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August ~ 31 Day Water Challenge

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Water. I know I don't drink enough of it. So I figured this would be the best monthly challenge to get back in the groove of things. For the next 31 days the challenge is simple. Drink water ~ eight ounces, eight glasses per day. 
Comment or share this post if you're in on the challenge. It's summertime here in Connecticut and the weathers been hot, so drinking water should be no problem!


Week One...Complete

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Well. Week one. Always the hardest when you're making a change. Especially when you're a foodie like myself and when I say foodie, I mean junk foodie. Guilty. I've been drinking more water, moving more and watching my portion sizes. Tough to do when you've been on a food free-for-all for the last month.  So after making just the one small change of being accountable for what I eat and sharing it with all of you, I lost 3.2lbs this week. I'm very excited and having such a great first week definitely gives me the motivation to keep going. 

I started a WW Active Link Challenge this week as well. This way I can get a clear picture of what my current activity level is and how to add more activity in. I can't even wrap my head around fitting time in for exercise right now, BUT, if I want to be successful I will need to find time.

Today also marks the beginning of a new month and I'll be starting a new challenge for the blog as well. I'm doing a 31 Day August…

3 Ways Exercise Can Help You at Work

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SHUTTERSTOCK If you're used to working out before or after the daily grind, here's a suggestion: start incorporating fitnessinto your workday. Some recent cool research shows that a sweat session can have a positive effect on your job performance. Here are the details: It Fuels Your Creative Juices
Ever notice how desk jockeying all day can leave you feeling so uninspired? Then this is for you: A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychologydemonstrates that simply taking a walk during office hours can score you a creativity surge. Study authors conducted four separate experiments, asking subjects to take part in a series of creative exercises while doing some combination of sitting, walking, being rolled in a wheelchair, and/or walking on a treadmill. The results demonstrated that walking indoors and outdoors triggered a burst in creative thinking, with the average creative output rising 60 percent (!) when a person was walking.  MORE:Crank Up Your Creativity! It C…

Fresh Start...

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Today is my FRESH START FRIDAY. 
I'm hitting the reset button and starting from the ground floor. No excuses. I'm making time for me and taking charge of my health and nutrition. Here's my 30 day short term goal:
1. Track my food. Everyday. No skipping, no lying on portion sizes. Write it down.  2. Move. Even if it means taking a walk around the block before going into work in the morning and before heading home. Those are times I'm kid free!! 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes are a good start.  3. Drink more water. 
Sounds fairly reasonable, but it's time to make time for me.  I'll be posting my food diary on Instagram #lilyboxing, if you want to check in on me. I'll cross post the really good ones onto the Facebook page. 
I want to get back to where I feel good enough to start running again and boxing. I love both of those things. I felt amazing. I want to feel that way again. 
Who's with me on making a Fresh Start today?