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Weekend Check-in Challenge: Your Diet is About More Than What You Eat

That Friday feeling is a good one. Time to rest, relax, recharge, and re-energize our bodies, and time to un-do all the good we did this week (hello, red wine and less than stellar meals). There. I said it. While I’m not a fan of dieting, I do live a relatively healthy lifestyle, but it’s a little harder on the weekends. One thing I think we can all control on the weekends, however, is the stuff that many people forget are so important to their diet.

It’s not just about what you eat.

It’s not just about how much you move your body.

It’s about so much more than that.

  • It’s about everything you consume unrelated to food. Think music and television and conversations: What you see and hear.
  • It’s about your mindfulness
  • It’s about your well-being
  • It’s about the people you choose to spend your time with
  • It’s about intentionality

It’s Friday, so I’ll do my best to keep this short. But, going into the weekend, don’t forget to be mindful and intentional and give yourself some grace. Be more mindful of how you feel and what brings you joy. Be more intentional about who you are giving your time to – do the people you are spending time with bring joy and peace or do they bring nothing but complaints and excuses and unhappiness into your life?

Take the time to check in with yourself. How’s your physical body feeling? What about your mind? Are you emotionally well, or are you feeling drained? If you aren’t satisfied with the answers you’re giving yourself to any of these questions, it’s time to make some changes.

Challenge yourself this weekend to take quick notes – write down what brough you joy. Write down what brought you peace. Write down what made you feel less than ideal. Write down what angered you or caused you to lose your temper. Write down your favorite parts of the weekend and then your least favorite parts.

Read your notes on Monday.

Make changes where necessary.

Happy weekend, friends. Make it a good one.

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