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Losing Weight and Getting Immune Support Are My Goals For The New Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 23, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness

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I can’t believe another year has come to a close. I know it’s a cliché, but time really does fly, doesn’t it? 2014 was a great year… but as great as it was, I slacked off on eating right, exercising, not getting enough sleep, drinking enough of water, and taking supplements – my overall immune system needs some support..

Not only did I gain weight by the end of 2014, but I also feel run down. I know many women, especially moms can relate. I take care of my family, my home; I work and volunteer in my community, yet I sometimes put myself on the back burner, so to speak.

I’ve decided to make losing weight, supporting my immune system, and overall making healthier choices, my goals for 2015. I’m putting “Me” first.

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I feel optimistic about the new year! So much so, that I started my new lifestyle changes on December 26. I went shopping at Walmart on Christmas Eve so I could have what I needed to start my new journey off on the right foot. I picked up bottled water, fresh fruit and vegetables, and some Ester-C 500mg supplements in the vitamin aisle.

I’m making realistic goals this year. Doable goals. I’m not setting myself up for failure. I’m taking baby steps and will succeed.

Here are my goals for 2015:

Count Calories

It is calories in, calories out. It really is as simple as that. I will track what calories I eat every day. I want to be cognizant of the amount of calories I eat daily. I will make those calories healthy choices, too. More lean protein, fiber, fruits, and vegetables. I’m also trying green smoothies. The one below is my first one ever, and I loved it.

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I love coffee and I tell myself it is mostly water so I’m getting plenty of water each day, but I need to drink a little less coffee and more water. I will be drinking at least 8 ounces first thing in the mornings – I cannot have coffee until I do.

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Although I am on the go a lot, I also spend a lot of time sitting at my computer working. I’m making exercise a top priority. I know from past experiences though, that I have to gradually increase exercise frequency and intensity. You cannot go from no exercise to running a marathon right off the bat. Trust me, I know. I will be incorporating walking daily, with my first goal being walking 10,000 steps a day. I’ll then add in different cardio exercises, as well as strength training.

Getting More Sleep

This one is probably the biggest challenge for me. I am in the habit of staying up late after everyone else has gone to bed so I can work. I also get up early before everyone else so I can… work. It’s a vicious cycle. I am proud to say however, that since December 26th I have been going to bed a little earlier and sleeping in just a little later. It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there.

Hiding My Scales

Okay, I may or may not have my husband hide the scales… but I will not weigh myself every single day. It’s a trap ladies, don’t do it. I wish I was strong enough to just throw them out, because in all seriousness, you can judge your weight best by how your clothes fit and you look in them and how you feel.

Did you notice that I never mentioned the “R” word (you know, resolution)? I like goals better. If you make realistic, achievable goals you will be far more apt to accomplish them.

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I’m excited to see all 2015 holds for me. I know I will end the year at a healthy weight, with a stronger immune support, more fit, and well rested.

I wish you all a wonderful New Year and that you accomplish all your goals!

References

1Moyad MA, Combs MA, Vrablic AS, Velasquez J, Turner B, Bernal S. Adv Ther. 2008 Oct: 25(10): 995-1009.

2Gruenwald, J. et al. 2006. Adv Ther. 23(1): Jan-Feb: 171-8.

What goals do you have for 2105?

 

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23 Responses to Losing Weight and Getting Immune Support Are My Goals For The New Year

  1. Good luck. I had a ton of success in the past using myfitnesspal and tracking my calories. It really does work and hold you accountable.

  2. Kait says:

    I need to look into this for myself especially during flu season!! Being a teacher the germs are every where!! All the boosters count!

  3. Billie says:

    These are great suggestions. I really need to drink more water and get some vitamins in.

  4. Jenn says:

    You’ve made a great set of goals. I’m excited to see your progress.

  5. Mai Tran says:

    These are certainly true to keeping weight. I think maintaining weight is much harder than losing it.

  6. These are such great suggestions and goals. I definitely need to follow some of these.

  7. Colleen says:

    It has already been a month and I haven’t even started on my goal yet I really need to. I have a cruise in September.

  8. HilLesha says:

    I haven’t been able to get good rest for the past few months, but like you, I work best at night (and regret it the next day).

  9. I’ve been counting calories and exercising. I do need to drink more water.

  10. Lesa says:

    Great tips and ideas! Hadn’t thought of the Immune Support – might try that too! makes perfect sense that it would be beneficial! I am with you on the no sleep department! I do the same as you! Will try to end my days earlier!

  11. Raijean says:

    These are my goals as well, I’m off to a good start so I”m very happy.

  12. Tania B says:

    My goal for 2015 is to implement meditation into every day, even if it is just 5 minutes. I want to achieve some stress management and I have found that meditation is the best way to do so. Best of luck!

  13. Andrea Kruse says:

    Great reminders! Yes, I have been feeling out of sorts, as well. My goal this year is to focus on myself – my sleep, my weight, my eating, skin and yes, immune system! I was so sick since before Christmas and with small kids I don’t have any time to take off. I also need to up my water intake, too.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    I’m a calorie counter too! It’s the only way I can keep myself in check (when I’m checking). I’ve been getting a solid 8 hours this year too and I feel so much better!

  15. Those are great goals. I too have similar goals for 2015.

  16. Christine A says:

    I have similar goals such as lose weight and drink more water. As for diet, I’m working on meal planning and incorporating more vegetables and fruits.

  17. Penelope says:

    Vitamin C really makes a difference! We’ve been sick so taking a lot, and it really helps.

  18. Crystal says:

    Those are great goals! I tend to stay pretty healthy, but I know it won’t last long term unless I make focusing on my health a priority.

  19. Tammy says:

    I really should take up that tip of drinking 8 oz of water before I’m allowed any coffee, that at least would get me drinking that much!

  20. Those are great goals and very realistic. I have the goal of eating better but with two brand trips, my year is not starting off so good food-wise.

  21. John Thuku says:

    These are good goals you have set. I wish I could follow mine 🙂

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