Fit Approach Challenge!

As a new Sweat Pink Ambassador (more to come on that) I am inviting you to join our #sweatpink community and Lorna Jane for three-weeks of moving, nourishing, and believing in yourself! Once January comes to an end, your New Year goals should not go out the window! Join us for the Move Nourish Believe February Blogger Challenge to stay on track and motivate each other! Here’s to a healthier and happier 2014!

PS. Did you know the winner of the entire challenge will receive a $1000 shopping spree to Lorna Jane?

Yep. That’s right. Let’s make February count!

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Here’s how it works:…
1. Each day throughout the month there is a new challenge. Conquer the daily challenges and post a picture of yourself doing so on Twitter or Instagram. Tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach along with #mnbchallenge #sweatpink #lornajane

2. At the end of each week, recap your successes on your blog and/or Facebook page. Each blog post equals five bonus entries! Share the blog post on Twitter and tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach.
**In order to win the $1000 shopping spree, you MUST participate in all 21 of the daily photo challenges.

Here are the details:

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Move Nourish Believe Challenge starts February 3rd through the 21st! Challenge yourself with daily & weekly challenges and see why the Move Nourish Believe philosophy is one to live by.

Lorna’s Philosophy:
MOVE her body every day
NOURISH from the inside out
BELIEVE in herself and that anything is possible
if you work hard enough

Check out movenourishbelieve.com and lornajane.com for
daily inspiration to motivate you to achieve your best life through active living.

Follow Lorna!
Twitter: @LornaJaneActive
Instagram:@LornaJaneActive
Pinterest: Lorna Jane Active
Google+ +Lorna Jane
www.lornajane.com
www.movenourishbelieve.com

I will check in at the end of each week with a snapshot view of my daily challenges and proof of commitment.  Who else is joining?  Let me know, link up with me on Insta or message me a comment!  I just might share your accomplishments on my blog as well!

CHEERS!

Monday Motivation- I Ate Far Too Many Cookies

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Already Day 20 into the New Year.

Where are you at in meeting your goals?  Are you still focused?  Did you fall off the wagon?  Who cares!  Jump back on!

My nutrition tanked this weekend.  Can we say COOKIES?  On Friday, I ate more then my fair share of the GIANT Hy-Vee frosted cookie I talked about in last nights post.   My aunt Jeanne sent home a gallon size bag of homemade Neiman Marcus cookies that I have snacked on all weekend long.  And, my aunt Sarah brought down some to.die.for cookies from a bakery in Des Moines, IA, that I gladly helped myself to.

Seriously.

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My workout schedule remained some-what in tact.  I could have added a little more activity on Saturday, but, we will just chalk it up to leaving ‘room for improvement.’

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And now, for some Monday Motivation:

5 Reasons To Exercise

 

1. Improves Mood! 

A happier, more relaxed, productive and confidence ridden YOU.    Why choose crabby over happy?!

See you at the corner of Health and Happiness!

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2. Controls Weight

Burn calories, melt fat, boost metabolism!

Burning more calories means eating more food to fuel your body.  No, not Doritos.  Reach for an apple and string cheese, or peanut butter and celery!

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3. Helps you Sleep!

Getting your heart rate up and body moving means a better nights rest!   Make your body work!  The more it is worked, the more rest it needs to recuperate.   Just don’t do it too close to bed time, otherwise you run the risk of re-energizing your body for the night.  And we all know there are only so many sheep to count.

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4. Relieves Stress and Reverses Signs of Early Aging

Stress = Bad.

Bad for our bodies, minds, attitudes and looks.   Getting in a killer workout helps relieve that built up stress from our day.   Getting rid of that stress also helps reverse the ugly long-term effects that stress has on our bodies.  Think younger looking.  Who doesn’t want that?  

Yes, bonding over drinks and trash talk at happy hour relieves stress as well, but who wants the after-effects of a bloated body, killer headache and the snack attacks that hangovers bring?  Choose punching a bag at the gym, lifting some weights or running like you are training for the Hunger Games.

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5. IT’S FUN!

Blah blah blah.  I DON’T want to hear about how you hate exercising, sweating, etc.

Find SOMETHING that you like to do that gets you moving and your heart rate elevated.   Walk your dog, box, garden, mow, shovel snow, dance, run, swim, bike, take aerobics, lift weights, throw in a DVD workout.

Bring a friend, make it a fun experience where you can engage in conversation and laugh over your ridiculous coordination.  I don’t care.  Find something and do it!

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Tell me, what activity are you going to incorporate into your Monday?

Cardio Circuit- Fit For Christmas

Short and sweet today.   I am already two days behind my promised Fit For Christmas Series. 

Today is all about the circuits.  This morning in my TurboKick class we did a double round of the Turbo section which inspired the following Circuit.

Kill it, kids!

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My trusty NikeAir Max get me through all my TurboKick workouts, but I can tell they are wearing out at a lot faster since I started teaching again 5 weeks ago. 

Oh darn, that means I have to go buy new shoes.   What girl hates that? 

My current shoes are the 2013 Air Max:

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Have you SEEN the 2014 Air Max?  Come to mama!! 

Love Love Love! 

You can bet those babies are on my Santa List.  (I am pretty sure I will be Santa in this case).  I am loving 2 of the 3 new color schemes.  Decisions.  Decisions.

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Check them out here

 

Happy Thursday!