20 Day Jump Start Program: DAY 20

Day 20- We did it!

Regardless of how the posts got published, they did and I am proud of myself, and my readers for finishing the full 20 days.

As I have said previously, this program was as much for me and pushing myself to be more hands on with my blog while providing some awesome information with my readers. I hope it was as fun for you as it was for me!

Not on to the good stuff πŸ™‚

Day 20 Exercise: Burpees

The perfect burpee

Of course I saved the best for last! Everyone loves to hate burpees but you cant deny they have some serious full body-cardiovascular benefits. Plus you can modify them in so many ways making them perfect for all levels of fitness! Keep them simple with a jump and a plank, add a push up at the bottom, swap the jump for a box jump or aΒ tuck jump, or throw in some weights and you have yourselfΒ one sweaty challenging workout!Β 

Ready to give them a try?

Day 20 Workout:

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I saw it as fitting to spend the last day of the program covering one of the most important health related topics. We have spent a lot of time discussing what you need to do, now lets talk about how to make it last

How to Make Lasting Changes

It’s the first week of the New Year and we’re all riding on a wave of motivation and commitment to our resolutions. Statistically speaking, about %70 of those who set resolutions won’t meet them. While that’s a staggering number, there are a handful of ways to give yourself the best chance possible to make it to 2017 the changed person you see possible today!

Create a Strategy

First and foremost, make a plan. Develop a firm belief of what you want, why you want it, and how you will get there. Having a goal that could take a year or more is great, but how are you going to get there? Set smaller goals and develop a plan for getting there.

Write it Down

I can’t stress enough how important this is. Over the weekend I finally convinced Derrick to sit down and write down our New Year’s resolutions together. Some might find this pointless, but more than anything it brought us face to face with some of our biggest faults individually, and as a couple. Writing it down lets yourself, and your significant other, know that they are aware of their flaws and willing to change. We spent the whole weekend calling each other out on the things we had admittedly wanted to change. As annoying as it got, it made us both more aware of our actions and motivated to make the changes we promised.

Find an Accountabili-buddy (hehe)

I have never been more consistent with working out then when I a. had a morning workout partner and b. started coaching bootcamp classes. Having a reason to be at the gym at a specific time kept me reliable for myself and those that depended on me. Finding someone in your family or in your household will not only provide you with someone to hold you accountable, but give you a great start to a support network that will help you succeed.

Accountability Apps

Whether your goals are financially related, mental wellness related, health and fitness related- there is an app for that. It’s hard to hold ourselves accountable when we can be our own worst enemy. Get out of your own way and start making lasting changes with a little additional help from your (permanently) hand held device!

Enjoy the Journey!

I’m sure you half rolled your eyes reading this last one. We get so focused on getting somewhere, meeting a specific goal, completing a task that we forget to stop and appreciate what we are going through. The things your body can do are amazing, try to remember that.

Quick drastic changes might give you fast results on the scale, but won’t last long term. The best thing you can do for your future self is start by making small changes slowly now and working each day to create the habits you need to succeed. Set yourself up for success by following some of the tips above!

I hope you have enjoyed the content in this program as much as I enjoyed creating it. There is so much information out there that claims to give black and white answers as to what it right and wrong regarding fitness and nutrition. Health is not black and white, each person is different and will need to make different changes to reach their individual goals.

If you have a success story to share from our 20 days here, please do!

 

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