30 Day Challenges

I came up with the idea to do 30 Day Challenges at the tail end of last year. I'm using them as a way to pull myself out of the pandemic rut I was in. I'm posting them here on my blog to help keep myself accountable.

By the time we reached the end of last year I had gained 14-15 pounds. I wasn't eating healthy or getting any exercise. I wasn't enjoying any hobbies, or getting anything done - even though it was a perfect time to do all those things we say we'll when we have time. I basically wasted the year sitting on the couch glued to the news day and night. I should mention I had completely quit watching the news many years ago, only tuned in when the pandemic hit and then couldn't turn it off!

My Challenges:

January - Back to Healthy Eating and Exercise 

I went back to my pre-pandemic ways of good healthy eating. I also committed to a minimum of 30 minutes of some kind of exercise daily. My normal ways were very much inline with the Mediterranean lifestyle. Getting back to it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be once I got started. 

Last weigh in 6/28 - 16 pounds lost.

February - Deep Clean and Declutter 

I deep cleaned and decluttered my home. It was very long hours each day of sometimes very exhausting work, but I was able to finish up by the end of the month. There isn't one square inch inside my home that didn't get a thorough cleaning and decluttering. It's a great feeling to have it done!

March - Projects

Small projects (the very long to do list), reopening my Instagram book shop, and spring yard clean up.  Last on the list, I chose the photos I'm going to use for next month's A to Z challenge and transferred them to draft posts so I remembered what idea I had to write about each day.

April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

My theme was Life in Florida. My posts can be viewed by clicking here or clicking the A to Z challenge link on my sidebar. Finally a fun challenge for the year! :)

May - Projects

Piles of paperwork, a good top to bottom cleaning, first and second vaccines, the week long Bout of Books Read-a-thon - I read 5 books in 7 days, hurricane season preparation, vacation property sale - or not as it turns out.

June - Storage Clean Out

July - Storage Clean Out Part 2

August - No social media