Get Healthy Bloghop – How do you stay fit?

Get_Healthy_Post_GraphicStephen Tremp, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Michael Di Gesu, and L. Diane Wolfe have teamed up for a Blog Hop that focuses on health.

It is so nice of them to worry about our health. And, what better time of year then May-June to get refocused on our health goals.

Bloggers will be sharing their get healthy tips, so click on the lovely apple to find the list of participants and give them a visit for some get healthy tips.

My get healthy tip is simple, but it helps me stay accountable.  I set goals for myself and share them with people close to me.  I make a list of 5-10 goals that allow me to focus on what I hope to accomplish on a daily basis when I need to pay more attention to my health and fitness.

This month, I’ll share my June 2013 health and fitness goals with all of you:

  1. Four hours of cardio per week.
  2. One visit to the golf driving range per week.
  3. One long walk outside/get in touch with nature.
  4. Try a new fitness class at the gym.
  5. No eating after 7:00 pm on weekdays.
  6. Drink more tea then coffee.

I don’t always reach my goals, but I always take a moment to celebrate the good things and see what I need to focus on for the next month. Wish me luck!

As a writer, do you find it difficult to stay in shape?  What tip do you have to get healthy and stay in shape? 

42 thoughts on “Get Healthy Bloghop – How do you stay fit?

  1. It’s a great idea to set goals. I always achieve more when I have a definite list of what I want to achieve.

  2. I’m more at the “keep fit” point–I’ve been working out daily for the last 20 years. But it’s kind of funny to have this hop happen on my 50th birthday!

  3. Great tips. I’m such an introvert and private person I struggle with the accountability piece. But like you I do try to quit eating after dinner. Those late-night calories can add up. I’m staring down my 49th bday and can relate to your post. THanks for sharing!

  4. Great goals. I’m definitely impressed with the four hours of cardio – I struggle to get two! I much prefer lifting weight, and I force myself to do cardio after I’ve had my fun 🙂

  5. I love setting goals, and when it comes to exercise and weight loss, miss more than hit, but I keep trying. I figure one day I’ll find the combination that works for me, but I refuse to give up!

      1. One study we saw said that if you do something 26 times in a row it becomes a habit. Exercise every day for 26, and you’ll be jonesing for it (though I usually recommend no more than 6 days/week of serious exercise).

        I get a little weird if I can’t get my workouts. And I’ve gotten one friend addicted (well, really she did it, but I like to think she was inspired by my example) to running. She will do what I won’t, i.e. get up at 5 a.m. to work out.

        You know, about the only thing I miss about being 20 is being able to eat whatever the heck I wanted, whenever the heck I wanted.

      2. I so want to be the get up at 5:00 am and run 5 miles kind of person, but sadly, its not going to happen. I am going to work on establishing some habits in June, working out and writing every day. 26 times in a row, I’ll let you know how it goes.

      3. I can’t run at 5 because not only can I not get up, but it takes me until noon to loosen up enough to run without hurting myself.

        You do realize you have to be kinda old to have done anything for 20years.

  6. You’ve got a good sounding plan. I try to never eat after 7 PM. I used to all the time when I traveled on the road, but that was mostly due to my schedule. After 7 eating when you’re at home is a recipe for weight gain especially if you’re inactive the rest of the evening.

    Wrote By Rote

  7. When I was younger, I was really disciplined about not eating after 7:00pm. Now that I’m older, I seem to have let it slide a bit. I know that sounds bad, but it’s one of the downsides of being in the entertainment industry. I know that it’s no excuse, but the weekend hours are erratic, and performances tend to make you feel a bit peckish.
    I’m really struggling with the “drink more tea than coffee” intention…

    Writer In Transit

  8. Those are really ambitious goals! I’m impressed. I don’t think I could handle the no eating after 7:00, though. I always get hungry right around 8:30!

    1. I think the only thing that helps me is I usually head up stairs around 7:00 and watch tv or in my office which is on the second floor and then I am to lazy to go back downstairs for a snack which is in the kitchen on the first floor.

  9. I am big on goal-setting! Anything else is just wishful thinking. If you don’t have a target, you’re aiming at nothing.

    My husband and I are trying really hard not to eat in the evenings. A couple times I broke down and ravaged some vegetables. Could’ve been worse!

  10. Hubby has been working with me this week to get me back into a fitness routine. I am also working on portion control and minimizing my carbs (or eating complex carbs when I do eat them). I cut out soda a long time ago, so it’s back to raising my water intake.

      1. I’ll say one thing–I was always too broke to develop a soda habit. Of course, that meant that when I started needing to cut back, I had nothing so easy to cut out. Or maybe not. I miss desserts a lot more than I miss the sodas I never had, but that might not be true for everyone.

  11. I’m a list lover, but never thought of putting to paper my fitness goals – I shall do that for June 🙂 And more tea than coffee? English here, so that’s no problem! LOL
    Suzanne @Suzannes Tribe

  12. Hi, Sydney,

    What a great idea. Often writing things down makes it stick into our heads. These goals are very doable and not over taxing. Many of us have good intensions, but we often set our goals WAY to high and set ourselves up to fail…

    Thanks for joining the HOP!

  13. This was great advice. Not eating after 7 is great idea. I’ve taken to eating my big meal for the day at lunch so that dinner is usually cereal, fruit or yogurt.

  14. It’s always good to set aside goals pertaining to health and fitness. Not eating after 7pm would be a difficult one for me. The French tend to eat later in the evenings and we don’t start dinners until 7:30, though our dinners are always really light meals. But you’re right, we sleep better when we’ve had time to digest the last meal. Great tips. (:

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