Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pinterest Accomplishments

Anyone who has a Pinterest account also has thousands of pins.  Most of those pins are things you want to do: an activity, a workout, a project, different ways to organize, etc.  However, that's what most of those pins do...just sit there. 

I'm challenging myself to accomplish some pins.  I already did some!

Make a habit in 21 days.  Put up 21 post-its with the numbers 1-21 written on them.  Pick something you'd like to make a habit, like working out or drinking more water.  Then do it for 21 days.  Each day you accomplish your plan for the day, remove a post-it.
I have done this with post-its.  However, I am doing it slightly different right now.  I took a piece of paper and wrote down my Going Vegan Checklist with the numbers 1 through 21 written underneath each.  That way I'm making my checklist a habit one step at a time.

I loved this visual countdown to your goal weight with goals and rewards on the side.  I did mine on a piece of notebook paper and posted it on my fridge. 

I'm a visual person.  I love seeing my accomplishments.  So I also set up this project.  In one jar you have beads representing pounds lost and in the other how many pounds to go. 
I love this.  Find your weight, or a weight that's nearest to yours, and drink that amount of water daily.  Many people do not drink enough water.  It is challenging to drink all the water at first.  Maybe tie this in with the 21 day habit project.  After a while it does get easier.  I do find this challenging when I'm busy at work and I'm not paying attention.  I'm working on paying more attention so I take care of myself.  You can't help anyone else until you help yourself.  Staying hydrated helps keep you going.  It's amazing what it does to your energy!
All of the above did not cost me a penny.  I had all the supplies I needed.  You don't need anything fancy.  Work with what you have!
These are the projects I'm planning to do next.
Packing healthy lunches.

Prepping food once so you eat healthy all week.

Prepping food for every part of the day so I don't have to think about it.  I'm so busy now that I need to plan ahead so I don't have to think too much about food except for planning once a month.

Which ties into a month of meal planning.  I'm going to start with one week at a time until I make it a habit and then eventually transfer to once a month.

I need to work on sleeping better.  I don't always have a regular sleep schedule so if I make these a habit, I might go to sleep faster.
Do you have any Pinterest projects that you've been meaning to start?  Why not decide on one to do today?!  I challenge you!
"Keep Moving Forward"


  1. Packing healthy, portable lunches is hard! I struggle coming up with things that don't need to be kept cold and don't need to be warmed up. (And then not eating the same thing every day...) If you come up with good ones, I'd LOVE to hear ideas! :)

    1. I'll make sure to write a post about that. I do know some snack ideas that you don't need to keep at a specific temperature but a lot of the meals you do.