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Drinking 64 oz of water each day
Getting seven or more hours of sleep each night (mostly)
Eating four or more fruits or veggies (mostly)
Incorporating exercises into daily activities
I have had no headaches, higher energy levels, and better mood stability. Worth it!
I have done modified core exercises and reduced the space between my abdominal muscles.*
I have seen a strong negative correlation between my energy levels and lots of sugar. (Sort of a positive outcome. Knowledge is power. I am still eating brownies, if you're curious.)
Prior to this, the only exercise I did with any regularity was running. I like running. I'm good at it. This fitness challenge, though, is whole body. I'm not good at it. I am frustrated at my lack of progress and lack of either weight or inches lost - then exasperated with myself for caring. I was never critical of my body before, so it is ridiculous to become so while I'm actually exercising daily. In truth, it's not even that I think I'm unattractive. I just am so competitive that even "losing" when there's no competitor aggravates me.
This challenge has been very good for me. I hope to use it to get me started on a regular fitness plan that will definitely include running. Even though to some extent it irks me, I think I will also continue doing the workouts I've learned these past two weeks. After all, quitters never win, right?
*If you've been pregnant before, do a search for diastasis recti and check yourself. It only takes a minute.