#SheSpeaksChallenge Update: You can still win 1 of 5 Amazon Echo Dots!

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 01.25.17
#SheSpeaksChallenge Update: You can still win 1 of 5 Amazon Echo Dots!
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Two weeks ago, the SheSpeaks staff challenged ourselves to take a month and complete personal goals. They ranged from drinking more water to getting more organized to being more appreciative of the world around us. And we challenged all our members to join us!

Two weeks into our month-long SheSpeaksChallenge and we are going strong (though we've had a few slip-ups along the way!) How's it going for you?

Haven't joined yet? It's not too late! Is there a goal you would like to achieve? A dream you are working toward? Tell us for the chance to be one of five lucky winners of an Amazon Echo Dot!

Check out some awesome member posts and updates from our SheSpeaks staff. For even more inspiration, look at #SheSpeaksChallenge on social media and our discussion board. Keep them coming!

Prep the Day Challenge, Ann

I've missed a few days of getting my morning organized the night before, but overall I have kept up with it and it's made a huge difference. I'm not so flustered and running all over the place in the morning. I don't waste precious time and my head is clear on what I need to get done each day. Its really relaxing to feel more organized and more "in the drivers seat" of my own day. Plus, I'm snapping at my family less in the morning because I'm calmer.  Ahhhhh!!

Water Challenge, Julia

So far so good. I now feel myself reaching for my water bottle out of habit, which is definitely quite the change from my usual self. I had a slight hiccup last week when I spent the weekend with friends and I fell behind in my water consumption. This week I've fallen a little sick (sore throat/cough/etc), so I'm hoping to increase my water intake even more to combat my cold. I'm quite curious as to whether or not water will play a substantial role in speeding up my recovery - fingers crossed.
 
 
Gratitude Challenge, Carol
I've been writing my list of ten things I am thankful for every day! I set an alarm on my phone to remind myself mid-day. I'm worried I'll run out of things to be thankful for and some days it takes longer than others, but one of the goals is to notice the little things - so some entries are indeed little! 
 
Cardio Challenge, Missy
I'm feeling really good about what I have been accomplishing with my challenge of working out three times a week - I even did an extra workout this week! I love checking in on Twitter, searching the hashtag #SheSpeaksChallenge, and seeing what everyone else is doing and the success that others are having. Reading what others have been doing has been so inspiring!
 
 
No Added-Sugar Challenge, Aliza

I've had great success eliminating added-sugar during the week when my day is structured. The weekends have been harder and I've had a few "moments" where I fell off my plan. But overall, I've been feeling a bit more energetic and I'm sleeping better, so that gives me the incentive to keep trying to stay on track every day.

Push-Up Challenge, Susan

I haven't been perfect - I had to take a couple of days off from doing push-ups because I was sick, and I forgot to do them one day, but I got back to it and I did 18 push-ups this morning. I'm so proud! It helps that my 10-year old son decided to do the challenge with me - he's much stronger than me, so I don't want to embarrass myself too much in front of him!

Healthy Eating: Soup Challenge, Galit

I've already learned a lot from what seemed like just a simple soup challenge. At the beginning, I was making a different soup each day but I was getting stressed trying to be creative. Plus, we couldn't eat it all and my freezer was getting full. So I re-evaluated and decided that I can serve leftovers or repurpose ingredients I have already. It's been good to realize that I don't need to overthink dinner and it's shown my family that they need to be less picky.

Meditation Challenge, Kelly

Other than a couple of days when I had the flu, I've been able to meditate every day. Somedays are easier than others but I've seen longer periods where I have no thoughts interrupting my silence. It's helped me let the small things go and appreciate the important things. I have a long way to go but a greater sense of peace is already happening for me.

Here's how you enter:

  1. Already joined our #SheSpeaksChallenge? Update us below on how you are doing.
  2. Not yet joined? Tell us below what you would like to personally accomplish. It could be one of our month-long challenges, a dream you are working toward, or a goal you are hoping to reach.
  3. Continue the conversation! Participate on our discussion board, and share your goals & accomplishments on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #SheSpeaksChallenge and #entry.
  4. Come back and tell us how you are doing. In two more weeks, we will post the results of our Challenges and let you know what worked, and what didn't. We'd love to hear an update from you too.

The more you participate, the more chances you have to win!

Click here to Tweet: "Entering the #SheSpeaksChallenge giveaway: 5 chances to win an Echo Dot, thx to @SheSpeaksUp! bit.ly/2j0FXD3"

*Five lucky participants will be chosen at random to each receive an Amazon Echo Dot, each valued at $49.99. Giveaway is open through February 20th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • winchamp By winchamp
    02.17.17  

    To cut out soft drinks.

  • SophiaG By SophiaG
    02.14.17  

    Still continuing my challenges and making lifestyle changes. Plan on continuing after contest and throughout the year.😃

  • MeandMyPinkMixer By MeandMyPinkMixer
    02.13.17  

    Tweeted. https://twitter.com/mypinkmixerblog/status/831162227554152448

  • koreandoll By koreandoll
    02.10.17  

    Working our way to growing our family through IVF and battling the struggles of infertility.

  • adarst213 By adarst213
    02.09.17  

    I'd love to be happier. Simple in theory, but I've really been trying to appreciate the small things that make me smile!

  • ballagirl By ballagirl
    02.08.17  

    I think I updated on the wrong discussion board, but two weeks into the challenge, it was harder than I thought. I started off strong and then started tapering off. I forgot to reach my goals some days; some days, I tried to do the catch-up thing and ended up having to chug a lot of water by the end of the day, which was not enjoyable. I needed to get into a better rhythm.

  • BandCsmommy By BandCsmommy
    02.04.17  

    I have been going slowly lol, I have uped my water intake and have started simple forms of yoga, brand new to it but I'm loving it

  • STAZZYLYNN By STAZZYLYNN
    02.01.17  

    I am working towards a job change to better suit my family and their needs, as well as mine! It's a big move! I have been with my current job for 10 years, but am rarely home in the evenings. I miss so much because of this and feel like my children are growing up behind a closed door. I have to make this change now before it's to late and I regret it for the rest of my life! My challenge is more then a one month challenge but a huge challenge none the less!

  • KittyKad By KittyKad
    02.01.17  

    My goal for this year is to lose 50 lbs! I have already lost 15 lbs but have started to lag and really need an extra boost!

  • herbalkate By herbalkate
    02.01.17  

    It's been difficult to clear my head of thoughts in order to meditate but listening to relaxing music has helped, as has doing guided imagery.

  • KColeman072104 By KColeman072104
    02.01.17  

    I'm starting my month long challenge today of drinking more water and less sweets!

  • SophiaG By SophiaG
    01.31.17  

    Still doing well. Hope everyone else is too. Good luck to all!!!

  • twinkieluv By twinkieluv
    01.30.17  

    doing ok, trying to drink more water everyday

  • musicrow By musicrow
    01.30.17  

    Maintain daily entries in my five-year diary.

  • samie1 By samie1
    01.28.17  

    I need to join and get healthy

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