2017 is the Year about ME!! #healthy #fitbit #walking



I started about three months ago walking my 10000 steps a day. This has really changed my life. I have lost 10 pounds and now have set a new goal. Each day I do the steps, I make a conscience decision to not only eat better but drink plenty of water.

I am going to share my list of how and what I did to become healthier and my goal to continue it for this year.

  1. I wake up each morning and thank the Lord! I am always in a better mood after I say my morning prayer. I love spending a few minutes a day on my knees thanking the Lord for allowing me another day.
  2. Get dressed and get moving. I have realized if I don’t get up to an alarm clock and immediately get up and get moving, I tend to start trying to make excuses to not do my morning walk.
  3. Have a group of friends to compete with. I found some of my Facebook friends that also have a Fitbit and we challenge each other to daily showdowns, weekly showdowns and even weekend showdowns.
  4. Drink water. This is one of those I hated at first. Now I love it, I received a yeti cup for my birthday and I keep it full of water. This helps me reach my daily water goal.
  5. Do not eat or drink anything other than water after 6:00. This isn’t that hard, I chose to do this because I found that my husband and I love to snack at night and that was not helping me reach my goal!
  6. Keep moving, I use my fitbit to challenge me to move so many steps each hour. This keeps me active all day long.
  7.  Walk somewhere safe and beautiful. I choose to walk along the beach road because the water is so soothing.

These are the steps I took to help with my healthier me! Although I am not anywhere near where I want to be I am heading in the right direction. Now I have another goal this year and that is to be more involved in the church. I want to be a better Christian. I will be sharing this in a later blog!



  1. What an encouraging Post. The tips are very helpful. I hope you have a blessed year.

  2. Robin masshole mommy says:

    I got a fitbit for Christmas and I am loving it. It is really helping to keep me on track. I don’t know why I didn’t get one sooner.

  3. I am drinking the water finally and feel so much better. I can actually feel it when my body doesn’t have enough water. Still working on getting in all the steps.

  4. Way to go! I’ve been drinking more water, and I had started walking. I lost 40 lbs and my gallbladder went bad, and I had to have it removed. Since then, I’ve been kind of bumming it where my diet is concerned. I’ve lost a total of 50 lbs in just over a year – I need to get back on it!

  5. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    Sounds like you are doing a great job trying to get healthy this year! I really want to lose some weight this year.

  6. I am definitely trying to lose some weight this year. I have a fitbit too and it’s amazing. It helps keep me accountable. Best of luck on your journey!

  7. 10000 steps a day?! That’s incredible! I really have to get one of those fitness trackers and see how I’m doing. Good job on getting a head start at being healthy.

  8. When I was tracking my steps, I had over 20,000 steps in one day during vacation! It was so cool.

  9. Way to go! You’re doing awesome! I need to make some lifestyle changes this year. Your post has been inspirational! Thank you!!!

  10. You would think that 1000 steps a day would be almost impossible, but once you get to stepping, it isn’t all that much. I wish you the best in achieving your goals.

  11. I agree with you that if I don’t get moving immediately after waking up I start making excuses. I have to start walking again. Thanks for the tips and motivation!

  12. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are all great ways to stay fit and healthy each day. Sleep is extremely important for our minds, bodies, and souls. Water is something we all need and it can also give you the feeling of being full too. Walking is a great way to stay fit. Thanks for sharing your healthy routine.

  13. Go girl! 2017 is my year to get fit, too. I can’t wait to give it 110% and really see how much of this weight I can get off! Go us!

  14. Great way to start off you year by getting healthy!!! You go girl!!

  15. CourtneyLynne says:

    Get it girl!!! Hope you achieve all of your fitness goals this year!!!!! It’s always so exciting to see our goals become reality

  16. It is your year! I love my fitbit. I have had it for many years and it feels like my trusty companion. I really hope you can achieve all your goals this year! Happy new year.

  17. Way to go, I need to get a fitbit so we can challenge each other. I love how you start your day, and that you drink water. That would be my hardest part of all of this.

  18. Good for you – you go girl! I must admit, I am obsessed with my FitBit! I think the sleeping tracker is my favorite part. I usually never take it off except to shower and charge it.

  19. I love my fitbit too! I’m usually closer to the bottom of the challenges, but that’s ok. My only real competition is myself!

  20. This is great, I hope 2017 is the best year yet for you. I too am making a change in my life. 🙂 Good luck.

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