MMB – Jump Start Monday

Hi Everyone,

Happy 4th of July week!  It’s hard to believe it’s already July!  Where has the time gone?  How are you guys feeling out there?  How’s clean eating going?  Are you working out on a regular basis?  If you are finding that you’ve slipped in these areas, you are not alone!  There’s something about summer that puts us in a “chill” mode and we operate in a much more relaxed mode.  Don’t get me wrong, we all need down time, but do we need 8 weeks of downtime?  If you are behind in your work outs or haven’t been eating as clean as you know you should, let’s have a jump start Monday and get realigned with our goals! 

Announcements and Reminders:

  1. Kid  Fit and Moms’ Fit Club is happening now!  Join us at 9:30am for Kid Fit and 10:00am for Moms’ Fit Club at Creekside Park in Pleasanton – 5601  W. Las Positas Blvd.  Let’s kick off our summer Mondays with fitness to start our week right.  Kid Fit is ideally for 1st through 6th grade.  If you have teens or dads, invite them along to try out the Moms’ Fit Club for a killer work out! Workouts will be scaled up, or scaled down for your fitness level!  Text me if you have questions or want to join.  925-699-7725.
  2. Moms’ Fit Club 2018

    Summer Kid Fit 2018

    3)  Next Running Boot Camp is Sunday, July 22ndat 7am.  Run a 5k distance combined with strength and core drills!  Beginners are welcomed!

    4)  Jen’s 9th Business Celebration BBQ!  I can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Jen Allan Fitness launched!  Please mark Saturday, July 21st on your calendar for my 9th business celebration!  Time – 5:30pm to 8:30pmish.  Jen’s house!  See me for details!

    6)  NOTE:  There will be NO Cardio Fusion on Thursday, July 12th or Boot Camp on Saturday, July 14th. 


Thought for the week:  Monday Jump Start

If you are walking into this Monday morning and are feeling like you are in a funk, don’t panic!  We all have ups and downs, distractions and disappointments, but the good news is that we can have a reset!  The best day of the week to have a reset is Monday because I believe that Monday sets the tone for the entire week.  If it’s been a while since you’ve exercised, don’t decide that today is the day where you are going to give yourself a killer one hour work out!  How about a 20-30 minute work out instead?  Your tissue will be happy that you gave great effort in 20-30 minutes.  Remember, our connective tissue needs ramp up time and if you haven’t been working out with intensity lately, you’ve got to ease back in when starting up again.  So, have a mindset for a reset and don’t kill yourself getting back into it. 

Once you’ve had a couple of weeks under your belt where you’ve been consistent with 30 minute work outs, then you can start increasing FIT – frequency, intensity, and time.  With every work out that you complete, you increase your positive thinking, confidence, and practice the skill of not quitting!  The other factor that’s important is to share your success with someone in your life.  If you just finished a difficult work out, share that with someone you care about or a fellow work out buddy.  Fitness buddies are so important!  I can’t imagine going through my fitness life without buddies to share it with!  Who else would get why we do what we do?  I mean honestly, most people think we are kind of nuts for carving out so much time to exercise and green things like green juice! 

We need each other people!  So, if you are in a funk this morning, find your way to your running shoes and fitness clothes, and put them on!  Do what you can do in the moment you’ve been given.  Don’t think about yesterday and don’t think about tomorrow.  Own today and give it your best shot.  After all, you are worth the reset! 

See you in class soon!