Health & Wellbeing

#FeelGoodLinky – January 2018

Hey hey!  After a bit of a break, The #FeelGoodLinky is back!  It’s been changed ever so slightly (but more about that at the end of the post!)

Since 2018 began, I’ve been making a conscious effort to get myself moving and some weight shifted. 

I acquired a Fitbit earlier in the month after my other one died a death.  It’s proved to be a great addition to my life.

What am I focusing on this year?

Weight

I’m not overly fussed about how much weight I lose this year.  I have lost 7lb this month and I’m happy with that. 

If I only lose 7lb a month, I’ll be happy with that. 🙂

Food

This is the area I’m making bigger changes with this year.  I’m using the Fitbit app to track my calories.  I’m trying to stay under 2000 a day (which is actually proving to be quite easy!).  The Fitbit app also has a great feature that tells you what percentage of your daily calorie intake is either carbs, protein and fat.  🙂

Over the last few weeks I’ve eaten more eggs, meat and veg but I’m still struggling to lower my daily carb intake.  It’ll work itself out though I’m sure! 😀

Water

I’ve been doing really well with water the last few weeks.  I drink a glass each time I go out to the kitchen.  It’s helped me no end.

Exercise

I’m walking well over 8000 steps a day.  Although, I can’t say I’m working out yet.  Haha! My aim is to become more comfortable in myself and then I’ll start moving more.  Although, I’m trying now to be as active as possible.  I’m actually loving the 250 steps in an hour feature of my Fitbit.  It vibrates if I haven’t completed 250 steps by 10 minutes to the hour.  It’s a great feature that really does make sure I get up and move around a bit more.




Sleep

It’s a well known fact that parents don’t get as much sleep as they should.  My average sleep length is less than 7 hours a night.  This is not good for me.  To be honest I feel like I need an extra hour but it’s just not happening. 

I’m going to try and aim for that 7 hours on average this month.

Heart

Now, I’m around 8st overweight, and not very fit to boot.  My heart health isn’t going to be considered great.  In fact, my cardio fitness, according to Fitbit, is 24-28, which is considered poor to fair.  This comes as no surprise but also gives me something to work on. I am always trying to improve myself.

So, there we have it…  This month’s update.  🙂

And you can add your health, fitness and weight loss related posts from January to the #FeelGoodLinky below. 

The linky is open until 23.55 on 27th February. 

Link up as many as you want but please comment on other posts too.  🙂


Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.

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