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Refresh and Renew

Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
— Ralph Marston

It is the third week of our Swimsuit Season Countdown and we are continuing to make small changes to our everyday routines. Rebecca and I are sticking to our personal goals (small change #1). I have already increased my running pace time and she has avoided those weekend binges. Another personal stride towards a better me has been in the nutritional habits that we covered last week. By "trading up" a few of my Mountain Dews and Frappes for water, I am increasing my water consumption, as well as, bettering my health. Change is never easy, but when you reach your goal, everything will be worth it!

Small change #7- Take five (or ten)

Stress can take all of your hard work and throw it in the garbage! Stress can make you fat, sick, and tired. Step away from the emails, the kids, the schoolwork, the bills, and take a moment just for YOU! 

Find a quiet place that you can be in peace. A place to refresh and renew. Meditate, soak in the tub, pray, nap, read a book, whatever you need to do.  If you find yourself thinking about work or school or your to-do list- STOP! This is your time, no distractions. Relax, enjoy, then get back to work.

"Holy Hammies" Burnout

3 Rounds:

  • 10 Hamstring Curls
  • 10 Single Leg Hamstring Curls (Right)
  • 10 Single Leg Hamstring Curls (Left)
  • 10 Hip Raises