When I started this blog, I had every intention of posting on a consistent basis. As they say, “Good intentions pave the road to hell.”

I just checked when my last post was. Shockingly, it was nearly five months ago. Wow! How time flies and how things can slip through the cracks.

It’s not for the love of writing or even what to write about that got me sidetracked. Nope! It was when I began writing my memoir in earnest that I got off track from this blog.

That stops right here, right now.

The interesting thing is that I’ve been posting information on social media that would fit very nicely on this blog.

A few days ago, I began a 30 day health and fitness challenge for anyone who wants to set themselves up through the holidays to not get into poor eating and exercising habits.

Day 1 announced the challenge. In order to catch up, I will add three tips to my posts until I am current with the postings.

Today, I am posting the first three tips. 

Day 1 (November 18, 2018)

Looking for those up to a good fitness challenge. In that we are near the end of the year and one of the top “resolutions” for the new year is weight loss, or getting in shape, I thought now would be a great time to start so you are way ahead of where you thought you could be.

This will be a 30 day challenge.

Starting today, I will post what I am doing for my health goals. I would love others to join in and post on the wall what you are committed to for the day.

By starting today, your health will improve through the holidays.

Today I commit to:

  • Drinking a gallon of water
  • No processed sugar
  • One power drink in the a.m.

What are you committed to?

Day 2 (November 19, 2018)

Do something physical. Start at the level that is appropriate for you. Today, I’m headed out in 29 degree weather to participate in the Eweb Run to Stay Warm race.

I love running in the cold as it really makes me feel alive. By the time we start it should be in the thirties. Brrrrr. But GREAT!

If you have not been active for some time, or you have real limitations, start with something that is a bit of a stretch but will not injure you. A short walk, movement for a few minutes, stretching, etc.

You baseline is your own. What will you do today that pushes you but does not injure you?

Today, I will drink at least one gallon of water and start the day with a nice power drink along with the 10k.

Day 3 (November 20, 2018)

Check your personal library or… add to it.

A friend mentioned she is doing the Elimination Diet. In a nutshell, it’s about discovering which foods are making us sick and tired.

In that I am very interested in what’s working for others, I decided to head down to Barnes and Nobel to see if they had the book. Yes, an actual trip to the book store on my way to a meeting downtown.

Low and behold, they had one copy. Thumbing through it, I decided to add this to my personal library of health, wellness and fitness books.

Digging in tonight to see what I can learn. Some of the information is bound to be stuff I already know, yet, I know there will likely be stuff that is new.

For Day 3 – check your library. Find a book you can dig into that will help to get you on track to achieving your goals.

Be watching for the next three tips.