I was tired of being unhealthy. I was tired of waiting to start (again) every Monday. I was tired of running out of energy when playing with my kids. I was tired of lasting only two weeks with my workout plan. I was tired of being tired.
So I decided to get healthy.
How do they do it? You know, those people who are consistently healthy? Those who exercise faithfully, seven days a week, eat only healthy food, and who turn down surgary snacks without even blinking?
I’m on a quest to find out.
I decided to start on a journey – different than all of my previous attempts at health. This time I’m really studying the health gurus – what they eat or don’t eat, how they exercise and when, and the products they use.
Using this knowledge, I decided to create a personal health plan for the imperfect. Those of us who often say, I’ll start again on Monday. Those who exercise wholeheartedly, but sporadically. Those of us who keep it real and can admit we aren’t going to get it right everyday. Those of us who will make mistakes, but won’t give up.
A personal health plan for the real everyday woman who is not perfect, but who never gives up.
In future posts, I will include actionable health tips and recipes, but you won’t walk away feeling overwhelmed. Neither will it make you feel bad if you don’t follow the tips perfectly. I will even include some health tips for kids, tested by some of the most finicky, picky and hesitant kids on the planet.
We’ll talk about getting proper exercise, sleep, nutrition, water, fresh air, sunshine and how to get the best rejuvenation.
To get us started, today we will create the framework for our personal health plan.
Grab a fancy notebook, your smart phone or a plain ‘ol piece of paper.
Start with writing out your goals. What do you most want to accomplish? Losing 20 pounds? Gaining more energy? Exercising daily? Eating more healthy foods? Getting more sleep each night?
Write your goals down and don’t forget to include your target date. This will give you something to look forward to.
Next, write down your current stats – weight, body fat%, number of hours of sleep you currently get, how much water you drink daily, etc. This will give you a baseline to measure your progress against.
Next, and arguably most importantly, write down your motivation – what’s driving you to reach your goals and how will you reward yourself once you’ve reached it.
Now that you have this framework in place, in future posts we’ll talk about the nitty-gritty details we need to add to our health plan. We’ll learn how to make it complete and ways to ensure we reach our goals.
Are you with me?
Great! Stay tuned…