Getting Healthier in 2011 – June Health Goals
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Getting healthier this year is my number 1 goal. If I can get healthier, I figure everything else will fall into place. I will become a better wife and mother, have more energy to do the things that I need and want to accomplish, and just improve my quality of life dramatically.
It is my deepest wish to feel healthy, instead of always sick and tired.
So far, I have accomplished quite a bit this year. I have gotten my allergies under control – I don’t have the constant allergy attacks I had previously. I no longer get a bunch of yeast infections month after month, which is a true blessing! I’m slowly losing weight, my mood is gradually improving, and I haven’t had an episode of acid reflux in about 9 months if I remember correctly.
So, I’m making improvements in my health, which is amazing. However, there’s still more work to be done, and so I’m here at the halfway mark of 2011 making my June Health Goals.
I plan to continue my May Health Goals while also expanding on them and adding in new goals for June.
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Health Goals for June
- Floss daily – I never floss unless something is stuck in my teeth. That has to change.
- Take 3,000 mg of Vitamin C daily. I felt healthier a few years ago when I did this very strictly, as per my Naturopathic doctor’s suggestion, so I’m going back to it to strengthen my immune system, help alleviate allergy issues, and also boost mood and energy.
- Take 3,000 mg or more of Omega 3s daily in the form of Flax Oil and Flax Milk to improve mood. Consider switching from Flax Oil to Krill Oil (the pills are smaller and easier to swallow and each one contains a lot more Omega 3).
- Find a good probiotic supplement. I took a powdered probiotic that I got from my Naturopathic doctor a few years ago when I lived in New England. I have never found this probiotic on store shelves. I either need to buy some from her and have her ship it to me or find one that is just as good or better than the one I used to take. The probiotic she gave me was exceptional!
- Reduce gluten intake. I used to be on a strict gluten free diet. After moving a couple years ago, though, it was hard to stick with and I haven’t gone back to it. I think it’s time to do so…in fact, it’s passed time to do it. I need to dramatically reduce my gluten intake this month, and I’d like to eliminate it by the start of July if possible.
- Take at least 400 mg of Quercetin per day (1 pill) for allergies and energy.
- Take 440 mg of Chaste Tree Berries per day (1 pill) for PMS symptoms.
- Continue taking medications for allergies, back pain and depression (zyrtec, nasonex, muscle relaxer, and prozac).
- Drink plenty of water – at least 9-8oz. glass per day minimum.
- Go to physical therapy appointments for back pain. Follow the therapist’s instructions at home!
- Do light-moderate morning exercises for energy such as a 10-15 minute walk, a 30 minute bike ride, pilates, etc…
- Do the heavier work-outs in the evening – 40 minutes a day / 3 days per week on the elliptical machine, treadmill, work-out bike, or Zumba class for weight loss, muscle building, and toning. Consider running (I hate running, but I want to love it!).
- Get plenty of sleep per night. At least 7 hours of sleep nightly.
- Take a multi-vitamin daily and find a new multi-vitamin that is easier to swallow.
Oh, boy. Am I overdoing it? Well, I’m already doing half of these in some form and just upping my mg intake or time spent exercising. 14 goals seems like a lot here, but a lot of it is actually pretty easy – taking supplements at the same time, making sure the supplements are in my pill sorter so I don’t forget about them, etc… The Vitamin C is very easy because I just mix it with some water which also helps me keep up my water intake levels.
Question: What are your health and fitness goals for June?