Today I’m linking up with Jill Conyers and Jessica at The Fit Switch for The Fit Dish! This weeks optional topic is “Top 5 All Time Best Health and Fitness Decisions” and I can’t wait to share mine with you! Let’s get into it!
1. Joining the Tone It Up “Love Your Body” Challenge
In January of 2013, I made the decision to join the Tone It Up “Love Your Body” challenge which was absolutely the best decision I think I’ve ever made for myself. But seriously though. Participating in this challenge was the thing that really forced me to get serious about fitness and start taking my health seriously.
The challenge lasts for 30 days and is complete with a workout schedule put together by Katerina and Karena that takes the guess work out of coming up with a balanced workout routine each week all by your lonesome. At the end of the 30 day challenge, a healthy habit was formed and it was an awesome feeling! It’s been love ever since!
2. Signing up for my first 5k
I was never interested in running before the “Love Your Body” challenge, but slowly increasing my mileage to the point of being able to complete a 5k was part of the challenge, so I gave it a try. It was absolutely love at first run! After I ran across the finish line of my first 5k, I was hooked!
3. Making fitness friends at the gym
No matter how dedicated you are to your health and fitness routine, inevitably there will be days when you just don’t feel like going to the gym. This is where having fitness friends come into play. There have been so may times that I haven’t wanted to go to the gym but went anyways because I wanted to see my friends in spin or bootcamp. There’s nothing that feels better after a long day then walking into spin class and being greeted by my gym friends. It instantly brings a smile to my face and erases the stress of the day.
4. Reintroducing yoga into my workout schedule
This was something that was on my list of goals for 2015 and I’ve been sticking to it so far! I’ve really been loving practicing yoga more often because it forces me to focus on being in the moment and helps me to refocus. I feel so calm and relaxed afterwards, so it’s definitely something I’m planning on keeping in my workout routine going forward.
5. Starting this blog
Starting this blog was one of the best health and fitness decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve really loved the journey of starting this blog and all of the people I’ve met through this process. It’s also forced me to try new things, which has been a really exciting experience. I won’t bore you with any more details, but just know that I love chatting with you all each and every day! 🙂
Thank you to all of you that entered into my giveaway from Nuun Hydration! Now for the winner…
Congrats Brie! Check your inbox for an email from me to claim your prize! 🙂
Questions of the Day:
What is one of the best health and fitness decisions you’ve ever made?
Linking up to Jill Conyers, The Fit Switch, Lake Shore Runner, Olives N Wine, MCM Mama Runs, A Savory Feast, Running with Spoons, Pretty Little Grub, The Diary of a Real Housewife, Eat Pray Run DC, Mar On The Run, You Signed Up For What?, The Dwelling Tree, Fitting It All In, Running 4 Cupcakes, September Farm, The Good Life, The New Mrs Adventures & XOXO Rebecca.