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Fit Hack: The Importance of SLEEP

Getting fit, healthy, or fitter can seem so dang complicated. Everywhere you turn there is a new fitness DVD, machine, diet, or contraption promising miracles.

Honey chile let me tell you something. I have done the Master Cleanse, Isagenix, Herbalife, The Military Diet, Green Smoothie Cleanse, Egg and Tomato diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, plus…. military boot camps, boxing boot camps, personal trainers and a whole bucket load of foolishness in a desperate attempt to lose 20lbs in 2 weeks and look like Beyonce for my man in the bedroom. The result of my yo-yo dieting, inconsistent workouts and madness- kidney failure and kidney stones, a messed up  knee needing physiotherapy and I gained 35 more damn pounds!!! Can we all say EPIC FAIL? 

So I talked to people and professionals who have achieved and MAINTAINED their weight loss, fitness and health goals and I am now sharing with you 10 sleep tips to helping you start your wellness journey. 

We often forget the importance of rest and recovery when training to live our best life. We will master the meals, the workouts, the supplements (if you use them) etc and forget that we need 6-8 hours a day of rest for us to optimize everything else that we are doing so well.

Master these and you are 75% of the way :). Remember reaching your fitness goals is all about LIFESTYLE changes. The changes will not happen over night and this is about living your best possible LIFE. 

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