Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Healthy Choice Challenge Week 7

So last weeks challenge of doing some form of exercise, how did it go? Was it really tough to add in that little extra thing into your busy schedules? Or did you just add a little something to your day and then go on without a hitch. Last week as my part of this challenge along with my regular workouts me and Jarr painted my apartment and rode our bikes a few miles one evening. So we added in a little extra last week but that never hurts.

Things have been pretty crazy for me lately with our move coming up, I'm trying to get everything ready and in order so we have a smooth move. I have a few more interviews lined up and some crazy things with my job have been happening but I'll tell you more about that when I know more. I am just putting everything in God's hands because I know he will take care of me.

With our move coming up we have been doing lots of cleaning at my new apartment and at Jarr's current house to get everything ready. We painted my kitchen and living room at my apartment and now I have to go back and do my bedroom but we are almost finished. I also want to repaint the trim work because it's pretty rough, then I want to deep clean everything and fix up the backyard. So I still have quite a bit of work ahead of me before I move everything next week but I think I can do it.

If you are new to the Healthy Choice Challenge then check out the other weeks to find out what is going on, Healthy Choice Challenge Week 1, HCC Week 2, HCC Week 3, HCC Week 4, HCC Week 5, and HCC Week 6. Also don't forget to grab the button on my sidebar if you are participating!

I found this cute banner over at Get moving Princess, Jasmine designed it! She also has her own story about being healthy and getting fit. Be sure to go and check it!

This is so true, so I hope I can be your motivation to start making healthy choices and it will become a habit. Then you will make progress with your life and not even know it.

My challenge for this week is very similar to a challenge we have already had. I hope that you have all been drinking more water since our challenge in week 2 but if not here is another chance for you to start! This week's challenge is different then Week 2's challenge. It is directly in line with the first quote above. "You are not hungry you are bored, drink some water and learn the difference." I have a HUGE problem with this, I think I'm hungry but really my body is just thirsty or I'm bored. So I snack a lot and that is a problem. The challenge for the week is for one whole day to drink a glass of water before you snack/eat. This will help with portion control big time and it will also help you notice if you are really hungry or if you are just thirsty.

I'm going to be honest, this is hard for me. I struggle with this often and I have been trying to work on it. So I'm right there with you saying ahhhhh nooooo! I like to snack and I don't want to drink water, but lets be real here, we need to be healthy and this is a good way to do it. So here we go, good luck on the challenge!
Let me know what day you are doing your challenge and I will try to give you encouragement throughout the day!
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  1. Great advice!! Thanks so much for linking up! Xoxo

  2. not hungry, just bored! true!

    come say hi at and have a great night!


  3. SO true about being bored and eating-the great thing is realizing it and changing it! I stopped having sugar/oils/artificial sweeteners/alcohol in May but have taken the last two weeks off because I needed a break. It is amazing how much better I felt when I cut things out! Although I admit do LOVE having cake on my birthday (which is the main reason for the break)...haha.

  4. I love that - not hungry, just bored. I'm going to send my husband that image! Today I was desperately craving a burger and fries, instead I had a bottle of water, some strawberries and cherries!

  5. Awesome tips! Amen to the bored and not hungry. would love you to stop by and link up to my party :


  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks so much for linking up at Tone Up Tuesday!!

  7. This is great advice, and these challenges look amazing! I'm glad I found your blog, and I totally plan on starting to do your challenges.