A to Z Challenge 2016

#atozchallenge My A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You!

March 21, 2016

a-z blogging challenge


In April, I am participating in the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!  My friend, Leanne, from Cresting the Hill told me about it so we are both going to give it a try. It will require commitment as we need to post something for 26 days, each day based on the alphabet and following a theme.

Today is  March 21 . and that means Theme Reveal Day!

atoz-theme-reveal-2016 v2

At first, I wasn’t sure what to have as my theme, however, I thought the most natural topic and one I am passionate about is achieveing a Healthier, Happier lifestyle. So, DRUM ROLL PLEASE……..My theme will be……

My A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You! (Watch out for the book!!!).

I won’t just be talking about the usual ‘diet and exercise’ topics associated with health. My philosophy is that to achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle, we need to take a holistic approach – in our mental health, physical health and spiritual health.

To me, Health and Happiness go ‘hand-in-hand’.  I don’t believe you can have one without the other so I’ll be focussing on ways to achieve the ‘BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE’.

When I reached midlife, I realised that if I wanted to enjoy this wonderful and new phase of life I had to start seriously looking at my health – being physically active and eating a balanced diet as well as having good mental and spiritual health.

I’ll be covering topics from Attitude to Zen, from Friendships to Relaxation techniques, from finding Balance in your life to Having a Vision and making your Dreams a reality. Have I peaked your interest?  I hope so!

I would love you to join me on this journey and hopefully pick up some tips on how you can make your life healthier and happier!

Watch for my first #atozchallenge post on April 1 – ‘A’ is for Attitude, Action and AchievementClick To Tweet

If you are a blogger, why not try this challenge? Is there a theme that you are passionate about? Could you write posts for each letter of the alphabet using the theme? Of course you could!

Follow our progress:

Website:       http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blogging-from-A-to-Z-April-Challenge/103539949768314?sk=wall

Pinterest:     https://uk.pinterest.com/onehandtyping/blogging-from-a-to-z-april-challenge-2016/

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/search?q=aprilatoz

Google +:     https://plus.google.com/communities/113611516081177712085


Let’s Keep Sizzling!




Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill March 21, 2016 at 13:09

    It sounds fantastic Sue – I feel inspired already 🙂 You are such an outstanding example of a balanced healthy woman and I’ll be reading each post with interest. I also can’t wait to see what others are putting out there for us – I’m hoping to meet a whole new bunch of bloggers!

  • Reply Zeljka March 21, 2016 at 20:24

    Great theme! Looking forward to reading! 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 07:59

      Oh thank you Zeljka! It is my first time doing the challenge so wasn’t sure what to expect! I’m looking forward to it all though should be some interesting reading.

  • Reply dSavannah March 21, 2016 at 21:38

    Awesome! Welcome to #AtoZChallenge! I’m writing on health as well, but more from an awareness-of-issues stance. Good luck!

    dSavannah of dSavannah Rambles – http://www.dSavannah.com/blog/

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 08:01

      Oh thank you for the warm welcome! I’ll be definitely checking out your posts. I haven’t taken the challenge before so it should be very interesting. Can’t wait to read others’ contributions. Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week!

  • Reply Ann March 21, 2016 at 22:06

    Love it! Can’t wait to see what you have to say because I already love the energy in the intro!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 08:02

      Oh thank you so much Ann! Your comments make me feel more confident. I haven’t taken this challenge before so it is all new territory. I’m looking forward to reading what others have to offer. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Jerri March 22, 2016 at 05:32

    Sounds great! I just turned 60 this year so I’ll be interested in your topic. (I never heard of a sizzling 60 year old before!)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 08:12

      Oh we are Sizzling Jerri! Never too old! I’ll be 60 next year but I’m thoroughly enjoying life more than ever. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  • Reply Alana March 22, 2016 at 08:18

    You’ve got me pumped just reading your reveal. And you have “Z” covered, one of the hardest letters. Yes, 60 sizzles! (so does my age, 63). Best of luck!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 08:20

      Oh thanks Alana you have made my day! I just hope my posts live up to my hype LOL:) You are Sizzling good for you!!!

  • Reply Wendy March 22, 2016 at 10:42

    Sue, I am excited to follow this! You had me so inspired, I actually started writing my own “theme reveal” and was going to join the challenge at the last minute. But alas, common sense or flu-induced exhaustion overrode that moment of spontaneity, and I decided to just follow along as a spectator this time. 🙂 Looking forward to following your posts this month!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 12:56

      Oh I’m sorry you haven’t been well Wendy and you can’t take part as I would have loved to read your posts. Thank you for following mine and I hope you enjoy them.

  • Reply Parul March 22, 2016 at 11:11

    That’s s great theme. Something that we need to read for better, happier lives. I will be around reading posts here. Good luck!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 12:56

      Thank you Parul I hope you enjoy my posts. Good luck to you!

  • Reply J.L. Campbell March 22, 2016 at 11:24

    Sounds like a great theme. I’ll be following.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2016 at 12:57

      Thank you! It is my first time trying the challenge so I’m a little bit excited.

  • Reply Tasha March 22, 2016 at 20:30

    Sounds like a wonderful positive theme, I wish you a great April and hope you have a great challenge.
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 23, 2016 at 14:09

      Thanks Tasha I hope it will encouage positivity. I’m looking forward to the challenge as it is my first time taking it.

  • Reply Mary March 24, 2016 at 03:23

    Hi Sue! Great project you’re taking on. I’m certain to learn lots from you as I read your posts.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 24, 2016 at 06:19

      Thanks Mary! It certainly will be a challenge 🙂

  • Reply Bev March 24, 2016 at 06:10

    Sounds like a great theme! Love the idea of being a sizzling sixty!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 24, 2016 at 06:21

      Thanks Bev!!!

  • Reply Nilanjana Bose March 24, 2016 at 08:38

    A very topical theme, and I love your positivity and enthusiasm. All the best for a wonderful A-Z, the first is always extra special! Have a great April,

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 24, 2016 at 09:25

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to your limericks!

  • Reply Jeffrey Scott March 24, 2016 at 09:36

    Sounds like a great theme. I could stand to be a better me, so I’ll be back to see how your A to Z progresses. This is the second time I participated in the challenge. It’s a LOT of work. But it’s rewarding and fun. And you get to meet so many cool new bloggers.
    Wishing you the best in your April Challenge!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 24, 2016 at 09:44

      Thanks Jeffrey. I just saw your theme and absolutely love it. I will be following!

  • Reply Nikki March 24, 2016 at 22:45

    Sue, that sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun, to read! And it sounds like quite the challenge, 26 days of writing is a big commitment. I know you’re up to the challenge and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’ll be back to check it out.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 25, 2016 at 16:21

      Thanks Nikki I think it will be challenging but I plan an e-book at the end using my posts so that is an added bonus.

  • Reply Random Musings March 25, 2016 at 10:46

    This sounds like a great theme, something everyone will be able to take something away from! Looking forward to visiting you through April 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 25, 2016 at 16:22

      Thanks Debbie I’m looking forward to the challenge. 🙂

  • Reply Julie Syl - Pit stop Crew March 26, 2016 at 06:44

    I wish you every success son the challenge. As a midlifer myself I know the value of looking after number one and I encourage you in that lifestyle choice. Looking forward to visiting in April 🙂 Am an April child too so its awesome!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 27, 2016 at 08:02

      Oh thank you Julie and it is great to find another midlifer! I’m off to check out your theme and look forward to connecting during the April Challenge.

  • Reply Robin March 26, 2016 at 10:34

    Sounds great! I need to give it some thought to find out if it’s something I can work into my blog. I can’t wait to follow along with you (as always!).

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 27, 2016 at 07:52

      Oh you are so lovely Robin! Thanks for you continuing support and friendship.

  • Reply betty March 26, 2016 at 13:56

    I agree with your concept; you basically have to “fix” the whole body if you want to try to fix one thing of it otherwise it will be potentially a fail. If one is overweight, they need to figure out what caused it, boredom, loneliness, stress, etc. If they don’t get to the root of the problem, no amount of weight loss or weight loss surgery even will “cure” them. All parts need to work together for the good of the body I do believe!

    enjoy the challenge!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 27, 2016 at 07:57

      Hi Betty! Yes to me after years of yo-yo dieting I realise it is all about finding balance and that being fit and healthy is not just in the physical sense. I’m looking forward to reading your posts on Arizona. Have a great week and see you at the Challenge.!

  • Reply Monica Bruno March 26, 2016 at 23:08

    What a great idea, Sue! I love how you’ll be focusing on all aspects of achieving a healthy life and not just one area like weight loss. I’m excited and anxious to read what you have in store for us!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 27, 2016 at 07:57

      Thanks Monica! I will see how I go but it is something I believe in so if you write from the heart you can’t go too far wrong. Thanks for your friendship and support as always.

  • Reply c March 28, 2016 at 00:40

    Who wouldn’t want a happier, healthier life? Sounds like a great choice for a theme.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2016 at 12:24

      thanks Carol! It is my first time taking the challenge so I will see how I go.

  • Reply Lois March 28, 2016 at 03:48

    Great topic and I’m looking forward to following your 26 posts! I tried an A to Z Challenge last year and stopped at E – for “end it!”

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2016 at 12:26

      Oh thank you Lois! I checked out your blog are you going to try to get to at least ‘H’ this year LOL:) Thanks for stopping by to comment xx

  • Reply Sandy Sandmeyer March 28, 2016 at 10:16

    How exciting, Sue, that you’re going to have a book! I’m so excited for you. Thanks for sharing your good news with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2016 at 12:27

      Yes it is Sandy. It is still a WIP but I will get there!

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville March 30, 2016 at 08:31

    I love your chosen theme! I am excited to follow what you write as you are always inspiring xx #mg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2016 at 08:04

      Thanks Mackenzie it is something I am passionate about so I hope you enjoy the ride. xx

  • Reply janice Wald March 30, 2016 at 13:30

    Hi Sue,
    Look at all these engaged readers! I didn’t know they had social media communities for the A to Z Challenge!
    Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2016 at 08:06

      I know Janice, I’ve never done the challenge before but there are so many that do.

  • Reply Gail March 31, 2016 at 06:03

    I could use some inspiration about now for a “new and improved” me! see you soon! Gail at Making Life An Art

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2016 at 08:08

      We all need inspiration at times Gail so I hope and I can help you in a small way.

  • Reply Everyday, BETTER! The "A to Z" Writing Challenge, Wendy-style! - The Art of "Why Not?" March 31, 2016 at 19:28

    […] My friend Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 told me about this challenge, and she will be writing an A to Z guide to a happier, healthier you. Sounds like a pretty straight forward writing plan, […]

  • I love hearing from you and your comments are important to me

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: