6 miles daily dot com was born from an answer that Will Smith gave to an interviewer once. When asked about his workout regimen, he replied (and I’m paraphrasing here) that he runs 6 miles a day. With that, he can pretty much eat whatever he wants. This stuck with me for years. I believe it to be true in that if you are moving your body at least 6 miles daily, you will be healthier. You should also be mindful of what you’re putting into it (food wise); however, the two go hand in hand. If you are moving more, you are eating better, and let’s not forget that you also need to stay hydrated, too.
Welcome to 6 miles daily dot com. It’s easy, really. We are here to provide a safe, healthy, happy environment for folks who simply wish to move more. It’s not a scam, scheme, or gimmick, and there really isn’t anything you need to do other than be an active participant in your own health journey. We will share our vast but ever growing knowledge of how to be more healthy (from two very different fitness levels, currently) and hope that you come along and share with us, too.
Hi there, I’m San. If you recognize me from around the intertubes, it’s because I’ve been doing this online thing for quite some time now. In general, writing online is what I do. I own a network of sites, manage them all, and spend a ridiculous (but joyful) amount of time living in this virtual world.
“They” say, find something you love and you’ll never work another day of your life again.
I love what I do. BUT. It can be incredibly easy for me to become lost in my J.O.B. to the point where I’m here 12-16 hours a day. It’s a full time thing and since it is my own, I take pride in how it’s done – completely. That said, I also have other responsibilities that require tending, and one of the most important of those is my health.
I am a wife, mother, chronic illness sufferer (yes, you can move 6 miles daily with chronic pain – I’m going to show you how), and intensely focused business owner who
wants needs to be healthy, too. I recently took a step back and decided that moving the health focus further up the list would benefit me in all ways.
Following my own first and very important life lesson (found on InformedSharing.com): You must take care of you before you can take care of anyone else!
I believe in accountability, focus, balance, and most importantly – REALITY!
Life happens. Being healthy shouldn’t be an afterthought; rather the whole reason for everything else happening as it should.
Let’s git ‘er dun – move. eat. hydrate. repeat!
The other day, while I was flipping through various Facebook pages, both private and public, I was hyper aware of the reality that we, as a society, are doing everything online and in a very public way. However, it’s not always being done in an honest or genuine way. Our photos are filtered, photoshopped and otherwise altered to present a “perfect” Us. Therefore, when offered the opportunity to engage in 6milesdaily.com, I jumped aboard, with one very specific demand – we keep it real. That’s terrifying, because it means the good, the bad and the ugly gets seen.
So… let’s do this.
Who I am… I am a 48 year old mother of two girls, I am a special education teacher, I am a perfectionist, and I have struggled with weight issues my entire life. At my highest weight, I was 200+ pounds, at only 5’2″ tall. I’ve managed to lose 60+ pounds, but struggle still and acknowledge that I probably always will.
Who I am not… I am not a personal trainer, I am not an exercise physiologist, I am not an expert. I surround myself with people who know more than I do and attempt to gather information when I need it. I read, ask questions and from there, I pick what works for me. I understand this is my journey, and therefore keep it individualized for what I need.
My goal here is to generate honest conversations that can improve the health and lifestyle of those who choose to engage. Community is a powerful thing, and I say let’s get this conversation started.
Welcome to 6milesdaily.com. Let’s chat!
Hi everyone, happy to be here. I am an Army wife, mother of three, and homeschooling two of our kids. I also recently had weight loss surgery. I’m here with the hope of inspiring others through my weight loss journey and beyond, to live a healthy life. Blogging is new to me but I am excited to share my knowledge and to learn from you, too. Together, we can be healthy: mind, body, and spirit.
My family is who inspired me to take this (seemingly radical but…) important step toward total health and I am thankful for their support as we experience it all, together. Living a life in shame, before surgery, I wanted to be able to be a good role model for my children, as well as becoming more active so that I can keep up with them as they grow.
While I have been fortunate to not have any real side effects from having weight loss surgery, I am still a food addict and understand that in order for me (and you, too) to be successful, I must be diligent about triggers that may derail me on my journey. Surgery doesn’t cure food addiction, you must be right and ready in your head before embarking upon this path. And even then, you may struggle, as I still do, to know what’s best for moving in the right direction.
I look forward to sharing with you and getting to know you, better, too. I’ll say it again, together we can be healthy: mind, body, and spirit. Glad to be here, let’s do this!