We’ve just turned another page. A new year has begun and many of us make the resolution to live a healthier lifestyle. Few achieve this goal while others don’t. I have been one of those people since 1994.
Life has always been good. I bragged about how I was overweight but could run and still keep up with everyone around me. Until I turned 40. The aches started slowly, my ability to climb the stairs left me out of breath and embarrassed, and my first illness was revealed. Yes, I had sleep apnea.
Over the holidays, I have been blessed with multiple levels degenerate disc disease along with a few herniated discs. This week I have a series of tests to see why I have protein in my urine. Hello diabetes?
Yes, my resolution for 2014 is a resolution that is no longer a WANT, it is a NEED.
Keeping it Simple
By keeping it simple, I plan on making small changes that will assist me in making the transition. (I’ve always been an all or nothing type of person). For those currently struggling at a young age with extra pound, please take note. FAD DIETS DO NOT WORK!
This week I’ll be eliminating sugar from my coffee, the next week cream. I will be taking brief walks and visiting my chiropractor for a tune-up every second day.
I will be going to GoodLife Fitness to work on some of the machines to revive some mobility through stretching and weights. Yes, I know what I’m doing because I’ve done it so many times before. I have been a GoodLife member in the past and I love its non-judgmental community and the support provided by the team and staff.
Your Better Starts Here Challenge
Don’t wait for diabetes, back problems, or sleep apnea sneak up on you. I am encouraging my readers to join myself, by taking the GoodLife Fitness and SportChek- Your Better Starts Here Challenge , where you have the opportunity to win weekly prizes that includes up to $5,000 worth in GoodLife Fitness packages and $5,000 dollars worth of SportChek giftcards. Week by Week you are giving challenges and a Cheklist to help inspire you throughout 2014. Each time you complete a challenge you are entered to win the weekly and grand prizes. Visit the contest website to get started on Week 2 of the challenge!
Life’s a Blog Giveaway
As a bonus, until January 31st you have the opportunity to win a GoodLife Fitness Swag Bag(including a one month membership to GoodLife, t-shirt and waterbottle) on my blog. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below and get started on a better you for 2014! Let’s work together in getting healthier this year.
Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by GoodLife Fitness, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect GoodLife Fitness.