The site that got me started with my October Resolutions is Health Month. I found this site via another blog, along with Health Month's sister site, 750 Words. I'm doing both of them. My Sugar-Free resolution is one of my Health Month goals.
While at Squam talking with my new friends, I mentioned these sites and coincidentally, Retta had just heard of them as well, and also started using them! :) Buster Benson, the creator of the sites, has done a marvelous job in their design and function. I encourage you to look them up, especially if there are habits you'd like to start, or stop. He turns writing and goal-setting into games. You earn badges, fruits, and points based on your actions and can write your own rewards/consequences for when you succeed (or if you don't succeed).
Then, we both found out about 30 Days of Yoga via a Squammie's website and both signed up. That starts October 7th. Again, I encourage you to look this up, especially if you like yoga, or want to make it a habit. Usually the class is $100 for 30 days, but for the month of October, you pay however much you want, and Marianne will donate every single dollar to help support people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. How can you go wrong here, right?
Then, I learned about krissie is thankful through Retta's blog list, and yep, we're both doing that. As I mentioned in a previous post, Krissie is noticing things every day in her life for which she is grateful, taking pictures of them, and sharing one every day on her blog. We all know that your attitude is your choice. You can choose to be positive, but you can also choose to be negative. Focusing on what you're grateful for can help you opt for the one that makes you smile.
I may as well take this opportunity to post today's Thank You:
Thank You, Jill! For giving me your sewing machine for the mere price of lunch at El Torito's.
(And yes, I realized as I was cropping the pic that the sewing machine is backwards...that's how much of a beginner at sewing I am! :)
THEN, I found out about San Diego's Veg Pledge Week starting today, and of course I'm doing this as well... I actually just switched to vegetarianism a couple of weeks ago, so this one isn't really a challenge, but more of an encouraging validation. Every day I'll get an email with tips, inspiration and menu ideas. They're also having events all over the county this week. I think I might check out tonight's event, Interactive Quiz-Show Presentation by Michael Greger, MD.
WHEW!!! That's a lot going on!! :) But, it's all good...............................