I don’t know about you, but I love a good sequel. That’s why I’m bringing The 30 Day Healthy Living Challenge back for part 2! And just like any sequel, this year promises to be bigger and better than the first year.
For those of you just tuning in, don’t fret. Unlike movie sequels, you didn’t need to see the first one to participate in the second one. Let me quickly fill you in on what you missed. In the beginning of 2016, I created The 30 Day Healthy Living Challenge with the goal of teaching healthy habits that would lay the foundation for a healthful lifestyle. Each day in January, I challenged readers to make a small and simple change that would all add up to creating more wholesome habits. You can see all of the challenges here, but some of the most popular ones were trying out Meatless Monday, skipping the added sugar, and eating the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies.
This year, I’m changing things up a bit. Rather than posting every day, I will post 5 weekly challenges. Each challenge will have an overarching theme, and you will have a week to learn about a topic and implement small lifestyle changes. By having a week for each challenge, you will have more time to settle into your new habit. Here are the weekly themes:
Week 1 (1/1-1/7) Get Cooking-– I will share very quick and easy (Dietitian approved) recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Week 2 (1/8 – 1/14) Change Up Your Exercise Routine— There are so many new and exciting ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. This week, learn about staying active and figure out what type of exercise is right for you so that you can stay active throughout the year.
Week 3 (1/15-1/21) Banish Tummy Problems For Good— Mark my words…One of the most popular nutrition trends of 2017 will be to learn more about gut and digestive health. I can’t wait to teach you about this important topic and challenge you to make some minor changes that will drastically improve your digestive health.
Week 4 (1/22-1/28) Have A Healthy Heart-– February is American Heart Month, and we are celebrating early by learning about cholesterol, blood pressure, foods that contribute to heart disease and nutrients that help maintain heart health.
Week 5 (1/29- 1/31) Embrace Mindful Eating— For this short week, we will focus on mindful eating practices that will help you feel more in control of your eating habits and get a firm grasp on your unhealthy eating habits.
Why should you follow along for the month?
- It’s a FREE challenge.
- It’s not a diet. Although I know that many of you want to lose weight in 2017, I don’t like to focus on weight loss. Instead, I encourage you to build healthy habits that will inspire you to live a healthier and happier life (and maybe lose some weight in the process).
- There is a GIVEAWAY at the end of the month! Follow along for the entire month, and there will be a prize at the end. All you need to do is like, comment or share the challenge throughout and you will be entered into the giveaway.
- You will definitely learn something. Even if creating healthier habits isn’t on your radar this year, you should follow along if you want to learn something about cooking, exercise, gut health, heart health or mindful eating.
So who’s ready for the sequel, opening January 1st? To get weekly updates delivered to your inbox, sign up here: