Saturday, December 28, 2013

Two Things that Changed My Life in 2013

In January 2013, I stumbled upon two things that changed my life for the better.

Fitbit Oct 9

The first one is my Fitbit. I got my Fitbit on January 7, and it has made a definite impact on how much I move. There is really no way of knowing how many more steps I walk each day because of my Fitbit since I know that I have been moving more from the minute I got it! My estimate is that I walk at least 3000 to 4000 more steps (1.5 - 2 miles) each day (if I’m right, that’s 1,095,000 to 1,460,000 more steps per year, or between about 547 and 730 miles!).

Because of my Fitbit, I’ve become really good at “sneaking in” steps. Since getting my Fitbit, I walk more at work, go for longer daily walks, and walk more with the kid and Andy (who both have their own Fitbits).

I learned to add in steps whenever I can, even if it’s just walking around for 5 to 10 minutes every hour while I’m grading big stacks of papers. It all adds up! And seeing the numbers right there on my Fitbit really motivates me.

Also in January 2013, I came across the Conscious Cleanse, and it has also changed my life for the better as it helped me determine my sensitivity to gluten and eggs. Gone are daily stomach discomfort and pain. I have also lost some weight and started numerous healthy habits because of the Conscious Cleanse (warm lemon water, green smoothies, lots of veggies, mindfulness, and much, much more).

If you want to try the Conscious Cleanse for yourself, the next cleanse starts on January 11, 2014. It’s a great way to start the year feeling your best and working on some lasting eating and living changes. Click here for more information and to register. 

Questions: What are some things that changed your life for the better in 2013? What changes do you want to make in 2014 to be healthier and/or happier? I will refocus my weight training routine and also start the day with a 5-minute meditation before my short morning workout.

Be well,