“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”
Someone once told me the first step is the hardest. And sure, if I’m running a 5k (which I’ve never done), that last few hundred feet may very well be insanely hard. But nothing will ever be as hard as the very first step I take towards training for that 5k.
Whether it’s a mental “step” or a physical one, making that first move towards a healthier you is the hardest and most important one you’ll ever take.
I’m in my 40s now and sure I’m far from being perfectly toned. (Heck, I’m far from even being imperfectly toned…) But it doesn’t matter. I’ve chosen to take that step and lose weight, increase my activity and just live a healthier lifestyle. I’m a firm believer in the phrase, “It’s never too late to start!”
Now that the weather’s getting warmer, I can get out more and do some walking. I’ll usually eat my lunch at my desk during the week and then take a nice stroll around the hilly neighborhood for a good 30 minutes or so. It’s great for mind and certainly good for my body and heart rate.
I’m also trying to eat right and get plenty of sleep. One thing I’ve always done, though, is to take my vitamins. Sure I’ve added more over the years, and do try to get them as naturally as I can through fruits and vegetables, but I also want to make sure I’m covered.
I’ll pop a bunch every morning for various reasons. Lysine to cut down on canker sores. Vitamin D since the sun and I haven’t seen each other in a long time. Multivitamin to ensure I’m hitting all the major vitamins my body needs. You get the picture.
I recently ran over (okay, I drove) to my local Walmart to pick up some Nature Made vitamins. Apparently I wasn’t the only one with that idea. There were loads of empty spaces for Nature Made vitamins. Not so much for the other brands.
I did find a few vitamins I was looking for including Nature Made’s Vitamin C, Vitamin D and a bottle of Super B-Complex (to help boost cellular energy production and antioxidant support).
Walmart is a great place to shop for vitamins, since they generally have real low prices to begin with. And Nature Made is the country’s #1 best-selling brand for quality vitamins, minerals and supplements* according to a recent Nielsen report. The two are definitely a powerful combo in helping to promote healthy habits. Speaking of which…
What’s nice about Nature Made is they want us all to adapt healthy habits beyond just taking our vitamins. Every small healthy habit we make is one step closer to a better life. That’s why they’ve put together a really neat microsite called Wellness with Nature Made. On it, you’ll find inspiration for boosting your wellness. And while March is more than half over, you can still jump in and join the 30-Day Healthy Habit Program with Nature Made. Like I said, it’s never too late!
You’ll not only be getting a jump start on a healthier you moving forward, but you’ll be entered in a sweepstakes where you can win $5,000!
And to really help get you going, the fine folks over at Influence-Central (They’re the ones who helped get me involved in this great campaign!), are giving away Walmart gift cards to 20 lucky readers! Enter to Win a $50 Walmart gift card with the form below!
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*I-C will randomly select 20 winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.
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*Based in part on Nielsen data from its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 1/02/2016, for the xAOC Market. Copyright © 2016 Nielsen.