One of my goals for 2016, is to get control of my health. I have gone completely off the healthy living bandwagon since my son was born almost 3 years ago, and its time to get healthy again. I have three healthy living goals: to lose weight, to have enough energy to keep up with my children, and to feel better about myself and my body.
Through conversations with my primary physician, we decided on a game plan that will work for me, and I am starting this week!
- Eat Breakfast! I don’t eat breakfast most days, and I know that I should. I feel better when I have food in my system, and I eat less over the course of the day when I have breakfast in the morning.
- Stay Hydrated! I used to do very well drinking water, however soda has crept back into my diet, and replaced most of the water I was drinking in a day. That means I am consuming about 600-800 calories in beverages each day! I’d rather have ice cream, than have one-third of my daily calories come from a drink.
- Get Active! I do not have a gym membership, and while I would love to, I have this sinking feeling that I would just be making a donation to the facility each month and not attending as often as I would like. My doctor recommended that I walk for at least 5-10 minutes after each meal, and just to move around. He said I can work up to more formal workouts as I build up my strength & endurance.
- Take a Multi-Vitamin! This is the easiest of the habits since I have always taken a multi-vitamin … well until a few months ago when I ran out and stopped taking them, and was too lazy to go buy a new bottle.
My physician and I have always had an open dialogue about various treatment options, and he knows that I prefer to take vitamins and supplements over medications. All of the supplements that I take are with my physician’s blessing, and they work for me. Before you start making any lifestyle changes, please have a conversation with your physician so that you can make an informed decision for what is best for you.
So with my doctor giving me the green light, I went online to order my vitamins and supplements. Around the same time, I was offered an opportunity to work with Lucky Vitamin – an online retailer offering more than 40,000 health and wellness products ranging from vitamins, nutrition & herbs to healthy natural and organic foods, natural skin care & beauty, vegan, vegetarian & gluten free products, healthy home products and more.
I have been shopping Lucky Vitamin for years, and love that their products save me a lot of money, close to 75% off retail, while still providing quality products. I really like their private label items and find them to be just as effective as some of the more well known brand names.
I spent about $50 on vitamins and supplements that I was out of and didn’t currently have in my bin (I keep a bin in the linen closet of all of my vitamins, supplements, and essential oils). I was able to purchase lecithin, Vitamin C, Chromium Picolinate, Turmeric Extract, probiotics, and green coffee extract – each with more than a 2 month supply. I also purchased a bottle of B-complex vitamins, even though they were listed as being on back order. I received notice that they should arrive shortly, which is perfect since I still had enough for a few weeks on hand.
It has been less than 24 hours since I started taking my vitamins again, so I will see how I feel over the next few days as my body adjusts to taking everything again since it has been a while. Hopefully, by taking my vitamins daily and following my doctor’s advice to take baby steps towards better health and wellness, my quality of life will improve.
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