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Are You Drinking Enough?

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Are you drinking enough water?

I’m sure you’ve heard the famous “8 glasses of water a day” — but did you know that isn’t exactly true for everyone?  Our bodies are different sizes, have different circumstances, and so many other factors can change the amount of water each of us needs on a daily basis.

A general rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces daily.  Spreading it throughout the day will benefit you most, to keep you hydrated all day long.

Symptoms of dehydration can include:

– headaches and brain fog

– feelings of hunger

– fatigue

– constipation

If starting your day with a tall glass of water isn’t a current practice of yours, try it first thing in the morning.  Fill a glass and leave it in your refrigerator all night, and reach for it first thing in the morning.  There’s nothing more satisfying than a tall glass of water to wake you up in the morning.

This will help combat any tiredness still lingering as you’re waking up for the day, and will clear the brain fog you may have from sleeping all night.  Not only will you feel better mentally, it will jump start your digestion for the day, really starting you off on the right foot.

Do you currently start your day with a glass of water?

 

What Do You Like Most?

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What’s your favorite type of exercise?

Do you love yoga, Pilates, running, walking, swimming?

Have you found an exercise you don’t dread doing, and that you actually enjoy?

My favorite form of exercise is:  Walking and swimming.  Having a back injury for the last 4 years has really limited my exercise.  I would love to get strong enough to start running so I can complete a 5k.

When I finally realized I didn’t have to do all the other kinds I dreaded, I stopped making excuses and actually looked forward to my exercise time.  Eliminating the exercise types you don’t enjoy and focusing on the ones you love shifts your perspective of working out altogether.

There are so many options to choose from, you are bound to like at least a few.  It’s perfectly okay if you aren’t a cross-country runner, or you just haven’t gotten into yoga like everyone else has.

My least favorite type of exercise is: Lifting weights. Just not my cup of tea!

Finding what works for you is as simple as trial and error.

Which exercises have you tried that just absolutely aren’t for you?

 

What Are Your Goals?

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What is your biggest goal for 2018?

Are you finally going to train for that 5k you’ve had your eye on?

Do you finally want to finish renovating your basement?

Do you hope to take a class to learn something new?

 

What is it?  What do you hope to achieve in 2018?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

I can’t wait to read each of your goals!

 

My top 3 goals for 2018 are:

  1. Stop procrastinating
  2. F. L. Y.
  3. Live each day to the fullest

Remember, goals are inspiring and wonderful to have, but if you don’t have a plan to implement them – you may end up a statistic that sputters out by the end of January.  So not only do I want you to dream up your goals for 2018, be sure you think of ways to make these goals manageable and sustainable… so that you can achieve success and reach your goals this time around.  Best of luck!