Friday, October 25, 2013

Fitness Friday: Just do it!

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Now that you have goals, you've got to get started!!
 Plan your week ahead of time,  because chances are if you don't plan it, you won't do it. Start off with 2-3 days a week at the gym (or workout at home!)
I try to keep my gym bag right by the front door with all my stuff (bra, top, shorts, runners, ipod/headphones, water bottle) ready to go or in the back seat of my car because I can't work out at home (Mr.Duke is incredibly distracting) 
This just makes it much more likely that you'll get there, there have been times I've gotten all the way to the gym to realize I've forgotten my top or shoes. WORST! It also helps if you have a person to work out with to hold yourself accountable for those days you agree to work out on.
A cute tip I found on pinterest is a workout jar, put $1 in for every workout and then by you get to $100, treat yo self!! (yes that is a parks n ref reference) Get yourself a massage, a new dress, whatever your little (now stronger) heart desires ;)
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Also next time you think "oh I'm too tired" think about people like this guy. A veteran who was told he would never walk unassisted ever again, or would ever run and thanks to determination and yoga he's now able to!


  1. Loving these posts Jenna, I struggle a lot with fitness and motivation and I love the idea of a workout tips jar, haha, and the video was very inspiring!

  2. Workout tips? That's an amazing idea! I wonder, but I bet if I added up all of my workouts in the past year, I could buy something really nice :)
    PS: Love that video - so inspiring!

  3. I love the idea of a workout jar! That's definitely something I think I need to try.

    Also, it's basically the worst feeling ever when you get to the gym and realize that you forgot something. I have on occasion left my shoes in the car, so while it's the best way to forget something, it's so embarrassing to leave and come back in.

    xoxo Jackie

  4. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    This video is so inspiring - I heard so many good things about yoga!

    Have a great day,

  5. my goodness i should totally take your advice! I've been working out as well but am not as motivated right now as when i started. i love the workout tips jar as well... must must do! thanks for the tip Jenna!

    xo, Carla

  6. I've always LOVED working out, it makes me feel so energized and alive. I dance roughly 15 hours a week for my major and I try to hit the gym for at least a half hour every day too. Then I eat whatever my heart desires!

    Xo, Hannah


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