One of my nieces decided to issue a health challenge. I decided to participate, as much as I’m able. There are a lot of things I can’t do, so I’m not ALL in. I didn’t add this to my Gift List because it’s short term… and I didn’t think about it until now. 🙂
Here is what I’m doing:
Water intake: 6-8 cups every day. I’m actually pretty good at this. I’ve had trouble with my kidneys my whole life. In the 80s, I landed in the hospital with a kidney infection. I hadn’t been careful about drinking water. The hospital staff told me I’d be out in 24 hours. Three days later, I went home. I promised myself it would never happen again.
Sleep: 7 hours every night. Sunday through Monday be in bed by 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday be in bed by midnight. If I have a rough night, I can make up the time with a nap. I’ve been working on this one for a while. I’m hoping this challenge will allow me to focus in a more successful manner.
Healthy eating: More fruits and veggies every day. Adding a fruit and veggie every day would be more for me. I have to be careful. I gave the 5 a day a try, and it didn’t turn out well. I have days when I skip them altogether. The goal for now is to have one fruit and one veggie every day.
Personal goal: A personal goal in addition to the others. Examples: Going to bed every night by 10:00 p.m. for a week, a new fruit or veggie every day for a week. For me, this week, I’m adding wall pushups every day. I was doing pushups before I fell… almost two years ago. I figure wall pushups are a gentle way to restart.