Monday, August 18, 2014

#ActiveLivingchallenge Week 2 Recap

I started working on another post that will be up on Wednesday for my first link-up, then realized I haven't posted my 2nd week recap for the #Activelivingchallenge! (One requirement of the challenge)

Instead of just listing off what the challenges were and my responses, I'd like to share what I've gotten out of this challenge so far.

The first thing that comes to mind is I've realized how much I've changed over the past couple of years. My eating habits have changed, my daily activities have changed and my personal thoughts towards myself have changed tremendously!

Day 8 Challenge was to share your favorite super food. Well, I couldn't pick just one so I chose four. A few years ago I had no clue that super foods even existed!

I've also learned that I have become so open minded to trying new things. I've learned to step outside (no pun intended) of my comfort zone and try something I thought was "not for me".

Day 9 we had to do something new. So I went outside and did yoga. It was something I've always wanted to do, just never did because I was used to doing it in the privacy of my bedroom. I loved it! I prefer doing it in the early morning in the cool air.

Day 10 asked how we practice active living every day. I realized how much things change when you have kids, but there's still time and many different ways to be active every day. We have an older model treadmill, a bowflex, some weights, dvd's and a yoga mat. I can work out from home every day if I wanted to. An hour a day is all it takes.

Day 11 we shared what motivates us to move. I shared a before and after photo of myself. I've become much more confident in myself and what my body is capable of doing. I've learned that excuses get you no where and I'm pretty sure I used every excuse in the book! I'm a happier person and I never want to go back to who I used to be.

Day 12 Share your favorite quote about staying positive and true to yourself. I've learned that happiness and optimism can be created by positive thoughts. Surrounding yourself with positive people, words, thoughts and attitude is key to staying true to yourself.

Day 13 What do you do to get more out of every day? This year I've dealt with my share of grief from the loss of a loved one. Through that very difficult time I learned that life is so precious and I want to spend my time living in the moment. Doing what my heart desires. What makes me happy. I also want to leave an impact on other's lives just like my grandpa left on me.

Day 14 Share your ultimate dream/goal! Well, I shared my near future goal of running a half marathon. Definitely not my ultimate dream, but for sure a big goal that I'm working hard to reach!

This has been a great week and I'm looking forward to this last week of challenges!

Enjoy your week everyone! Move, nourish & believe!


  1. This is wonderful you've come such and long way mentally and physically. That's a very hard thing to do!

    1. Thanks!
      I'm so happy with where I am and where my life is going. I'll take progress over being stagnant any day! My life is far from perfect, but being genuinely happy is all I really want. :-)

  2. I love the way you presented this as things you've learned about yourself and how you've changed in the past couple years :) This looks like a great challenge. I've never done one of these. Do you have to have instagram?

    1. Thank you! This is the first "challenge" I've done. Yes, I do think you have to have Instagram and Twitter. I had to create a Twitter account so that I could link the two together for this challenge.

  3. Great recap! I enjoyed reading all your posts! You're doing so well!! Congrats on everything!

    1. Aw thanks Diane! And thanks for stopping by!


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