A lot of us like to reflect on accomplishments, lessons learned, “aha” moments and breakthroughs as we prepare to welcome a new year.
How was 2016 for you? Did you take huge strides toward your health? Did you find successes in your career? Did you find more balance in your life?
Chances are, your answers are “yes” and “no.” That’s OK though because life is a marathon, not a sprint. What matters is that you take small steps towards a goal everyday.
Rome wasn’t built in a day – cliché but true.
For this upcoming year, 2017, you may have goals to be healthier, maybe to get pregnant, maybe to deal with stress better. But at the same time, you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. That’s where we, the Inner Peace Acupuncture Team comes in.
We can’t get a promotion for you or do your laundry, but we can help you become healthier because that’s what we do best!
If you haven’t read our last blog about what’s in store for you in 2017, please check it out here.
For those you who are ready to take steps towards a healthier you, we’re pleased to unveil our first challenge for January: Bye-Bye Sugar!
The Bye-Bye Sugar campaign is part of the #fertilityrevolution2017, but you don’t need to be trying-to-conceive to join us in this challenge. The truth is, we all consume wayyyyy too much sugar and have become so dependent on it. For us women, sugar is a HUGE obstacle to achieving hormone balance.
So, we don’t care where you are on your health journey: trying to conceive, menopausal, joint pain, migraines, irregular periods, painful periods… whatever else you can think of… Join us for this challenge and see for yourself the difference that it will make in your life.
You might be wondering how to get started, what type of support you’ll receive, and if there is a reward at the end since it’s a “challenge.”
Here is what you need to do:
Tuesdays- Thursdays – Implement what you’ve learned.
Fridays – Post videos, pictures on instagram and Facebook to let us know how you’re doing. Please use the following hashtags so we can enter your name into a drawing for the goodie bag prize at the end of the month(more on that later.)
Of course, we’re not going to let you do this alone. Here is what you can expect from the Inner Peace Team:
Mondays – We’ll introduce a new Theme of the Week. We’ll talk about the specific types of sugary products to eliminate and specifically why they’re detrimental to your health.
Wednesdays – We’ll be posting a free recipe that’s actually sugar-free to help you satisfy your sweet tooth.
Fridays – Reality TV style “confessionals” from the Inner Peace Acupuncture Team. You get to hear about our struggles and how we’re coping.
We’re excited but quite frankly, nervous at the same time to start this challenge because we love sugar as much as you do. But one thing we pride ourselves on is that we practice what we preach. We take our own health very seriously because if we’re not healthy, we cannot take care of you.
So, I hope you’re ready! We’re going to kick off the challenge with the first Theme of the Week starting on Monday, January 2nd: Eliminating the obvious sugary foods.
These foods are:
- Cookies and cakes
- Breakfast pastries: Muffins, danishes, turnovers
- Candies: hard or soft
- Chocolates (sorry!)
- Sugar in coffee or tea
Let’s get this party started!
Happy New Year and cheers to an amazing year ahead!