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Episode 6

Episode 6

Are You Getting Enough Rest

Brain Body Connection -

Movement is considered the human being’s first language. Movements strengthen the neural pathways between the brain and body. Learning, thought, creativity, and intelligence are not processes of the brain alone but the whole body.

Movement Exercise - In honor of me going to witch's night out today's movement, pet the kitty, stir the cauldron and reach to the moon!

Importance of Community -

  • Support and Safety

  • Connection and Belonging

  • Influence - Community can      influence and motivate us to invest in our well being and bring positive      change.

  • Learning

  • Acceptance

  • Sharing

First Up - Let's take a look at the past week

Success - Share Your Non-Scale Victories

My non-scale victory was not allowing my emotions to control me. Using meditation to rest and refocus.

Pitfalls -Let's let go of the pitfalls - we can learn from them but we don't want to hold onto them

Journal Exercise - Why Will I keep going?

The Topic of The Week- Rest

When it comes to weight loss, sleep and rest are like your secret weapons. Why, you ask? Well, picture this: when you don't get enough rest, your body becomes stressed out, and stress isn't a great pal on your weight loss journey. It triggers the release of hormones like cortisol, which can promote fat storage, especially around your midsection. So, if you want to shed those pounds, you'll want to keep cortisol at bay, and quality sleep helps you do just that.

But that's not all. When you're sleep-deprived, your decision-making skills go down the drain. You know those late-night snacks that seem oh-so-tempting when you're tired? Yeah, you're more likely to give in to those cravings when you're running on empty. A well-rested brain, on the other hand, helps you make smarter, healthier food choices.

While you're snoozing, your body's busy repairing, regenerating, and rebuilding. It's like an overnight construction crew for your health. This includes repairing and building lean muscle mass, which is your trusty sidekick in the battle against excess weight. So, if you want to keep your metabolism revved up and torch those calories, you need those ZZZs.

Oh, and did I mention the mood swings? Lack of sleep can make you irritable, emotional, and just generally unpleasant to be around (no offense, of course). And when you're in a bad mood, you're more likely to stress eat or skip your workout, which can hinder your weight loss efforts.

Sleep is not the only important type of rest consider

  1. Physical Rest: take a break from your physical activities. While exercise is essential for weight loss, overdoing it can be counterproductive. Giving your muscles a chance to recover and rebuild is crucial. It's during these rest periods that your body repairs and strengthens your muscles, making them more efficient at burning calories. So, don't forget to schedule those rest days in your workout routine; they're not a sign of weakness but a wise strategy for success.

  2. Mental Rest: Your most valuable asset. Mental rest is the art of letting your brain unwind. Stress, deadlines, and constant problem-solving can take a      toll on your weight loss journey. When you're mentally exhausted, you're more likely to make impulsive, unhealthy food choices. Therefore, taking time for relaxation and mindfulness is essential. It can be as simple as enjoying a walk in the park, practicing meditation, or indulging in a hobby you love. These moments of mental rest can help you stay focused on your weight loss goals.

  3. Social Rest: Sometimes, our social lives can be quite demanding. While it's essential to maintain connections and support networks, there's nothing wrong with needing a break. Social rest involves setting boundaries and allowing yourself time to recharge. Balancing work, social life, and personal health can be challenging. Remember, it's okay to say no to certain commitments when they interfere with your well-being. 

  4. Emotional Rest: Weight loss can be an emotional rollercoaster. There are highs and lows, self-doubt, and moments of celebration. Emotional rest is about acknowledging your feelings and giving yourself the space to process them.      Sometimes, that might involve seeking support from a therapist or a weight loss group. It's essential to recognize that emotional well-being is intimately connected to your physical health. 

  5. Creative Rest: Creativity is very important to me. Sometimes, taking a break from the hustle and bustle can spark creativity. Driving in the car, taking a walk, long showers are all where my best ideas come rushing in. I      like to use my Voice Memos to record them so I don't forget. Creative rest allows your mind to wander, making connections and finding solutions you might have missed during intense focus.

We Are Not Failing We Are Planning

What's the Plan for the week?

Any Challenges?

Any Outings?

Weather things?


#getrest #restingforweightloss

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