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October goals:

I survived!

I completed all the days of the September 30 day health challenge!


The last few were pretty easy – things I already do, like “eat vegan” and “exercise with a group”.

The final bullet point was to set three goals for October. Here’s what I came up with:

1. Stretch or foam roll every day. Every. Stinkin’. Day. I’m so bad at this. Somehow between Miss Rae’s timeouts for hitting her brother and trying to clean the nose blow off of our white beige couch, stretching has gone by the wayside. Oh, I exercise plenty, but I don’t have time for stretching. As soon as the hard part of spin class is over, I clean my bike and leave. This morning, when I got back from my run? I immediately hit the shower. I’m too busy to stretch. But someone, somewhere said that you’re supposed to do it, so I’m gonna give it a go…

2. 7 hours of sleep every night. I set my alarm for 5:20 pretty religiously. That means that I need to be asleep by 10:20. This rarely happens. I blame many factors, but Matty B is the biggest culprit. He totally peer pressures me to stay up later, sometimes even mocking me for wanting to go to sleep! Tsk, Tsk, Matty B! So the goal is “lights out” by 10, so I’m actually asleep by 10:20. Can I fall asleep in 20 minutes? Oh yes- I’m a champion sleeper.

3. Finally, I’m going to cut out all artificial sweeteners. In general, this shouldn’t be too big of a deal because I rarely (if ever) drink soda. Here’s where it’s gonna hurt: I have this little addiction to something called MiO liquid water enhancer. I squirt a few drops into my water bottle before I hit spin class and at 5:45 a.m. it’s the only joy I have. I like the blueberry lemonade flavor. Here’s the ingredient list: citric acid, propylene glycol, sodium citrate, sucralose, polysorbate 60, red 40, blue 1. It’s gotta go. Glenda (the lady with the turkey who gives me veggies) suggested that I use natural sweeteners instead, i.e. berries or citrus. I’ll try it.

What about you? What are your goals for October? I’ve been working on some family fun fall goals too (otherwise known as F3:). Are you figuring out just how “type A” I am? I’ll share the F3’s soon. For now, I’m off to stretch and drink some boring water. Happy October!


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