Your perfect Reset Revolution starts with YOU!

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Turning the Big Resolution into Small Doable Steps

Get More Sleep: Move bedtime back just 15 minutes one day a week, then make another shift. Most people do perfectly well on 6 ½ hours of sleep per day.

Spend More Time with Family: Plan one activity per week with your family. Add one more meal together to your current schedule each week. Consider having breakfast together, if dinner is just too complicated. Comment and share in your RESET REVOLUTION FACEBOOK GROUP.

Lose Weight: Weigh yourself weekly. Replace your current mid-afternoon snack with an apple or, better yet, 10 minutes of comedy: laughing for ten minutes makes as much serotonin in your brain as eating a chocolate bar.

Sit Less: Investing in a standing desk is expensive. Instead, get up each hour to complete a small task. Pick up the habit of fidgeting at your desk. Wiggling your legs or drumming your fingers or just squeezing your butt muscles repeatedly offsets the dangers of prolonged sitting.

Be More Positive: Pick one topic that bothers you and stop complaining about it.

Cut Out Sugar: Limit your treats each day in the 90/10 ratio. Total elimination sets you up for a binge, but looking forward to 200 calories of your favorite treat each day keeps those devilish temptations at bay.

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MY MARATHON

I ran a marathon, which is something I thought I’d never do.

I ran the entire race in a little over 5 hours. My coach had run 58 marathons, so as I leaned on him for advice during training, I felt I knew what to expect. It’s just like when I look at the advice and stories everyone is sharing in the FACEBOOK GROUP ATTACH LINK HERE.

I think every person has run a marathon of some type, at some point in life, even if it wasn’t a road race.

For example, as I was preparing for the race, I thought about my preparations for labor and childbirth. I figured the first few hours of labor would probably be fun, then I expected it would get pretty awful. However, no one is in labor forever, and you have a new wonderful baby at the end.

In fact, compared to childbirth, running a marathon seems comparatively easy – You get to enjoy a nice long run, followed by some serious work in the last five miles. Then you get a shiny medal, and a big boost to your ego. No diapers or years of laundry, unless you didn’t train properly…

I was surprised at the number of women before and during the run who mentioned labor and childbirth.

I think there are moments when you have an opportunity to do something extraordinary in your life, and looking back, those moments seem relatively ordinary. You’ve pushed your limits and expanded your comfort zone before, and every time you do it again, you get to remember how powerful that made you feel in the past.

I’ve faced crises before and been at the end of my rope. After enduring these episodes, sometimes more gracefully than others, I realized that all bad times, just like good times, are temporary.

Sometimes the lows felt intolerably low and impossible to conquer… but the highs are so unbelievably good.

Running this marathon with 7,999 other people reminded me that the best thing about grief and joy is the community. Everyone has been there, even if the experience is not exactly identical to mine.

Posted on by Mary Clifton, MD

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