Have you ever heard of the perfect diet? I think we all have seen the commercials for all the diet and exercise products that are suppose to be the PERFECT diet but in real life, it’s just hype. We all start out the new year wanting to be healthier, so we get on a diet and exercise program. To succeed you will need to put in work plus make sure you are doing it correctly.
I tend to fail at diets that require a lot of veggies, I know…no judging! I do make my kids eat their vegetables, though. I love raw veggies but cooked, no I’ll pass. Thank goodness my kids love vegetables and so I did so something right!
One of my 2017 goals (not resolution) is live healthier. This will take a lot of work and commitment, but I’m ready to get this year going. I’m getting older (almost 50- okay in couple years) so getting healthier is a MUST, not just a WANT! My commitment to myself is the following goals. My 2017 Healthy Goals are:
- EXERCISE DAILY. Now this doesn’t mean I will be doing an hour of squats or running every day. I will need to break my routine up. In the morning I love to stretch and do some yoga. Getting my morning started with some activity helps me throughout the day. Then maybe a walk around the neighborhood- I do walk to get my child from school. Then in the evening I will go work out at the gym. Not every day but at least three times a week. Be active daily is important on so many levels of being healthy!
- LOWER STRESS LEVELS. I get stressed with deadlines since I work from home, I tend to let a lot of personal issues get in my way. The laundry and house are always my downfalls because I want to clean when I need to be working. It is finding the balance in home and work that I need to work on! Let’s not forget time for family and friends, too!
- EAT HEALTHIER. Last year I made a commitment to eat healthier which I did until the holidays and all that went out the window. I ate so much junk in this past month I feel I need detox, I’m full of peppermint chocolate EVERYTHING! This year make better choices in food, and that means planning meals and shopping with a list- not what is on sale.
- TAKE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. Which can play a major role in good health, but they are intended as supplements to, not substitutes for, other healthy habits. More than 170 million Americans take dietary supplements each year, according to a survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. I still need to watch what I eat and of course exercise. Supplements for me is part of my healthy team. I can’t do this on my own I need my team! With that being said…..I need to take dietary supplements on a daily basis. I promised my doctor! Dietary supplements can help fill nutrition gaps and promote overall health and wellness for the many Americans who cannot get enough essential nutrients from diet alone. However, there are a lot of choices when it comes to dietary supplements, and so it’s wise to talk with a doctor or other health care practitioner about what dietary supplements are right for you. Making sure you have a diet that will work for you is important. Not all diets are made for you!
We all want to play a proactive role in our wellness, and supplements, along with other smart lifestyle choices such as trying to eat a healthy diet and staying active.