June Challenges Update

Happy 4th of July!

kids fourth 300x261 June Challenges Update

I’m finally going to update about my June challenges.

  1. Decluttering.  I did okay with this, but only because I already had 2 big bags of books to give away and several bags of clothes.  I haven’t taken them to goodwill yet, but I will soon.  As for my pantry, I actually did do well with that.  I used up a lot of pasta, soba noodles, random nuts and dried fruits, to0-sugary instant oatmeal (made vegan cookies for Bobby to take to work), frozen veggies (I think I might be over them), random frozen snacks (Bobby), frozen shrimp, instant miso soup, and maybe even more that I’m forgetting.  Bobby has also decided to sell his Wii.  He has an Xbox so he doesn’t really need the Wii anymore. (If you live in the bay area and want to buy a Wii + controllers + games, let me know – otherwise he’s going to sell it to a resale place.)
  2. Drinking water before bed.  I’d forgotten about this, but I did it anyway.  Sweet.
  3. Pantry items – see above.
  4. Cleaning/organizing 5 minutes every day.  Not intentionally, but I did end up vacuuming and wiping stuff down more often.  I need to work on the organizing part.

I’ve also been doing yoga daily.  I started out with just 25 minutes timed (kitchen timer) and now I’m up to 40 minutes.  I’ll probably stick with 40 because it seems to be a good balance for me.  I haven’t been walking as much, but I do try to get in some kind of walking every day.  I think I’m finally okay with just a bit of yoga and just a bit of walking… they make me feel really good.

In the last few days of trying to eat more healthy fats, I’ve found a new obsession – sesame seeds.  I’ll post about them later.  Enjoy your 4th!

13 Comments on June Challenges Update

  1. Jess
    4 July, 2009 at 11:46 am (5 years ago)

    Man, I need to update about my June challenges too…yay for yoga. It’s incredible, agreed?
    <3 jess
    xoxo

  2. Kaolee
    4 July, 2009 at 11:50 am (5 years ago)

    Happy July 4th!

  3. Erin
    4 July, 2009 at 12:00 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats on taking your yoga up to 40mins. That’s a great workout. Your goals all seem reasonable and smart!

  4. VeggieGirl
    4 July, 2009 at 12:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy 4th of July – looks like you’re doing quite well with the challenges!! Keep ‘em up!! :-)

  5. Shelby
    4 July, 2009 at 12:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Great job Maggie!

    Happy 4th!

  6. Jules
    4 July, 2009 at 2:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Nice job with the challenges :) Sesame seeds are the best, especially on Asian foods. Tahini is awesome too.

  7. Maria
    4 July, 2009 at 2:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Any amount of daily yoga does wonders, so you are doing great! Can’t wait to hear about those fabulous sesame seeds :). Happy 4th to you too!

  8. Cindy
    4 July, 2009 at 2:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Love how you balanced it all out in the end! You had a great JUNE
    JULY’s gonna be awesome too!
    Happy 4th

  9. Biz
    4 July, 2009 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Great job on your June goals! Happy 4th!!

  10. Anne K.
    4 July, 2009 at 3:51 pm (5 years ago)

    Great job with the June challenges! Happy 4th of July :D

  11. coco
    5 July, 2009 at 3:20 am (5 years ago)

    You did better than me on following challenges… I haven’t updated mine, which I’m a little embarrassed, but I need to I guess to recognize it officially. :)
    so, what’s the july challenge? have u thought about anything?

  12. Alison
    5 July, 2009 at 9:11 am (5 years ago)

    Good method for decluttering – invite people over. I had some visitor the other morning and it motivated me to do much more cleaning than normal.

  13. The Healthy Apple
    6 July, 2009 at 10:56 am (5 years ago)

    Maggie,

    I love sesame seeds as well…be sure to check out the Eden Organic Sesame Seed condiments..they have an amazing variety of delicious sesame seed toppings…I love their GoMasio shaker and also their sesame seeds with seaweed shaker…..let me know what you think of them…they’re so yummy

    CONGRATS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT…..

    Best,

    Amie
    The Healthy Apple