Healthy Holidays 2016 Sign-Up

This is the official blog sign-up for the Healthy Holidays Challenge being hosted by myself, Leah, of “My New Ending”.  🙂 
Information and guidelines for this challenge are on this post:  Introducing … Healthy Holidays Challenge 2016.  There are a few guidelines since there will be a drawing for a prize box at the end of the challenge.  
If you have signed up on my Instagram account (@mynewnending) you do not have to set your goals here, but you may if you’d like.  I’ll have check-in posts every Friday, beginning September 23, both here and on Instagram.  
My goals this season are as follows: 

  1. I will exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4-5 days a week.  No specific type, just something intentional that gets my blood moving.  
  2. I will track my food at least 6 days a week.  I am currently following Weight Watchers to help me stick to some boundaries and get this extra weight back off.  However, I originally lost 70 pounds by learning to eat better and eat less of higher calorie foods.  No matter what I ate I just tracked it, and that’s my goal for this season.  No matter if I’m over my points (calories) I will track it.  
  3. I will drink at least 32 ounces of pure water a day.  I LOVE coffee, and even hot tea in the winter, and I can easily get sidetracked by diet sodas, but I’ve been feeling the lack of water hydration lately.  So, this goal needs to be set.  I have a 32-ounce water bottle I love to use and my goal is to empty it at least once daily.  
  4. I will enjoy the holidays, but not forget my new ending in life includes making the best choice for ME — whether that’s having something in moderation or saying no.  Holidays are emotional times and I need to remember to do what’s best for me;  and not fall into people-pleasing mode.
The more I think about it, the last goal is probably the most important for me.  I have thoughts I’d like to share another time about why that is so important.  
If you’re unsure about what goals to set, or think any goal will seem crazy to someone else…well, check out my previous post on how nervous I was about the goals I set –  Setting My Challenge Goals. 

But if you’re ready, comment below and let me know if you’d like to join the challenge and what your goal(s) are for this holiday season. 

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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5 Responses to Healthy Holidays 2016 Sign-Up

  1. Mariah says:

    Ok! Joining the challenge! Thanks for doing this! My goals: 1. Drink 64 oz water daily. 2. Get some form of cardio (doesn't have to be butt kicking, but at least get my heart rate into fat burning zone) for 30 minutes, 5 days a week. 3. Almost eliminate refined sugar from my diet. I say almost because I'm allowing room for a treat every week but not daily!—sugar makes my emotions swing around and I hate that but it is what it is so sugar has to go for the most part. 4. Switch to mostly decaf coffee or tea to reduce and eventually eliminate my dependance on caffeine. I'll do this slowly to avoid the headaches.


  2. Mariah says:

    Amending my goals…I decided to address the caffeine thing at another time. Regarding sugar…basically what I'm after is clean eating. So my goals are these: 1. 64oz water daily 2. 30 mins of cardio 5x a week, 3. clean eating (whole unrefined foods…skipping the boxes, cans, and bags for the most part–which cuts out the sugar by definition!), and I'll add 4. being faithful to take my vitamins daily. I take various ones like fish oil and magnesium and pantothenic acid and it keeps my plantar fasciitis away. When I slack, it flares up. You'd think that would be motivation enough!


  3. Anonymous says:

    I'm in! (Suz from Northern Virginia –
    Goal #1: Start each month (Oct, Nov, Dec) one pound lighter.
    Goal #2: Get at least 30 minutes of exercise 2 days a week.
    Goal #3: Remind myself that I have tasted every conceivable holiday treat in the last 38 years and that good memories don't require calories.


  4. Leah says:

    So glad to have you on board! I like your goals and look forward to working alongside you.


  5. Leah says:

    I read your goals, but don't think I replied on here. I think you have great goals. Here we go!


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