Did you hear of the latest SparkPeople challenge for the month of December?
I've decided to follow along on this challenge for a few reasons, but the biggest is to keep my mind occupied. See, after this week, I won't have any counseling sessions with my psychologist until mid-January when the new semester starts. I am a little apprehensive about going so long without having some sort of release and feedback weekly. I've got a list of agencies and their phone numbers in case things get pretty terrible and I am unable to cope. So, part of my strategy on the interim is to fill my time and mind with things to do, so I'm not so focused inward.
I will be participating in this challenge in two ways:
Creating a few simple goals to accomplish daily for the month and following along on Instagram for the SparkPeople Photo A Day. :-) I love doing photos on Instagram anyway, so this should be fun!
My #SparktheSeason goals:
Spend 10 minutes a day reading my Bible. I'll probably just stick to the Book of Psalms, as there are so many uplifting and encouraging works in there, but I'll be open to reading something else if a verse is mentioned in church or if someone suggests one to me.
Do 1 thing for yourself that's healthy per day: either drink 8 glasses of water, eat 5 servings of fruits and/or veggies, spend a minimum of 10 minutes on the treadmill, take a multivitamin with dinner (best time to do so, FYI), track meals for the full day and stay within ranges, do some strength training. I can choose whichever one of these to do.
That's it. Those are my two goals. Today I'm 6 glasses of water in, so I'll be having at least 2 more tonight with dinner. Psalm 73 is on the docket for this evening. And this is the photo I took for Instagram:
Day 1- Lights
(I probably won't post these daily here to SparkPeople, but do a few at a time every few days or once a week or something of the sort.)