The Three Change Challenge- Update #2

It’s been a few days since I updated about the Three Change Challenge (see my initial challenge post here and my first update here).  However, I haven’t forgotten about the challenge and am still pushing toward my goals with it.  I started the challenge on April 16, so I have less than a week to go now!

The goal of the Three Change Challenge, as posted by Run to the Finish, is “… to really evaluate your life and figure out 3 changes that you are willing to commit to and support others on for the next 30 days.”

So, here’s my progress on the goals I set for 30 days:

1.) Fewer sodas, more water.

I am honestly doing REALLY great with this.  It hasn’t been nearly as hard as I thought it would be.  I’ve actually gone many days without drinking ANY soda (I’m allowing myself 1 soda per day).  My parents and I were in Charleston this weekend, and my dad got a free soda from one of the machines at the Tanger Outlet Malls (don’t you love it with the drink/snack machine gives ya something free?).  It was a Pepsi, and when I tasted it… it was SOOOO sweet (Check this out: How much sugar is in Coke?).  It didn’t even taste good at all!  I think that is a sign that I’m not addicted to soda.

2.) Be more encouraging.

This was hard last week.  I’m not sure why, but I just wasn’t in the most encouraging mood some days.  I haven’t been *discouraging* to other people or anything, but I think I can do better about this.

Since I think I can do better, I have something planned for later this week.  What, you ask?  Well, you’ll just have to read the entry later this week to find out…

3.) Do something (or a few things) outside of my comfort zone- and not worry about it.

Well, I did something outside of my comfort zone last week… YOGA!  I’ve done yoga maybe twice, but Wednesday morning,  I woke up super early and knew I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep.  I went to bed at 10:00 the night before, so I’m not blaming chronic insomnia here.  So, I got up at 5 and went to Sunrise Yoga at McLeod Health and Fitness center.  I’m pretty sure the 5:30 yoga group is full of faithfuls, but I went anyway and did it… and I felt energized all day from it!

I felt accomplished for getting up early and having done yoga while most people were still asleep.  I really did like the class, and although I’m not seeing myself getting up at 5:30 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to do it, I’ll definitely do it again, maybe a few times a month.

Anyway, that’s it for right now… less than a week to go, and I know I can make it… we’re on the home stretch now!  God Bless!

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