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My Fitness Confession

I’ll admit…

I’ve been SLACKING in the fitness arena. I know I may come off as a super-fitnessMake time for yourself - You are important freak, but in all honesty I am human too! Life does get busy, juggling a full time job (plus overtime), 3 kids, marriage, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and also helping others through my fitness business. I’ve always been the type to put others first, so my kids, my husband and helping others reach their fitness goals has been my priority these days. So, setting aside the excuses, my health has to be a priority in order for everything else to run smoothly in my life. I need to have optimal energy in order to function in a way that I can get everything done without feeling sluggish, right? So I NEED to schedule back that 1 hour workout every day and set it in stone.

So here’s my fitness plan:

1) Rather than just hosting challenges, I will be an active participant in them. This will give me accountability and make me stay on-point.

2) Tell my accountability partner and spouse what my fitness goals are. This includes immediate and long term.

3) Schedule my workouts. Working out in the morning has always been the most effective time for me to take get it done. I wake up super-early as it is, but if it’s going to fit somewhere in my day it has to be done before work and before the kids get up. No excuses. Free time will never come upon my doorstep, I have to FIND the time.

So here it is: I will be doing Les Mills Combat starting tomorrow, December 18, 2013. I will follow the calendar until Saturday, January 5th. On January 6, I will start TurboFire with the challenge group that I am hosting. Care to join me?

4) My workouts will be written in my daily planner and scheduled in WOWY.

5) Set up the alarms on my phone: The first one will be set for an hour before I have to get ready for work. The second one will be set for 45 minutes before I need to get ready for work. If the first alarm doesn’t work (which I KNOW I will come across those kinds of days), then I MUST get up for the second one. If I don’t, then I most likely will not be on time for work since I will not have a “get ready for work” alarm set.

6) I will start a personal log of my workouts and meals. So on top of posting my activity in my challenge groups, I will have a log either on my phone or in my daily planner of what I ate, what I worked out to, whether I had my Shakeology and how much water I drank for the day.

Hmmm… did I miss anything? If you have any tips or ideas for me, please share. I’m up for suggestions. And again, if you’d like to join me when I start a fresh new round of TurboFire on January 6, message me and let’s do this!

How to Get Back Into Working Out After You’ve Slacked Off For a While

Okay, so you’ve started a workout program or routine and you were doing so well with it for a few days and weeks. Then all of a sudden something came up, causing you to skip a day of working out and then that became two days, three days, then weeks, and maybe even months. And you know what??? THAT’S OKAY! It’s is human nature for us to fall off and lose motivation after a hiccup in our routine.

So now what? What are you going to do about it? It does no good to sit there and feel sorry for yourself. You let something get in the way of your routine and you let it continue to stop you. You’ve made little to no progress since. Take it as a lesson learned. If you truly want to get back into shape and live a healthier lifestyle, you’ve got to put a stop to the excuses and JUST DO IT. There’s a reason why you started in the first place. So get back in tune with that driving force… that force that gave you that deep desire to get back into shape. Whether it be for better health conditions, weight loss, more energy a more confident you or that hot beach body… it doesn’t matter… just do it. Make it something that you can finally cross of your to-do list for once and the consistent sacrifice that you make to just get it done will reap rewards for you later on.

While you’re getting started again with your workout routine, figure out which motivating factor was missing the last time you were on a roll with your exercises. Are you so busy that you just didn’t have time for it anymore? Were you lacking the energy to get these exercises done? I often find that the number one thing that most people are missing out of their equation is the support. Exercise + Nutrition + Support = Success! Getting that support could simply mean finding a workout buddy or a workout group that will keep you motivated.

Believe in yourself and all that you are.
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

If you’re not sure where to turn for that support, I’m available as a free coach if you need one-on-one accountability. Just comment below or contact me at tgifrida@gmail.com. If you think you would do better in a group setting, I also have a few online workout support groups and fitness challenge groups on Facebook. Also, you may want to consider joining an online fitness community such as Team Beachbody. Team Beachbody allows you to connect with millions of others who are also working out and the site has a ton of fitness and healthy eating resources. Check it out! But certainly, if you’re not sure where to start, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Good luck and don’t you ever, ever give up on yourself! =)