Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 30 Day Challenge - Completed!

I really cannot believe tomorrow is August! Where did July go?? But it's the end of the month so it's time to review how this month's challenge went. These were the challenges I set for myself at the beginning of July:

  1. Repeat the 30 Day Yoga Challenge.
  2. Keep kitchen surfaces decluttered.
  3. 30 Day Blog Challenge - blog at least 6 out of 7 days in the week.
And the results?

I took a rest day at the beginning of the month in between yoga challenges and only missed one day of yoga afterward. But I made up for it by doing two days' worth of workouts the following day so teeechnically I was 30 for 30. Here's a glimpse of how yoga usually goes down in my house.

 Sometimes I stretch next to Mommy...

...and sometimes on Mommy!

The Kitchen Declutter Challenge went so-so. The table is piled up again but for the most part I did manage to keep the counters pretty clean. Honestly, this challenge would have gone better but I spent most of my time between putting Little C to bed and going to bed myself blogging and relaxing for a little bit and forgot about clearing the table and counters.

As for the Blog Challenge, I am happy to announce that this will be the 27th post in 31 days! (Although you could easily see that yourselves... ;-) ). I want to thank all of you out there who have taken the time to visit Mama Bear's Cottage and I hope to get much more great content up here in the next few months!

Speaking of next month, I will be repeating this month's challenges with one addition: The Outside Play Challenge! Often I feel like laziness takes over and Little C and I don't go outside at all. Having to put on sunblock - and having to chase a toddler to do so - and gather our gear and then a full change and wipe down when we come back (not to mention the occasional heat headaches...) sometimes seem like too much effort. Plus we've had a problem with mosquitoes this summer, even in the middle of the day, so we have had to add bug spray to our regimen! But I know it's good for Little C to get outside and she enjoys it so my August pledge is to go outside more often, ideally at least 5 out of 7 days a week, even if it's just for 10-15 minutes. If anyone has any easy and fun outdoor activities to do, please share them!! I'll post any fun ideas we try.

Do you sometimes fall into the lazy "stay indoor rut"? If so, join me for this month's challenge!

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