A month ago, I started a Two for Tuesday health project on this blog. The point is trying to implement one health change for myself, and one for my kids. I haven't kept up with doing it weekly, and I think doing it once per month is a lot more up my alley right now. :)
To see the original, click here. I'll give a little update before I share my next two.
The water drinking has been good. Some days were complete failures, others were great. The greatest challenge is remembering to drink it especially when I'm running around all day. But overall, I'm definitely drinking more water and I am feeling a lot more hydrated.
The homemade fruit snack thing was kinda a flop. Maybe I just need more practice, or maybe I'm just not cut out to be a make-your-own-fruit-snacks kind of mom! We did get some fruit snacks out of it, but it would have been a lot less of a hassle (and mess) to just cut up some strawberries and drizzle some honey on them to give as a "fruit snack." The ones I made weren't even very portable, which was the point. And, picky Israel kept turning up his nose at them.
On the upside though, it did inspire me to make more of my kids' snacks myself, like granola bars, popsicles, veggie chips, popcorn, trail mix, and more. In fact, I haven't bought any snacks in about a month now.
So... on to this month's challenge. I plan to:
1. (for me) Make it a habit to use sunblock every day. I know sunblock is a little controversial to some, but I'm a big believer... especially since I live in a state that has over 300 days of sunlight a year and my skin is really sensitive to it.
2. (for them... and also kinda me) Experiment with green smoothies. This means I'll be taking my blender with me to San Diego, where we'll be for 6 weeks. :)
This time of year is always crazy for us. I have so much going on between now and the time we leave, including Grace's 2nd birthday party! I'm sorry the blog is getting a little neglected.
Until next time!