My One Word for 2014 #Health #OneWord365

OneWordHealth2014This will be my first year choosing One Word for the year of 2014. This idea of One Word was inspired to me by Teressa of Window on the World, who in turn was inspired a few years ago by Melanie at Only a Breath.  Melanie is offering a blog button template (see mine to the left who chose One Word to ‘reflect’ on for the upcoming year.  Melanie, (gasp for breath) was inspired by Alece at OneWord365 The goal is to brainstorm a single word, or ‘theme.’     As Alece puts it on her website:

Forget New Year’s Resolutions/ Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway. Choose just one word. One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live.  One word that you can focus on every day, all year long. It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your your, but also you.  It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps. Discover the big impact one word can make. One word. 365 days. A changed life.

So, the big question….why did I pick Health as my One Word for 2014? Well, 2013 was not the greatest year for me health wise and and every aspect of my life suffered from it.  That’s not fair to them and certainly not fair me.  And my health has been getting worse over the last few years.  After becoming pretty ill at the end of 2013 and ringing in the New Year from a hospital bed, I decided I needed to focus on my health.  For so many reasons more than me. Health is defined in the by the Merriam Webster dictionary as the condition of being well or free from disease. I am very behind on posting on my blog, but I have been striving towards towards health since I cleared by the doctor.  It’s different this time than other times I said I was going to strive for health. I need my health to be successful at life, and I realize that now.  I have a gym membership, am working with a personal trainer, who is also having me keep a food diary (which he reviews).  I found a great a great counselor to help with the emotional and spiritual part of my body and make me healthier their. I’ll keep you updated with my progress with my #lifetimejourneyforhelf #selflove #weightloss #musclegain #changeforlife #iwillbehappy Sorry those are all more than one word, but they have been the hashtags I have been using!

Today is Diabetes Alert Day…

Did you know today is Diabetes Alert Day?

The American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one day “wake-up call:” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test (CLICK HERE) to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

For every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boars Head (manufacturer of premium deli products) will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association, starting March 27 and lasting through April 27, 2012, up to $50,000.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions, including those about weight, age, family history, and other potential risk factors for Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes.  Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those high at risk to contact their heath care provider.

For more information, check out The American Diabetes Association on Facebook, or follow them on twitter.

FREE NeilMed NasaFlo NetiPot! Get Relief from Winter Colds Fast!

Hurry on over to NeilMed’s Facebook page HERE to fill out a brief questionnaire and watch a video, and NeilMed will send you a NasaFlo NetiPot completely FREE of charge!

What is a NetiPot you ask… The NetiPot is a naturally soothing saline wash.  they have been around for thousands of years, and is an excellent way to rinse mucus from the nose, making medications you are taking for allergies, colds, and sinus infections work more effectively.  The NetiPot also rinses away allergens, irritants, bacteria, and viruses from the nose, reducing the frequency of infections, as well as decreasing swelling in the nose and sinus cavities, thus increasing air flow.

The NetiPot is great to have this time of year to help manage those colds and flu-like symptoms.

Note:  One per household only.  Allow at least 30 days for delivery of your FREE NetiPot.

Go Red for Women – FREE Pin from American Heart Association

Head on over to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women’s Facebook page to sign up for a FREE Red Dress Pin just for becoming a fan of their page.  Donations are optional, but always welcomed.

You should receive your FREE Red Dress Pin in about three weeks.  Just in time to wear it on National Wear Red Day on February 3, 2012.  So, on February 3, 2012, remember to not only wear the pin, but wear RED too, to increase awareness and fight heart disease in women.  Check out the Official Go Red For Women page here and learn more about what you need to know to prevent heart disease in the women you know and love, including yourself!