation... but thinking about it.... way smart! People like to be appreciated and I'm sure it really helps in a relationship :). Good luck and I'm sure you both will sail past the 10 week mark (it takes 28 days to create a habit... just may be hard to break after that)!

Reuben and Laura Evans said...

What a great idea. How fun to do this as a family and to have each other. Good luck. Im sure you wont need it:)