Thursday, September 27, 2012

Life…Supplemented Healthier Lifestyle Journey

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If you have been following my blog, you know that I have posted about my healthier lifestyle journey. On my last post I shared that I was down 30 pounds. I have now made it to 45 pounds lost since April. How did this happen?

There are a lot of reasons for this and one of them is that I have an inner motivation that is giving me the strength to get healthy! This is something that I have to think and do every daily. If not, I will backslide into old habits that I never want to return to. My inner motivation does need help and I found a really fun app to help me with this. I downloaded the Life…Supplemented free mobile application, WannaBeWell. It can be found in the iTunes app store under “WannaBeWell” or by clicking here. It works for iTunes and the iPad.

Since I have to think and act daily in my journey, I found this app helpful because of the daily reminders. This app let me create my own personalized Wellness Coach. There are quite a few choices which is a good thing. I tried several to find the one just right for me! My coach gives me daily tips for motivation and educational messages to keep my focus forward daily. So far most of the tips have been very helpful and I look forward to the new ones each day. As I explore the app and finish missions I earn trophies! This is just enough motivation to keep going daily and keep me focused forward. 
The app also has a reminder function. My 40 something brain needs reminders. The helpful reminders are for my daily supplements. Yes, I do take them and often forget until the afternoon. So now I set the app to remind me to take them in   the morning with food! I can also set reminders for other members of my family to take their supplements and set reminders to restock when our supplies gets low. 

After I downloaded the app, I took a quiz which they call the My Wellness Scorecard. This Scorecard gave me a personalized wellness score. This allows the app to give me tailored tips and insights on what I actually need each day. Yes, I think it is that smart!

There is an online tool associated with this app. It is called The Supplement Resource Center and it has thousands of articles and tips that helped me make informed decisions about what supplements are appropriate for me to take. I actually did some research on supplements a few months back. I wish that I would have known about the Supplement Resource Center back then. It would have saved me a lot of time. Their data base is huge and covers everything from A to Z. 

Another resource with this app is The Supplemental. This is their blog forum full healthy diet tips, more info on the supplements needed and as well as exercise advise. This all comes from their expert panel of bloggers!

This app has inspired me to make good choices. My healthier lifestyle journey is something that I have to do on my own. Even  with that, I love being informed and want to learn new things along the way. It is sweet to have this as an app on my phone so that I can take it wherever I go. 

One last thing with this app. For each WannaBeWell downloaded, a $1 donation (up to $13,500) will be made to Vitamin Angels. Have you ever heard of them? They help reduce child mortality worldwide by connecting infants and children under 5 with the vital nutrients they need.


I wrote this blog post while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Life…supplemented. As a thank you for participating, I received a $25 promotional item, and a $25 donation was made on my behalf to Vitamin Angels.

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