Fit & Fabulous 2017 Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Month

Meaningful Mondays: A month of Health & Wellness

June 5, 2017
June Month of Health & Wellness

June Health & Wellness Month


June Health & Wellness Month

In May, I decided to make that month my month of happiness and focus on what makes me happy.  I also realised by month end, that happiness comes from within and I don’t really need to have rely on possessions or others to be happy.  If you haven’t read any of my posts about Happiness then I would encourage you to check them out and leave me your comments on how you find happiness.

It is now June can you believe it?

That means we are almost at the halfway mark for another year.  To me, this is a great time to take stock of how I’m going and I’m making June my health & wellness month!

I’m actually teaming up with one of my Saturday Sisters who I run with and also I think I might have my darling husband on board too!

It is always easier to support and be supported by other people support and be supported by other people in challenges as it certainly helps keep the motivation going.  I’ve written before about the The Top 5 Benefits of Having an Exercise Buddy.

What is my approach?

My aim is to concentrate on exercise, eating well balanced meals, cutting down on alcohol and making more time to ‘just be’ and enjoy the moment.

If you follow my blog you will already now that I am passionate about keeping fit, fabulous, healthier and happier as I age.  I want to spread the word that aging can be a positive experience and also being fit and healthy doesn’t mean running marathons or existing on lettuce leaves.

I’ve made a start by entering a 35km run in August, just 10 days before I turn 60.  It gives me a focus and I’ll have something to work towards.  Of course, I don’t expect you to do anything crazy like that!!!  But you should think about ways you can improve your overall health and wellness.

I will be posting regularly throughout the month with ideas and my experiences of keeping healthier not only physically but mentally and spiritually.

It is the whole package.

You need to be healthy in all three areas to feel alive and enjoy life to the max.

I hope that I can encourage you to take stock of life and see if there are any changes you want to make to feel better inside and out.

Why not join me and make June Health & Wellness month for you?

Come and Join my #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook page and let’s help each other be fit, fabulous, healthier & happier!

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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  • Reply Lydia C. Lee June 5, 2017 at 07:12

    I need to exercise more – I’m going to do climb n dine so I need to be fitter and quicker…

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 20:18

      Oh I haven’t heard of climb n dine but that sounds interesting!

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life June 5, 2017 at 07:48

    I’ll be joining you with making June a health & wellness month but no 35km marathon for me. I’ll be doing it a bit more gently!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 09:20

      That is great Ingrid. No you don’t have to be crazy like me and do a 35km. It is all about doing what you enjoy and keeping fit, health and happy at the same time. Looking forward to having you along in June.

  • Reply Donna June 5, 2017 at 08:22

    Count me in too. I turn 58 June 27. What better gift to myself than to work on me!!!! Love it. Great post

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 09:19

      That is a perfect gift Donna! I’m so pleased you will be joining in and you will certainly be Sizzling Towards 60 that is for sure! Have a fabulous week!

  • Reply Jo Tracey June 5, 2017 at 10:09

    Yep, June is absolutely about health & wellness for me too. First step is ditching the midweek booze. I’ve fallen into an unhealthy pattern which is counteracting all the good things I do & eat. Have a great week.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 15:54

      I know Jo, we are the same with the alcohol so that is one of the first changes. I’m so pleased you are joining in and making some positive changes for your health and wellness month. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Kirsty @ My Home Truths June 5, 2017 at 10:55

    All the best for your run in August. I know I need to make a similar commitment so I’m held publicly accountable and prioritise myself. Will have to ponder my own health and wellness goals for June – thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 15:53

      Thanks so much Kirsty! I’m giving it a go and that is the main thing. I’m so pleased you have found some inspiration from my post. Good luck with your health and wellness month! xx

  • Reply Donna June 5, 2017 at 15:57

    I’m looking forward to following your health and wellness month, Sue.
    And I just signed up to join your Coach Potato Fab Fit FB page. Love it!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2017 at 10:11

      Oh excellent Donna! Great to have you on board. x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill June 5, 2017 at 17:43

    I’m looking forward to being inspired Sue – I’m definitely thinking about turning it up a notch because I’m not getting any thinner with the way things are going atm. After a long weekend of lovely meals shared with family, I’m going to need to get myself back into the swing of things!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2017 at 10:11

      Oh great Leanne. Just increase your walking and I’m sure it will turn around. I know it is difficult as we get older to keep it all under control but as long as we are exercising regularly and eating well balanced meals that is really the best thing we can do for our bodies. I hope I can keep inspiring you. xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs June 5, 2017 at 19:07

    You are an inspiration to many Sue! Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 23/52. Next week: Public Holidays.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2017 at 10:09

      Oh thank you Denyse that is so lovely of you to say. I try to inspire others and hope I don’t sound like I’m telling them what to do! Enjoy your week xx

  • Reply Jennifer June 5, 2017 at 22:20

    Just joined the Y because they have a heated pool and DR is recommending swimming to help with my back pain.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2017 at 10:07

      Oh that will be good for your back Jennifer. Good for you and hope the back pain improves. xx

  • Reply Kat June 6, 2017 at 03:16

    I just had to pull out of the San Francisco half marathon 🙁 which is a bit sad for me. But I have my gym gear with me and I plan to go for a treadmill run on my lunch break. My boyfriend and I are trying to make more healthy decisions at the moment.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2017 at 10:05

      Oh it is sad especially after training for it but sometimes life just throws a curve ball doesn’t it, Kat? It’s great you and your boyfriend are both working on health it makes it so much easier doesn’t it? Have a good workout!

  • Reply Sara June 6, 2017 at 14:42

    What a lovely way to celebrate June.
    My current challenge is June related as it is my birthday month.
    I actually started exercising to encourage my son. Little did I know it would stick.
    It took me nearly 3 months to do a 8 week program (c25k) but I did it. ^_^
    Next goal is to do 60min on elliptical by the end of June.
    BTW, I found this post on Twitter for a 60+ calendar to celebrate the beauty of aging.
    I immediately thought of you. twitter[.]com/drjoyce_knudsen/status/871780592379154432

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 9, 2017 at 07:04

      Good for you Sara and being a great role model for your son. I’m sure you will reach your 60 min elliptical goal just keep trying and you will get there. Thanks for the twitter post I must check it out. Have a great day!

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  • Reply Charlotte June 7, 2017 at 07:08

    35km sounds like a fantastic challenge! I can’t wait to see how you get on! it’s so important to consider all aspects of health and wellness, like you say it’s not just about living on lettuce leaves

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 8, 2017 at 09:57

      Well I ran a full marathon before my 55th birthday Charlotte but just don’t have that in me for my 60th. I thought this would be something challenging and different. I will let you know how I go.

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  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt June 9, 2017 at 08:04

    I love this, Sue! You are always to motivating! I’m beginning the writing of my new eBook “No Excuses Fitness” and love reading this post! I’m in the process of establishing a mailing list and starting a fitness newsletter to help market, promote and create buzz for my book (hopefully launching in early January)!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 9, 2017 at 10:23

      Oh Terri how wonderful another book for you! I still haven’t put one together. I will definitely be on the mailing list and good luck with it all. January will be here before you know it! Thanks for stopping by it is lovely to hear from you.

  • Reply Debbie Harris June 11, 2017 at 17:44

    Wow, what a great achievement 35km will be Sue. Congrats on your positive efforts and for inspiring the rest of us 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 12, 2017 at 17:11

      Yes I’m looking forward to the challenge and hope I’m still upright at the end!!!

  • Reply Michele June 12, 2017 at 09:32

    I need to make June a health and wellness month too- too many social occasions in May- including cake and cocktails! Good for you for signing up for the run in August- it will give you a good goal to work towards. You will be stronger than ever for your 60th birthday!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 12, 2017 at 17:01

      I know what you mean about social occasions – we just need to find the right balance. Yes I’m looking forward to the run and also to turning 60! Have a great week x

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    A 35K?! That’s amazing, Sue! I’ve been making progress this month, but not that much! ? Super proud of you, and I think intentionally focusing on one main thing for a month is a great idea.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 19, 2017 at 09:13

      Thanks Wendy! I’m going to give it a go and we will see what happens. Watch this space!!! xx

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