A goal of mine this year was to put my health first (consistently) and no longer diet, but instead make eating better a lifestyle. Since it’s hard to do this without some sort of milestone or goal in mind, I signed up for my first half marathon (10 weeks away!) to give me a push. Running is one of the best workouts anyone can do for a total body workout, but of course I don’t suggest a half marathon for someone who doesn’t workout or run regularly. Starting off with a 5K or 10K is also a great challenge. Shape.com is my favorite resource for all things health & wellness, and has tons of information on how to prepare for running events, if you’re up for the challenge.
Since eating is a MAJOR part of weight loss/health, monitoring my daily nutrition intake is a must. But, MyFitnessPal.com has been a life saver. The online tool (and phone app) allows you to track your diet/activity level and helps you meet your goal based on these factors.
Progress photos to come!