July was the official start of the Movin’ with Mickey Movement. In case you missed it, let me refresh your memory. My friend Katie over at The Most Delightful Place recently kicked off her new feature Movin’ with Mickey! She’s going to be sharing lots of great health tips and success stories twice a month as she works towards her personal goal of walking the amount of steps equal to the distance from her home in Iowa to Walt Disney World. Of course, she’ll be updating us on her progress along the way. I loved her idea and decided I would join in to improve my health before my fall Disney World vacation.
I have many things to work on to improve my health. As Katie walks her way to Disney World, I’m going to make healthy changes too, and I’ll keep you posted on how I’m doing.
Every two weeks, Katie will be doing a post over on The Most Delightful Place giving us an update and sharing helpful information. I’ll post a link here at Disney World Enthusiast each time she publishes a Movin’ with Mickey article so we can keep up with her progress.
In between posts, you can catch up with Katie and I over on Facebook at Disney World Enthusiast or The Most Delightful Place, where you can let us know how you’re doing on journey as well.
I’ve been super busy finishing up my fourth book that will be coming out this holiday season, so am I making any progress on my health goals? Well….let’s take a look at each of my changes individually.
Get at least 6 hours of sleep each night.
I am still doing great on this change. Each night I’ve been sleeping from about 10pm to 5am. It is becoming such a habit now, I’m almost ready to take this goal off the list!
Eat three meals each day.
So this change is definitely still a work in progress. During my last update, I shared that I was having sandwiches for breakfast, because I’m not a big “breakfast food” fan. Well, guess what? I got super burnt out on them, and started getting back into my habit of skipping the meal entirely. Any ideas of something quick and easy to eat in the mornings?
Eat at least one fruit/vegetable at every meal.
Since I’m no longer eating sandwiches, there went the veggies that I was getting. Lots more work to do here!
Take all of my medications each day.
Still doing great on taking my vitamins and kidney stone medications. Another goal that I will soon be removing from the list!
Drink eight glasses of water each day.
I haven’t even tried this one yet. It’s going to be tough. At least I have plenty to work on!
Reduce soda intake to once a week or less.
I’m still working on this change; that’s for sure! I’ve managed to work my way from four sodas a day down to two, but I still have a long way to go until I’m at my goal of one a week.
Exercise at least 30 minutes per day at least 5 days per week.
No progress here yet, but I’m really short on time trying to complete my book before my fall Disney World vacation. I hope to get started on the exercise on November 1.
As you can see, I still have a lot of work to do. But this about the journey not the destination, right?
Click here to read Katie’s first update that includes a great interview and some fantastic training tips!
Click here to read Katie’s second update that includes her progress report. It is so exciting to see how far she has come already!
Click here to read Katie’s third update that includes some great tips for staying on track while cruising. That lucky girl is getting ready to set sail on a Disney Cruise to Hawaii!
Click here to read Katie’s fourth update that includes lots of interesting information about essential oils!