20-20 in 2020 – A Mini Challenge

Y’all know the year 2020 is going to have so many puns about vision and clarity and foretelling the future and all the rest. I gotta join in somehow. So on that note, I thought I might as well make this about weight loss or fitness or something related to health goals. I have a longstanding tradition of double-numbered health-related challenges. Why not, right? So, I made myself a little challenge for the year:

The bulk of the challenge is simple: Lose 20 lbs and 20 inches in 2020. My primary weight-related goal was to lose 20 lbs anyway, and this’ll give me a fun little way to compete with myself. But that little statement is more goal than challenge, so of course there have to be little 20-20 steps along the way, too. I decided to pick five health-related habits that I want to incorporate into my daily life, and build them into this challenge. So along with the big challenge to lose 20 lbs and 20 inches this year, each month I will:

  1. Walk/run 20 miles (worth 20 points per month)
  2. Eat 20 whole fruits (ie not juice) (20 points)
  3. Eat 20 whole vegetables (20 points)
  4. Exercise on 20 days (20 points)
  5. Turn off electronics before 9pm on 20 nights (20 points)

These, of course, are minimums – I’d love to eat more veggies, walk more miles, etc – but there are no bonus points for going over. Just 20 points per category, and for each month that I get a perfect score, I get some kind of reward (as of yet to be determined, though I have a few ideas).

It’s a very simple challenge. A friend of mine is doing this with me, and hey, if anyone else wants to participate, feel free! Make yourself five little mini-goals (they don’t have to be the same as mine!) and leave me a comment below. And have fun!!

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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