personal challenge: february

So here we are. The beginning of another month, and time for another Personal Challenge.

After last month’s awesome success (I am still grinning), this month my personal challenge is going to be a LOT less physical and really not quite as exciting.

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I was diagnosed in 2005, and since then have managed to (mostly) control it with medication and diet. I know I am really, really lucky that this is the case.

Both times I was pregnant my colitis went well into remission and I was really healthy. Unfortunately, the post pregnancy hormones play havoc with my stomach. A few months after the births of both Ms I have had mahoosive flare ups that have taken a long time to settle down. I’m still not properly sorted, nearly nine months after Little M was born.

When I was first diagnosed I had to take six tablets a day. Not many, I know, but I struggled to take them evenly throughout the day. After Big M was born I was switched to a higher dosage tablet that I only need to take two of per day. I am supposed to take them in the morning, and then take more if I need to later in the day.

You’d think that would be easy wouldn’t you?

You, my friend, would be wrong.

I am a complete numpty and cannot remember by lunchtime whether I have taken my tablets or not. I blame the baby brain.

SO my personal challenge this month is to remember to take my medication at the beginning of the day (which is also number 71 on my day zero list). I’ve heard it said that if you do something twenty times then it becomes a habit. There are 28 days in February so I should be totally sorted by the end of the month…

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If you took part in January’s challenge, don’t forget to tell us how you got on here.

Want to join in? You are very welcome. Just set yourself a goal for the next month – your very own Personal Challenge for February.

At the beginning of the month, decide what it is that you want to achieve over the next thirty days. It could be anything: losing a couple of pounds, getting the weeding done, making something, learning a new skill. Whatever you like. Putting my management hat on for a second: make sure it is something you can actually achieve in a month. Be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based).

Write a post about what you want to achieve and why. If you link back to this post then others can join in too – you can use the badge if you like (the code is over on the right there). Make sure you put the link to your post on the linky list at the bottom of this post (it’s open for two weeks). Use the opportunity to seek advice from/help out/support fellow bloggers. Then spend the next month attempting to achieve your goal. At the end of the month I’ll be back to let you know how I have got on with my personal challenge and there will be another linky for you to share your success. So come back and tell us how you got on and we can all give you a pat on the back.

Ready?

Set?

Go! Go! Go!

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