12 Months to a Healthier You, Week 9 Update

Focusing on More Fruits and Vegetables for February

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 is the last post for February, so next week the focus will be on drinking more water.

By focusing on one area each month, it should give us time to really get it set as a habit. So it won’t end up being something we just do for one month. I’m hoping I will be able to continue the improvements for a long time.

February’s Focus Area

This month’s focus is on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. I needed to decide what I would commit to for this month. I decided on eating 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

I was going to pick eating salads each week but sometimes I just can’t find lettuce on sale. By picking to have 4-5 servings a day I think I should be able to find produce on sale. Helping me to keep up with the challenge and not break my budget.

My Progress for this week

This week was a fairly good week for me. I found a pineapple on sale this week but it didn’t ripen fast enough for us to eat it. So it decorates my kitchen counter until it’s ripe.

We ended up eating out once this week but at least it was at Panda Express, so I got in lots of veggies that night. The rest of the week my vegetable  intake consisted mainly of salads and a some carrots at lunches.

One night we had pancakes for dinner so I missed getting my vegetables in that night. Maybe I should have added some of our dried zucchini to the pancake batter to sneak the veggies in. I didn’t think about it until just now. Maybe next time.

The fruits for this week were apple, pears, bananas and grapes. The grapes were a nice highlight again. I’m so ready for some good strawberries. I did see some strawberries at the local discount grocery store but they were a little past their prime so I skipped them.

How did you do on getting your fruits and vegetables in this week?

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