Healthy Goals Update #2
This year I’m focusing on some of the healthy choices I can make which will help me feel better, increase my energy and reach my goals.
There are many things about my health that I can’t change, but I’m hoping that by trying to make some new and positive choices with respect to my health, I can work on what I can improve.
In my previous update I talked about trying to increase my activity and water intake.
10,000 Steps per Day
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February went pretty well in terms of my steps and activity level considering all that we had going on this month. For a good chunk of February I felt like I was coming down with a nasty cold and that side lined my activity levels for sure.
To stave off the cold, I started taking these vitamins and additional vitamin D supplements. While I’m not a doctor or health practitioner, from my experience, I think these vitamins helped me keep my cold from getting worse.
Getting to the Gym 4 Days Per Week
We also went on a beautiful family vacation at the end of February. Sometimes vacations make me super lazy but I’m proud of how active I was during this particular trip. Our hotel offered some great exercise classes, so I did yoga, water aerobics (I was the youngest in the pool by about 15 years) and Zumba. It’s also easy to walk over 10,000 steps a day using my FitBit (check out my review here) when I have a beautiful waterfront boardwalk to stroll on.
Drink 2L of Water each Day
I still really struggle with my water intake. Even while I was away and out in the sun, I likely didn’t drink enough water. I’m sure this would help me feel more energized, but I’m having trouble turning this one into a habit.
Maybe March will be the month of drinking water!
Healthy Goals for March
In March I’m also going to work on adding running and weight training back to my workout routine. I’m participating in the Sporting Life 10K again this year and I’d like to improve my time. Last year I was faced with some difficult news health wise and couldn’t focus much on training but this year I’m feeling up for the challenge. I’m not expecting to finish in 45 minutes or anything close but maybe an hour and a half is a reasonable and SMART goal.
How are your healthy habits coming so far? Are you on track or setting new goals? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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