Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A better you?

July is about to set and August is about to rise. We are at the half-way mark for 2021. As John and Yoko would ask, "And what have you done?"

Instead of spending the start of the year in a rush of guilt and trying to pile on resolutions, how about grabbing ten things right now?

1) Drink one eight-ounce glass of water a day more than you currently are.

2) Eat an extra serving of beans at one meal a week -- pinto, black beans, garbanzo, etc., your choice.

3) Walk one more time a week. You can walk outside, you can march inside your home, march in place. Take twenty minutes more a week to walk.

4) 100 extra buttock squeezes. Do this once a week. You can stand, you can sit, you can lay, but squeeze your buttocks and release it for one hundred quick contractions.

5) Lift your toes! Seriously, You're watching TV or gaming or online and you're just sitting there. With your feet flat on the floor, lift your toes quickly and place them back down. Do this 30 tirmes. It will shape the calves and increase their strength.

6) Add more fiber to your diet. One day a week, eat two carrots or have a bowl of fiber cereal.

7) Eat one more banana a week. If you're allergic, eat a fresh fruit that you're not allergic to or that you like.

8) Unless you have a nut allergy, eat one more serving of nuts a week -- peanuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, whatever.

9) One day a week, take ten minutes just to stretch. Slowly bend at the waist and down as far as you can and hold that stretch, for example.

10) Take 5 minutes each week to think about what you have and what you would like to have. You can make it meditation. You can make it prayer. You can make it a conversation with someone at lunch or dinner. But take 5 minutes where you are checking in on your own life and figuring out what's working and where you'd like to be.

 If you started the ten above this week, you'd be so much better prepared when the new year rolls around.








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