10 Ways I’m Making 2016 my Healthiest Year Yet!

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For the past 5 years, I feel like I’ve either been trying to get pregnant, have been pregnant, or trying to recover from pregnancy.  In those 5 years I’ve picked up some great healthy habits!  Before trying to get pregnant I never stopped by the vitamin section in the store.  I didn’t feel like I needed to, I was eating decent.  Then came pregnancy and I realized what I had been missing all these years.  Vitamins!

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In January of 2016 I decided this was the year to become the healthiest I can be!  So today, I’m going to share my lifestyle change secrets with you!  Yay….ok here’s what I’m doing:

1. I continued taking my Nature Made Prenatal Vitamins!  Nature Made is the #1 selling brand for quality vitamins, supplements and minerals for a reason*! I’m also thinking of trying for a 3rd baby…so these are a must! 🙂  Not only are they locally available (no need to order them online, but you can if you need to, they’re affordable at your local Wal-Mart).

Nature Made Vitamins  2. I became lactose intolerant in December.  It’s been rough, I miss drinking milk!  I also sit inside all year, and only see the sun on the weekends.  My body, bones, nails all show signs of Vitamin D deficiency.  So I began taking Vitamin D3 daily!  (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases).

3. I began working out 4-5 days a week at home!  I have the kids join in, to make it a family event and something that is fun!  The kids get some energy out and I get to sweat!

4. I began nourishing my hair from the inside out!  My hair after kids does not look or feel the same.  I have dry and course hair now.  Adding the prenatal has helped a ton, but I keep these VitaMelts at work for the days I forget to take my vitamins! 🙂  I like who they taste too!


5.  I get a massage once a month!  I used to get them once a year!  I set aside the money on payday and if I can afford it by the end of the month, I treat myself.  It’s helping me to relieve stress and relax!  Isn’t that priceless?

6. I get more sleep!  I used to sleep 5-6 hours a night.  No I make sure every night I’m getting at least 8 hours!  My moods and energy levels have improved greatly!

7.  I drink a ton of water!  I used to drink a few glasses a day. My skin looked ragged and dry.  I never needed to use the bathroom. It was not good!  Since increasing my water intake, my skin is more supple and my body feels healthier!

8.  I’m teaching myself to meditate.  I know that sounds strange, but I have a ‘busy’ mind.  Meditating is something that is not easy for me!  This takes practice and practice makes perfect right!:)

9. I smile!  I know that sounds lame…but I used to walk around with a blank look on my face.  I make it a point to smile at people in public now.  The response that I get when I smile, instead of just stare is much more enjoyable to see…which in turn makes me happy! 🙂  Everyone needs to smile more.

10. I eat healthy!  Portion control was my problem, I’m figured out that if I slow down, I don’t need the huge plate of food.  I don’t deprive myself of any foods or treats, I just take smaller portions now.

All of these new life changes have greatly impacted how I feel, and how I look.  My clothes fit better, I have more energy and I’m excited to do it all again the next day!  Being healthy is a choice, and with he help of my Nature Made Vitamins, I’ve finally figured out how to be the healthiest yet!  It only took me 35 years to figure it out.

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*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 1/02/2016, for the xAOC Market. Copyright © 2016 Nielsen.