*This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I am not one to make resolutions at the start of the new year, but I do always make a promise to myself that I will make better, more conscious, choices for myself. This especially applies to my health.
By making better choices I am referring to things like opting for an apple instead of cookies, ordering a glass of water at a restaurant instead of soda, and parking my car far away from a store’s entrance to get more walking and exercise into my day.
When it comes to your health, every little bit helps. By making smarter choices for yourself, you are helping to achieve and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This year I made a promise to myself that I would not neglect to take all my medications (thyroid, high cholestrol…) and supplements. For that reason I purchased a large weekly pill case. Each Sunday I sit down at the table and fill each day’s box with all the medications and supplements I have to take.
Because I made the conscious effort to “one-up” my health I have not missed any of my medications or supplements. It also makes it a lot easier and less confusing than trying to remember what to take each day.
In addition, I have also added Fiber gummies to my daily regime. I can tell you right now that I don’t get nearly enough fiber in my daily diet than I should. That is why I choose to use a fiber supplement.
I stopped by our local Walgreens to pick up some Nature Made Fiber Gummies. Nature Made is my preferred brand. I have been using their products for many years and I have always been pleased with them. Nature Made is also #1 Pharmacist recommended. When I am trying to make every day a little healtier, is only makes sense to partner with a trusted brand like Nature Made.
I actually got a great deal on them. They were on sale for $9.99 so I ended up buying two bottles since I use them daily.
I also contemplated getting Nature Made Digestive Probiotics. I hear so many good things about Probiotics. I didn’t pick them up at that time, but I am regretting my decision now because they were on sale too.
I like Nature Made Fiber gummies because I like the way they taste. If you have to take daily medication you know how bland (or gross) those pills can be. After swallowing a mouthful of chalky, bland tasting pills I enjoy chewing on flavorful gummies.
It’s hard to believe that these tasty, fruity gummies are helping me to get more much needed fiber into my daily diet.
The reason why I want to “one-up” my health is because I am getting older and I realize that I haven’t always taken good care of my body. After all, it’s the only body I’ll ever have. I regret not taking better care of it over the years.
These days, aside from making sure to take my medications, vitamins and supplements every day, I also make an effort to get in more exercise (for example – parking further away), drinking more water (opt for water instead of soda when eating out) and TRYING to get more sleep (that one I am having a hard time doing). I even purchased a fitness monitor so I can track my steps, exercise, calorie intake and more.
I am proud to say I have lost about 40 pounds in the past few months. I am the lightest I’ve been in about 17 years. I’m only about 34 pounds away from what I was when I got married (I can even fit into my wedding dress!).
Nature Made is partnering with Women’s and Men’s Health where you and your friends can win awesome weekly prizes to help motivate you to get healthy and stay healthy.
The sweepstakes is currently going on at the Nature Made Facebook page. It ends on April 9, 2017
Some of the prizes you can win include Blue Apron, Lululemon and Sephora gift cards as well as FitBit’s and a one-year membership to Nature Box. Nice!
They are also giving away a grand prize of a spa vacation (4-day/3-night trip for two to the Red Mountain Resort in Ivans, UT). I’d love to win that. I need a vacation.
You can enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize by visiting www.NatureMade.com/OneUp and clicking where indicated in order to complete and submit the registration form for one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing. You can also learn more about the weekly prize drawings, and enter them, on the same website.
In what ways are YOU “one-upping” your health this year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section of this post.
Don’t forget to check out the sweepstakes too!