Part 2 – The Present: How to get a Healthy Lifestyle with Omada

Being healthy and fit is easy right? It can be. However, when you add in the work, stress, paying bills, family commitments and friends sometimes health gets forgotten. Life happens and so does McDonald’s. How can people transform their lives? How can people lose hundreds of pounds? Motivation, will, determination and the desire to reach goals.

A couple of weeks ago I looking through my email thinking about how many junk emails I was going to have to delete. Then one email caught my attention so I opened it and after reading the email I was pleasantly surprised. The email I was reading was from Kaiser Permanent offering a program call Omada offered to me free of charge and I was very excited to start this new program. Omada helps you lose weight by helping you create new healthy habits over 16 weeks with a health coach and team members. The health coach monitors your weight, what you eat and helps you stay motivated by providing advice as well as your team supporting you. I like that this program is not a diet rather a lifestyle change.

When I first signed up for Omada it took a couples weeks before I was assigned a group and a health coach. During the time I was waiting for Omada to match me up. I entered a fitness challenge at work. My work was promoting a 40 day weight loss challenge. I was two weeks in my work fitness challenge when I finally got a notification I was assigned to an Omada group. I lost 5 lbs before Omada and 5 lbs after I started using Omada. I am in the 4th week of the Omada program and I really love it. The program is about making successful changes when it comes to eatting healthy and exercise than you can incorporate for the rest of your life.

My Food Secret Weapon :

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I love premier protein shakes they taste good and help keep me full during the day. I usually have these before I go to the gym or if I can have a healthy meal or just for a snack. I like that these shakes have tons of vitamins and minerals  to keep me healthy while also being low calorie.

My Fitness Secret Weapon :

I do own a Fitbit and I had have friends who own a Fitbit which tracks how much you walk every day kind of like and super advanced pedometer. I really do love how my Fitbit tracks my exercise, steps, calorie intake and sleep. I can do everything with on simple app.

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I will keep you posted on my successful results!

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What do you do to stay healthy? What are you secret weapons to staying healthy?  Leave a comment.

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Part 1 – The Past: How to get a Healthy Lifestyle with Omada

In order to go forward you must go backwards and understand. Recently, I joined a new program called Omada offered by my medical insurance. I thought I would give it a shot to keep going on my weight loss efforts. Currently, at work I am in a Fitness Challenge with my co-workers to lose weight which has been way more fun than I thought it was going to be.

Here is where I was a year ago blogging away:

“The winter holidays are long gone and spring is here. Beautiful trees are just budding and colorful flowers are blooming all around us. What was your New Year’s resolution? Exercise, maybe eat more health? I know for me my New Year’s goals where to do exactly that. Exercise more and eat healthier. Don’t hold it against me, I am not an expert on fitness or exercise but I am trying to figure out what works for me fitness wise. ” – OMGLesbianArmyWifeBlog

Now come with me down memory lane to see how my fitness journey began really quick. I am sure anyone  who has tried a diet or  new exercise regime has probably at least once fallen victim to fitness goals being left unfinished.

A year ago here were my goals and how I would follow through…

How I’m improving my fitness Regime:

Plan: I looked at my sedentary lifestyle and I decided to change it.

Commitment: Making the decision to faithful go to the gym is a big committed and I finally made it.

Goal: I want to feel better about myself, the way I look, and my health.

Action: I get up a little early and go work out. I figure if I can go to work I can go the gym too.

Execution:  I join Curves. I really enjoy going to Curves and doing the circuits it works for me.

A year later…. Here is what really happened:

Plan: I looked at my sedentary lifestyle and I decided to change it.

Accomplished!  I joined Curves and watched what I ate.

Commitment: Making the decision to faithful go to the gym is a big committed and I finally made it.

I made the committed and it only last for 4 months from April to August 2016.

Goal: I want to feel better about myself, the way I look, and my health.

I did feel better once I embarked on my Curves journey. I could see the difference in my appearance.

Action: I get up a little early and go work out. I figure if I can go to work I can go the gym too.

I think overtime I am just not a morning exercise person and went in the afternoon after work.

Execution:  I join Curves. I really enjoy going to Curves and doing the circuits it works for me.

Conclusion is I did join Curves and I did see some results.

I like that the Curves gym is for only women plus it was like 5 minutes from my house. I felt comfortable and safe.  I did feel motivated by my coaches and then I didn’t. I didn’t like feeling as if I wasn’t doing good enough if I missed at day I committed to. I felt guilty and shameful. So, unfortunately I stop going and never looked back. I did enjoy my slight weight loss but then the holidays came and went and I ended up gaining 10 pounds. I am almost back to the weight I started at now.

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