#FITFABFEB2019 Health & Wellness

Join me to Be Fit & Fabulous in Feb

January 20, 2019
Fit Fab Feb 2019

Fit Fab Feb 2019 is coming to Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond!

We have moved past the New Year resolutions (or in my case, haven’t made any), we have navigated the many offers for a New Year, New You, we may or may not have chosen a word or words to focus on for 2019 and we are almost at the end of January – phew!

Now that the dust has settled I think February is a good time to look at ways of keeping Fit & Fabulous and incorporating some self-love – February is the month that has Valentine’s day after all. Why not show yourself some love and give yourself a FREE Valentine’s gift?

What is Fit Fab Feb 2019?

Relax! It isn’t a challenge – unless you want it to be.

My idea of Fit Fab Feb is to focus on areas of mind, body and soul in your own way to improve your lifestyle, health and happiness.

My words for the year were ‘Commit’ and ‘Evolve’ so Fit Fab Feb is a great way to start incorporating those words into my daily life.

Fit Fab Feb is at your pace. You take what you want and what is right for you and leave the rest. I’ve written before that we are all individuals with different needs and we all work in different ways. I love to run but appreciate that many of you prefer to keep active in other ways.

Fit Fab Feb is about making lifestyle changes for the long term and taking ‘baby steps’ to achieve a long term healthy lifestyle plan. No gimmicks or quick fixes. It’s about creating Mini Habits which I’ve learned about since reading the book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise.

If you want something badly enough, you will commit and Commitment is the Key to achieving your goals.

Remember you are unique and what works for some might not work for you and vice versa!

How will Fit Fab Feb work?

No, I’m not going to bombard you with daily emails and videos (although there may be a video here and there) like My 25 day Countdown to a Happy Christmas. I loved doing that project and I know that many of you enjoyed my daily visits but this is different.

So here is my plan…..

Daily except Sunday which will be our Unplug & Reconnect with life day…

I will post a tip to Instagram and the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook page. I would love you to use the hashtag #FitFabFeb2019 and either post to Instagram or the Facebook thread with how you have been keeping Fit & Fabulous.

Here are the links to follow or join me if you aren’t already a member and we can support and encourage each other.


Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group

Sunday evenings (Brisbane time)

I will be publishing a weekly post with tips and inspiration to start your week and to help you as you work towards a Fit & Fabulous You!


I will be publishing an article from a guest or myself based around Fit Fab Feb and living a healthy lifestyle.

I will be doing a Facebook Live Mid Week Check in to see how you are going and if there is any help or support you need. Don’t forget to join the group for the discussion.  If you can’t make the live discussion you can catch up later.


I will be continuing my series Over 50 & Thriving with guests who have a fitness and active lifestyle focus.

The Official start date will be 4th February but on Friday 1st February we will start planning so we are off and running (not literally) on Monday. A new week!

So, will you join me? You have nothing to lose but you could feel Fit & Fabulous by the end of February and put into place a new lifestyle.

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  • Reply Jennifer Jones January 20, 2019 at 20:00

    This sounds great Sue. And as it’s an extension of what I’m doing anyway I’ll probably join in. Looking forward to it

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 05:41

      Hi Jen, I hope it will be of value. I don’t have all the answers but I can share what I’ve learned and hopefully I will learn from others as well. Looking forward to your posts as well. Have a beautiful week. xx

  • Reply Candi Randolph January 21, 2019 at 00:22

    This is a wonderful plan for February, Sue, I know that your regular communication and encouragement will be a source of help for many of your readers and followers! I agree that baby steps, a little bit at a time, can be the best approach to changing things in our routines and lives.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 05:42

      Hi Candi, I do these themes as much to encourage myself as others so I hope we can all benefit in some way from #FitFabFeb2019! Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid January 21, 2019 at 05:26

    What a brilliant idea Sue! I’m not sure I’m going to be able to play along fully as I’ll be overseas for most of February and out of my regular routine. I agree that little steps can make the biggest differences and a month is almost enough time to make new (healthy) habits!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 05:45

      Thanks Sammie and lucky you being overseas. Where are you going? We have booked a trip to Alaska and Canada for later in the year. To me #FitFabFeb2019 is just a starting point as really I’m hoping to get the message across that quick fixes don’t work but long term lifestyle changes do. Have a great week and exciting times ahead for you. xx

  • Reply Donna January 21, 2019 at 06:25

    This sounds perfect, Sue! I look forward to following your tips and inspiration!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 10:56

      Thanks Donna, I’m doing it for myself as well as anyone else who needs a bit of a move on now that the Festive season has long passed. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt January 21, 2019 at 09:53

    Sue, this is great timing, I so need this! I got uncharacteristically lazy last Fall and really need to get back to strength training. I’m also on track to finish writing my book “No Excuses Fitness” for a 2020 launch. On my blog, I plan to share posts about the history of fitness and will likely share your posts when possible! Your fitness journey and activity level is so inspiring to me, and I’m so glad to see this post! I turn 60 at the end of this year and I need to up my fitness game. Even my husband is heading to the gym more often these days. Thanks for the motivation and kick in the pants, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 11:00

      It is easy to let things slide especially in the lead up to the Festive Season when for some reason life goes into overdrive. How wonderful that you are writing a book and I can’t wait to read it. I admire your dedication as I’ve wanted to write something based on my blog posts but it seems quite overwhelming. I’ll be definitely looking forward to your blog posts and glad you feel motivated to join me during #FitFabFeb2019. It won’t be a challenge but I hope I can just inspire myself and others to keep moving and evolving into a healthier and happier person all round. xx

      • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt January 23, 2019 at 11:36

        Came back to share this for #MLSTL! I’ve been away from the link up but have some more time to enjoy it! We all need reminders to be more fit!

        • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:33

          Thanks Terri and great to have you back at #MLSTL xx

  • Reply Joanne Tracey January 21, 2019 at 10:23

    Sounds fab, Sue…I’ll try and remember to hashtag my morning walks and hill battles. Thanks as always for your inspiration.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 11:01

      Thanks Jo and I’ve been very impressed with your hill work – keep it up because it will get easier to face and you do feel a sense of achievement. Would love you to use the hashtag as you will be Fit & Fab with all the morning walks and hills. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Nancy Dobbins January 21, 2019 at 10:24

    Looking forward to seeing how this rolls out Sue! Fit and fab…sounds good to me!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 11:03

      Hi Nancy, it will just be about encouraging myself as well as others to make small changes for longer term results. Something for us to work on now that the Festive Season has well and truly over. x

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl January 21, 2019 at 10:59

    How exciting, Sue! Can’t wait to follow. I’m aiming to keep up the exercise over February but will be taking the running down a bit to change things up a bit.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 11:08

      HI SSG, my daughter and the Saturday Sisters are doing the International Womens Day Run in March – 10km and then a half marathon later in the year. I’m doing yoga every day and just love Adriene. Yoga with Adriene is on Youtube and she is fantastic. I like to mix things up a bit because we can get bored doing the same thing and also our bodies get used to it so we need to wake it up occasionally with something new. Have a great week and great to have you along. Any suggestions are welcome xx

  • Reply DeeDee January 21, 2019 at 11:03

    I love it!! As you know, I am either rock climbing, running, kickboxing or doing yoga, every day (actually, most days its two of these ๐Ÿ˜‰) So I am in!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2019 at 11:06

      Great Dee Dee! I look forward to you joining me. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FitFabFeb2019 whenever you post all of those wonderful activities that you do to Instagram or Facebook. I love yoga, running and boxing and this morning I worked out with a wonderful group of ladies who were so friendly and inspiring. The eldest was 82! Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill January 21, 2019 at 16:11

    It sounds like a great way to inspire others Sue – and I love that you’re not pressuring those of us who are less active to make big (unsustainable) changes. I love that you’re using lots of different formats too – and you’re so brave using FB Live! All your fit followers will be excited to be ticking stuff off every day – the rest of us will cheer you all on ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 22, 2019 at 07:04

      Hi Leanne, I don’t want it to be a challenge. I just want us all to look at ways we can improve our lives – whether it be health or spiritual. My tips won’t all be about exercising because that is only one part of our lives. We will see how the FB live goes – again I think ‘what have I let myself in for?’ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au January 23, 2019 at 17:01

        I love that you’re always challenging yourself to try different things Sue – and this one is right up your alley – you’ve let yourself in for some fun and some motivation for the rest of us! And we’re off to another great week of MLSTL – I’ve shared this on my SM and thanks for being my co-hostess with the mostest xx

        • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:38

          Thanks Leanne, even though sometimes I wonder what I’m getting myself into, I do enjoy striving to be better and enjoying my life. I also get immense pleasure if I can inspire others even in a small way. Thanks for sharing and we are both hostesses with the mostesses (I know they aren’t words LOL:)) xx

  • Reply Dr Sock January 21, 2019 at 17:27

    My kids gave me a wearable fitness device for Christmas. I must say, I find the daily stats and graphs highly motivating! Although Iโ€™m generally quite active, the device motivates me to be even more consistent and up my fitness level.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 22, 2019 at 07:06

      Hi Jude, I think they are a great idea, although I just use my Iphone. I track my runs and it really spurs me on. I can remember doing ‘Steptember’ one year where we had to reach 10,000 steps per day. Some nights I would be walking around the living room just to get those few steps in to make it to 10,000 LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ These types of monitoring devices do help to spur us on so I’m glad you are enjoying yours. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Debbie January 21, 2019 at 21:06

    I love how organised and inclusive you are Sue! I’ll be sure to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 22, 2019 at 07:07

      Hi Deb, I get these big ideas and then have to deliver! Anyway it should be fun and hope you enjoy it. xx

      • Reply Debbie January 23, 2019 at 21:26

        Sharing for #mlstl Sue ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jean | Delightful Repast January 21, 2019 at 23:55

    Sue, sounds good. My goal for February is to keep up with my daily fitness/wellness routine; it’s really working for me. You are so right about “making lifestyle changes for the long term and taking โ€˜baby stepsโ€™ to achieve a long term healthy lifestyle plan. No gimmicks or quick fixes.” You mentioned guest blog posts on Wednesday; let me know if you’d like me to do one. Looking forward to reading more about your Mini Habits. Our habits make our lives. #EsmeSalon

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 22, 2019 at 07:08

      Hi Jean, good for you and I think once you start concentrating on an area of your life, like daily fitness it becomes part of your life. I actually look forward to my daily dose of yoga or running or just keeping active. It helps the mind as well as the body. I’ve sent you an email re the guest blog post. Have a great week! xx

      • Reply Jean | Delightful Repast January 22, 2019 at 14:44

        Sue, just wanted to let you know that I’ve not yet received an email from you. Thought I should let you know in case it’s lost in cyberspace!

  • Reply Natalie January 22, 2019 at 06:06

    Such a nice way to make February fabulous, Sue! I look forward to reading your tips. #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 22, 2019 at 07:02

      Thanks Natalie it is a good way for me to keep motivated as well. Have a great week! xx

      • Reply Natalie January 23, 2019 at 06:25

        Hi Sue – I’m back to congratulate you and Leanne on the 50th MLSTL link up. Thank you for hosting a wonderful blogging community. Have a beautiful week! #MLSTL

        • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2019 at 08:29

          Thank you Natalie and thank you for being part of this wonderful community. I look forward to each Wednesday and catching up with everyone and their posts. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle January 22, 2019 at 10:33

    Fantastic Sue! I’m looking forward to your Fit Fab Feb! Just what I need as I need to get back to regular walking along the waterfront here, to compliment my 3 x weekly Reformer Pilates classes. I need motivating and I most certainly need to get into the right mindset to commit to this! I do Pilates on Mon, Wed & Fri’s and I’d like to walk on Tues, Thurs and Sat’s. Sunday will be my rest and disconnect day. Your FFF will be just what I need to help me achieve this. I’ll be sure to use your hashtage and keep myself accountable – starting from 4 Feb! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2019 at 08:22

      Hi Min, sounds like you are getting back into your fitness routine and I’m sure you are feeling better already. I hope that the FFF will just inspire us all to make the small changes in our lives to improve our health and well being and also help us work towards the lifestyle we want. xx

  • Reply Linda January 22, 2019 at 19:07

    I am in. Walking and yoga form my exercise and me time. Looking forward to Fit Fab Feb.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2019 at 08:27

      That is a great combination, Linda! I do yoga every morning and just love the way it sets me up for a great day. Enjoy and look forward to having you join me in Fit Fab Feb. xx

  • Reply Toni Pike January 23, 2019 at 12:07

    This sounds great, Sue – looking forward to it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:34

      Thanks Toni, I’m hoping it will keep me motivated as well as everyone else. xx

  • Reply Johanna Castro January 23, 2019 at 14:28

    Sue you are an absolute inspiration. Your dedication and the way you follow through are exemplary and I hope that I can follow along because I really need to become fitter, less fatter and a little bit Fab in Feb. #MLSTL and Shared on SM

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:35

      Oh thank you Jo for your lovely words and encouragement. You are looking fabulous but I do hope you will join me and maybe share some of your own tips along the way. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan January 23, 2019 at 16:29

    You sure are a leader (and excellent example) in terms of personal fitness at any age. I am applauding your enthusiasm and anything that gets us off the couch and ‘doing’ is good.

    My year ahead is looking OK so I am going to get back to more walking once the heat goes away a bit and I am also contemplating going back to the beach for a surf.

    Thank you for joining in #lifethisweek and the optional prompt for next time is: 4/51. What Is Hope? 28/1/19. Denyse

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:37

      It is so wonderful Denyse that you are getting back into walking and even looking at going for a surf! You must be feeling so good about life at the moment despite the setback you have had. I have a post which I’ve managed to include Hope in as part of my #FitFabFeb2019 and also my guest next week in the Over 50 & Thriving Series is talking about the fact that there is always hope. Your prompt is very timely so see you Monday. xx

  • Reply Amelia January 23, 2019 at 21:23

    We do Fit February at work. The posting are going up along with the tracking system! If it gets people moving great!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:39

      Hi Amelia and that is great that your workplace encourages people to become fitter and healthier. I’d love to hear more about it especially the tracking system. As you say, anything that gets people moving is a good thing! Thanks for visiting and have a great week. x

  • Reply Christie Hawkes January 23, 2019 at 22:48

    I’ll definitely be joining in, Sue. If I’m to meet my goals for the fitness-related Transformation Challenge I’m doing, I need all the inspiration I can get. Thanks for putting Fit Fab Feb together, and of course, for #MLSTL. Enjoy your week!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:42

      Great to hear Christie. I will be sharing the link to your post about Orangetheory Transformation Challenge in one of my posts for #FitFabFeb2019. Week 1. xx

  • Reply Amy Johnson January 23, 2019 at 23:52

    Such a great idea! Love to join you!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2019 at 09:43

      Great to have you along Amy, we can become fit and fabulous together which is much easier than on our own. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Victoria January 25, 2019 at 13:04

    Great post sue and sounds like fun.

  • Reply Molly January 27, 2019 at 10:02

    LOVE this, Sue!
    At the beginning of the year, I joined Cathy Zielski’s (US scrapbooker) annual FIT class. She has a private FB group that I find encouraging and supportive.
    I’ve managed to maintain my January baby steps and I hope to add a wee bit more to my FIT routine in February. Your Fit Fab Feb comes along at the perfect time ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 28, 2019 at 07:11

      Hi Molly, glad that you will be joining us. It won’t be just about physical goals but our mental and spiritual goals as well. Each of us is unique so will have different goals we want to achieve. I’m hoping that with guidance and motivating each other we will start on a healthier and happier journey in life. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Samantha Smith January 27, 2019 at 20:55

    This is great Sue! Iโ€™ll be starting Feb on a snowboarding holiday, so will be active everyday for the first 10 days, Iโ€™ll be posting most days hopefully, & will try remember to add the #FitFabFeb ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 28, 2019 at 07:12

      Oh that sounds wonderful, Samantha! Have a fabulous time and you will certainly be fit after 10 days of snowboarding! Looking forward to your posts. xx

  • Reply Joanne Sisco January 29, 2019 at 03:50

    February is a challenging month here in the frozen north. Ideas and tips to stay healthy and fit is a great idea. I’m always looking for new inspiration!
    My word for the year is ‘less’ – less consumption in all aspects where ‘less is more’ such as spending, eating, using plastics, etc.
    As the end of January approaches, I’m feeling pretty good about the baby steps I’ve made towards ‘less’ but there is a lot more work to do ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to finding new inspiration!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2019 at 10:48

      Hi Joanne, I love your word ‘less’ because it can mean ‘more’ can’t it? Sometimes I think that we try to do so much because we feel society expects it of us yet if we just learn to do less, and live with less we are much happier. Looking forward to reading more about your WOTY. Hope it warms up for you soon, here in Australia we are in full Summer so hot and humid! x

  • Reply Marya January 29, 2019 at 09:21

    I’m bumping along with my wellness goals and while I’m not a cross fitter, slow and steady persistence does pay off.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2019 at 10:51

      Hi Marya, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you have some wellness goals. WE are all different and the key is to do what is right for you. Have a great week and thanks for your comment. xx

  • Reply jodie filogomo February 2, 2019 at 01:01

    You are always so inspiring Sue especially when it comes to health and fitness!! I can’t wait to join along.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2019 at 11:18

      Thank you Jodie, I think we all inspire each other and that is what makes the women I know through blogging so special. Have a great weekend xx

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