It’s a Mindful Munch It Monday

It’s a new week, a new month, and a new Munch It Monday in the Fit Bottomed Challenge! But for the month of March, we’re tweaking our regular Monday focus a bit — instead of focusing strictly on food, we’re asking you to set a goal to do one of the following: yoga, meditation, journaling or eating mindfully for a week at a time. At the end of each week, you can opt to continue your current streak, add another one, or switch to something else entirely.

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And Mondays aren’t the only days committed to mindfulness — the whole month’s Fit Bottomed Challenge is based on the idea of a Mindful March! (If this is your first introduction to the Fit Bottomed Challenge, first off, welcome! The Fit Bottomed Challenge — which is totally free, btw — is all about providing you with steps to take each day to achieve the healthiest, happiest you possible. Download and/or print the full March 2015 calendar here — or click the image above — to see the full calendar. And if you need a little more help on figuring out how the Fit Bottomed Challenge works and why we created it, be sure to read this handy dandy page.)

Mindful Munch It Monday, March 2

Now, since this is Fit Bottomed Eats, after all, let’s talk for a hot second about mindful eating. It looks a little different for everyone, so the most important aspect of it is that you pay attention to you — your hunger, your cravings, your feelings, your needs. It means that you give thought to the food you put in your mouth — how it’s going to nourish you and how it’s going to make you feel, and then, as you’re eating it, focus on how it smells and tastes. And, of course, it means not sitting down and eating an entire can of beans without realizing it.

Need some more concrete guidance? No problem. Click the image below!

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Because of our focus on mindfulness rather than munchiness, you won’t be seeing the weekly update here this month. But! I’ll be sharing occasional #FBC pictures and prompts on Instagram and Twitter (@fitbottomedeats on both for those of you who haven’t followed yet!), and you’ll get all the weekly updates each Monday on Fit Bottomed Girls. Go ahead and share your Challenge pics with us on social using the #FBC hashtag and tag @FitBottomedGirl and you’ll be eligible to win some sweet swag from the FBG prize fairy!

What kind of streaker are you going to be? I’m starting off with yoga and would love some of you to join me. Namaste, yo! Kristen

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