Happy Friday, everyone! This weekend is in particular a good one because… it’s my BIRTHDAY weekend! Woohoo! I haven’t been this excited for a birthday in a long time. I’m adventuring this weekend –> check out where on Instagram. 🙂
Anyways, enough about me! I have a super fun post for you guys today.
Do you know Jenna Wolfe?! She used to be on NBC’S Today Show and now is doing awesome things in the fitness world. She just released a book, Thinner in 30, to help you become your best you in just 30 days. I totally love her positive outlook —> for example, on Twitter, her bio is: you can and you will.
I had the opportunity to do an interview with Jenna Wolfe and want to share it with you… she has some pretty great advice for helping you along on your fitness journey. Plus, a sweet giveaway that you don’t want to miss. 😉
What is the biggest obstacle people face in living a healthier life?
Most people would think that starting is the hardest part, but it’s not nearly as difficult as staying motivated. Once the novelty of a new class or a new trainer or gym wears off, it’s often hard to keep going day in and day out. That’s where people have the most trouble.
The key is to find a way to make this new routine part of your life, not just something you’re “trying on for size.” Whether that means enlisting the help of a friend, or paying for a bundle of classes to hold yourself financially accountable… that’s up to you. But make sure your drive doesn’t fade before you start seeing results.
It’s now three months into the New Year, and those New Year’s Resolutions have gone to the wayside for a lot of people. What can they do to reinvigorate their motivation?
You can’t look at “getting fit” as a New Year’s resolution. That has a temporary connotation. Health and fitness has to be part of your everyday life. If you try and overhaul everything in a day, (joining a gym, hiring a trainer, starting a diet, etc.) you’re setting yourself up to fail. But if you take it slowly, incorporating one small change every day (drink 20 sips of water in the morning, walk 10k steps a day, start a food diary etc), there’s a far greater chance of success.
Spring weather brings rain. What are your tips for keeping your work outs alive when the weather isn’t cooperating?
Your workouts shouldn’t be bound by logistics. Just because it’s raining outside, doesn’t mean your workout has to take the back seat. If you can’t leave the house, just try a short routine or two from my website, JennaWolfe.com. For example….
Do 10 jumping jacks, 10 push ups, 10 squats, 10 high knees. Do as many rounds as possible in 5 minutes. Rest for a minute and do it 3 more times.
There you go. You didn’t leave your house and you still managed to work your upper body, lower body, core and get a cardio workout in.
Speaking of getting a workout in… I know a lot of people say that they are too busy for fitness. How can they change their mentality?
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. You do. I do. Mark Zuckerberg does. Bill Gates does. It’s what we choose to do with those 24 hours that separates us all. If you don’t have time for a 60 minute workout, make time for a 20 minute workout, or 10 or 5. Something is always better than nothing. Even if it’s a few minutes here and there on those terribly busy days, at least you’ve done something to stay moving.
What’s the one piece of advice you have to inspire people to live a healthier life?
Life isn’t dress rehearsal. You’ve got one shot to get healthy. There are no do-overs. So take this opportunity to do right by YOU. Because if YOU don’t work, nobody else around you will work.
And to keep you inspired, Jenna Wolfe has graciously offered a free copy of her book, Thinner in 30, to one of CRG’s readers! I love it because she includes some great workouts (and photos on how to do!) and I love how she keeps things simple. I feel like sometimes that can be the biggest barrier to our success —> we make our goals way too complicated for us to succeed.
So! Enter below… and good luck! 🙂
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