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!!
|PRICE POINT SHOPPING LIST!|
New & Improved
If you have been to one of my classes, you would have received a copy of the Free Price is Right tool. This magic list helps you to know when it is that ideal time to stock up on sales (and of course use your coupons) to get the most bang for your buck at the grocery store. Well….. It was high time for a little face lift, so here it is… NEW and IMPROVED!!!
The NEW Price Point Shopping list now COMBINES the information from the Price is Right list with an INTERACTIVE shopping list!! Whoooooo hoooooo!!!
|As always… the price listed in the “Regular Price” column is just a generalized price. Think “national average”. This column WAS the “Just OK sales Price” column. Now, I want you to use this column to put in the regular price of the item in YOUR area if it is different than this price. When you change the price in that column, the HALF off price and the Holy Smokes price will automatically calculate for you!! I’m super excited about this because this will then become 100% YOUR baby with YOUR customized information!!|
Here is the really cool new bits…
After the category column (that will help you navigate the store quickly) you can actually compile your shopping list! Put in your advertised sale price, the value of the coupon you found in the Coupon Database, put in the number of coupons you have from your multiple Sunday newspapers, and enter the quantity you will be purchasing in column A. Then wait for the drumroll…. and this sheet will then magically calculate your out of pocket price AND the cost per item so you can then see where that final price sits in the sale scale. How slick is that!?!? I know I just totally rambled through that last bit but I am really excited about how this turned out!!
There are a few more tips and tricks in the “Instructions” tab, so make sure you check that out before you get started.
This cool spreadsheet will always be free for you to use and download from my Saving Shop, but just in case you haven’t popped over there in a while, feel free to click the button below and download your copy RIGHT NOW!!
|NEW – FREE Price Point Shopping List – CLICK to Download!|
|Before I go… I have to tell you that this expansion idea for this file came from one of my glorious class attendees who wanted to see these changes!! Everybody say thank you to Jennifer!! If you find in your life that you need a little extra help somewhere, please let me know!! Or if you have suggestions for improvements in one of my digital kits, please let me know!! We are all in this together!|
Make sure you have my email in your contacts so these newsletters don’t fall in your spam/junk folder :). I have some more fun things to share with you next week!! I hope you are ready to start the new year off with a bang!!