I don’t know about you, but I am TERRIBLE at self care! I get the concept. It’s like the butter tub mask scenario on the airplane: Secure your mask so you can then assist others. Take care of YOU so you can take care of your family. I get it. I do… But I am dead lousy at implementation!!
This Beautiful You Challenge isn’t so much about weight loss as it is about making sure you are taking care of the basics. And just to make it fun (and cute) I came up with this little game that you can play alone or with a group of friends!!
To get started… pop on over to my Savings Shop to snag your downloads! These are super cute printable tracking systems that you can display in your home to help make sure you are literally checking all the boxes each day. Every little task is given a point value (see below) so as you complete each task each day, give yourself the allotted points. Tally your points up each week, and if you accomplish an entire month you get a BONUS 30 points!
Now, here’s the fun part… If you get a group of friends together… you know… for accountability (and fun), see who can get the most points each week or each month. Maybe you make a friendly wager on who will get the most points. Maybe that wager is either cash or ice cream :). Share pics of your super cute tally sheet along the way and see what changes are accidentally made in your life.
They say it takes 28 days to make a habit, but for me it has always taken just a bit longer (I’m stubborn). So I have grouped each listing in 3-month bundles so you and/or your group can choose to start a challenge each month or every 2 or 3 months. Whatever works for YOU!!
In that same vein… I am NOT here to tell you how many calories you should be eating, or what vitamins to take… we are all big kids and can decide what works best for US, right?!
**Calorie Range – Stay within your allotted calorie range and give yourself 10 points.
**Fruits & Veggies – Did you get all your servings of fruits and veggies in? 5 points.
**Take your Vitamins – 1 point
**Drink at LEAST 64 oz of water – 2 points
**No soda – 1 point (haha… I made that one low because I know I will cave on this point… a LOT)
**30 minutes of exercise – 5 points
**Each additional 15 minutes of exercise – 1 point each – or maybe give yourself an extra point if you get all your steps in for the day. Whatever you want.
**No eating 2 hrs before bedtime – 1 point – I’ve heard this is a good habit… have yet to test this theory.
**Get a minimum of 6 hours of sleep – 2 points – Again… goals you guys!!
**Scripture Study – 2 points – Whether you start of end your day with the good word, doing this will change your outlook in life. 🙂
**Gratitude Journal – 1 point – I’m excited to start this one this year. Every night write down at least 3 things you are grateful for from that day! Again… perspective. Do you see a theme yet?
**”Me” time – 1 point – This is the self care thing that I just can’t seem to grasp. But this category I want you to use for whatever this means to you. Maybe it changes every day! Maybe today “Me” time just meant that I did in fact take a shower and put on some makeup. Or “Me” time is diving into that good novel that has been sitting on my nightstand forever. Do SOMETHING that makes YOU happy for a change!!
After you print out your images, you can display them in a cute frame or sheet protector, or just on your fridge to be marked up each month! And of course… each month is decorated so it will look just darling with your seasonal decorations. Why not? If it’s cute, maybe I’ll use it!! HAHA!
NOW…. HERE’S THE BEST PART!!!
Because my new year has started out a little nutty, and I did NOT get these files ready by January 1st, and we are now a good bit into the month… I am going to give you the JANUARY file for FREE!!!! That’s right… FREE.99! Try it out… I know you will love this so much you will want to snag the rest of the set!!
Let me know what you think!! I think I am going to start a thread on Instagram and Facebook each week/month so we can all help each other out… or at least YOU can help ME!! HAHA!! I need some accountability, y’all! What do you think would be the best way to host that?? Seriously… let me know!
Make this year awesome and become your most Be-YOU-tiful self!!