Well, we’ve made it through a month of daily challenges. Let’s go back to a weekly challenge for this month. This week let’s try to get 8-9 hrs of sleep every night! this will be a hard one on some nights, unrealistic on others, but sleep is sooo important! let’s try to get in at least 8 a night! I understand that some nights this is not going to happen, whether it’s because of kids or work or whatever, but not getting in enough sleep during the day makes you drag all day long! Research has proven that 7-8 hours of sleep every single night will help us to lose flab & become more energetic & better able to function throughout the day. This week, I want you to work on getting more sleep. I know that if I hit the sack by 10pm, I will wake refreshed & ready for my early morning workout. But if I don’t then I know I will be groggy all day.
As an added bonus, getting enough sleep cuts our cravings for sugar & carbs! When we are tired, our bodies don’t produce enough seratonin…& carbs help increase seratonin in our bodies, so naturally we crave carbs when we’re sleep deprived. So let’s work on our sleeping this week! It will help in both our diet & exercise routines!