Remember the Bloggy Giveaways that I mentioned last week? Well I was SO lucky this time! And the ironic thing is that I won two things related to getting healthy. A definite sign unto me saying "Get off the couch and step away from the Oreo Cakester!" So I canceled my monthly pass to Weight Watchers in search of some new motivation. I know, it makes little sense to quit a program that has worked for me. I lost 20lbs with WW online and 20 more in meetings, but lately I've been slacking and I'm tired of counting points. (I've also gained about 5 pounds back.) I like their program, but its time for a change. And these AWESOME giveaways I won will totally help! So thanks in advance to the awesome bloggers who gave them!!!
The first awesome giveaway I won was from FoodieObsessed - a 6 month membership to MyFitnessTrainer. I registered today and checked it all out. I think this is going to be a great resource. It gives me a calorie goal for every day as well as a fiber goal. There is a place for inputting exactly what you've eaten or just putting in the calories and fiber you've had that day. Oh, and it figures this out based on your height, weight, and goals (mine are weight loss, getting healthy, and having more energy). Next it gives you some exercises to do. Tonight I did wall sits, a hamstring chair exercise, and 5 minutes of cardio. It was great! Even I can do 5 minutes of cardio!!! I'll keep you posted on this journey. I like the set-up so far and I love that it just tells you what exercise to do (though they are changable).
The second thing I won was from Erica at SuperMom's Health and Wellness. I won her 10 week online course called Supermom's Simple Steps to Healhier Eating. The class has begun and my first assignment is to write down my goals for the class. My goals are to learn how to chose healther foods, lose weight in the process, and learn to enjoy cooking healthy. It would also be great if I could find some options that the hubs will also eat. So how to hide veggies or meals that are good for me and don't involve veggies.
I am so excited about both of these great opportunities for me to improve my health and wellbeing. I can't wait to get off these excess pounds and to stop taking heartburn meds! Here's to a healthier me.