1.04.2012

Health - Oh Pinteresting Wednesday


At the beginning of a new year, most resolutions include weight lost or a more healthy lifestyle, and I always advocate a healthy lifestyle. It is important to treat your body with respect, as God says our bodies is a temple and I try to maintain that so I decided to promote that Pinterest-style.
The first thing I do each morning when I wake up is go for a run. I run 5 days a week, and somewhere between 4-5 miles each day. If you need some motivation, find a running or training partner, both of you will reap the exercise benefits and you got to hang out with a friend!
In fact, I am out running right now with a new running partner!

After my run, I do a few free weights. I love them to tone up my stomach and 
make sure I don't get flabby.

For breakfast, I love granola, yogurt and fruit!

During the day, for snack, I love to eat fruit, especially apples, the pink lady kind!
Source: google.com via Kaysie on Pinterest


Another vital thing for health is to drink your aqua!!  Can't stress this enough, if you are feeling run down, a little tired, drink up, your body will thank you!


Another healthy drink I like to divulge in frequently is green tea.


Finally, one of the best ways I can keep my husband and I healthy is meal planning, each week, I write out the five meals we will eat. It helps me to make sure we are eating right and eating a balanced meal with plenty of veggies and lean protein. Plus that means I am not always running to the grocery store.


Lastly, don't make excuses for why you can't be healthy! Just don't!


So there you have it, my healthy tips via Pinterest!
p.s. have you entered my shabby apple necklace giveaway yet?
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45 comments:

asj said...

we definitely need to get better at meal planning - I want to start cooking dishes on Sunday night that we can take for lunch all week.

also, those are my running sneakers in your first pin [which are currently my collecting dust in the closet shoes, oops]

Katie said...

I love reading inspiration like this to get healthy and stay healthy! I wish I ran that much but I try to do elliptical at the gym and then free weights too. Thanks for the tips!

CALLIE said...

I love all of this new year inspiration! It's working for me!

Just wish I could make myself exercise in the mornings. It would make my life so much easier, but I just can't make myself do that.

Kerri said...

Wow! Good for you with the running! That's awesome! I love eating fruit... it's my favorite snack. And water and tea are always my go-to, so I guess I have a little bit of a start. :) I have some super awesome news on my blog today that I'm excited to share. Have a good one!

Amanda said...

Loving your pins girl! I plan my meals forthw week as well! It helps so much when you're eating healthy!

Stephanie said...

I love how you used your pins in your post today!!!

Ashley @ Places To Go, Things To Buy said...

Great tips! I too maintain a healthy lifestyle always, but I think your way better at the exercise portion than me! I'm not a runner, I just really don't enjoy it, but I also get bored with doing the same workout too often....so I find I gotta switch it up a lot. That makes for a lack of motivation sometimes to get up in the morning...can you tell I'm currently in a bit of an exercise rut? Haha

Dayna Leigh said...

I love that we both did a health post today and we're pretty much eye for eye on everything! Guess we know what we're talking about :)

Carlie said...

That is so smart to plan out the 5 meals for the week. I need to be better at that!

Monica J @ Sofamilyonline said...

Yes, I agree, great tips! I wish I could get back into running during the week. For now I'll keep hitting the gym. Workout with a partner is great. They offer you that extra push/motivation when you're feeling down. I am definitely going to start planning my weekly dinners, becasue it just helps me stay on track. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the pinterest post. Happy New Year!

Karena said...

Meg you have got it down girl!! I truly admire your dedication!

I am doing al of these in smaller doses (post surgery) Determined though!

Happy New Years and All the Best in 2012!

I hope you will come to enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

you are an inspiration! i need to get more into weights...i've been slacking for sure.

Ashlyn said...

I am def on a health kick ha -- but who isnt now that it's January! I just def over indulged over the holidays and am majoring regretting it lol so these pins are great motivation!

happy new year!!
xoxo

Michelle P said...

I need to be healthier, I have a workout date with the BF planned for Friday, he's forcing me!

Melissa said...

I love that weekly menu-planning chalkboard... so cute! Sounds like you have a great routine for staying healthy. I find it is easier to work out with someone else too - great motivation and you can catch up a bit while you're at it.

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

You're an inspiration!! I love that you wake up every morning for a run. I want to be more like you :)

Laura said...

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Years Meg! I love this post...I adore New Years and having a fresh start on things. So important to be healthy and take care of ourselves! I am dying to get back into running after baby...I miss it!!

Amanda said...

Love, love, love pink lady apples too! I was just mentioning that I haven't had any in a while and need to start eating more of them... Glad your year is off to a healthy start :)

Anna Elder said...

This is a really good way to show others your daily health routine and i might just need to snag it for next week. :) Great routine, btw. It's exactly what mine used to be. Just replace running with elliptical or a class. :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love these all Meg! I am like you I love apples as a snack (or really any fruit for that matter). I need to get better about meal planning. But I think living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind.

Erin said...

You go Meg! :) You are inspiring me now! :)

Alexa said...

Ah now I am feeling inspired Meg! Green tea is fabulous and tastes good too!

Ashley said...

Great post and great pins! I'm going to take some of you tips and use them for my own well being :)

Lauren said...

I really can't wait to try and become a runner... I was making *some* progress towards it before I got pregnant. Even then I could have kept it up but I was so sick I had to take a gym hiatus and it would be too much to try and start running at 17 weeks. So, instead I will wait until afterwards for the running bit and just keep walking and doing yoga, etc.

You're totally right about the water though - best thing you can do for yourself!!

Amanda said...

Cute running shoes & motivation! I am on day 2 of drinking half my body weight in ounces of water and it is helping!

amy b.s. said...

i think getting back into the routine of running is the hardest part for me. since i'm not working out right now though, i have definitely focused more on my eating and water.

Courtney said...

Just found your blog:) I'm a runner too! Pinterest has the best motivation!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Great post!

I did one today about our month long meal plan- it really does make life and your waist line better!

Krysta said...

Great tips, Meg. I was just talking to another blogger about running. I really need to do it, but I hate it! I should really try though. I walk and hike, but I know you get really fit if you are running.

Val said...

I'm officially inspired !

Alyssa said...

Great pins!! Motivating!

Natalie said...

These are great tips! Happy New Year!

Kristin said...

You've just inspired me to get off my booty and go do some pre-natal yoga!

Katie said...

Where do you run? I have a treadmill that I use but in the Winter I get a little too bored of it. I do it anyway but would much rather be outside!

BeckyJo606 said...

I am so jealous you have a running partner! I have really been wanting someone to go with me--and to motivate me when it's really cold outside! This is a great post and makes me really want to do better this year!!

birdie to be said...

Very inspirational pins! I love the chalkboard menu too!

Breanna said...

Love these pins :) I need to get working out soon!

REBrown said...

I love all of these! One of my resolutions is to drink 3 cups of green tea a day. So far so good!

Married...with a Pup said...

Wow, impressive!!! I definitely want an elliptical so I can start living healthier!!

Kim said...

Loving the health tips, thanks for sharing!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Great tips! I know its cliche, but I swear, for real this time, this is the year I will get healthy :)

Jamie said...

I think we were separated at birth! These sound just like me. Sadly I wake up at 5 to go to work so I have to run in the evening, but mornings are my favorites for running!

Nav said...

love all the "being healthy" goodness!! keep up the good work!

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

Happy New Year :))) I loved this post. Thanks for spreading the good word on health!

The Sauls said...

Thanks for the comment! following you now :) Love all the pins.