WHO NEEDS THE NEW YEAR TO MEET THEIR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS? NOT US!
FOUR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 1
For all parts of this challenge use hashtag #moveitmommas
For me, it took me taking on a challenge back in jan. We had run a 5k on Commitment Day (New Years day) and we told ourselves we can do better than the way were living...we had put on a little weight, relaxed a bit with our eating and we knew we needed to get that BALANCE back into our lives!
So we set small goals, followed these steps and the results came almost immediately!
From January to August of this year for us, it was about finding our balance. Finding what worked easily for our family, adjusting where necessary. We took on a smoothie challenge, replacing one meal with a veggie-packed smoothie! It worked! Not the smoothie particularly, but cutting out a normal, packaged "healthy" snack/food and replacing it with a smoothie that contained spinach, berries, water, low sugar protein powder and ice!
Then in Aug, we decided we could push ourselves further...why not? We all have the ability to push harder...it's what keeps us strong and limitless ;) and we ARE limitless!
The balance we have found is just minimal packaged/processed foods and lots of fresh veggies and fruit instead of boxed "empty calorie" snacks. Boom! It's that simple...now find YOUR balance!
When the "junk" is left out of the home, the temptation is removed! Realistically yes my kids still enjoy "cheese nips" for a snack and although it can be a trigger food for me, I've decided that I'm stronger than that box of cheese crackers! YES I AM! And you are too!! Believe it and DO IT! Once and for all...
But food does NOT control me or make me weak under pressure. Never again. I take a deep breath, grab a healthy snack and focus on my goals ;) Woohoo!
*FOUR WEEK CHALLENGE DETAILS*:
Share the challenge on your blog, fb, twitter, IG-spread the word as often as possible. Meet new people by using the hashtag and promoting the challenge on your site, via FB Twitter or Instagram, with family and friends. It'll be a great way to lean on one another and as always I'm here to tell it like it is and share plenty of recipes and motivation ;)
Challenge 2: Write down your goals for each family member that will participate for each week. Example-week 1-goal 1, 2, 3(how many goals each week is up to you!) push yourself!!
**Get the entire family involved, send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org of you working toward those goals. Example: pictures of your healthy foods, workouts, before & after pics!) with your Facebook page, blog, IG or Twitter account that you'd like to share! I will choose randomly to share on social media with the hashtag #moveitmommas use it with your photos and posts so we are ALL able to inspire and motivate one another. * *
Example: We have a bad day, feeling frustrated and ready to give up BUT WAIT, we log on to my Instagram, click on the #moveitmommas hashtag and BAM! You immediately find strong women working toward and reaching their health and fitness goals. You may see a family on a bike ride, or a group of women doing burpees in the park, possibly a finish line picture from a person's first race, even a dinner idea that you can whip up in minutes. Something clicks and you realize...YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS! We are all dealing with struggles, frustrations, busy schedules, achy muscles and joints, food temptations and stresses BUT the difference is we WILL FIGHT HARD FOR WHAT WE WANT. WE WANT TO REACH OUR HEALTH GOALS THIS TIME AND NOT GIVE UP.
Challenge 3: THEN set a non-food related reward if you meet/exceed these goals! Write it down and put it where it'll serve as a reminder! Is it to lose 10lbs? To increase your fruits and veggies?
Challenge 4: LETS MOVE! Get moving at least 45 min 4 days a weekPush yourself to try new workouts or sign up for a local run with family or friends that will accept the challenge as well.
Challenge 5: limit the "junk"Try as a family to make positive food choices- limited chips, sodas, sweets, etc! Start by replacing 1-2 larger meals with smaller, balanced meals...making sure to focus on protein and veggies rather than empty calories and carbs, especially in the evening.
Use DailyMile for workouts or MyFitnessPal to hold you accountable!
Challenge 6: Think about & write down,
WHAT'S HELD YOU BACK FROM REACHING GOALS IN THE PAST?
WHY DO YOU WANT THIS?
HOW WILL YOU CONQUER THESE GOALS?
Keep these answers in a safe place and let them be a reminder of the change you want and why you started this in the first place. It's NEVER TOO LATE! Don't quit and don't lose sight of your goals. Find what pushes you and be your #1 fan throughout the process! It's ALL worth it. I use my anger, frustration and sadness from my past, unhealthy life to act as fuel for me each day. I use it to keep myself focused and assured that each day I am becoming stronger and more determined. I want to HELP YOU in any way possible, so please whether we're neighbors or thousands of miles apart, let's DO THIS TOGETHER!!!WHAT INSPIRES and PUSHES YOU?
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