I'm broadening to scope to include all healthy lifestyle topics!!! Being a positive person, I want to honor those who may have felt offended by the word 'obesity'. Just to clariy, to me, the word ‘obesity’ is NOT about being 'fat' or a person’s outward appearance. I've been taught that it is what's inside that counts, and this is especially true for this topic. Obesity is about what is going on INSIDE, meaning the silent disease processes that we can't see with the naked eye (ex. the clogging of arteries, adiposity accumulating around vital organs) that are taking place within the body as a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. Without lifestyle changes, these silent diseases progress to symptomatic diseases (ex. heart attacks, strokes, diabetes) and conditions that endanger one’s health, quality of life and existence.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Lost 13 lbs. and Gained a Doctorate!
In addition to finishing school and working towards greater health, I'm also going to be selling Juice Plus, which I LOVE. I'm actually taking this business over to Ireland with me, since it's international, which I'm really excited about. Juice Plus is an evidence-based fruits and vegetables supplement that is known to absolutely produce results in terms of overall health and wellness. I take it myself (not just promoting it!!) and if anyone has any questions, please let me know and I would love to talk/email with you about it and get you set up. If you decide to purchase from me, I will even throw in a complimentary, personal lifestyle analysis for you. I believe in Juice Plus 100% and will spotlight recent research every now and then - hopefully will have results about the maternal health study soon - that will prove to you that it is a great addition to your daily life.
Healthwise, I have also been working on sticking with the challenges I post and create a few of my own personal challenges. My efforts have paid off because when I went for my annual check-up last week, my lab values were great and I have dropped 13 lbs in the past year. I wasn't trying to lose weight, but all of the small changes have added up and it was exciting to see that making small steps toward optimal health WORKS. If you are interested, here are the small changes that I made (that I believe were most beneficial) since the blog started:
- taking the stairs
- adding more fruits and vegetables to my daily diet
- increasing my workout time
- drinking water before eating meals
- being aware of my hunger and only eating when I am hungry, not just for socialization or boredom
- quitting soda
I hope some of the challenges have helped you since I started the blog. Please let me know if you have suggestions, feedback, topics you want me to cover, ideas for challenges, etc. Also, if you have been working on your health and want to guest blog, contact me.
Look for the next post in a few days! It may not be until after my *BiRtHdAY* on Thursday, because I have several work-related things and some celebrating of my old age to do :) Keep up the good work and have a great week.