31.4 year-old!!! My body thinks it is still living the life it lived back in my glory days of last September!
Okay, that's not really much of a difference. But at least my Real Age isn't any older than my actual age. Here are some things Dr. Oz says I should do to achieve a younger me:
- INCREASE YOUR INTAKE OF VITAMIN E. (Easy enough)
- EAT MORE FOODS THAT ARE RICH IN POTASSIUM. (No problem)
- INCREASE YOUR DAILY INTAKE OF CALCIUM. (Easy)
- INCREASE YOUR WHOLE GRAIN INTAKE. (I can do this.)
- INCREASE YOUR VEGETABLE INTAKE. (Ditto)
- INCREASE YOUR FRUIT INTAKE. (check)
- DO MORE STRENGTH-BUILDING EXERCISES AND TRY TO KEEP YOUR OVERALL WORKOUT PLAN WELL BALANCED. (Need advice on how to fit this in with no gym membership and two small, crazy people in my face all the time.)
- GRADUALLY WORK UP TO AT LEAST 90 MINUTES OF STRENGTH-BUILDING EXERCISES EACH WEEK. (See above comment.)
- ADD FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES TO YOUR ROUTINE. (Need advice here too. Is Yoga the best way to do this?)
- FLOSS EVERY DAY. (I know, I know. Dr. Oz knows me so well.)
- SPEND MORE TIME BUILDING AND MAINTAINING STRONG, CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS. (Hmmm.... I guess I really am a slacker in this department come to think of it.)
- OWN A DOG IF POSSIBLE. (not going to happen right now, Dr. Oz. I need to get all the humans in my house potty trained before I take on a dog.)
Lastly, Dr. Oz said I needed to become a healthier role model for my kids. Here is a test to take to see how healthy your kids are. Yikes! I'm nervous to take this one. Emma is a very, shall we say, discerning eater. It is really hard to get her to eat new things and I admit to giving into her demands for grilled cheese on too many occasions. Charlie will eat just about anything, but too often I let Emma dictate what they will be eating, so Charlie pretty much eats the same limited diet as Emma. I definitely have lots of room for improvement in this department. I will take the healthy kids test soon, I promise. Right now I have to do an "I Spy" puzzle with my kids.