Stephen 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:
- Four hours of cardio per week.
- One visit to the golf driving range per week.
- One long walk outside/get in touch with nature.
- Try a new fitness class at the gym.
- No eating after 7:00 pm on weekdays.
- 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?”
It’s a great idea to set goals. I always achieve more when I have a definite list of what I want to achieve.
I am a list person in everything I do, fitness is no different.
Great to read, you have the right attitude.
Thanks Yvonne, my attitude is a lot better then my actual activity.
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!
Hey Rebecca, you are my fitness idol, to say you have been working out consistently for 20 years is so great.
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!
Hi Julie, I try and balance the introverted person I am with pushing the limits by putting more and more out into the world. Baby steps work.
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 🙂
I prefer cardio unless I have a personal trainer, then I prefer weight sessions. But, on my own, cardio can at least get me moving.
An accountability list is a great idea…regardless of who you find yourself accountable to 🙂
I love the list, but I think my people are tiring of my ‘close, but no quite’ attitude about it sometimes.
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!
Yolanda, I’m with you. At least I still keep trying and the right combo is just around the corner. haha
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.
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.
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.
Those are excellent goals. I’m all about the cardio. (Preparation for the zombie apocalypse.)
Thanks for participating in our bloghop!
Hey Alex, Let me know what the Zombie Apocalypse prep entails. I need to start preparing, now.
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
That is one of the best tips I learned lately. Plus, you sleep better without food in your stomach.
Great goals for June! I also try not to eat after 7:00pm.
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
That’s why I limited it to weekdays. My weekends I am lucky if I eat dinner before 9:00 pm. haha
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!
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.
Wish I could copy your fitness goals. I drink a lot of coffee but its decaf so not so bad for the system.
JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE
I love your idea of setting goals. Mine is to drink (more) water. And thanks to someone’s post I did just that. 😀
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!
It’s such a good idea to share your goals and hold yourself accountable like that. Extra incentive never hurt anyone. Nice post.
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.
Sounds like your on the right track. I am working on it, too.
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.
I like the idea of setting monthly goals. Thanks for the tip!
Not eating after 7 is a really good goal. We try to do that, too. Good luck reaching your goals.
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
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!
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.
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. (:
Thanks Elise. The French seem to appreciate what good food taste like. I don’t think Americans realize what there eating, they just eat.
Great goals! I think my health goals are too vague, maybe setting more concrete goals would help me.
Specific goals work better for me.