Wait…it’s October?! September slipped away before I posted my final update for the Declutter Challenge. Forgive me? You are such patient and forgiving readers. I thank you.
This will be a quick update followed by the announcement for October’s challenge. I won’t keep you too long.
Last week’s challenge was to pick a closet to declutter. Oh my. Did I pick a closet. I was dreading this task because there’s one closet in my house that had gotten out of control. It became the place I stashed everything I didn’t know where to put or that I didn’t want to deal with.
These tasks are laborious, but so worth the effort. If you’ve been putting off some decluttering tasks, I urge you to take the challenge and get them done. My mind feels so much more free since completing these challenges. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Ahhh! So much better. This Declutter Challenge was the challenge I didn’t want to do, but I am so glad I did. Sometimes the things we don’t want to do are the things we need to do the most. Am I right?
October Healthy Year Challenge
The October Challenge is the Try New Foods Challenge! I always talk about how important it is to get a big variety into our diets. This month’s challenge is about extending past our food comfort zones and eating new, different foods.
Every week I will choose 1-2 new foods that I will try (and hopefully the whole family will try, too!) What’s a new food for me and my family might not be for you, so if my new foods aren’t new to you, go ahead and choose your own. New foods is the goal, so look for a healthy food you’ve never tried.
The foods I’m going to try this week are: yucca root and plantains. These are both totally new to me. I’ve seen plantain recipes everywhere, but have never tried them. I decided on yucca root when I was on my third lap around the produce section of the grocery store, looking for something I’d never tried. I love food adventures–this is going to be fun! I will update you next week on how the challenge goes this week. I hope you join this one and try some new foods!