The first 2 weeks of the Warrior Wellness Challenge at RGH are ready for
you to begin challenging yourself! If you have not done so already, go
ahead and print out your
booklet. The Warrior booklet will help guide you along your 8 week wellness journey.
The first step of the journey is assessment. We need to know where we stand
so that we can have a baseline to improve upon. To do this, all you will
need is a scale and a measuring tape. With a family member or friend,
have them measure these areas like so:
Arm: Measure around the bicep when it is flexed
Waist: Tape measure across the bellybutton around the back
Hip: Widest part of your body
Thigh: Half way between hip and knee
If you have access to a blood pressure monitor, go ahead and take your
numbers down to see if you can improve over the course of the challenge.
Once you have these numbers, enter them into your booklet. This will help
you keep track of your progress.
Once this is complete, go ahead and set an action plan for your first week.
When action planning, try not to overdo it. A simple plan is the best
way to keep yourself honest through the week. Goals like walking the block
after work or adding 1 more fruit a day can really make the difference
over 8 weeks!
Nutrition is a powerful tool when trying to make meaningful strides in
overall wellness. In the week 2 challenge, try looking for 3 new recipes
to make this week. Great resources you might find useful for recipes are:
Another challenge for week 2 is to cut down on eating fast food to once
a week. So often, we become too busy to remember that we need to take
care of ourselves. In week 2, track your food and see how many meals you
can prepare for yourself and your loved ones. Your body will thank you!
Remember, even small progress is still steps in the right direction.
This article contains general information about medical conditions and
treatment. This information is not to be treated as medical advice. Inquiries
about your health should be consulted with a healthcare provider.