Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall into Fitness & Nutrition - Support & Accountability Group

It's that time of year again!!  Let's all Fall into Fitness & Nutrition together!

If some of you are like me, you might relate to this.  Fall is a time of year where I absolutely love to EAT - apple, pumpkin, cinnamon - YUM.  Unfortunately, a lot of the things I tend to eat are sugar-laden, processed, and made with refined ingredients.  Not so good as it quickly contributes to belly fat (which we know can lead to an array of health problems).  Add on work, studying, school schedules, kids' activities & sports, and a plethora of other time consuming tasks, and my workouts fall to fewer and farther between.  I always gain weight in the fall and early winter.  I'd like to crush it this year and avoid those temptations, while still making time to exercise regularly.

Who's with me??

I will create a Facebook group for accountability, support and motivation (see *note below).  I'll plan on doing the following:
  • sharing recipes
  • daily workout and nutritional tips
  • answering questions & giving suggestions
  • and  most importantly, encouraging active participation from group members so that we can all work together as a team. 

My plan is to keep the group open and active from October 1st through the end of the year (or beyond).

There are no requirements from participants - no need to do a specific exercise program or follow any group rules.  Past experience has proven that active posting (i.e. posting daily or several times per week, as opposed to drop-in or occasional posting) results in ability to stay on track and reach the goals set at the beginning of the challenge.  Therefore, I do ask that group participants please think of at least one goal that you would like to attain by the end of this year.  We'll talk about intentions & affirmations, ways to keep that goal clearly in mind each day so that we can keep working towards it, even if we have setbacks.  Having a goal in mind at the onset of this group will establish a strong start out of the gate.

The purpose of this group is not only to be accountable to yourself, but to reach out and support others as well.  We all do better when we have people cheering us on, celebrating our successes and comforting & lifting us through our struggles, don't you agree?  I'd love to see us all providing that support as well as receiving the encouragement we need to propel us towards our own goals.

I am offering a few incentives for those who wish to participate further.  If you remain active in the group, post often, and share this Fall Into Fitness & Nutrition accountability and support group with friends, I will enter your name into a random drawing for two 45 minute health coaching phone consultations (one can be face to face if you're local!) where I can help you come up with a nutritional guideline including meal planning & shopping lists, assess your goals and write them out, set future intentions, and help with any struggles or questions you have.

Also, keep an eye on my Facebook page (be sure to like it too!): Fit & Healthy Mommy on Facebook; my blog (please follow!): Fit & Healthy Mommy's Blog; and follow me on Twitter: Fit & Healthy Mommy on Twitter because there's a very good chance I'll be giving away some goodies, thanks to the support of some awesome businesses, and you don't want to miss out on the chance to grab some of these!!

Please tell your friends, invite them to join - how fun to do this with a buddy!!  Have them tell their friends.  Tell your family - mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings - anyone you think might benefit from a no-strings-attached support group.

(note from above) *The Facebook group will be closed to the public, although it will be searchable - only members of the group can view posts and reply.  If you would like to join, we will have to be friends on Facebook so that I can add you - I love meeting new friends! You can Friend me HERE


  1. I love all the recipes on your blog! As a mom, I'm always looking for healthy ideas to our meals. I will definitely come back to check the recipes out as well :)

  2. Girl, what a great idea! You're leading by example and changing lives!

  3. Thank you both so very much for your support. It means so much to me!! :o)

  4. I love your recipes. They look pretty healthy too. I am on a healthy diet. I have cut my calorie intake. I am thinking of investing in the calorie management armband, but right now I using a weight loss goal sheet that has really helped my lose some weight. I have planned out my fitness and diet plan each week, and then have monitored it to make sure I stayed on track. I included it on my desk top computer and review it daily to be sure on I am on the right track.

    here is a weight loss goal sheet from an online weight loss site.

    I still need to lose 32 pounds.


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