I love June because school is out and I enjoy having my kids home for the summer! I like that our lives are less scheduled and we get to play more. This will be the first summer that I’ve been able to coach full time, and it feels awesome to be able to create my own schedule and take time out for fun.
I’ve had a tough time staying on track with my workouts and healthy eating the last couple months. I could blame it on the fact that I had two kids get married 3 weeks apart, but to be honest, I just used that as an excuse. I’ve had 4 weeks with very little exercise and I’m feeling the effects of it in my body, my attitude, and my mood.
I almost can’t believe I’m saying that. There was a time in my life when I dreaded exercising and looked at it as some sort of punishment I HAD to do, and all I worried about was what I could do in the least amount of time to burn the most calories. But that is not true for me today.
I LOVE exercise. I don’t even worry about how many calories I’m burning and would exercise even if I never lost another pound. It makes me happy! It’s truly a gift that I give to myself, and makes every aspect of my life easier to handle.
I’m so excited for June. It feels like a new begining and I’m determined to rock my workouts this month! If you want to join me, I’ve created a June Fitness Calendar for you to record your minimum exercise goal, a monthly focus, your weekly goals, and rewards, and space to record or mark off your workout each day.
And this month, I’m adding a smaller version for my Bullet Journal fans!! You’ll find download links for both sizes underneath the photo below.
How to use the calendar:
1) Decide on a minimum exercise goal. This should be something you feel you can do, no matter what. My personal minimum is 3 times a week for 15 minutes, but the majority of the time, I exercise 5 or 6 days for 30 minutes to an hour. But if I get in at least the minimum, I know I’ll keep up the exercise habit.
2) Each day you exercise, mark it off on the calendar. You can simply put a checkmark, or write details about your workout. I like recording what workout I did and tracking my time and mileage when I run.
3) In the Weekly Goals box, come up with a small goal to focus on each week. This doesn’t necessarily have to be an exercise goal. Some examples: Drink water, do something I love every day, eat breakfast first thing in the morning, read a personal development book, etc.
4) Come up with a reward for completing your minimum exercise goal for the entire month, and write it in the Reward Box, or reward yourself each week–it’s up to you!
5) In the Monthly Focus box, come up with one area you’d like to focus on this month. Some ideas: Tracking your food in a journal, making time each day for self care, don’t drink soda, only eat out once a week, add a fruit or vegetable to every meal. You get the idea.
If you need more ideas for developing the fitness habit, be sure to check out these 10 practical tips to make exercise a habit.
What’s happening in June?
All summer long, I’ll be teaching the women in my private support group (and you, if you decide to join us!) mindset tools that will help them make healthy changes that will last this time. I can’t tell you how many women come to me and say, I know what to do, but for some reason I just can’t stay on track, or if I do lose weight, I end up sabotaging myself and gaining it all back. We are going to stop that—for good!
If you’re reading this and saying, “Hey, me too! That sounds exactly like what I do…..,” I’d love to have you join us!! If you’re interested, click the button below to apply.
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