Another week and another Healthy Mom Challenge. Here’s what I’ve got in store for this week:
For this challenge, I am looking to increase the number of steps I take every day. Did you know the recommended number of steps per day is 10,000? In my second week of this challenge, I strapped on a pedometer to gauge how close I was coming to this target. I’ve been wearing it ever since and while I usually reach that goal a couple days a week, the rest of the time I’m a few thousand steps off. On days when I’m busy at work (meaning no lunch and staying late – usually 2 days a week), I only reach about half of what I should. My goal is to take a walk each day – a walk at lunch, walk to pick the girls up at daycare or a walk around the block before dinner. I’m aiming for an extra 1,000 steps per day!
Last week I tried to limit the amount of treats I ate. My goal was one per day and I did well – on most days! I treated myself to a donut and iced cap while waiting for M one day after work and I had both a cookie and cupcake yesterday. I would still consider the week a success though! I even made my way through a 3 hour meeting without eating one of the fresh cookies that tempted me the whole time!
If you have any recommendations for a weekly challenge, please let me know! You can use the comments tool below or tweet me @TheELMLife using #healthymomchallenge