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Christmas Fitness and Health Challenge

Healthy, beauty, LifestyleCrystal JacksonComment
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As we gear up for Christmas and New Year's Eve I've decided to put aside all of the holiday food and get into shape for the upcoming year. The past few months I've slacked on my workouts due to moving and then being pretty sick, but now it's time to get back into my groove. Fitness and health have always been a high priority for me but when life gets crazy sometimes it takes a back burner. It doesn't take long to get back on track if you have a good plan. One of the things I think that is important is to create a regimen that works for you.

Here are a few ways I'm making changes:

Getting Enough Steps

I used to do a good 5-7 miles every day. I decided over the next month to do at least 15,000 steps. Of course, that's not all at once. I am starting with a walk before work, then a walk at lunch and early afternoon followed by another one after I get home. 

Only Consume Sugar Free Drinks

Making sure I get enough water into my body I am also cutting out sugary drinks. This includes coffee, wine, and juices. I will still have tea (like this peppermint tea from Land of a Thousand Hills) and protein smoothies as meal replacements but the majority of my beverages will have zero sugar.

Eat Dairy Free

I have a love hate relationship with dairy. I love to eat it but hate what it does to my skin and body. For the next month I am going back to a dairy free diet. I noticed when I eliminated this before I ended up feeling more energetic and it forced me to eat lots of vegetables and fruits.

Sleep on Schedule

A quick way to not have enough energy to focus on the above items is not sleeping regularly. My final goal over the next month is to go to sleep and wake up at the same times everyday. That way my body has enough time to repair and I end up with more energy.

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It's important to not over complicate things when you are making lifestyle adjustments. I know the above items are what has worked in the past for me so I'm implementing them as we close 2017. What are some of your health and fitness goals?

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