This is supposed to be about my new year's resolution to get in shape and lose weight. Instead, this is my wake-up call to be healthy, and I'm inviting you along on the journey.
You see, I've realized something. I'm not healthy. Not really. I eat convenient foods - to the point where my meals sometimes consist of cookies and coffee. There's pretty much no nutrition in that, and no, I don't take a multivitamin.
I also don't exercise. Just the thought of a plank or a squat sends me rummaging through the kitchen to find the last of the Halloween candy that those darn trick-or-treaters left behind.
I am fairly certain that my unhealthy choices will catch up to me one day, maybe in the form of high blood pressure or diabetes, and that really scares me. I want to be fit so that I can have a long and healthy life. I want to be present for my daughter for as long as possible, and also not be a burden to her with my poor health. And yes, it would be nice to feel more comfortable in my cute clothes!
So I'm getting fit.
I've teamed up with ZonePerfect to challenge myself to make better choices this year, because good health starts at home. It's not only about the exercise or the stretching, but also about what I choose to fuel my body with. I'm making the conscious decision to swap out unhealthy snacks and meals with healthier ones. Instead of coffee and a sleeve of chocolate chip cookies, I get to enjoy coffee and a ZonePerfect Fudge Graham bar, which is not only packed with the things my body needs but also tastes delicious!
I spent the month of January making small changes to my lifestyle, and guess what? I've already lost three pounds! These are some of the small changes that have helped me to feel better in my body:
- Eliminate junk foods
- Exercise for 15 minutes most days (usually squats and pushing hard against a wall)
- Replace unhealthy meal choices with ZonePerfect nutrition bars
I'll be sharing a bit of my motivation and lifestyle changes with you on the blog, but I also want to hear from you:
What motivates you to be a better you?
I'm partnering up with ZonePerfect to share my fitness journey with the readers of the Classic Mommy blog. Although I've received sample products, I am free to comment about ZonePerfect in any way that I see fit.