New Year’s Goals, Not Resolutions, For a Healthier You

Happy New Year! It’s a new year, and with the new year comes the mindset of having a new chance to be the person you envision. Typically, this comes in the form of creating New Year’s Resolutions, all-or-nothing statements of change, which are usually forgotten within a month’s time. For example,  many people’s health resolution may be to “Lose weight,” with the idea that they will lose all of the weight they gained in the last 10 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

THD Wednesday Challenge: Five A Day

This week we go back to healthy eating habits. Once again, we want you to eat five fruits and vegetables.THD Wednesday Challenge

Fruits and vegetables are not only a great source of vitamins and minerals, but they are a fantastic way to fill up with very little calories.

Keep us updated on your progress via our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge or leaving a comment here.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be around to cheer you on.  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!


THD Wednesday Challenge: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

The Wednesday Challenge is here once again! This week, we want you to eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables. THD Wednesday Challenge

According to ChooseMyPlate.gov, adults need 2 cups of fruit and 2.5-3 cups of vegetables every day. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and fiber. They can also provide extra hydration, for those who aren’t big fans of drinking water.

Getting 5 servings a day can sometimes be tricky. Everyone has different ways of getting their five a day. One tip for getting 5 or more servings is to have at least one fruit or vegetable with each meal and to have a fruit or veg as a snack as well. Eating a little throughout the day is much easier than trying to get all of your servings in one meal.

What are your favorite tips for getting your 5 servings a day?

Remember to check in with us through our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge so we know how you are doing.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be munching on fruits and veggies with you!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!


Zee’s Status (1/5/12)

Status: Gained
Mood: Trying to get motivated … at a slower than snail’s pace.

Happy New Year From THD, on FlickrEvery new year you hear these themes or goals for the year, sometimes the themes rhyme with the year such as “more in store for 2004”.  They always serve as a motivational tool for how to begin and move forward in the new year.  Well, I’ve always liked that idea, and thought I’d share my personal one to go with this new year, and the new and bigger hill I have to climb, my theme is Creating Solutions.

The idea came to me from a post I read on www.tinybuddha.com about thinking of solutions instead of creating resolutions. The premise being that a resolution, the firm decision to do or not do something, isn’t as strong as, making a decision to solve a problem.

So the idea I’m taking away from this is that yes, this year I do plan to lose weight as I had planned last year.  The difference is this year I’m going to focus on the solutions to issues that will help me not gain weight, which is my problem.  For instance, one problem I have is exercise, what to do and when to do it.  A solution at least for this winter season, is to do more of the exercise methods I have at home and do it before I plan to leave the house.  This week it’s fitness shows on my cable company’s On Demand.  So far I’ve tried Hip Hop Cardio twice, and I’m eying this Power Core next.

So that’s my status for now. Do you have any fitness/healthy solutions you are doing?