My friend Allison inspired me several years ago with a challenge:
Make one small change in two areas of your health, do it for 3 weeks, and come to a party at my house at the end. For charity!
There are more details (click here to see Allison's blog all about it!) but the key take aways for me were the idea (two small changes) and the timing that she chose: Allison starts her challenge the day after Halloween (so, November 1). Her three week blitz usually ends right before Thanksgiving (the 3rd Thursday in November). So with a house full of candy and the holiday feasting looming, I was focused on small changes and self-improvement.
My small change is usually to eat between 5 and 9 servings of vegetables and fruit each day.
|and with a farm share like this, it's an easy change!|
I have an exercise change too, more on that later, but this is a food blog so I'll keep the focus on food.
I do better trying to eat something, not trying not to eat something else. I figure, if I fill up on veggies and fruits, there is less room and less desire for the more fat- and sugar-laden treats in my house.
It works for me.
Here's a sample of ways I incorporate more veggies and fruits into my day: