This year I have started to take my health much more serious. I should already know the importance of my health but I guess we all need something that makes us snap. For me it was finally accepting the fact that I’m getting older. I’ve always been so scared of growing up, lol. I know that sounds crazy but I have. I think I sort of put it in the back of my mind and until this year didn’t really accept the fact that I’m no longer 21 years old.
Did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and/or stroke? That is HUGE and I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be a statistic. This year I started watching what I was eating, have dropped some much-needed pounds and am taking 10,000 steps or more nearly every day. It’s been a huge lifestyle change and something I’m very proud of. My motivation as been my family. I want to be here as long as possible and able to do as much as possible with my family.
Do you get 10,000 steps into your day? They recommend getting 10,000 steps in a day, which I admit was difficult at first but since I found a routine that works for me getting my 10,000 steps is just part of my day. It’s amazing what a few extra steps can do for you if you stay consistent. I have not only lost weight, but I feel so much better and am doing more and more. I’m averaging 13,000 steps a day!
Did you know that Go Red for Women has an awesome initiative? It’s their #GoRedGetFit campaign! It’s an awesome quarterly healthy and fitness challenge that includes celebrity fitness trainers and other women just like us. Oh, and we can’t forget all the fun prizes thanks to Macy’s. They have an awesome group on Facebook and you can join to and gain support from like-minded women. So rally your online squad! Through Go Red For Women’s #GoRedGetFit online fitness challenge (Facebook group). You will have free access to two nationally renowned celebrity fitness trainers: Scott Parker and Lisa Morales to help members to be fit and healthy for life.
You can learn more about the #GoRedGetFit campaign by visiting GoRedForWomen.org