Feeling unmotived? Here are 51 reasons why YOU NEED TO EXERCISE TODAY!

I know, I know... getting yourself motivated to exercise sometimes can seem impossible.  But I want to get real with you - the more that you don't want to exercise, the more you should!  Even if it's just 5 minutes of jumping jacks, your body is CRAVING THAT ACTIVITY.

Here is a quote I love:  "The only workout you regret is the one you didn't do."  It's true - you will ALWAYS be happy you chose to workout vs. skipping it.

So, next time you are lacking in the motivation department take a look at this list and you will see that you have way too many reasons to get that workout in today!

51 Reasons Why You Need to Exercise TODAY

  1. Your health is worth the effort. 
  2. You will feel proud of yourself. 
  3. You will feel energized. 
  4. It will help you deal with stress. 
  5. It will give you endorphins!  
  6. You will feel more confident. 
  7. Working out will help you get to your goals, excuses won't. 
  8. You want to feel good in your clothes. 
  9. It will help with focus / clarity. 
  10. It will make you stronger than you were yesterday. 
  11. Because you want to live a long and healthy life. 
  12. It will boost your metabolism. 
  13. It will help you get rid of those toxins from the ____ you ate / drank over the weekend.   
  14. It will help you build consistent exercise habits. 
  15. Because you don't want to look OK, you want to look GREAT!  
  16. It promotes good heart health. 
  17. It will help you sleep better. 
  18. You will be a good example for your loved ones. 
  19. Because you probably spend more than enough time "at rest" (aka on your butt). 
  20. It will help you lose weight. 
  21. Because you are going to have to wear a bathing suit one day... probably sooner than you want to!
  22. It strengthens your immune system. 
  23. Exercising helps you look and feel younger.  YES!!!
  24. It will help you feel less stiff, and reduce aches & pains. 
  25. Because you DO have the time. 
  26. It will enhance your quality of life.  
  27. Because your health is more of a priority than TV or Facebook. 
  28. Because you deserve some "me time" each day to take care of your body and mind. 
  29. It's going to help your bum look better.
  30. Because your body was made to move - so move it!   
  31. It can help improve your bedroom life (cause you will confident, strong and sexy!)
  32. Because it feels good to be fit. 
  33. It will improves your body composition: more muscles, less fat! 
  34. It can alleviate anxiety.  
  35. It will give you an opportunity to take your mind off EVERYTHING ELSE.  
  36. It can make your more productive.  
  37. Because you are sick of quitting and starting over.  
  38. It will help prevent muscle loss.  
  39. It will motivate you to exercise tomorrow, and the next day, and the next...
  40. It will improve your overall health awareness.  
  41. It will help strengthen your core.  
  42. Because skipping your workout will harm your progress - you don't want to undo what you've worked so hard for!   
  43. It will improve your circulation.  
  44. Because you love food.  A LOT.  
  45. It will keep your bones healthy and strong.  
  46. Because you want the RIGHT TO BARE ARMS.  
  47. It can release anger, tension and negative emotions.  
  48. Because you don't want to be mediocre.  
  49. Because you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.  
  50. Todays workout will make tomorrow's workout a little bit easier. 
  51. BECAUSE YOU (yes YOU!) ARE STRONGER THAN YOUR EXCUSES!  So lace up those sneakers and get to work!  
Need some motivation?  Want to step up and take your results to the next level?  My virtual challenge groups can help you get the changes you want and build healthy habits that last.  Fill out my Challenge Group Appllication and I will contact you with more information. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

My Next Challenge: Insanity Max 30

When I first started with Beachbody I chose 21 Day Fix cause I was seriously out of shape at the time.  I had my coach reassure me several times that this program was nothing like Insanity before I started.  I had never tried Insanity (or any Beachbody program) but I was not one for doing exercises that were outside of my comfort zone and just the name of Insanity scared the crap out of me.   

So when Insanity Max 30 was released at the end of 2014 I had no intention of trying it.  But, by that point I had successfully completed: 21 Day Fix, Brazil Butt Lift, PiYo, and P90.  These were all workouts that were in my comfort zone.  When it was time for me to move on to the next workout, something deep inside me told me to SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP and GO BIG. 

After researching Insanity Max 30 and learning that it offered a low-impact modifier (that you can specifically set the DVD up to play the modifier option for each workout) I decided to give it a shot.  I remember I was so scared starting this program, I truly didn't think I had it in me to complete it.  So you can imagine that I was quite shocked when I liked the program, and eventually LOVED the program. 

Insanity Max 30 has a special place in my heart and has become my favorite Beachbody workout. Here's why: 
  • The workouts are only 30 minutes long (Mon - Fri) and a quick 20 minute recovery workout for Saturday. 
  • No equipment required = no setup/breakdown (which saves me time). 
  • It comes with a large variety of workouts so I NEVER got bored. 
  • Shaun T is amazing!  He keeps me so motivated and says things that make me believe in myself each time I want to quit (and let's just say he's "easy on the eyes" too, so that's always a plus!). 
  • It turns your workout into a competition - WITH YOURSELF.  Every time I started my workout I was eager to see if I could beat my last "max out" time. 
  • This workout made me feel like I could conquer the world.  Each day (after I did my workout in the morning) I would think "OK, I just survived the hardest 30 minutes of my day. I can do anything!"
  • The nutrition plan is the same portion-based system as my beloved 21 Day Fix.  I love the flexibility and simplicity of this system.  It's based on eating foods that make you feel good, and fuel you to perform in your workouts.  I'm not required to count calories which to me is a form of torture! 
Sadly, I was not able to complete this program in the exact 8 week schedule as I had hoped.  During the course of the 8 weeks I had gotten the stomach virus twice, and also need surgery to remove a cyst (thanks to my previous C-section) - so I was out of commission multiple times.  I was doing the program from mid-January through early June.  Many times I was only able to do the modified moves in the workouts due to whatever ailment I was suffering from at the time.  It was really frustrating for me to have so many bumps in the road, but I feel that I gave it my best shot at the time.  I didn't end up with visually noticeable results because my last month of the program was a major dud (my surgery left me totally inactive for a week, then I was modifying for 3 weeks after).

So now, I am ready to DIG DEEP and get myself back into Insanity Max 30 again.  This time I feel more confident about it because Shaun T already showed me that leaving my comfort zone will result in growth - physically and mentally.   I am also excited because we now have the amazing Beachbody Performance line which will help me perform better and aid muscle recovery. 

I will be starting my second round of Insanity Max 30 on June 13th.  The Insanity Max 30 Challenge Pack is on sale at it's lowest price ever this month (May 2016) so this is the perfect time to get yourself in on the action... I sure would love some company when I start the program on June 13th!  If you join me you'll get a spot in my Summer Sizzler Accountability group so we will be able to keep each other motivated and accountable for the entire length of the program! 

Here's what you'll get in your Insanity Max 30 Challenge Pack: 

  • All 12 workouts (30 minutes each) to get you through the 8-week program. 
  • BONUS recovery workout (20 minutes)
  • BONUS ab workout (10 minutes)
  • Program guide, workout calendar / Max Out Tracker
  • Nutrition guide
  • BONUS:  "No Time to Cook" nutrition guide for dining out
  • ONE MONTH SUPPLY of Shakeology (Home Direct)
  • Unlimited support from me personally, as well as a secured spot in my accountability group
  • Sample meal plans
  • 24/7 online support, recipes, and resources
  • Free t-shirt when you finish and opportunity to win a cash prize when you enter The Beachbody Challenge
  • Access to streaming workouts with Beachbody On Demand
  • 30-day money back guarantee
Ready to order? 
Get your Insanity Max 30 Challenge Pack here.  Or - upgrade to the Kickstart Challenge Pack and get the 3 Day Refresh added in for only $40 extra.  This is recommended for those who are not eating a clean diet or have fallen off track with healthy nutrition habits. 
Watch this video for a sample of Insanity Max 30! 

If you are ready to get started then send me an email at fabfitfunjen@gmail.com so we can discuss your goals.  If you still aren;t sure about Insanity Max 30, that's OK!  We have tons of amazing programs from you to choose from and you can still get my support in my Summer Sizzler accountability group! 

How I Got My Body and My Bank Account Back Into Shape A.B. (After Baby)

Rewind to March 2014 - I was a stressed out mama! Between working FT and being a new mom, I had no time for myself. I only had about 10 lbs of the "baby weight" to lose but man it felt like 50! 

When I got the invite to join a challenge group I had plenty of doubts, but I was so desperate to feel good again that I was open to trying it. Finances were tight for our family then. My husband had just started his own company and we were paying for all the expenses of a baby - day care, diapers, and everything under the sun lol. I remember mulling it over for a good week or so and when I finally learned I could get my money back if I didn't like it, I bought my 21 Day Fix and Shakeology Challenge Pack. 

When the bright blue challenge pack arrived on my door step I thought "oh my god can I really do this?". I had no idea that the little blue box would lead me to: 

- Lose the of baby weight. 
- Eventually get in the best shape of my life. 
- Never have to wear Spanx anymore. 
- Rock a bikini again. 
- FEEL SO GOOD, that I would build a business helping other women get the same results. 

Because I said yes (even with hesitation) my life has changed. 

My coaching business keeps me accountable with my health and fitness and has brought so much joy to my life. I have made valuable friendships, and feel rewarded on a daily basis because I get to make an impact on another persons life. 

The financial freedom and rewards from coaching have allowed me to live the life I was used to before I became a mom. I get to shop, get mani/pedis, donate, etc.. I know these things don't seem like much, but when you are on a tight budget they can seem unreasonable.  I've earned loads of different prizes and even a free trip to Punta Cana next year.  In fact, I am actually earning about the same hourly (through this silly little part-time coaching gig) as I do from my full time HR job. Every day when I do my morning gratitude ritual I reflect on how grateful I am for saying yes to this opportunity! 

Want to learn more how coaching can get you physically and financially fit? CLICK HERE

Disclaimer: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income with the Team Beachbody Coaching opportunity. Each coach's income depends on his/her own efforts, diligence and skill.

Mommy & Me workout (22 Minute Hard Corps) - My son is not my excuse, he is my reason!

Mommy and me workout!

My son woke up at 5AM and would not go back to sleep, so I had him join me in my workout. We actually had so much fun!

My motto for the past 2+ years is that I will not use him as an excuse (did that for too long), I will use him as my motivation. When I take care of myself I am a better mom - there's no doubt about it. It gives me energy, helps me reduce stress, improves my mood, and just overall makes me feel better about myself. Any mom who is reading this can surely understand how these things can help you deal with the craziness of motherhood!

I'm so thankful that I found a solution that allows me to stay active without being a burden. If I had been planning to go to the gym today I would not have been able to go if he woke up crying for me like he did. Even if the gym had daycare, I'm sure they are not open at the crack of dawn. I do often miss the social aspect of the gym/ fitness classes, but because of my virtual challenge groups I still get to connect daily with other like-minded people. Even though most of us have never met in person, we have built up a wonderful support network and made some great new friends!

Want to learn more and see if our virtual groups can help you with your health and fitness goals?  CLICK HERE TO APPLY

3 Critical Habits I Created to Transform My Life

These are the 3 critical things that I did to transform my life!

About 2 years ago I was a new mom who was stressed to the max and living a life thinking it was ok to live my days feel sick, tired and overwhelmed.  I wasn't taking care of ME.  I was taking care of everything and everyone but me.  As a result I was at a low point with my health and battling anxiety and insomnia.  I hated my body and cringed that I had to wear Spanx every day to fit into my clothes. 

I am a new person now. 

Each day I work on improving my mindset, my habits, and my health.  It started off slowly in the beginning but consistently over time I saw huge changes in the way I not only lived my life, but the way I looked at life.  I became happier.  I am less stressed.  I have tons of energy. I am more motivated to continue improving myself because it feels so good that I want to get better and and feel better. 

Now I don't mind being at the beach or swim lessons because I'm not stuck thinking about how I could barely fit in the "mom suit" bathing suit.  Now my relationship with my husband is stronger because I am healthier and happier, and more confident. 

It's not about weight loss.  We all start out by thinking "oh I need to lose __ lbs", but the real WHY is all about you.  It's about the way you are able to FEEL and THINK.  When you don't feel good about yourself and you aren't taking care of yourself it's affecting you more than you know.  I know for me, I had just become used to feeling that way and accepted it as normal.  Now that I don't, I am alarmed that I accepted that and that many others probably do the same! 

It's your life.  Don't put yourself on the back burner because you deserve to enjoy this life to the fullest.  And to do that you have to have a healthy mind and body!

I can help you develop these life-changing habits when you join one of my Challenge Groups.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY

He may not listen to what I say, but he watches what I do!

TRUTH:  my lovely 3-year old son doesn't listen to ANYTHING I say!  He listens very well to everyone else BUT ME.  Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing wrong but I hear this is typical where children don't listen to their moms (sorry mom!).  

But my little workout buddy today showed me that although he doesn't listen to my words well, he watches closely what I do!  He was counting for me doing my workout (all the way up to the number twenty ten - aka thirty lol) and telling me when I was doing moves wrong and that I had to keep going.   

He certainly wasn't the most encouraging workout partner at times but it was so fun having him participate!   At the end he even clapped for me and said "thank you mommy!!".   I think he meant good job but that thank you really gave me the butterflies.   All I thought was "thank YOU sweet boy. Thank you for this moment, thank you for giving my life purpose, and thank you for making me the luckiest lady in the whole world by being your mom!"

Motherhood is such a wild ride.  It's crazy how that tiny personal can pull out every possible emotion from you so quickly!  

Are you a mom that is sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?  Are you ready to get healthy and feel good again?  I can help!   Fill out my Challenge Group Application (it's confidential) and share your goals with me.  My challenge groups are private accountability groups that help motivate you and keep you on track.  You'll have tons of fun and form meaningful relationships with others in the group who are on the same mission as you!  

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