The next Beloved Body Wellness Challenge (BBWC) is a bit different than those previous. It’s going to be super personal and customized to you. It’s going to run a bit longer than normal. It’s the most important challenge we’ve done yet.
Challenge: Identify a habit or a mindset (or both) that’s a health hurdle for you. Something that keeps you from being the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. Then think about why it’s a hurdle for you and what you can do to try to leap over the hurdle. Throughout October, we’ll work on making that leap.
Need an example?
My health hurdle is the TV and a lack of moderation when it comes to sweets. In other words, I overeat sweets, especially when I’m watching TV.
A big health goal of mine is moderation. I want to be a positive example for daughter. I want her to see me eating real, healthful food the majority of the time, but also sprinkling in other other food that I like on occasion. In my opinion, life is too short to not enjoy a gooey, cheesy bite of pizza, or a lick of cold, sweet ice cream.
I don’t want a single food to be off limits for her. For me, the moment in high school when certain foods became off limits (because I made them so), my struggle with food began. I’m at a much better and healthier place today, but I still have little struggles.
For example, I find comfort and relaxation eating my nightly dessert while watching one of my favorite shows. However, the longer I sit watching a show, the more trips I make to the pantry. My serving of Brownie Brittle all of a sudden turns into an entire bags. Oops. Moderation down the toilet.
I’ve read in many articles that eating (anything) while watching TV can be a big culprit for overeating, because we’re not being mindful of the food, our satiety, etc. I know if I truly want to get to a place of moderation, I have to break my dessert/TV habit. Now, don’t go thinking I’m giving up my serving of dessert, but for this challenge, if I want to eat dessert at night, I have to eat it at the kitchen table WITHOUT the TV on or any other distraction. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Now that you know about my health hurdle, what’s yours?
Timeframe: Our usual challenges run for a week, but this challenge runs the entire month of October.
Share: Want some accountability? Comment below and share your hurdle/solution so we can all help cheer you on throughout October. Or post on Instagram (@belovedbody). If you have a hurdle but not sure how to leap over it, share as well and I can help provide suggestions.
We’ve got a few more days until Oct. 1 so you have some time to think. I look forward to going through this challenge with all of you!
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