Bonnie Challenges Reflection: Jan, Feb, and March

Dearest Readers,

When I started this, I thought I would reflect on each month after it happened. That, however, hasn’t happened, so I have three months to reflect on. Here it goes!

January

January’s Bonnie Challenges were handstands, and the goal was to get to 2 minutes. I didn’t. I got to almost a minute and a half…but not 2.

I made a few mistakes. For one, there weren’t any rest days built in. For two, I built too slow at the beginning and far to fast near the end.

Oh well! I did the handstands every day, at least, and it was nice to get into that again. Have I done them since? Well…no. I had other challenges to do, and then I got…lazy.

February

No Netflix and a daily 7-Minute Workout/Stretching were the Bonnie Challenges in February and this month was great. I was more productive and read for fun more than I had in a long time. I also successfully did the workouts or stretching, sometimes both, and it was nice to be getting stronger.

I think I’m going to bring versions of these back into my life as more than monthly challenges because in terms of health and productivity, March has been…tough.

March

March’s Bonnie Challenge was to go pescatarian. I made it two weeks, and by then I was so tired all time and had such a hard time focusing that I brought some meat back into my diet. One reason was because I was having a difficult time completing my assignments, and another was because I wanted to make sure that was the reason I was feeling bad. If not, I would’ve had to go see someone.

Fortunately, I felt better after having some chicken, and I haven’t looked back, so this one isn’t even close to a success. I might try again later, or limit my consumption of meat, but for now, with knowledge of how badly I felt during that incomplete transition, I’d rather just keep my diet as a healthier version of what I’ve eaten most of my life.

Having ditched the challenge, then, and also having the end of classes come, I have become lazy and binged the entirety of How I Met Your Mother over the last couple weeks, around doing an essay and some other stuff.

So, I’m very excited that April is here and I’m into my Bonnie Yoga Challenge. It’ll be really nice to add more of the structure back into my life, even something as simple as a daily date with some flexibility improvement.

Have you been doing any challenges? How have yours been going?

Your Bonnie Celtophile,

Dani

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Bonnie Yoga Challenge: April

Dearest Readers,

For the month of April, my challenge is to do yoga every day. My flexibility has decreased a lot since I’ve stopped stretching on a regular basis, so I think it’s time I get back to that.

The rules for the month are really simple: do at least ten minutes of yoga a day.

That can be an online video or a routine of my own creation, but it must be at least ten minutes.

Easy, right?

Your Bonnie Celtophile,

Dani

Bonnie Challenges: March Journal Prompts and Pescatarianism

Dear Readers,

I’m almost done with a full list of 365 Journal Prompts, but for now (again…) I just have March for your enjoyment. This month is one of stream of consciousness, which simply means writing whatever comes to mind and letting that develop into whatever it wants, from thought to thought, as organically as possible.

Each day is assigned a word, and that should be where you start: a story related to it, feelings about it, a description of it. Then let your mind run as it will.


March: Stream-of-Consciousness Based on the Word Provided

  1. Sky
  2. Plane
  3. Ground
  4. Ceiling
  5. Boat
  6. Clothes
  7. Food
  8. Drink
  9. Party
  10. Bed
  11. Chicken
  12. Trip
  13. Journey
  14. Vacation
  15. Pet
  16. TV
  17. Book
  18. Pen
  19. Bottle
  20. Treadmill
  21. Shoes
  22. Phone
  23. Door
  24. Window
  25. Table
  26. Chair
  27. Basement
  28. Diary
  29. Robot
  30. Paper
  31. Oven

My March challenge, in addition to the journal, is to go Pescatarian, which is like vegetarian but allows fish. I also want to spend less time on Facebook, but that’s not an official monthly challenge…it’s just a general life goal.

Are you doing any monthly challenges? If so, what are they?

Your Bonnie Celtophile,

Dani