I have a hidden (not so secret) Secret …

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I have a hidden (OK maybe not hidden, and in fact … very obvious if you have seen me in the last few months) “secret”.  I have gained back much of the weight I lost … again!  Yes, like so many other people on this horrible roller coaster, I am back up to 300 pounds.  Now before I am sanctioned by the blog police for being redundant with my words, let me explain.

Let’s Get Moving: Healthy Pledges for the New Year – Page Downloads

Let's Get Moving - Monthly Pledge Pages   http://www.stephsneckofthewoods.comHow can we improve our health in one month? With a new healthy habit(s)!  Simply download and print the appropriate file, fill it out with your healthy pledge, sign it and hang in a location such as your refrigerator, office etc., as a reminder of your move toward a healthier lifestyle.

Want some help?  Send me a message to stephsneckofthewoods@gmail.com with your healthy pledge (specifying which month).  I will fill out the page and email you a .pdf.

A healthier you is just a month away!  Be sure to share your success!

Let’s Get Moving: Healthy Pledges for the New Year – Pledge Page

Let's Get Moving - http://www.stephsneckofthewoods.comWe are all still in the middle of our holiday celebrations and for most of us, the last thing we want to think about is healthy changes for the new year.  But that is what I am asking for you to do … even if its only for a moment.

Here is a sneak peek of the monthly pledge pages.  Simply download (links to come), print and fill out.  Hang them in a location such as the refrigerator, office etc., as a reminder of your move toward a healthier lifestyle.

Be sure to leave a comment with your healthy pledge!

Let’s Get Moving: Healthy Pledges for the New Year

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We are all still in the middle of our holiday celebrations and for most of us, the last thing we want to think about is healthy changes for the new year.  But that is what I am asking for you to do … even if only for a moment.

Check back and join me in January for monthly healthy pledges.  Let’s make 2015 a healthy an active new year!

Happy Holidays to all!

Let’s Get Moving Tip – Gimmicks vs. Tools

Let's Get Moving Tip - Gimmicks vs. Tools| www.stephsneckofthewoods.comLet’s Get Moving Tip for Today involves gimmicks vs. tools.

How many of us have seen commercials for the “latest and greatest” weight loss or exercise item?

Use “XO 1000” and you will have washboard abs in only one week!

Take this miracle pill and lose 100 pounds in 3 months … with absolutely no diet or exercise!

We have all seen them and some of us have secretly bought them, hoping for that miracle.

Here is some advice that will cost you NOTHING! Clean up your diet, move your body and your health will improve!

Now, I do not promise that you will have washboard abs, or lose a ton of weight in a week or even have a “perfect” body. (And if you spend most of your time on the couch with a processed snack in your hand, I can almost guarantee you will not.)  For some though, “perfection”  is not their goal. They (me included) simply want to live a healthy and active life and enjoy what ever time we have on this earth.

Let’s Get Moving Tip – Dealing with a Setback

Let's Get Moving Tip - Dealing with a Setback| www.stephsneckofthewoods.comThe let’s get moving tip for today involves setbacks.

How do you deal with a setback in your life?  Do you have the determination to keep going?  Do you give up, feeling it will never work anyway?  Or do you find yourself somewhere in between?

For our purposes here, let’s just talk about setbacks in relation to improving our health and increasing our movement.

I have spoken many times about my love (obsession) for my Fitbit One.  (affiliate link) A fabulous way to track movement and keep me motivated.  Even with a tool like this, there can be setbacks.  So what do I do when this happens?

Let’s Get Moving Tip – Create Routines

Let's Get Moving Tip - Create Routines | www.stephsneckofthewoods.com

We all have daily routines.  Some may be similar to what others do, while others may be unique to us.

Let’s think of a few that most of us do automatically.  Using the bathroom upon waking.  Seems silly to mention it but it is a routine thing we do, none the less.

Brushing our teeth everyday is another one. What would happen if we did not brush?  Your dentist can tell you that.

Those of us that have to get up at a specific time in the morning, set an alarm clock.  Why? We would not keep to our schedule and the day would start with a chaotic rush to get out the door.

How about feeding your children or pets?  We would hear some protest if we did not do that on some sort of regular basis.

Some of us live by a strict routine of daily tasks, while others “wing it” through their day.  Whatever personality type you are, most likely your day consists of some type of routine.

Let’s Get Moving Tip – Simple Things

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When you think about movement, what comes to mind?  Marathon running? High impact exercise classes?  Hours on the treadmill?

Yes, these are all forms of movement. But what I try to focus on here,  is the simple, everyday things we do to keep our bodies moving.  Believe it or not, even when you workout, sitting for the rest of the day is not good for the body. (source) (source)

So, here are some ways to keep you moving throughout the day.