Friday: And that's a Wrap on Week 3!

How did you do this week?

As we enter the final week of the challenge, it may be a good time to reflect on what might be holding you back from engaging in diet and lifestyle behaviors that will move you closer to your goal(s)?

Take a look at some of the questions below to help you reflect and plan for the week ahead:

  • How would you like your health to be different?
  • What kinds of things have you done in the past to change your diet and lifestyle?
  • What strategies worked for you in the past? What didn't?
  • If you've been able to make small changes to your diet and behaviors during the Challenge, how much does it worry you to return to old patterns of eating?
  • What are your hopes for the future if you are able to change aspects of your nutrition and lifestyle?

Lifestyle Bonus

Our lymphatic system is an essential component of our body’s circulatory system and a foundational part of immune and detoxification systems. When our lymph gets “clogged up” we might notice more congestion, swelling, or bloating.

The good news is, along with hydration, eating fibrous, colorful foods, and incorporating regular movement, we can support lymphatic flow through massage and bodywork.

Lymphatic drainage massage is a type of massage that involves gently manipulating areas of the body to encourage lymph fluid (made up of water, nutrients, and special cells that fight germs and keep you safe from infections) to move to an area of the body that contains lymph vessels (what filters the lymph fluid). You can perform lymphatic massage throughout the body. In this tutorial, we’re going to focus on the face and neck!

This type of lymphatic drainage is especially helpful for those who suffer from seasonal allergies but can be valuable for everyone. Especially if you notice sinus congestion, puffy eyes or face – you might really appreciate this functional and effective self-care practice.