My Healthy Transformation

My Healthy Transformation

Tracking Pixel 2014 has been my year for healthy transformations!

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My Healthy Transformation

The last half of 2014 has been all about making  healthy choices and some big changes in my life.  I left my long time job at WLOS for a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.  It was a very hard decision to make, but it was something that I knew I had to do to get my health back on track.  The 2AM wakeup call was wreaking havoc on my well being.


Since then I have been focusing on taking time to breathe and take in scenes like this.  Wasn’t fall pretty this year?


My goal after leaving the station has been to get more sleep and reduce some of the major stressors in my life.  I hoped the result would be a healthier version of myself.blackbalsamhike12.jpg

In the past few months I have been working hard on my blog and turning it into my job, but I have been also very cautious to not let myself get too overwhelmed and overextended.  I have also been continuing to watch what I eat and exercise of a regular basis.  I have been able to see my family, friends and especially the hubs more in the past few months than I have in years.

My healthy transformation has been a big success… in fact I’d say my life has been more DELIGHTFUL than it has in years and I’ve been healthier than I have been in a long time.

Your Healthy Transformation

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has gone through healthy transformation lately.  Sara Lee®, who sponsored this post today, is currently hosting an amazing contest for  people like me who have been putting their health first.


The Sara Lee® 45 Delightful People program is the perfect place to share that transformation.  It is simple to enter and 45 finalists, who have had amazing healthy transformations, will win free bread for a year, an iPod shuffle, workout gear and more!

Enter Here.

Everyone who enters will automatically receive a free t-shirt!  Sounds like a pretty good deal to me!

Delightful Bread

I mentioned one of the ways I stay healthy is to continue to eat healthy food and watch my calories (especially during the week!)  I am addicted to peanut butter and am always looking for a way to have a PB &J with slightly fewer calories.  Sara Lee® Delightful Breads are the perfect choice because they are only 45 calories a slice.  That’s only 90 calories total for a sandwich!  That is pretty awesome.




The Delightful line of breads comes in new Oatmeal and well as 100% Whole Wheat (made with real honey,) Healthy Multi-Grain and Wheat.  They are heart-healthy and provide and excellent source of fiber in each serving with no artificial color or flavors and no high fructose corn syrup.  All pluses in my book!

I always eat a little extra during the holidays, so this simple bread switch keep calories lower for the next few weeks and especially into January.  Once the New Year starts Sara Lee® Delightful Bread will be the perfect way to keep the healthy momentum going.

Don’t forget to enter the 45 Delightful People contest!  It is free to enter and everyone gets a free t-shirt.  The top 45 win free bread for a year, an iPod shuffle, workout gear and more.

*This post is sponsored by Sara Lee®.  All opinions, as always, are my own*

 Your turn!

Have you gone through a healthy transformation?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:19-04:00 December 18th, 2014|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips, Motivation/ Inspiration|18 Comments


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  2. Kim December 25, 2014 at 10:18 am - Reply

    This post was on December 18th, but if you go to enter the contest the last say for entries was December 15th.

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

      I see that… They wanted me to post it on the 18th… perhaps their website it wrong. If you can still enter, I would.

  3. Mary Beth Jackson December 20, 2014 at 7:01 am - Reply

    great story and I m sure a very tough decision! I am sure 2015 has great things planned for you!

  4. jill conyers December 20, 2014 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Congrats on making the hard decision for your health!

    My whole year has been one big personal transformation and I’m working on a professional transformation all in the name of health and living my best life. Kind of sounds like a cliche but it’s true.

  5. [email protected] December 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    It’s always tough transitioning when you are used to something for so long. I have very early wakeup call for my job and some times I thk I would do so much better with my health and well being if I was doing something else.

  6. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    2am! Ouch!! I’m glad that you listened to what your mind and body needed! I was in the best shape of my life back in September. I’ve been letting it slip a bit lately and need to get back at it. I’m definitely using the holidays as an excuse and that’s no good!

  7. Annmarie December 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Sounds like it has been a great year for you! Can’t imagine having a job that required me to be functioning at 2 AM! That is rough!!!

  8. Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! December 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    That’s so great that you’re finding more balance! I have a packed schedule but I am figuring out the balance within that, as best as I can. 🙂

  9. Wow I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to get up at 2 am! Sounds like you made a good decision for you. I have tried this past year to cut out lots of processed foods from my diet. Sugar has crept back in a little that is my focus for January.

    • JulieWunder December 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deborah. I totally understand about sugar… it’s a creepy thing this time of year!

  10. Annette December 18, 2014 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Julie, I to have left my long time career for a much healthier lifestyle. I can understand the difficult decision to move on. I am getting healthy, fit and strong and enjoying time with my husband. I take fun exercise classes at my local fitness center, I had the opportunity to enjoy classes at my local university and meeting the great people of my community. Especially the people of your Dad’s walking group. Your blog has been a great addition to my journey. You are an inspiration.

    • JulieWunder December 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Annette! I’m so glad you have had such a great year too.

  11. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 18, 2014 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I”m definitely much healthier now than I was at the start of the year–I too needed a job change and a re-evaluation of my lifestyle!

    • JulieWunder December 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Changing jobs is hard, but so worth it if you are struggling. Glad you were able to make a change too.

  12. Blane Sherer December 18, 2014 at 6:39 am - Reply

    You have certainly made a great healthy transformation this past year. You are a great role model and your blog is a wunderful inspiration for others.

  13. Jenny December 18, 2014 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Yay! Your transformation is such a great story and inspiration to find balance, based on priorities. I have an ongoing transformation or challenge, to make each day better than the one before. 🙂

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