Cultivating Self-Love and Positive Body Image


Simple Wellness Coach Challenges AheadAs I sit here typing today’s post my doxie Harley is lying on my lap as my two cats Caramel and Chloe are off plotting something wild and crazy to do at 3am, I’m feeling really blessed right now.  I’ve been really busy this weekend; I went to my nephew’s 5th birthday party, I got my hair done, I worked on my free video series and got hooked on a Netflix show called Orange is the New Black.   This weekend flew by and it flew by fast…

Today’s post is about challenges, I feel the need to regularly challenge myself. I’ve always liked to set goals albeit short term goals since I find those a lot easier to stick with and it’s what I recommend to my clients as well.  I’ve been looking online and found three fitness challenges that really interest me.

1. Walk Away the Pounds Walk it Off in 30 Days.

One of my favorite exercise experts is Leslie Sansone and her Walk Away the Pounds Series.  I own an easy dozen (or more) of her DVD workouts my favorite being Walk away the pounds for abs with the belt.  She is set to host a month long challenge starting October 1st called Walk It Off in 30 Days.  I love her workouts and I know this is my type of challenge and I can literally mix up the videos since I have so many different ones of hers or I can stick with what I love.

2. The 200 Squat Challenge

This is a six week challenge where we move up to doing 200 squats.  I can already feel the delicious burn and I love squats, I can do squats and would love to see the results on my body after six weeks, I believe all that is required is 30 minutes a week for six weeks to achieve the 200 squats.  I mean seriously I know I can easily devote 30 minute a week to becoming fitter and healthier.

3. The 100 Pushup Challenge

Out of everything I’ve mentioned above this is the one that will pose the real challenge for me.  When I did pilates I had built some upper body strength and could do pushups but I stopped doing pilates in 2005 so my upper body strength can use the challenge.  The requirements here are again 30 minutes a week, which I’m guessing is 3 days at 10 minutes.

I’m really excited about challenging my body for the next 30 days, I think I can commit to doing all three since at most it’ll require anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes a day.  How about you?  Are you up for the challenge?  Do you feel like joining me on this adventure?  I think it’s all doable, I think we can do the 30 day Leslie challenge and add 10 minutes a day 6 times a week to do the squats and pushups and for those who don’t own Leslie’s videos she has some on her website so you can still follow along without having to purchase anything or you can simply go for a walk every day.

C’mon, it’ll be fun!  I’m even creating an FB Group where we can discuss the challenge .  If you want to be part of the challenge here’s the link to join the group : I will need to approve your request which will be done by the end of day every day.

Woohoo let’s do this!

To your health with love!