Saturday, May 9th, 2009...10:04 AM

We All Need a Little Motivation Sometimes!

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shorttxt_wcI’ll admit it.  I have not been as regular with my workouts lately as I would like.  Frankly, my routine got all fouled up when I put a  gym in my home!  I used to stop by the gym when I took my daughter to or from school, and it was perfect.  The gym was halfway, so I just kept my bag packed and ready to go.  Now that the gym is in my home, it’s just too easy to put my workouts off.  I’ve been looking for a little motivation.  For the next eight weeks, I will be taking The Woman Challenge.  Checkout the website for more info and to track your progress.

Now, this challenge is just what you need if you are like me and trying to find the inspiration to get moving again.  Your goal for eight weeks is to get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate exercise per week.  That’s 30 minutes, 5 days per week.  Feel free to modify this goal up or down based on your fitness level, etc.  My goal will be to get back into my 6-day a week habit.  Recently, I have probably been hitting 3 days per week.  I’ll do more than 30 minutes most days, but I like the idea of this challenge for the sake of reestablishing the HABIT which I believe can be the biggest challenge associated with getting and staying fit: getting into a routine that works for you.

I encourage any women out there to take the challenge with me!  We start on Mother’s Day.  Fitting!  Track my progress by following me on Twitter: @LibraFitnessAus.  If you want, once you sign up you can join the Libra Fitness Team (or send me your screen name and I’ll add you).  I’ll be sending out emails, etc. to team members.  It’ll be fun!!!  Also, the web page allows you to change your start date.

Disclaimer: It is always wise to talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program.  If you choose to participate in The Woman Challenge or join the Libra Fitness Team, you are responsible and liable for your own training program (i.e., it does not make you a client of Libra Fitness).

About the Author:

Chris Heidel is the owner and primary personal trainer with Libra Fitness in Austin, TX, a private, in-home studio. Chris focuses her business on developing mentoring relationships with her clients built on trust and meaningful support to help them set, achieve, and maintain realistic fitness goals. Chris truly believes that while getting in shape isn’t easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Chris is certified through the American Council on Exercise.



  • I’ll join you! I need help!

  • I signed up! (I think I need this more than The Artist’s Way.) Looking forward to waking up early to swim once Sofia is out of school, and will work on conditioning for it between now and then. Thanks for the nudge!

  • jennifer reese
    May 9th, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    I did my start date today. I don’t twitter so we will keep up with each other the old fashioned way. .. Email :) I am excited!

  • Sounds great; I’m going to go sign up! Thanks for the heads-up.

  • Wow! Thanks guys. I have updated the post re: Team Libra Fitness and the ability to change your start date.

  • OK so i signed up late but I am gonna catch up – I swear! Thanks for thekickinthepants.

  • Thanks for posting this. It is very timely. This is the point in my first pregnancy when I started to slack off, fitness-wise. And boy did I pay for it after the baby was born.

  • Awesome! Glad to have you, Vanessa. Now, everyone remember to chat with your doctor before you start any new workouts.

  • Thanks again for the inspriation, Chris! The swimming is sure helping me out this summer.

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