MMB – Fall Fitness Challenge Starts!

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and feeling good out there!  I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of weeks due to Labor Day, but I’m back at it today!  Excellent effort by everyone who has been coming to classes the past couple of weeks!  It’s been awesome seeing some new faces, especially during the 30 minute classes!  I’ve also noticed an exciting trend of husbands and wives coming to classes together.  Woo hoo!  That is so fantastic to see!  Have you noticed when we are on the same page as our spouses stuff gets done?!  I can’t wait to see the potential for some of you who are new and coming to class with your spouse!  Keep it up guys and incorporate clean eating together!  Change and transformation is coming, I promise!

Reminders and announcements:

The Fall Fitness Challenge 2016! Starting this Saturday!

It’s that time of year again when we need to shake things up and challenge ourselves physically and mentally.  The Fall Fitness Challenge will last six weeks and will start on Saturday, September 17th. It will be a skills and drills based program with both personal fitness tests and team fun!

A Challenge always includes a weigh in, measuring of your BMI, and body fat %  The goal is to take the six weeks during the Challenge and laser focus in on clean eating and consistent work outs while building strength, cardio, and core abilities.

The Challenge will be offered to both regulars and beginners, so there is room for everyone at every fitness level!

If you have a friend in mind who could use a good boost of encouragement and a safe place to begin a work out routine, this is the perfect opportunity!  Let’s kick off the fall with a group of friends and have fun in a motivating Boot Camp Challenge that will energize your mind and body!

Regular Boot Camp 7am to 8am  NOTE:  Please plan on arriving early if possible so that I can weigh and measure you.  There is also time in between classes.

Beginner Boot Camp 8:05am NOTE:  This class will begin closer to 8:15am to allow time for measuring and weigh in.  Please plan on coming at 8:05am or there will also be time after class as well.

NOTE: If you are interested in participating in the Challenge, but will be unable to attend this Saturday, please contact me this week so that I can weigh and measure you on Tuesday or Thursday night.

Next Running Boot Camp is this Sunday, September 18th at 7am.  Mark 9/18 down on your calendar for a 5k distance with running, strength, and core conditioning.  Class is one hour.  Drop in cost is $15 or use a prepaid 60 minute card.  Bring a friend and make it a free class!

Thought for the week:  How to prepare for the Challenge

As the weather is starting to shift slightly with cooler mornings and brisker winds, we know that fall is right around the corner.  This is a perfect time of year to recharge and set new health and fitness goals.

I love doing Challenges three times a year because they always seem to show up when we need them the most.  Have you noticed that?  Something special happens when a group of people come together to achieve similar goals.  It’s almost like a brother and sisterhood that is created because we are all gathering together and making sacrifices with our time.  Let’s take this Challenge seriously and strive to do our very best so that we can LIVE our very best!

With the 6 Week Fall Fitness Challenge beginning Saturday, here are some things you can do this week that will pave the way for you to have a successful Challenge:

  • Set a goal.  Do you want to lose 10-15 pounds?  Do you want to increase your work outs?  Do you have a vacation planned in the winter you want to look and feel your best?  Do you want your jeans fit looser?  Focus on a realistic goal that is manageable.  If you aim too high, you’ll set yourself up for failure.  Aim too low and you won’t be challenged enough.
  • What’s in your pantry?  O.k. admit it.  You have a treat stash somewhere!  Most likely it’s in the pantry and probably needs to get kicked out.  I bet your kids know where it is too!  Have a cleaning party with your pantry and replace it with healthier options so that when you are tempted, you’ll only have good stuff to grab.  Ex)  Gold Fish Crackers, replace with trail mix (minus the M & M’s LOL!)
  • What’s the status of your shoes?  Do your old running shoes have dust on them?  Hmm, maybe it’s time to get a new pair – one that you’ll actually use!  Treat yourself and get a new pair of running shoes so that you’ll be excited to use them.  You’ll feel like you are part of the fitness club just by the simple act of going to the store and buying new shoes 🙂  Running socks too!
  • Setting your alarm.  Get in the habit of setting your alarm a few minutes earlier every day so that you can condition yourself to start getting up earlier so you have time to move.  If you are not in the habit of doing this and the idea of an early morning work out disgusts you, try getting up 10-15 minutes early to stretch and roll out.  Believe me, for those of you who are super tight, this is one of the best things you can do for your body and will prepare you for increased movement.!
  • Shopping habit?  If you are only going to the grocery store once a week, that’s not going to be enough to ensure you have healthy fruits and veggies around.  Make sure your fridge is stocked full of live, fresh, and organic foods that will fuel you up all week.  This is such an important component of weight loss and detoxification!  Take a few minutes and chop up a ton of veggies and place in a container in the fridge.  This way, when you are having a snack craving, you know right where to go.  Homemade hummus is awesome too and a fantastic protein, fat, and fiber filled treat to go along with your veggies.
  • No more burning the midnight oil.  Folks, we need our sleep.  If you are going to start increasing your work outs, then your body will need extra time to replenish and repair.  The hours  we sleep before midnight and crucial for repair and will allow your body to get the proper rest needed so that you are ready to go the next day feeling your best.  If you are consistently getting 6 hours of sleep or less, you aren’t doing your mind or body any favors.  I’ve often heard many clients express that the later evening hours are their time to work on projects or catch up on social media.  I get it, but I believe proper rest is more important than your Facebook page.  Capiche?

See you in class this week!

Jen

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