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Time to Get Out And Go

Monday, February 2, 2015

Most people think of hearts in the month of February as symbols of Valentine's Day and visuals of romantic love, but February is also American Heart Month. I've teamed up with Staples to raise awareness and to challenge myself with the #GetOutAndGo campaign to show my own heart some much needed love. Some great ways to reduce your risk for heart disease are a healthy diet, continuous exercise and regular checkups. I realized lately that I really need to work on pushing myself in the exercise and healthy eating department.
 The Get Up And Go campaign is all about pushing you outside your comfort zone, getting your heart rate up and getting into healthy habits that will pave the way to living with a healthy heart. A big challenge that I would love to take on throughout the month of February would be running. I love the idea of running, but I'm not a huge fan of the reality. I haven't been able to push myself past the breathlessness that seems to always be associated with attempting to make it past that first mile. I am determined to work through that breathlessness and push myself to run a 5k by the end of the month. Now, that may not seem like a lot to some, but it is a lot to someone who has not run a full mile since high school. I will be keeping you updated on my progress using the fun tech gadgets that Staples sent along including the handy dandy and oh so adorable fit bit. At the end of the month, you'll even be given the chance to win a fit bit of your very own from Staples! As for now, I'll be working towards living heart healthy.

Let's get active!

22 comments:

  1. I love this! We hear about this a lot on campus since AHA is Alpha Phi's philanthropy! Great post!

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  2. I love that you're focusing on yourself and your health! Good luck with your journey this month :)

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  3. I have been doing the Kayla Itsines BBG and it is seriously a great workout! I definitely recommend it!
    KyMarieC

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  4. I absolutely love running and even jogging, but lately I can't find the time or energy. I need to fix this asap! The Get up and Go campaign is amazing! Absolutely fantastic!

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  5. Awesome campaign! Love this inspirational moment for a Monday!

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  6. This is an AWESOME campaign! It's so important to get out and be active, even during the cold/winter months <3

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  7. That is awesome did you join the #1800minutechallenge on Living In Yellow blog by Erin. Since you are already running you should go and sign up. There is a prize at the end.

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  8. YES! I'm going to try to run as often as possible this month. :) Great campaign. :)

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  9. This is a great post! I am always looking for ways to kick my butt into gear!

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  10. Lucky girl! I've wanted to get a fitbit for a while now :)

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  11. great post. great idea to promote healthy heart awareness. I look forward to reading about how you get on
    Rosie
    www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

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  12. OH I see need a FitBit! Running a 5k is on my goal list... but I'm thinking much later in the year. LOL

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  13. I love this! It's important to be aware of this issue.

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  14. Good luck with your goal of running! I have a fitbit and love it!

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  15. We're doing a lot of things at work this month with the American Heart Association. Heart health is so important.

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  16. What a great campaign! I'm definitely inspired to get active!

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  17. Sounds like a great campaign and an even important cause

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  18. seems like you have a good plan in place.. you'll be able to run that 5k in no time..

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  19. YES! Get it done! Sounds like you're well on your way!

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  20. You can do it!! I believe in you :)

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