Updated: Sep 21
I AM CHALLENGING YOU, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! WILL YOU SUIT UP?
January - This is it. I am working on my Summer Bod now! This is my year.
February - Shit. I haven't made it to the gym again since January 2nd. I need to get going on my Summer Body. I bought a new swim suit!
March - They are making super cute one piece swim suits this year. I wonder if I can wear my shape wear under my one piece without anyone knowing . . .
April - I mean technically it's not swim suit season for like 2 more months. I can do this!
And the conversation goes on until it's finally time for swim suits and you have 5 new ones that you alternate depending on how you feel that day, what you want to eat that day, and how much you might drink on the boat.
January - This is it. I am working on my Summer Bod now! This is the year!
February - Shit. I forgot I have a life and the gym isn't open (or free) during non-life hours. I will start going to the 24 hour gym in the middle of the night. That new website I found has the best swim suits!
March - WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS! QUICK BUY ALL THE FOOD! YOU KNOW THE NON PERISHABLE PROCESSED SHIT AND PACK THE CUPBOARDS.
Also March - Damnit why did we but so many snacks! And how are we out of them already!
April - YOU MEAN IT'S NOT OVER YET. Wait, I can't go anywhere, I have to keep working at home, while my kids are here, and my husband still gets to go to work. Does this mean I get to meet Ashton Kutcher? Am I being Punked? What do you mean no? WHO MOVED MY WINE! AND HOW ARE WE OUT OF SNACKS!
May - Whatchu mean summer body? Bitch please! Covid called, that bitch said snack in place hunny, don’t nobody give a shit about what you look like in a swimsuit, if your out of the house and people are in swim suits, they're probably drunk or they won't know it's you because you can wear a mask.
June . . . July . . . August . . . September - Oh shit we already went through all those months? Where was I?
OH YEA! I WAS AT HOME!
I had a point . . .
I'll get to it now.
It's almost October. We get it.
Our kids either aren't going back to school full time OR won't be for long. It's pretty much inevitable at this point. So what now?
Here’s the challenge.
IT'S TIME TO GET TO WORK ON THAT WINTER BOD!
Yup, I said it.
You are going to be home. A lot. It's going to be cold out. You need to do THINGS.
You need to build up some muscle so you stay warm. Muscle NOT FAT. We want to be warm and ABLE. Not fat and tired.
You need to build up some stamina. GO THE **** OUTSIDE! Yes, it's cold. BUT . . . . The gym isn't always the best place to work out during Flu/Covid/ Whatever chaos comes next, season.
Shovel the snow - You'll sweat
Build a snow fort
Make a path in the snow for your kids/dog
Go on a winter hike
Go cross country skiing
Go skating outside
Walk the dog
Enjoy the fall colors
Wake up with the crisp cold air hitting your nose and knowing, hell yes, I'm still alive!
You need a FULLY FUNCTIONING IMMUNE SYSTEM! It's not all about what you see on the outside. It's about what you can't see on the inside. The more we can build our immune system, the more we can just LIVE!
You need ENERGY! The sun comes up later and goes down sooner. Day light is scarce. That means that energy levels fade faster. Your bodies circadian rhythm gets screwed up by the light from your screens, what you are eating and when, and the extra hours of work you are trying to squeeze in. Do your part to create and maintain extra energy in your body so that when you need it, you don't have to wonder whether or not it will be there.
We need to avoid depression! YES, that's right, AVOID DEPRESSION. Exercise, movement, good foods, routine, preparation, planning, a sense of control, stress management . . . These are all things that combat depression and in a world where we are in the middle of a pandemic, going into flu season, it's about to be dark a lot more, it's getting cold, and social distancing in encouraged, meaning we also don't have as many public meeting points as we normally would for being together, we should be ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN AVOIDING DEPRESSION.
Are you up for the CHALLENGE?
Join me! It's FREE! If you are ready to work on your Winter Body, where you can switch to your fleece lined yoga pants and let those glutes heat up the hockey rink, where you can shovel the driveway without getting winded, where the sunset at 4pm won't quickly activate a depressive mindset, and where you can be the light in someone else's dark!
JOIN ME for a 2 week challenge. It's time to retire our Covid Pants! You know those haven't been washed in a week, baggy, paint stained, if I could just never have to wear real pants again, pants! We are better than this 2020, it’s time for the Hot Pants. You know those, Damn my butt looks good in these, and look I can still do squats, I mean business pants!
Are you ready? Join the challenge here:
Check out the Welcome post and the Welcome video and decide for yourself if you have found your people.