Percolate Wellness

I’m fascinated by and seem to interview a lot of athletes, particularly marathon runners.  It remains interesting to hear these folks talk about the joy they find logging the miles and how they try to find their best times and so forth.  I still seem to be the wogger I talk about in PERCOLATE.  I use to term “wogger”  to put a word to my walk/run combination of exercising – “Wogging” 🙂

Well, 2015 has rolled around and I’d say I’m in pretty good health. I’m kind of sick and tired of being a wogger though.  I’ve been wogging and wogging and just wogging along.  It’s time to run.  This year, I’d like to shift into awesome health & well-being.  With my food allergies and inflammation under such better control with the changes to sugar intake and food choices for a few years,  I’ve next decided to reclaim my inner athlete and be in as best health I can be in as 2015 continues and hopefully the years roll on.  I’m not positive I’ll reclaim my entire gymnast self.  That’s the one who could do flip after flip after flip.  I can still walk on my hands and do cartwheels and so forth, which isn’t bad for 45.  But I think I can step that up too.  I think I might look into help kids with their gymnastic dreams and goals.

Howabout you?  Do you seem to have the same conversation with yourself day in and day out without much shift in your well-being?  Are things getting slowly worse as you age?  How is your overall well-being?  Any health and fitness goals?

One item new to my wellness is a Fitbit Flex.  My husband and I bought a Fitbit when we were out shopping.  I was having a chat with a neighbor a few weeks prior and she said she had lost 10 pounds just by using her Fitbit.  Each day I saw her that followed she asked me if I had one yet….   I do now.  I use it on my computer and on my iPhone with the app.

I’ve been using my Fitbit for just about 7 days now and have lost 3 pounds.  You set your goal and how aggressive you want to be with reaching your goal and it charts you on a course. It helps you track the food and calories you eat while paying attention to how much you move and how much of a “deficit” you want.  In other words, as everyone knows, you can’t out exercise a bad diet.  If you eat more than you exercise you will gain weight. You have to have fewer calories in and move more to make a change in your weight.   It seems to help get you more aware of your intake and exercise habits to create that metabolism hum.   It also tracks your sleep.  I really didn’t need it to do that, because I am a solid sleeper.  It’s been nice to see it confirmed though 🙂
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I also put a note in our Best Ever You Community and quickly discovered many had Fitbits and loved them or family members had them.  Some had never heard of it and thought it was a neat thing they might buy.
How are you sleeping?

How often do you eat and what are you eating?

How many calories are you eating per day?

Are you exercising each day?

Are you building muscle mass?

Are you burning fat?

Are you exercising off (buring off) the calories you eat each day?

Are you exercising off (burning off) the the calories you eat each day and then some to give a deficit to allow for weight loss?

Do you pay attention to sugar intake?

Do you consume alcohol?  drugs? tobacco?  prescription drugs?

Have you given up because you feel too old to be healthy or don’t know how to reclaim pieces of your youth?

Have you had all relevant health check ups?

Do you have a chronic condition that you want to start shifting away from and into well-being?

What are you wellness goals?

Percolate Wellness & Well-Being
Be Well.

Love, Elizabeth

About Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino
elizabethhamiltonguarinophotoElizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the author of PERCOLATE – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House 4/14/14) and founder and CEO of the Best Ever You Network. Elizabeth understands firsthand the challenges life can bring and has worked with thousands across the globe to illuminate their light within and help them live their best life. She has a degree in communications and broadcasting; is a life coach, food-allergy expert, and anaphylaxis survivor; and is the host of The Best Ever You Show. Elizabeth lives with her husband and four boys in Maine.