New Year's Challenge Fitness

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Are you ready for a happier, healthier and stronger you?

Eating healthy foods and exercising regularly are challenges we all face. Having the motivation to consistently find the time, and to balance exercise and healthy eating with other life style activities are not easy tasks to undertake.

The New Year is usually the popular time to start. There are plenty of fitness challenges you can join, but the first thing you have to do is to decide and the commit.

Aside from signing up for the the 16 week IsaBody Challenge, I incorporate the workout and meal suggestions from  This month's challenge is the  "January New Year's Fitness Challenge" #NewYearsChallenge

Preparation is key to set yourself up for the best challenge possible.

1) Nutrition: Healthy Eating

    Nutrition is important to fitness. To be healthy, nothing is more crucial than healthy eating. It's not an easy task to choose foods that provide quality nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.  Go over your pantry and refrigerator and start tossing out the left over pies, cookies and anything not healthy

    Here's the meal plan for week 1:

      Tip of the day: Start drinking water (half your body weight in ounces)  - and remember, baby steps. Toss out any unhealthy food such us processed food and left over pies from the holidays.

2) Exercise The challenge includes a combination of strength and cardio workouts which is laid out in the  28-day workout calendar  .     I do my workouts from home and a planned routine has always been more effective.

    Here's the schedule for the first week:
    Power Moves
    Burpee Blast
    Body Weight Challenge
    Core Crusher
    Full Body Burn

       Tip of the day: Set your alarm - make it inviting so you'll get motivated and don't forget to stretch before any workouts.

3) Buddy System.
      Invite your friends to join you. Celebrate every single day with a phone call, a social media post - anything that works for you.

4) Take a before photo
You may not want to do this but this is for YOU. You don't have to share it with anyone, but your before photos will serve as your reference point.

5) Write down your goals.
     Put your thoughts, your WHY's, your goals on paper. There's a HUGE benefit in doing so.

Let's do this together - you and me because 4 weeks from now, we'll be glad we said YES!

Chime in as I post mini work-out videos on Instagram through  @gottalovemom

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