“I can’t do 21 Day Fix because my kids won’t eat healthy stuff like that.”
Psst. 😉 You’re making excuses. Stop it.
I’ve created a board focused solely on my tried & true recipes for my kiddos. They double as 21 Day Fix recipes. 😉 They’ve even helped create some of these recipes (hint: that’s the magic of it)!
Don’t feel like you can’t mix and match a recipe to make it work for everyone in your home. For example, my 8-year old basically deconstructs everything. He doesn’t like his food touching (he totally got that from me as a kid – oops). So we just let him assemble his own plate. He has deconstructed tacos, pasta without sauce and hey, if eating pancakes without syrup makes him happy, who am I to say otherwise?
Get your kids in the kitchen. Let them touch the food. Let them help create the food. Hey, slap some seedlings up on the windowsill and let them grow the food!
They’ve learned their habits from you (good, bad and otherwise, ha!), so if you want them to learn new habits, just change the example you are setting for them.
I thought it was so silly when someone first suggested “self help” books. WHAT? “You think I need…help?” Oh, silly Jean. Get over yourself. 🙂 We all need help, motivation and constant GROWTH.
Now, I listen to a ridiculous number of books on the Audible app (in the car, while I work, at the computer, you name it!) and physically read as time (and silence, ha!) allows, too.
Here are a bundle of recommendations! Try searching for free audio versions of any of these as well. There are lots of free audio and PDF versions out there! Please share more book suggestions in the comments. Always looking to build my library further! 🙂
So you’ve got your 21 Day Fix kit and you’re ready to rock! *fist bump*
If you’re a goober like me, you like glitter, glue and gold stars. There’s something just so stupidly satisfying about checking off a completed workout on the calendar.
What’s even more fun? Cutting a link from a countdown chain! I mean, it’s like a flashback to being 8-years old and that’s pretty damn fabulous. 🙂
Download the Free Printable here. Then just cut out the strips and create a chain of links with tape, staples or a glue stick. Easy peasy. Now display that bad boy! It’s no good to you, if you don’t SEE it and USE it.
You can even jot down goal rewards inside the links. I like having a reward for day 7, day 14 and then a grand reward at day 21!
It’s time for the third annual 25 Days of Fitness Challenge. The Facebook group starts December 1, so joinnow! It’s open to everyone, so grab a friend, coworker or spouse and hop in! There are no purchase requirements. The only requirement is you be AWESOME. Well, I mean… unicorns, glitter and sarcasm are always encouraged, but not mandatory.
Option 1 (the lone elf):
1. Get your motivation ready!
2. Print the 25 Days of Fitness calendar. The “fit to page” option on your printer will work best for this. The printable is located here.
3. Display it so you see it DAILY! Tape it to your bathroom mirror, your fridge, your closet door, your desk, etc.
4. For each of the 25 days, GET MOVING. Do at least 10 – 20 minutes of dedicated exercise each day.
5. For each day you complete, give yourself a high five. Checkmark or sticker each day of the month you complete.
6. Congratulate yourself for staying active through the holidays!
Each day, in the group, you’ll be assigned a mini fitness challenge. Stay active in the group. The more active you are in the group, the more likely you are to be hit by the prize patrol! At the end of the month, those that post photos of their completed calendars will be entered into the grand prize drawing!
Summer, summer, summertime! Don’t offer your party guests a plastic tub of chip dip and a tablespoon. No one wants to scoop a lame little tablespoon of dip onto their plate. No one. Give them what they want! Fill ‘er up! 🙂
Make a batch of margarita glasses for guests to grab and go. Mix and match your layers for different flavors, too. Try fresh summer corn, black beans, salsa or guacamole.
Layered Dill Dip
Summer, summer, summertime! Don't offer your party guests a plastic tub of chip dip and a tablespoon. No one wants to scoop a lame little tablespoon of dip onto their plate. No one. Give them what they want! Fill 'er up!
Remember the day your baby took his (or her) VERY first step? Remember how you got a video of it on your phone? Then you put it on Facebook. Then you showed your mom. Then you showed your mailman [and he thought you were crazy, but you didn’t give a shit because you were SO happy and everyone needed to know it!]. You probably even shared it again 1 year later when Facebook reminded you of the memory.
The next day, your baby took FOUR baby steps and you were even more excited! You cheered. You called everyone into the room to see. Again with the video, of course. And the mailman had to hear about it again.
So why is it that YOU are making amazing baby steps RIGHT NOW, but you are not cheering and giving yourself all the credit you deserve?
“I ONLY lost x pounds…”
“I ONLY did 15 minutes…”
“I DIDN’T make it through the full workout…”
BLAH BLAH BLAH. STOP IT.
Imagine if, when your baby took his first step, you just looked him in the eye and said, “Eh, you ONLY took one step. Cool story.” and then you walked away from him. How defeated would that little fella feel? Do you think he would be encouraged to keep going?
Don’t become complacent to your achievements. Celebrate every single one of them. And go on, tell the mailman those, too. He already thinks you’re a nutball, so might as well keep the vision alive. 😉