Here are the challenges from week 11 of Baby Boot Camp’s MOLO Wellness Challenge. I can’t believe MOLO is almost over. The difference between last year and this year’s challenge I’m more realistic about my long-term expectations and not going on a drastic diet.
Technology detox: choose two hours for each day this week to put your phone away and focus on spending time with your family.
I love how technology is the new “red meat.” Technology detoxing is great and necessary these days. I know a few people who are “off the grid.” This is a great article on what really happens to your body and brain during a digital detox.
Introduce your family to a new fruit or vegetable. Post how they liked it on our MOLO FB page.
I didn’t get a chance to introduce a new fruit or vegetable to my family, but I did buy a variation of a favorite: green cauliflower (which was on sale, but haven’t prepared yet). I learned about a new fruit from someone in the MOLO 2016 Facebook group page – the Kiwano Melon. I’ve never tried it before and am intrigued. Jessica, who posted it, described it saying, “Tastes like a cucumber sour grape. Have to say it was refreshing”
Review the SMART goal you set in February. Focus on how far you’ve come and plan out how you will finish strong!
These were my SMART goals: meal plan, sleep before 11pm, drink 60 oz water, workout 3x a week, more veggies, and meditate 15 mins a day. How I have been doing: the only thing I’ve been good with is my water and veggie intake. (Here’s a link on how to set SMART goals).
Post a photo of your shopping cart this week. What changes have you made since February?
I didn’t have a chance to take a picture of my shopping cart, mainly because my kid is crazy so I never have a free hand! Changes I’ve made since February is less processed foods.
No alcohol or soda for the next three days. Post on our MOLO FB page what you’ll be giving up.
I don’t drink soda, and I rarely drink alcohol. I occasionally drink iced tea, so I gave that up.
Before lunch and dinner, do 10 push-ups.
It’s easy to do push-ups “wrong.” This link shows how to properly do a push-up. Thankfully, the push-up is one of my favorite exercises.
Review your food log. If you use MyFitnessPal, run a few reports to look for trends. What improvements will you continue to make after MOLO?
I haven’t been keeping a food log, but I know it’s one of the best things to do to lose weight. Food logs are great for accountability. There is a wiki on how to keep a food journal.
MOLO WELLNESS CHALLENGE, 11 weeks down one week to go!
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