At last we are ready to get going with #FitFabFeb2019 and I’m excited to have you join me! In my previous post I wrote about Planning & Commitment. If you missed that post you can catch up HERE. It is important you read the post because it will be the starting point from which we move forward.
The idea of #FitFabFeb2019 is to work at your own pace. I’ve mentioned before, this isn’t necessarily a challenge unless you want it to be. You might want to keep up with the daily tips on Social Media or just follow the Weekly Post on the blog. It’s your choice!
As I was thinking about how I would present this project, the idea of building a house came to mind. A house needs a good foundation – without that the house will fall down.
Likewise, our health and happiness needs to have a strong foundation on which we can continually build. We can make decorative changes to homes, but it is the foundation that is essential. So that is where we will start.
My goal for #FitFabFeb2019 is for us all to make small changes which we can build on in the future to achieve a lifestyle not a ‘quick fix’.
#FitFabFeb2019 Week 1 – Building Our Foundation with non-negotiables
What are non-negotiables?
Non-negotiables are the goals or (sub goals) for the week that MUST HAPPEN.
Be realistic because you need to plan for life and unplanned events. This shouldn’t be an excuse, you just need to work out how you will still achieve your Non-negotiables.
What are your non-negotiables for this week?
Revisit your original plan and remind yourself what your non-negotiables are for the week. THEN MAKE THEM HAPPEN!
These are my non-negotiables for the week which you may like to use or modify for your own plan. Maybe you have others that you can share with us?
- Yoga daily
- Two runs Tuesday and Saturday
- Breakfast daily
- Sunday is Unplug and Reconnect with life day
My other goals include:
- 1 -2 ‘I am Strong’ Video workouts – see below for details
- 2 minutes each morning of meditation
Building our Foundation
If you haven’t been exercising for a time YOU NEED TO VISIT YOUR DOCTOR TO GET THE OKAY BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM.
This week we should all aim to have some form of activity that we enjoy at least 3 – 4 times.
My friend, Peta from Strong Healthy Women has a FastFIT video series that I wanted to share with you during #FitFabFeb2019. They are for Women Over 50 so don’t think that you can’t do them.
Here is the first one, aptly titled ‘I am Strong’ because that is what you are. It is 5 minutes but you can repeat if you want to work out longer.
YOU are a Strong beautiful woman who is building a strong foundation for a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Here is the Link to the Video just click on the image below.
Three other fitness ideas you might like to check out are:
Yoga with Adriene – I do a practice with Adriene each morning and just love her style.
Keeping your body healthy on the inside
Recipe of the Week
Pumpkin, Brown Rice & Spinach Salad
Over the Christmas break I made this tasty salad with was healthy and so tasty. It was a hit! You could add some chicken for protein or maybe some chickpeas but the salad on it’s own is quite filling. Don’t forget to post your photos to Instagram or Facebook Group with the hashtag #FitFabFeb2019.
Here is the link if you want to try it – Pumpkin, Brown Rice & Spinach Salad
Sometimes you may feel hungry but you could just need a large glass of water because you are dehydrated. Carry a drink bottle with you and set an alarm if you have to, to remind yourself to DRINK MORE WATER.
Start with a healthy breakfast
I love oats, yogurt, LSA and blueberries. What is your favorite healthy breakfast?
Focus on our Mental Health
Create a morning ritual
Don’t start the day looking at your smartphone of computer but rather take time for a few minutes to doing nothing but connect with your inner self. Perhaps you might like to use this time for stretching, yoga, journalling or just quiet time before the ‘busyness’ of the day.
Take a Mindfulness Walk for 10 minutes
This is not a power walk and try not to take your phone. Just take a walk and embrace your surroundings. Use your senses to appreciate the environment where you are walking – sight, sound, smell.
Learn & Grow
Read one chapter of a self-help book or find some quotes that resonate with you. Print them off and put them somewhere you will see them every day.
Research a topic you are interested in but don’t know much about. Learning keeps our brains healthy and active.
Do you have your non negotiables for the week ahead? Will you commit to them? Yes you will because I believe in You. Trust yourself and go for it!
Don’t forget to join me for the Mid Week check-in at Facebook Live in the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Group. Click HERE if you want to join the group and the FB Live session.