Our team is on day 7 of the Whole Life Challenge and I’m feeling so much better than day 1.
I had really let myself slip over the summer. Instead of passing up food that I know makes me feel awful, I was eating it and I suffered. Not only were my jeans getting tighter but my mood was worse and I was always tired. Seven days into this challenge and I’m feeling like myself again and my muffin top is already gone (bonus).
Eating right affects everything in your life and the Whole Life Challenge is reminding me how nice it is to feel like the best version of yourself. There are also fun lifestyle challenges and the first week’s challenge is to avoid technology at meal time. I’m embarrassed to admit this is the hardest for me. I like to eat my breakfast and read the news on my iPad in the morning so not being able to cradle my iPhone in one hand during a meal has been a big eye-opener. I need to step away from the technology more (quitting Facebook a few weeks ago has been helpful).
My birthday was last week, so I indulged and ate cheesecake after dinner but honestly, it wasn’t worth it. When I eat junk like that, I feel sluggish for way longer than it’s worth and having to log in daily and record my points is a good reminder that the junk food is just not worth it.
Here’s my daily play log for week 1. It’s obvious I’m not in this game to win it, I just want to lean up a bit and feel better. So far, so good!
Besides becoming more conscious in my diet and lifestyle choices, I’ve read more about diet choices and the impact on your health down the road, specifically Alzheimer’s Disease. My grandmother suffers from this horrible disease and I’d like to do anything to avoid it.
Are you playing in the Whole Life Challenge? How is it going?
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