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12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge, Week 47

A healthier You for 2014

I’m following along with the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge at Money Saving Mom. I started the challenge in January to help keep me motivated to lose weight and help me establish some good healthy habits too.

How the Challenge Works

Each month of the challenge will have an area to focus on, to help improve your health and mine. This month’s focus will be on keeping a gratitude journal. Do you keep a blessings journal?

I know I don’t usually write down my blessings each day. But I do keep them stored away in my mind for those days when I really need to refocus on what’s most important.

My Goal for November’s Focus Area

Free printable blessings journal page | Frugal Family Home

This month I’ll be working on writing down a blessing each day of the week. I don’t have a gratitude journal but I did make a page to use for this purpose. Just click on the photo above or this link to download and print a blessing journal page, for yourself.

My plan is to write down one blessing, each morning after I get up and make it part of my morning routine. Counting your blessing can really help to set the tone for the day and make you feel good. Another great reasons to keep a gratitude journal, to help bring your focus back to what is most important on those not so great days.

I know when I’m having a bad day, just being able to think of things I’m so fortunate to have, can really make a difference. The little blessing as well as the big ones can turn a bad day into a good day, in just seconds.

Will you be joining in the challenge for this month? 

My Progress for this week

I really bombed this week at writing down what I was thankful for each day. I did take the time to think about what I was thankful for, but I didn’t get it written down. It’s been hard getting into the habit of writing down my blessings. I hoping to do better this upcoming week.

I was able to get lots of exercise this week, cutting up our cedar boughs. It took me three days but it is done. I also made 1 wreath and 23 Christmas swags, while I was at it. A few of them I will take to the cemetery for my family members there. I’m going to try to sell some of them. I’ll let you know how it goes.

I kept up with drinking my water, the drying wind really helped me to remember. I ate my fruits and veggies this week, but I’m already getting a little tired of apples and bananas. Maybe I’ll find  a good sale on some other fruit this week. I also avoided chocolate for almost this whole week. The only chocolate I had, was in the granola bars I purchase. Getting to bed on time was easy this week, since I was beat tired every night.

How are you doing on counting your blessings everyday?

 

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