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So, itâ€™s challenge time again, and I did not complete the last challenge because of reasons. But, itâ€™s Lent which is a time of making space and such, and I have a much easier time giving up things during this season for whatever reason. So, enter the de-CRAP-tastic challenge! Goal 1: Decrapify my home Letâ€™s be frank: I buy too much stuff that I end up not even using. I have an amazon box still unopened in my house. So, for Lent, I am going to challenge myself to remove 40 bags of stuff in 40 days. I get Sundays off [because theyâ€™re not in Lent, do the math, how cool!] or one day of the week of my choosing = 4 points per bag -> 160 points possible Goal 2: Refrain from buying MOAR CRAP that ends up in my home Until Easter, I will not buy anything that isnâ€™t essential to my survival. This includes food/perishables and paper products. This does NOT include: - purses - makeup - starbucks [when not going out with friends] etc - breakfast sandwiches [i work from home] - the next doodad or gadget I must have Iâ€™ll put everything I want on a wishlist [which helps my family with birthday gift choices next month], and at the end of the challenge, Iâ€™ll evaluate what items I still want and which ones I didnâ€™t need to buy in the first place = -1 point for every $1 I spend extraneously Goal 3: Reduce crap in my diet I really resonated with raptronâ€™s realization that it is easy to make myself do the things I donâ€™t want to do versus getting myself to NOT DO things I want to do [like eat ice cream]. So, Iâ€™m going to focus on the things that I can add to my routine, and not the things I should cut out from my routine. The daily checklist: + Eat protein at every meal + Drink 100oz of water + Eat 5+ cups of vegetables + Log what I eat BONUS POINTS: + MOVE everyday (mobility, walking, workout) + Mindful eating (chew your food slowly, get away from the TV) + Sleep 7-9 hours = 184 points possible [not including bonus] Goal 4: Clear out the mental crap I use the internet WAY too much, and I mostly am sucked into a time vortex which doesnâ€™t do a lot for me, and just leaves things piling up. Also, I have a lot of crap that runs through my head and I donâ€™t take enough time to brain dump it. To wit, I shall: + Turn off the internet at 7 pm every day [2 points per day] + Write a reflection / lessons learned on the day [2 points per day] = 184 points possible Youâ€™ll notice I donâ€™t have any specific lifting goals - this is because Iâ€™ve gotten into olympic lifting and love it and itâ€™s actually not an issue with willingness to go to class or my personal coaching. I never thought Iâ€™d be in a position to say that regarding exercise, but itâ€™s true!