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Healthy Lifestyle Challenge #12 – Control the Clutter!

So, did you make it through yesterday without eating any added sugar? I didn’t 😦 We had our school’s Athletic Banquet last night and unfortunately I couldn’t resist those tasty little desserts. I will be pulling the re-do card on that one and trying to go a day (and hopefully more) without any added sugars or sweeteners. For now, yesterday’s challenge goes into the books as a


I will keep you posted on redemption day!

For TODAY’S CHALLENGE, take some time and

Declutter your work area.




1. Start with the papers on your desk – sort them into different piles: a this-needs-attention pile; a this-person-needs-to-be-called/emailed pile; papers to file; a shred pile for papers that contain confidential information but are no longer needed; and a pile of papers that can be recycled. Take care of each pile of papers accordingly.

2. Get rid of things you don’t use – grab a garbage bag and start throwing out pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, staplers and other assorted stationary items that no longer work. Go through each drawer/shelf and get rid of anything unusable, any doubles or multiples of the same thing. Only keep items that you frequently use at your desk.

3. Get organized – everything should have a home. If you cannot find what you are looking for within 3-5 minutes, you don’t have an organized office. Get stackable trays that will allow you to keep the “things to do” papers separate from the “things to put away” stack. If sticky notes are your thing, arrange them in a way that allows you to finish the tasks on your notes efficiently.

4. Set up a routine – now that everything is organized, get in the habit of organizing as you go: If you take something out, put it away when you’re done. Take five to 10 minutes a couple days a week to file papers that should have been put away, take out the trash and tackle other tasks to keep your organization system under control. Don’t leave your office at the end of the week until everything is put away.

Now get at it! Take a before and after picture so you can truly appreciate your efforts!

Have a great day!

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge #9 – Add These Foods to Your Meal Plan

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Did you manage to get 30 minutes of physical activity in yesterday? It’s THIS WEEK’s CHALLENGE, so be sure to schedule it into your daily routine, and continue to drink that water!


Eat one food that is high in SELENIUM.


Selenium is an essential mineral that

  • works as an antioxident, protecting your cells from damage
  • helps your thyroid produce thyroid hormone
  • lowers your risk of joint inflammation
  • helps your immune system work properly by helping build up white blood cells that help the body fight illness and infection

Adults over the age of 19 need 55 micrograms/day, pregnant women need 60 and breastfeeding women need 70 micrograms/day.


Choose from any one of the following selenium rich foods:


Be sure to check the serving size and micrograms of selenium to make sure you are getting enough.

Keep in mind – too much of a good thing can be bad. The safe upper limit for selenium is 400 micrograms a day in adults. Anything above that is considered an overdose, so watch your portion size!