See this week's challenge toward a healthier and happier January

Week four is upon us, ladies. It’s hard to believe that we’re already on our second to last Jumpstart January challenge. As of today, we’ve conquered three goals that we’re proud to say have slowly formed into habits. In the past few weeks we’ve worked out consistently, ditched alcohol and said goodbye to processed foods and white sugar. How’s that for starting out the new year strong? We can tell that our bodies are thanking us already. Not only do we sleep better at night, but we also have a renewed pep in our step that keeps us productive all day long. The only thing we’re wondering right now is why haven’t we done this for ourselves sooner…

  • Week 1: Work out 5 days a week
  • Week 2: Say sayonara to alcohol
  • Week 3: Nix processed foods and white sugar
  • Week 4: Lights out by 11p.m.
  • Week 5: Take 10,000 steps a day for a solid week

The past three weeks of our Jumpstart January challenges have been just that. We’ve been pushed physically and mentally and now it’s time to rest–literally! For our fourth challenge we’re turning the lights out by 11p.m. every night this week. We realize that everyone has a different start times in the morning, so feel free to adjust your bedtime as needed. The overall goal for this challenge is to go to bed early enough so that you treat your body to a full eight hours of sleep. That way you’re more likely to feel rejuvenated in the morning and ready to tackle your to-do list. Being a morning person has never sounded more appealing!

In order to make this goal happen, you may need to start prepping for bedtime earlier in the evening and revamping your morning routine. We recommend packing your lunch, programming your coffee maker and laying out your outfit ahead of time so that your morning goes as smoothly as possible. Just think of how amazing the day will be with eight hours of sleep and an organized morning ahead of you. Sign us up!

Are you going to turn the lights out early this week?

Let us know in the comments!

XO Team LC

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  • Leah Kauffman

    Going to bed at 11? This is gonna be hard! LOL

  • I think going to bed at 11 will be my easiest one, haha! I love sleeping! Will be so much easier than getting the 10,000 steps in everyday with a desk job!

    xoxo Mollie
    http://www.molliebellezza.com

  • Erika Guevara

    Yas!!

  • I always end up staying awake later than I should but it’s definitely something I’m trying to change! Sleep is so important ♥

    Amy // snippetsofamy.co.uk

  • I try to be in bed by 10:30 through the week!

  • Thank you so much for these great posts! <3 I love this wellness series for January, and this post is actually one of my favorites! Getting a lot of rest the night prior really gives you the energy to go about your day! 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Definitely turning the lights out early this week !

  • Love these posts! Such a good way to kick off the first month of the year.

    Brittany | thechicette.com