I’m not gonna lie, my fave season isn’t fall, it’s summer. But now that we are well into October, I’ll have to settle for the warm fall days (hopefully we get more) and delish pumpkin treats. Lots of my TPS Fit Squad have been asking for more and more fitness help lately, so let’s get motivated with 5 Ways to Stay Fit this Fall. So many of you are super-busy mommas so I kept that in mind when creating this blog post.
Tips to Stay Fit this Fall
- Workout with the kiddoes! I know this can sound like more trouble than it’s worth, but it is sooooo rewarding, for you and them! While you may not get the most focused workout in, on the days where you just can’t squeeze in a gym sweat-sesh, popping a DVD in the ol DVD player (do peeps still have those, I mean I do, but I’m old hahaha) and let them run around while you do 20 minutes of a Jillian Michaels workout is great for everyone. They feel special and a part of your activity and exercise is good for them too!
- Park Play Dates! The weather is still nice enough to get outside, thank goodness! And what kiddo doesn’t like going to the park to play?! While they’re jumping on the jungle gym like little monkeys, momma can stay fit this fall by doing pushups and dips off the monkey bars. If you Google Playground Workout you’ll get a whack of websites with some pretty neato-o workouts you can do while the kiddoes are playing, like this one.
- Rise and Grind! While I myself hate early mornings, maybe you like them! So take advantage of that and get up an hour earlier than normal 3 times a week to get your sweat sesh in, whether it be at the gym or in your basement. If you aren’t a morning person, yes, this will take some adjustment. First, start by getting to bed an hour earlier. Set your alarm across the room so you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off. Remind yourself that if you workout today, you can sleep in tomorrow (to meet that 3 day/week rule). Lastly, nothing worth having comes easy in life girl. Kick your excuses to the curb and “man up” (why don’t they have a “women up” saying like that lol). If it truly matters to you, you’ll find a way to get up earlier 3 days a week. 🙂
- Join an online contest! I think this is one of the best ways to stay fit this fall, as it comes with built-in accountability! I have taken part in a few of these this past year. First I started off 2017 doing the Home Edition of Jessie Hilgenberg’s fitness program. This summer I also took the OC3 Challenge and worked out with Jamie Eason. I haven’t done it but I know that BodyBuilding.com does have fitness contests now and then as well. All 3 of the above mentioned also have accompanying Facebook Groups so you can get some support from other challengers as well.
- Hire a coach! Many gyms have personal trainers and online coaches are a dime a dozen, but there are some really great peeps out there who do have your best interest at heart. A person trainer can help you workout at a gym with a program and an online coach (like me!) can do the same, albeit via the Internet. Both are great options if you need help with staying motivated (they are someone who can hold you accountable for your actions in and out of the gym), aren’t sure where to start or need help getting out of a plateau. You can check out my 1:1 services here. I offer 6-week and 12-week programs right now. If you are just looking to get your feet wet then make sure to sign up for my free 20 Minute Stair Workout (that you can do anywhere!). It’ll have you sweatin and shedding the extra lb’s in no time! Plus, it’s FUN to do with a friend!
How Will YOU Stay Fit This Fall?
I wanna hear from YOU! What are some ideas that’ll help you stay fit this fall? Post em b’low and #LetsGetFitTogether!
Some things to look out for is proper education and training from a credible institution when hiring someone to create a fitness program for you. There are oodles of organizations out there (like Beachbody, It Works, Visalus, Herbal Life and more) who “claim” to have great coaches but have zero physical education or personal trainer training. I myself am certified from ISSA in Fitness Nutrition. Make sure the person you hire is legit, not just someone who completed a DVD program and is now “coaching” peeps. Don’t be afraid to ask; this is your health at stake and an unqualified “coach” can cause injury, sometimes serious. If someone asks me where I was trained I am never insulted. In fact, to me it proves serious interest on the part of the gal asking. If they do get insulted, run the other way.