Ladies, today I'm going to share something I've been struggling with. My weight. It seems like since I turned forty, my clothing are getting tighter and tighter.
Food tastes so much better in your forties, trust me. The problem is, it wants to hang around and be friends. Add hours of sitting, researching, brainstorming, writing blog posts...you get the picture.
I have come to embrace my plus size status and wear it like a a badge of honor. And dang it, I think I'm pretty cute. But I don't want my self acceptance to blind me to the fact that I could be more healthy.
It's time for a change.
I was recently presented with the question "Why do you want to live a healthier life?"
It's simple. I want to live a healthier life for my family, my kids, my grandchildren. I want to make sure that I am around to see my children get married, and my grandbaby have her own family. Not only do I want to live a long prosperous life, but I want it to be a good quality one. I want to be there when my kids have kids of their own. Birthday parties, graduations. Those moment are what is precious most precious to me. I don't want to say that I could have done better if I had had made healthier choices.
As a mom, I realize that I have the power to make a change for myself and my family. That's why I am joining the movement toward a healthier, happier and longer life by making healthy living a priority of mine so that my family follows suit.
So your girl has got work to do. Now, you will never see me trying to be a certain size or a goal weight. Not me. I just want to be healthy and look and feel my best.
Below, you'll find a few easy tips that will help you keep your heart and brain healthy.
Five Easy Tips to Living a Healthy Life
1. Be sure you eat more fruits and veggies.
2. Try your best to eat less salt.
3. Try not to drink as much sugary beverages. Drink water instead.
4. Be more active. Get up and move something. I love doing a Zumba workouts at home. If you hate exercising, go for a long walk instead.
5. Be sure to get regular blood pressure checks and control high blood pressure.
Remember, the American Heart Association is a great place to get resources for living a healthier life. They have tips, tricks, and advice, as well as recipes to help get you started. Visit the American Heart Association's Life Is Why website and be sure to follow the Moms Unite Facebook Group. It's a great place to join in with other moms and share tips on living healthier lifestyle. Don't forget to pin on Pinterest too!
Everyone has a reason for wanting to live a healthier life? What's your reason? Please feel free to share!