Fall, Fall, Fall the best season of the year! If you’re anything like me then you live for fall, especially the month of October. This year, instead of eating popcorn, hot chocolate and candy all month, I decided to challenge myself and make it all about fitness so I don’t feel bad indulging every once in a while. But mostly the pumpkin pie 🙂
What prompted me to do this was my lack of motivation and exercise in the past 2 months. I stopped practicing yoga, stopped going to the gym and because of my busy work schedule, it was just way on the bottom of my list of priorities.
BUT, luckily all this has changed thanks to a few people in my life who have encouraged me to get back on track.
Here’s how Fall fitness can be more convenient than a hassle:
The Whole Life Challenge
This challenge, introduced by my workplace, is a 6-week program that has 3 levels: Kickstart, Lifestyle and Performance. Each day for the 6-week period, you are permitted to follow certain rules that include exercising, nutrition, mobilizing, sleeping, hydration, well-being & reflecting. You earn 5 points for each category that you complete fully for each day. The best part about it is being able to log your progress right on your phone through the Whole Life Challenge app and seeing your team-mates (in this case my co-workers) progress for extra motivation. Total accountability for your day-to-day health & fitness log!
I’m in the Lifestyle category which is considered the moderate level. However, I’m not allowed to eat bread, cheese, pasta or beer…all my favorite things. But, I know it’s only 6 weeks and am looking forward to the great things it’ll do for my body, my health and my mind.
At this point in my life, cooking is just not something I make time for. I value other things like working, spending time with my boyfriend, exercising, reading and sleeping. When you only have a few hours to do all that when you get home from work, there isn’t room for much else.
Which is why I’ve invested in Territory Foods. Territory Foods is a healthy, pre-made delivery food service that sends you breakfast, lunch and dinner (depending on the package you choose) and will deliver it twice a week! This is perfect for those on the go who want to eat healthy but don’t necessarily have time to cook a healthy meal.
I’ve ordered the 5 lunches & 5 dinners plan for my boyfriend & I, just to help us out a little on the days we feel most tired. I have a feeling these meals will be life savers.
If you’re interested in ordering these pre-made healthy meals, use this link to get $25 off your first 2 orders! https://www.territoryfoods.com/yum/YMTZ
Is anyone else obsessed with fruits & vegetables? I feel like I spend most of my money here so once I found out about Imperfect Produce, I was so excited. This delivery service is amazing because they send you all the produce that get’s rejected my grocery stores for 30-50% off. But that doesn’t mean they are’t edible. The first box I received was actually perfect, despite the irony of the company’s name. I got carrots, kale, apples, grapes, pears, cucumber, squash, sweet potatoes lemons and quinoa chips all for $17!!! Yes, this company is amazing and I can’t wait to eat all the fruits and veggies I want, knowing it’s absolutely affordable.
Use this link to get $10 off your own Imperfect Produce Box: http://imprfct.us/krvUL
Tone It Up’s 31 Day Fall Challenge
While the Whole Life Challenge and my delivery services are great for reminders and keeping me on track with my diet, I really needed a fitness program to get back into working out again.
This challenge has all the classes I need on the Tone it Up fitness app. Here are the rules of the challenge:
Pretty simple right? What I like most about this challenge is of course the ease of access on my phone, but also that it works within my busy schedule to make it happen on my own time. The classes are right there for me when I need them! No stress about intense workouts that take hours out of the day. Just a little at a time, but effective in the long-run. They lay out the entire month’s schedule for you with classes for alternating exercise routines to allow your body to recover properly and get into shape the right way. Karena & Kat (Owners of TIU) make it super easy for you, so all you have to do is grab your mat, some weights and press play. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Well there you have it. Awesome and convenient ways to stay healthy while enjoying your favorite time of the year! I look forward to seeing how I look and feel next month. I know it’ll all be worth it. Happy October!