Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year Resolutions

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Some folks are still celebrating I'm sure.  For me, I can't believe it is over, but I'm looking forward to getting back into a better eating routine.  I have really gone overboard these last few days!  Which leads me to the topic of this post.  What is at the top of everyone's resolutions list?!  Well, for me, it's WEIGHT LOSS.  EVERY YEAR since 2001. (Which is when I had my first child. Not coincidental.)  Now that I am OMG 40, my metabolism is about as slow as cold molasses.  Running uphill.  In the snow.  I have gottagottagotta start exercising again.  I've been saying that since May, but seriously, I have to. My mom is only 61, and has seriously high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and my family history just gets worse.  So, instead of depressing myself with all that, I am looking at what I can do.  What I WILL do.  Soon.  I hope.  Y'all are going to help motivate me right?

One of the things I have been trying to education myself on are supplements.  I think there is a time and place for nutritional supplements if taken correctly.  When your diet lacks all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs, I think supplements can be good.  I also think too many or used incorrectly can be bad.  So, I'm doing some research before taking any.  (It is also a good idea to consult with your doctor before taking anything, especially if you have other medical conditions.)  Just for the record...I am not a doctor!

My main focus will be on proper diet and exercise.  I think that is key to optimal health, and I need to get back on track.  I've had way too many Christmas cookies this season!  But I have also read that calcium pyruvate  may help.   Pyruvate is a substance that naturally occurs in the body, so I am wondering if this would work for me.  Anyone tried it before?  I found some helpful information here regarding calcium pyruvate if you are interested in learning more and it is available for sale here.  I've also got a few more items to check into, and I would love to hear about anything that has worked for any of you! I know there is not a miracle drug to lose weight. It has to be done with diet and exercise.  However, anything that will give my old metabolism a boost will definitely be appreciated!

**This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.**

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  1. The top of my list is losing weight also so I can be healthy and so I can rock a leotard for my ballet recital in June, haha! I've been doing the Jillian Michael's work outs, and they seem to help A LOT, and I eat the same, just smaller portions, and try to stay active (like joining a few different dance classes). Before Christmas I was about to hit 20 lbs lost, but I'm afraid to step on the scale and see the damage! Eek! :) I've never tried diet supplements. Would love to know how it goes! Good luck!! :)

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    1. 20 lbs is awesome and my goal for this year! I can't imagine putting on a leotard...and a bathing suit gives me hives. lol. Good luck with your recital!

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