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Monday, June 24, 2013

A Fun New Way to Get Healthy

A few weeks ago, I was catching up with a blog pal out in Iowa, Miss Katie from On the Banks of Squaw Creek via Facebook and learned about a group she had joined.  She and her friends are following a plan found HERE at a cool blog called Six Sisters' Stuff.  I headed there myself to check it out, really liked the idea, and formed a little group of my own.

We are only just into Week #2, but I have to say I really like this plan.  Here are some of my reasons:

#1.  NO COUNTING CALORIES!  I can't stand to do that.....probably a flaw, and it still may trip me up, but I am not a very good tracker of numbers.

#2.  It rewards for taking in 64 oz. of water a day.  That's doable and very good for me!

#3.  It rewards for 30 and 45 minutes of exercise each day.  I'm on that already and still getting in my 10,000 at least 5 days a week.  Hmmm.... I'm at 8729 according to my FitBit, but storms are coming, and our NOOA radio is going off about every 15 minutes, so I think I will get those last 1500 in pacing around here and checking the radio for the latest update. Praying for all the farmers in the path of this storm and those to come through Wednesday.  We don't need the high winds and hail, not one little bit of it.  Heavy rains are not good either.  Oh the fragile, unpredictable, uncontrollable life of a farmer! Dang!  There it goes again!

#4.  It requires 2 servings of fruit and 3 of veggies every day.  That's been good for me too.

#5.  It lets you have one day to splurge on a dessert!

I've also been chiming in when I can on another blog pal, Cris' Year2Change challenge.  This is another challenge that pushes me in a positive direction physically and mentally.

I only lost one pound this past week, maybe because I ate the WHOLE rib-eye steak Saturday night before weigh in day, but Hey, a beef girl has to do what a beef girl has to do, and I don't pass up or on any part of a rib-eye steak.  :-)

What makes this a great program for me is there is no telling me what I CAN'T do or HAVE to do.  It truly is a challenge, and I like that.  We are even having fun with it and encouraging each other along with sharing tips and recipes.  So if you are bored this summer, head over to Six Sisters' Stuff or Year2Change, grab your best gal pals or guy pals, and have some fun getting healthy this summer.  It can't hurt!

4 comments:

  1. I wouldn't pass up that rib eye either! I'm a firm believer that it's not protein or fat that make people fat, but too many carbs in their diets. I never advocate a low-carb diet, but a lower-than-the-average-ridiculously-high-carb American diet. lol

    Are you sure your plan doesn't call for 64 oz. water per day? (not per week?)

    So good to hear from you. I just talked to our daughter in Indiana and 16,000 people are without power right now in their county (St. Joseph) - stormy but a relief from the heat.

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  2. For me, the regular exercise part helps more than anything!

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  3. I was worried about you last night with the storms coming through Fowler
    Pray for no damage we can always use some water as long it isn't too much
    take care and keep moving that is my motto.

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