6.04.2014

Health & Wellness Series | My Health Goals

Today is usually when I share a quote for Inspirational Wednesday. I wanted to try something a little bit different but still along the same lines. Lately I've been focused on my overall health and I wanted to document my journey so my new series Health and Wellness was born. I'll share interesting information, recipes, goals and individual stories once or twice a month.

I have 3 main health goals going into this journey and one ultimate goal is to run a half marathon in a years time. This will be huge for me. I have a lot to accomplish but first I have to get into shape.

"Fit is not a destination, it's a way of life."

This quote is the essence of what I am trying to embody. I want this to be my mindset to live a healthy life where I feel good, look great and have the energy to keep up with my kids.

My Health Goals

Drink More Water | The doctor told me I should be drinking half my body weight in ounces of water daily. That is the minimum amount that my body needs and my tea consumption doesn't count! I'm gonna go right out and say it, "I really hate drinking water." It's so blah. This one will defiantly be hard, I have to drink 75 oz of water per day. Lord, give me strength and some orange slices!

Exercise Routine | Starting out last month, I was all over the map with my workouts and I did, maybe, one a week. I get bored and lose interest quickly and often need a change of scenery. My trainer (hubby) helped me to streamline things but still gave me the variety I needed. 

Here is my current plan for the month of June:
TTH | Zumba or Ballet Barre
Sat | Walk Jog 3 miles
Sun | Rest Day

Eating Clean | Eating clean is not a diet but more of a lifestyle choice. The common goal with eating clean is to replace processed foods with fresh and natural foods. Eating fresh is what I like to call it. Straight from the garden to your plate. When buying processed foods, a lot of the time it is inevitable, I follow one simple rule when reading labels: if I can't pronounce it, I don't buy it.

I cook clean most of the time, there's only a few things I purchase that aren't fresh. My problem lies in actually wanting to cook. I go through spells where I am always cooking, then just like that we go out to eat for days on end and that has to stop. I found that if I have a fully stocked refrigerator my tendency to go out to eat are slim.

What are you health goals? Have you ever ran a marathon? Any tips or pointers?
See ya soon!

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2 comments:

  1. I have to drink 75 oz a day as well. I've been preparing my water at night with lemon and fruit allowing it to sit overnight and it's actually good. I also just gulp it down!!!

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  2. I envy you Darnetha - you set your mind on something and you do it! I do #1 automatically and avoid any artificial drinks whatsoever (except on rare occasions), but I need to work on my exercise (which I will hopefully do postpartum) and also 3. I think these are doable dear, so GO FOR IT!

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