If you haven’t already heard, the Borracha gals and I have embarked on a 30-day Health Challenge, inspired by Pearly Wipes, and we want our customers and fans to join in too! The Challenge: for the month of July, ditch a “guilty habit” from your usual routine and tack on something new to better your health. All of us here at the office had been talking about getting fit and shaping up our eating habits, so what better way than to do it all together, right?
So, after we all decided to accept the challenge, I started thinking, shit, what will I give up (it reminded me of lent, but this time it HAD to be something better for your health). At first, my co-worker and I considered alcohol…..and then we realized that was just a little too unrealistic. Then, I thought, maybe limit my wine to one glass a week………then I remembered the DIY cork ideas I had just bookmarked on my computer, and realized one glass a week would not help me reach my cork goal:) So, after careful consideration, here is what I have decided:
-DITCH the sweet tooth–that means no baked goods, pastries, candy, muffins, and as much I will try to convince myself it isn’t a “dessert”, chocolate-chip banana pancakes.
-DITCH hard alcohol…..I think I can just stick to wine for a month:)
-DITCH pasta, as much as I love it, my bikini body will love me more if I give it up for a bit
-START spin class at least once a week….this may seem trivial to you, but considering the class is at 6:45am, and I am the farthest thing from a morning person, its a tough one for me
-START exercising at least 1 hour for 5 days a week—can be walking, running, hiking, elliptical, whatever floats my boat that day
Well, that’s my challenge. Doesn’t seem too terrible, but then again I know those days when I just feel like going home and watching the Food Network for hours on end, it will definitely be a challenge. But, I know I will stay motivated because, A) its summer, and my bikini will thank me and B) I will have my co-workers and you all taking on the challenge right along with me! Everyday, Borracha will be posting health tips, recipes, and workouts on Facebook, so follow our page for inspiration. Also feel free to post your own personal challenges for the month, and any tips you have! I’m excited to start the process, and I hope you are too! Although….I am baking a chocolate cake tonight for a birthday…and its going to take everything I have not to eat one of those little chocolate chips that just happens to “escape” the bowl:)
P.S. Here is the cork project I’m working on….would you be able to resist it?:)