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Friday, November 17, 2017

Fitness Friday - 3 Ways to feel Fit, Fine and Fabulous

A-Train's SuperFit - Morning workout crew

Have you ever said the words, “I want to get in shape…or I want to improve my health?” Well, the time is now, roll off the couch and get moving. Nike says, Just Do It. Gospel singers Mary, Mary say, Go Get Your Blessing, I say If you believe it, you can achieve it.”

How can you feel fit, fine and fabulous? I’m glad you asked. Create a Strategic Success Plan. This can be a plan for you life as well as your fitness goals. Let’s just focus on fitness for today. Here are 3 ways to help you feel fit, fine and fabulous.

1.      Get enough rest
2.      Meal portion control
3.      Workout at your peak energy time
This sounds simple enough right? Sure it does (I like to answer my own questions). The experts (whomever they are) say we are more accountable/successful when we put our goals in writing. Create your vision. Scripture says “…write your vision and make it plain.” Habakkuk 2

You may be familiar with the strategy of setting SMART goals.
Specific (simple)
Measurable (motivating)
Achievable (attainable)
Realistic (reasonable)
Timely (time-based)
You don’t have to wait until the New Year to get started. Take the SMART path and begin somewhere. Find your “why”, why are you doing this? What will keep you motivated to reach your goal? At the fitness gym I go to, several of the women participated in a challenge called, Operation Party Dress.

Operation Party Dress was an eight week nutrition and fitness challenge. Our goal was to eat ‘clean’, workout 5-6 times each week and take weekly measurements/photos of our progress. The culminating event was a reveal celebration. We donned our most flattering “party” dress and met for dinner and dancing at an elegant restaurant.

The Operation Party Dress challenge was about doing your personal best. You were only in competition with yourself, but you had others to cheer you on with each success.

Operation Party Dress - Grocery Store Tour (Learning to read labels and eat 'clean')
If you are looking to start a fitness program, try a few things and see what works best for you. The women’s fitness gym where I workout, A-Train's SuperFit, offers a free workout on Holidays. If you’re in the Ypsilanti/Belleville/Ann Arbor area stop by Thanksgiving Day, 8-9am (Belleville, MI).Click the link above to check out A-Train's website.

Operation Party Dress Celebration
Take charge of your health. Be the Fit, Fine and Fabulous person you are meant to be. Just Do It. Go Get Your Blessing. Believe it, you can achieve it.

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