I don’t know what it is about 2012, but I’ve personally witnessed many circumstances that have reminded me just how brief life is. Events and relationships I once took for granted have dissipated before my eyes.
But even if I hadn’t experienced these life-changing events, I’ve come to realize that I’ve been living a complacent life when it comes to my own health. The soundtrack of “I’m too busy”, “I travel too much” and “I’m not a professional athlete any more” finally ran its course. I had to step back and realize that if I wanted my children to grow up to be truly healthy, both emotionally and physically, I had to stop simply talking to them and start living it out before them.
But how do you change years of bad habits and complacency? Worse yet, how do you make major life changes when the choices you thought the choices you have been making were good ones?
I can tell you what you cannot do: go it alone. If you got yourself into this position, chances are you’re going to need help and guidance to get out.
It’s for this reason that I’m excited about the The MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge. Quaker Oatmeal has always been a staple in our family, so it would only make sense that they would come up with a tool to help equip people in their journey to improve their heart health one step at a time…and track that change!
When the end goal seems to big to get to, you must break it up into bite size bites (oatmeal pun intended ). When you join the The MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge, you’re given a FREE tool to track those goals and steps you’re taking to get there. They’re challenging all of us to complete just 15 workouts in 30 days for a chance to not only win some fabulous prizes, but ultimately gain the best prize of all: life-long health!
Joining the The MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge is my first step towards becoming a healthier me. Now I’m curious to know, what motivates you to stay healthy?
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