#MakeAChange Challenge- Update

A few weeks back I posted about the #MakeAChange challenge.  Basically the challenge is to give something up for the month of January, something that isn't good for you anyway.

I chose to give away pop.  I have a crazy addiction to pop, first off I drink diet, for you health  nuts I know, I know that its worse for me- blah blah blah.  Anyway I used to drink a LOT of pop, I'm talking 6 a day (don't judge me! haha) 

I am proud to say that this month I have been pop free!  I haven't had any soda and have replaced my love of pop with mainly hot tea.  I have a new addiction here people, hot black tea, green tea, white tea, I love them all I add "stevia" sweetener because it's all natural and derived from plants.  

My results?  Thus far I am definitely feeling better.  I honestly feel lighter, and thinner even.  I don't think I have actually lost an weight necessarily but my tummy feels flatter, and I feel better.  

This is a change I hope I can make stick, so far so good!  What have you decided to do in 2014 to better your life?  I have so many other things I am doing or attempting to do.

Here is a rundown;

Never wear running clothes, lounge clothes to work anymore- this one is big for me, I run all the time and in radio it really doesn't matter how you dress or what you look like, so I got comfortable and started just wearing my running clothes every single day.  I never looked nice and the days I wore a sweater and jeans people would comment how nice I looked... I wasn't even dressed up!  So thus far I have only worn work appropriate clothes to work!

Better career- It's easy to lose focus on things once you get comfortable in your job.  I have become comfortable so I am trying to make sure that I am constantly becoming a better broadcaster.

Running- I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I want to run the Boston Marathon in 2015.  I already qualified but I need to qualify by a bit more in order to KNOW I can get in.  So I signed up for the Kalamazoo Marathon which is May 4th.  My training "officially" starts Monday, this week is my "pre-training" week.  Thank God too because it's like 15 below zero...

I'll check back at the end of the month with another progress report on life without pop... While it's definitely better, I will not lie, I miss that crisp, cold, awesome taste of diet mountain dew... BUT I will persevere people!


  1. Way to go! I know that can be a hard habit to kick!

    1. Katie it has been ridiculously hard! My new thing I think will be to give something up once a month for all of 2014, I gave up pop, for January and don't plan to go back on it, but the other things I give up will be more a temporary give up, like No Sweets in March or something. You should join me! Challenge bloggers!

  2. Yay! Lots of exciting stuff to comment on! Firstly, no pop! I know how much of a challenge that is for you! Proud of you for that one! One day left! Are you gonna keep it up?

    Love the other improvements, I know what you mean about running clothes, I settle into them too much! Need to get out of that too! So excited for your Kzoo marathon....let me know if you need my help :) You are gonna do great things in 2014 :)

    1. The thing too is I knew pop was bad for me but I didn't realize just how bad it was until I gave it up and started experiencing the positive side of NOT having that in my system. My goal is to keep not drinking pop, one month at a time. I also plan to try to give up something once a month, to try to make my diet more clean. I'm giving up "sweets" for February. Lately with the play I am in we have have lots of candy and sweets. Licorice is always on hand, fun size candy bars, tons of candy always on hand and I never realized how often I stop at the speedway for a snickers bar as it is LOL. So sweets is next!

      I want help FOR SURE for my marathon! Right now my average week is 35 miles. I want to bump that to 40 and try peaking around 65 (what do you think about that?)


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