Diet/exercise challenge 9-18
I am afraid I have been very lax at posting my updates. I do hope everyone has been working at getting their 30 minutes of movement, skipping their extra junk food, drinking water, and closing the kitchen after dinner. We have even had several suggestions for relaxation. Although we may not think about relaxation as important for weight loss, studies have shown that people who are stressed and/or tired tend to gain/retain weight. As our new challenge this week, lets review our day every evening and find the things that make us happy/thankful. It is true we cannot recognize happiness without experiencing trials. We just have to choose to dwell on the happy/rewarding things (no matther how small) rather than on the aggrivating things that happen each day. By doing this every evening perhaps we can end our day on a pleasant note and help relieve the stress of our day and rest better at night. Let me know how this goes for you.
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