Happy Tuesday Friends!
I've been super busy this past month between kiddos being sick and staring a new job!
I've received a lot of messages in my DMs on Instagram asking me why I chose to go back to work, so I'll let you know a little later on in this post.
About a month ago, Renew Life reached out to me and asked me if I would like to take part in a 30 Day Helathy Living Challenge.
You may remember I worked with them a few months ago on this post, where I talked to you guys all about gut health.
You all know I am trying to live an overall healthier life, body and mind, so of course I said yes to the challenge!
I started off sharing some of my goals for the challenge with you on Instagram like
-drinking 8 glasses of water a day
- using my new bella beat tracker daily
-getting in 15,000 steps a day
- not consuming sugar
- 8 hours of sleep each night
-trying a couple new healthy recipes from my new cookbook
- taking a daily probiotic each morning
-working out at least 3 days a week
Having a list of goals really helps to keep me motivated.
Although I couldn't check off every thing on the list each day, having the goals written down helped me make overall healthier choices each day.
I'm not always the best at remembering to take medication or vitamins daily, so with the probiotic I made sure I had it ready next to my coffee machine each morning.
Since I've been taking a daily probitoic I've noticed tremendous changes in my body.
I have less bloating, a lot more energy and my eczema has cleared up!
During this 30 Day Challenge, I also decided to apply for a job outside of the home!
Like I said above, I was getting a ton of DM's asking why I would go back to work when I am already busy with this blog & 3 kids?
The answer is : I went back to work for my mental health.
I'm the type of person who needs to get out of the house, and be around others to be in a good state of mind.
Working from home certainly has its perks - but it can also be pretty lonely, especially now that all three kids are in school.
I decided to apply for a part time job, around the corner from my house so I could get out and be around other adults a few days a week, have an excuse to get out of my yoga pants and help bring in even more income for our family!
This past month has been one of my best months this year!
I'm happier and healthier and I challenge you all to 30 Days of Healthier Living as well!