The following is a sponsored post written by me.
When I mention to people that I want to start working out or that I am so out of shape they always refer to my weight and say You don’t need to loose weight.
I know that and the funny thing is I didn’t say I did, I said I was out of shape and I am.
I mentioned I was not healthy and I am not. I am not in shape, I do not have enough energy and I could improve on my diet. So I am doing something about it. I have started going to the gym. I am being more conscious of what I eat and I am making my health a priority because I do not have perfect health. I have Graves Disease and that is not going away. I have treated it and I am managing it but I need to be proactive about it.
As a mom I put my health last, I mean way, way, way down the line. If my child has a sniffle then we are at the doctors yet I can hardly make time for a well check up yearly for myself. Today the face of health insurance is changing and one of the things I appreciate is the push for a healthy lifestyle. Many health insurance companies reward healthy choices like well check ups, flu shots and other healthy lifestyle choices. If you can’t find the motivation to do it for yourself then do it to save money on your health insurance. UnitedHealthCare has put together a series of videos helping explain all aspects of health insurance so you can be a smart consumer like this one on ways to Save on Health Insurance.
I need a push sometimes and thank goodness for my friends. We have been meeting 4-5 mornings a week at 5 am at a local gym to work out. We grab elliptical machines side by side and pass the time catching up. As a busy mom I love that I am meeting two needs at once I am taking care of my health and my sanity! Even though I am getting up an hour earlier each day I have more energy, more patience and am generally happier. My caffeine intake has gone down and I am less likely to grab junk food as it kills that healthy buzz I have going after a great workout.
Health insurance is not cheap so do your research, figure out what providers work best for you and what doctors and facilities give you the best care and cost combination. Educating yourself can feel overwhelming and I admit I let my husband handle all that but you can learn your facts by checking out these 5 Myths about Health Care as well as these Tips for Shopping for Healthcare.