What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Did you see that article I posted on my Facebook page (there’s a button to like it in my sidebar. do it – I post all sorts of fun extra goodies there! =D)? Well, it comes from Barking up the wrong tree – a great blog that reviews lots of fun and random scientific research. This particular post talks about recent studies that reveal even more great reasons to get your “5 a day”. It also includes this great image, which I just had to share:
I understand what Cookie Monster is saying. Though I love my fruit (It is one of my four favourite food groups: bread, fruit, cheese, and chocolate), most of the time, if the two are in front of me, I end up reaching for something that looks more like this:
Barker’s post outlines the findings of a new study that says 7 servings of fruits & veg can reduce depression. 3 servings a day will give you a noticeable healthy glow and 3.3 servings a day are enough to get you rated higher on an attractiveness test by your peers. There’s no arguing with that. The fruit is definitely the better choice (sorry Cookie Monster). So, I’ve decided that my November Healthy Living Challenge is going to be to count my greens and be sure to get 5-7 servings a day! Mainly, my goal is all about trying to remember this:
I’m sure you’re wondering how my October goals went. My October Challenge was “to get back on track”. It was a three pronged plan (those always work, right?!):
Well, here’s how it went:
I feel pretty good about the “no seconds”, but I know I can do better with the “lacing up my sneakers” and push-ups. I still have more work to do to train my brain into believing it’s worth it if I only have 10 minutes. Speaking of time, as a mental health goal for November I’m thinking of trying to take a look at my use of time à la 168 Hours, like Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point did. I read the book over a year ago, but I think I still have a few lessons to learn.
What healthy living challenges/goals are you going to try in November?