Improve Your #Wellbeing with Baby Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle, May Calendar

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Welcome to May!

A new month means a new Baby Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle calendar. This might be my last one, though. Interest out there seems to be waning.

That’s okay. Everything old is new again, and everything new gets old quick, right?

But for now, here are small things we can do daily to improve our well-being. Over time, small steps lead to big changes.

A happy and healthy May to you all!

Speaking of everything old is new again, what’s one thing from the past you hope never makes a comeback? Personally, I’m going with big hair and leg-warmers. I used to have both.*

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*And you thought I was kidding.

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95 Responses to “Improve Your #Wellbeing with Baby Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle, May Calendar”

  1. Firewaves21

    Bellbottoms, and platform tennis shoes. I sprained my ankle so bad going down some stairs in platform tennis shoes that I don’t believe it has ever been the same. Those things will kill you. LOL and really most of the fashion from the 70s save for tye die, should stay dead. 😉

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    • Carrie Rubin

      It seems “platform tennis shoes” are an oxymoron. 😄 I can’t imagine going for a run or doing aerobics in them. That’s an accident waiting to happen. As you found out going down the stairs. Yikes!

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  2. philosophermouseofthehedge

    Peter Pan collars. (Does anyone know what those are anymore? I hated them – they were on everything)
    And those tiny tiny waist cinchings…My grandmother had something like an 16-18 inch waist when she married…I have her honeymoon teddy and a few elegant handmade belts to prove it. Oh, Scarlet – breathing is good!

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  3. thefolia

    Iconic flashdance moment…till this day the 80’s theme is still alive. Originality is harder to come across and so now our kids our reliving our fashion disasters. Maybe they will mimic us with our healthy habits too one day.

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  4. 2bcreativeblog

    Excellent calendar! Love reading your tips for health. 🙂 I’m working on it! Not a broccoli fan unless it is finely diced and cooked in rice. lol One thing I’d hate to have come back in style…..thinking……funny thing is lot of it does come back in style. lol Probably, the big hair too. I agree. So funny to look at past pictures. 🙂 Have a great May!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thank you! Glad you enjoy the calendar. You’re not alone in your broccoli aversion it appears.

      I think back to the perms I had and the poufy bangs, and I cringe. 😝

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  5. D. Wallace Peach

    I like these calendars until I forget about them. I’m usually good for a week or so. What should never come back? Oh, there are so many fashion trends! Blue eyeshadow, platform shoes, bell bottoms, and fur coats. 😀 (And those shoulder pads!)

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    • Carrie Rubin

      I’m so sorry your comment went into spam. Not sure why that happened. No one wants to be trapped in that scary place! And yes, let’s hope fur coats never come back. I can’t imagine how anyone could feel good wearing them in this day and age.

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      • D. Wallace Peach

        I was going into spam a lot today. I don’t know why and tend not to worry about it. I figure I’ll be found eventually! I agree that wearing dead animals is so out!

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  6. Lori

    I think I must be a freak of nature. I eat broccoli almost every day. I make it a certain way that I love. I don’t like raw vegetables, so it’s cooked and mixed with fresh garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano.

    I usually get a dip in energy in the middle of the day and want to nap. Have tried several different ideas to help this situation, but nothing works. Recently been having a protein drink, but still not working. My vitamin B was tested and it was actually high! Can’t figure it out.

    P.S. I’d like for certain trends to return, like platform shoes. Unlike heels, they were level so easier to walk in, and they made this short person look average height.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Your broccoli sounds delicious. I don’t like it raw either. I’ll eat other veggies raw, like cauliflower, carrots, and cucumbers (on my salad), but not broccoli.

      I’m always tired mid-afternoon too. Sometimes movement helps pick me up, sometimes tea. Otherwise I’m stuck with yawning for a bit.

      Platform shoes tend to come and go rather frequently, it seems, so you might be in luck! Well, maybe they call them wedge shoes now, but same idea.

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  7. Sharon Bonin-Pratt

    I like that you begin and end the month with activities good for one’s soul – being grateful and calling a friend. Most of these are such simple tasks – I can do these. Thanks, Carrie.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Our emotional and spiritual well-being are every bit as important as our physical one, that’s for sure. Thank you!

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  8. Jill Weatherholt

    Great tips, Carrie. You know I especially love the one about only checking your phone twice a day. What a wonderful world it would be if we all did this. I eat baby carrots 🥕 everyday! Love them!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks, Jill. I really try to limit my phone contact on Sundays–give myself one day where I’m not frequently checking in. As you know, social media is so much a part of our writing job that it can be difficult to step away. But it’s better for our mental health when we do.

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  9. Andrew Reynolds

    you lost me at, “have broccoli for dinner.” It’s the one veggie who’s taste I can’t tolerate. Everything else I do, but there’s no way I’m crossing the “broccoli” line. 😉 and to every restaurant on the planet – there are veggies other than broccoli. “Fresh veg” doesn’t have to be broccoli ALL THE TIME. 😉

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Ha, that’s true–it’s either broccoli or asparagus on the menu it seems. I don’t like asparagus, and while I love broccoli, some carrots or green beans might be a nice change-up.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Ha, definitely not my finest fashion moment. That’s my brother-in-law behind me. He put on a pair to match me in the photo. And mock me. 😁

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  10. Brigitte

    Oh c’mon. What’s wrong with striped workout body suits, leg warmers and sun-tan colored hose? Those duds of yours are slammin.’

    Great tips, Carrie. I’m looking forward to May, one of my favorite months!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to May too. Spring has finally reached Ohio. Maybe I’ll even pull out my leg warmers…

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  11. Mayumi-H

    I love these calendars, Carrie! I like the daily motivators, too, but the calendars always put me in a mindset for the month ahead. Plus, I don’t always scroll through my social feeds every day.

    I understand if you decide you don’t want to do them anymore, though – they are a lot of work! Any graphic effort is a lot of work. :)Do you have stored calendars? Or maybe just stored tips? I can help with a randomizer program that might make creation easier. 🙂

    If there’s one thing I will never go back to from my past no matter how much it may re-surge in popularity, it’s butt-floss leotards. I’ll spare you the photos.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Ha! Leotards–I forgot about them. Luckily I never had any of the flosser kind, but I certainly had my share for my aerobics workouts.

      Thank you about the calendars. Glad you like them. I’ve recycled some of the tips from past months, because it’s difficult to come up with 30 new tips every month, but I’ll see how it goes. I add four or five tips at a time throughout the preceding month. Spreading the job out makes it much easier.

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  12. Jennifer Kelland Perry

    I think these tips are great! For one, I’m a huge advocate of lemon water, both hot and cold.
    As for the big hair? I still have it if I don’t tame it down somewhat. 🙂

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thank you, and yes, you’re right about the shoulder pads. (I had those too.) May they never see the light of day again.

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