Monday, May 2, 2011

Younger and Healthier In 30 Days

Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer and author of several "get healthy" books, recently talked about the things we can do today to grow younger!  Our actual age won't change but how we look and feel will change.  I've been anxiously waiting until May 1 to begin my own 30-Day Challenge based on his recommendations.  It will be an experiment of a sort just to see what happens for me.

I.  Exercise  (to make your metabolism work better all day)

A.  I will exercise 200 minutes a week for 30 days.  I can spread it out as it fits my schedule.  He did say walking on a flat treadmill does very little good so that's off the list. I don't do that anyway.  Too boring.  My Ipod is charging right now so later today I can take a loooong walk and not be bored. 

B.  I will grab a set of weights 3 times a week and actually use them.  Pushups, yoga, and stretching are all in my plan.

C.  I will do a couple of classes at the gym each week.  My favorites are Zumba and Kickboxing.

II.  Nutrition

A.  I will eat from my list of "super foods" every day. 

B.  I will cut back on sweets and cope with stress another way.

C.  I will drink diet drinks only if they are sweetened with Splenda or Stevia, no Aspertame.

D.  I will plan better and eat from my list of healthy meals rather than just grab something.

E.  I will not be rigid.  Doesn't work for me.

III.  Skin Care

A.  I will take care of my skin at night, not just in the morning.

B.  I will get a head-to-toe skin check by a dermatologist since I am very fair complected.

C.  I will remember to exfoliate, cleanse, and nourish my skin daily.

D.  I will use sunscreen when I am outside.

IV.  Sleep

A.  I will sleep 7 hours a night.

V.  Supplements

A.  I will take a daily multi-vitamin including D.

B.  I will take Omega-3 and Calcium.

C. I will take White Bean Extract to prevent starches from turning into sugar.

How will I measure the results of this 30 Day plan?  Basically I'll look at weight.  If I lose 5 pounds I'll be happy.  If I am eating less sugar, I'll be really pleased.  Aging is a given.  To know I am doing my part to age gracefully is what I want.

If you'd like a copy of my super foods list or my healthy meal list, just email me and I'll be happy to share.

Enjoy the day!

4 comments:

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  2. I would love to have your lists....both!! Thanks so much!! I need to do most of these!! I've been washing my face earlier if I don't then I am just too tired and don't!

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  4. Another very good list. Once again, I need to schedule many of these into my own daily life.

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