Thanks to Stephen Tremp, L. Diane Wolfe, Michael Di Gesu, and Alex J. Cavanaugh, for today's Get Healthy Bloghop. These blog masters have teamed up for a Blog Hop that just might help you make 2013 your healthiest year yet!
The Objective: Share something that affected your health in a positive way. It can be something as simple as a tasty low cal recipe, a weight loss tip, or a testimony on how joining Weight Watchers helped you shed unwanted pounds. We’re sure people have countless great tips and ideas they would love to share. You can check out mine below. You can also check out the links below to hop around and see everyone else's tips for Getting Healthy in 2013!
The first step to Getting Healthy* in 2013 has to be making the decision that being healthy is a lifestyle, not a diet. After losing (and gaining) weight with Weight Waters, Medifast and the old-fashioned starvation technique, I've realized that for permanent results I have to make permanent change.
Next was making smart changes. It's amazing how simple changes like a pledge to move more, setting (and keeping) regular sleeping hours, eating foods that are found in nature, not the microwave, and drinking more water, was not just better for me but made me feel better, too. I've also discovered that not letting myself get to the point of starving keeps me from eating everything in site when the three o'clock munchies monster hits. After a long week of being (mostly) good, I give myself a free-day on the weekend. Looking forward to this makes me less likely to cheat during the week.
If you're looking for added ways to improve your health, below are a few tips that could assist you in your journey to Get Healthy.
My Fitness Pal ~ A diet and fitness community built to provide you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. My Fitness Pal is easy to use and can help you Get Healthy as long as you are honest with yourself and track everything you eat.
Couch to 5K ~ A program created in 1996 by runner Josh Clark to get even the biggest couch potato up and running. I've added the app to my phone and this week marks the beginning of my journey from couch to 5K. Since no one likes to
The 17 Day Diet ~ A couple in my neighborhood loss over thirty pounds each using this doctor created 17 day cycle. It works, but you have to be very disciplined. Like most exercise programs having a partner to keep you on track helps, which may explain their success. Although I couldn't stay true to this program, my neighbors did and have kept their weight off for almost a year.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my thoughts on Getting Healthy. Before you go please share any tips you use to stay healthy. Do you have the million dollar secret to prevent weight-gain? Are you excited about this Blog Hop? How do you keep your B.I.C. without needing a larger chair?
*Just in case you weren't sure, I'm a blogger, not a doctor. Please be sure to discuss any health or lifestyle decisions with your personal physician and don't just take my word for it.