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30 Day Challenge Update: February’s Results and March’s Reveal!

Last month I posted the article “30 Day Challenge” which included a Ted Talk (viewable on my previous post) that inspired me to try a 30 Day Challenge. For the month of February which is actually only 28 days, I was able to complete the challenge, but did not sustain daily completion.

February’s challenge was to declutter by getting rid of one item a day that no longer fits my lifestyle.  I started off really great taking the picture of the item and recording it on the app called Thirty which I found for free in the App Store. It is an easy to use electronic journal that helped me stay focused. The app features the ability to write a comment, take a photo, and submit how you feel. Plus, others can follow your progress and encourage you to keep going.

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But, two weeks in I was slacking. Because life is crazy busy, I completed the last two weeks of the challenge at the end of each week getting rid of seven items at once. In the end, what really mattered were two things: I decluttered and completed a goal. I see that as successful. Below are some of the photos of items I was able to get rid of throughout the month. A lot of clothes, but also some toys and of course the dreaded paper pile. Clutter be gone!

For March, I am going to challenge myself to eat three servings of vegetables a day. This will be a struggle since there are times I don’t even have one serving a day. This is one I’ll also have to keep up with daily, so back tracking a week later won’t count. Today I met my goal with a vegetable medley at lunch and spinach salad and sweet potatoes at dinner.  One day down, twenty nine more to go!

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Two of three servings done in one meal!

If you have any great tips for adding in more veggies, please leave them in the comments. I’ll need all the help I can get!

Did you take on a 30 Day Challenge in February? If so, what did you do, and did you succeed? What will your challenge be for March? Today’s the perfect day to get started.

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