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It's that time again....

Let's Get Physical!

And because I have some pretty awesome friends who join in with this little link up of mine, I wanted to showcase some of their beautiful faces so without further adieu...

LGPRoyalty via Simply Evani

Find 'em here: Melissa -  Rima   -  Brighton  - Lyss

The point of Let's Get Physical is to connect with others who are on a fitness journey as well. If you don't relate to at least one food weakness or motivation of the ladies above, I just don't think you are a human being. I for one, relate to all of them (I may be biased because they're all close bloggy friends of mine).

So here's my check in of Let's Get Physical for February:

LGPFeb2013 with Simply Evani

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Link up today! (Open unto Feb 12 at 11:59 pm PST) Don't know how? Read this!



 

What serves as your BEST source of motivation to get some exercise?

How are you doing on any fitness relation resolutions you made in January?

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Happy Wednesday!

First of all, thank you for all your amazingly sweet  comments on our engagement video. Part of what excites me about blogging is knowing that it's a virtual record that'll be around forever and I'm so happy to have such wonderful friendships and comments to reflect on when it comes to our engagement. Thank you so much. <3

It's the first Let's Get Physical for the new year! Yippee!

I know everyone either loves or hates making new years resolutions about fitness. But honestly, fitness is a year round topic here with Let's Get Physical! In 2013, I vow to be more accountable to what I post about for the month and I hope you join me!

In case you've never done Let's Get Physical before, here's a How to. And here's a little background on why I started Let's Get Physical.

Last night, as I was at the gym for the first time in MONTHS, I realized I wanted this to kick start a lifetime of exercise for me. And that meant not pushing myself so hard that I was sore for the next 3 days. Or forcing myself to do runs at inclines that I exacerbate my shin splints. I realized that for this to be a lifestyle change, I had to change my mentality about how hard that 60 minutes of exercise a day, that everyone recommends, really had to be. Any motion is good motion. Even a snail pace on a treadmill is better than an hour sitting on the bed watching TV. So I made sure to do enough exercise to be tired but not too much to where I didn't want to come back tomorrow. And that's what I'll be working on in 2013! How about you, do you have an overall goal?

The Let's Get Physical link up  is open for a full week (it closes on 01/16/2013 at 11:30 pm PST) so if you didn't link up today, feel free to write an entry later this week.

Don’t forget the ONLY rule of LGP is to visit the top 2 links above yours and leave them an encouraging comment or fitness tip to help them along their journey! If you want to rock the house, feel free to comment on everyone! (And if you REALLY rock, come back on 01/16 and leave comments on people who linked up later in the week!)

Simply Evani
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Link up with us today (and add the button to your post or sidebar if you'd like) !


And for those of you who linked up in Dec and the bloggers who join us this month, I might be offering a fun feature for you, so join in!

What's the biggest realization you've come to, in relation to your health or fitness? 

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

So this month I welcome my first cohost to LGP: Melissa at Insert Sarcastic Remark Here! I'm ready for December Let's Get Physical, are you?

Lol so one of my biggest achievements was success at No-Fry November. I have to celebrate that victory because I'm pretty sure starch is my FAVORITE food group.  I'm a little embarrassed to admit that the only success I've had in exercise this month was a video game, but honestly, I LOVE dancing as a form of exercise. So instead of being afraid to admit what works for me (dance video game) and forcing myself to do something I hate (running), I figured I would try the whole honesty thing to see how it goes! Also my friend Kelly suggested I try Bikram Yoga and I think I'm unofficially putting that on my Goals too 😉

   Link up with Melissa and I today!!

Simply Evani
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I've decided to keep the link up open for a full week (it closes on 12/12/2012 at 11:59 pm PST) so more people can join in. Don't forget the ONLY rule of LGP is to visit the top 2 links above yours and leave them an encouraging comment or fitness tip to help them along their journey! If you want to rock the house, feel free to comment on everyone!

Also as part of my expansion of Let's Get Physical, I want to get us thinking about fitness more often! I'm thinking of opening up guest posts or social media shoutouts with those who link up and want to share some of their fitness knowledge. I'll send an e-mail out after everyone has linked up with more information!

Can't wait to see all of your fitness goals, let's do this together!



What food item is your absolute weakness? How do you stay away from it?

Happy Hump day everyone!

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Happy Friday everyone!

So anyone that knows me, knows that I struggle with my weight. I'll be honest and say I don't typically post full body photos on the blog because there aren't a ton of them I like. My weight has been a work in progress all my life but especially so since my junior year of college (corresponding with the year I turned 21...coincidence? Lol). But I don't beat myself up about it too often, I am blessed with curves for days, a clear complexion and well behaved hair so I have plenty to be thankful for. And the fact is that I love GOOD food and I'm not inclined to play any sports so it's not a huge surprise to me that fitness is a struggle.

So when I noticed other bloggers struggling with their health and found myself inspired by ones who found success, I knew I wanted to create a link up from that. I didn't want a link up about gaining followers, and for that reason alone I don't even require you to follow me (or future co-hosts) to link up. It's not about that. At the end of the day, I just wanted a place for bloggers to vent, share and encourage each other to set fitness goals and follow them. And Let's Get Physical was born!

Simply Evani
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Since I've started Let's Get Physical, I can't say I've dropped 50 lbs. Or even 15 frankly. But I know that just by participating, I hold myself somewhat accountable. For the first time (probably in my life), I went a month without french fries (No-fry November!). I also drastically cut down at eating/snacking at night. At the beginning of this year, I made the life-altering decision to give up McDonalds french fries (for all you non-fast food eaters, you're like robots or something. Lol jk). I swear those things are dusted with cocaine because my body longs for them. But knowing I made a promise to the ladies who link up, I find strength in that. And I now understand that my journey in fitness might take days, months or years to achieve because it's about changing your lifestyle, not just your diet. So it's okay with me that I shed a tear when I get a whiff of the golden arches' fries (McDonalds DUH). It might take me a lifetime to stop wanting them but I know I can stick to my guns about it with the support of Let's Get Physical!

So I promise I didn't intend for this blog post to be an infomercial about LGP, it's just so deeply rooted in my own fitness journey that talking about it feels natural. I wanted to do something special for the ladies who linked up with Let's Get Physical in November so I decided it was the perfect time for a (kinda) surprise giveaway! Here are the contestants:

1. Melissa at Insert Sarcastic Remark Here
2. Brighton at Dear Brighton
3. Allie at A Day in A Joyful Life
4. Nina at Nina's Metamorphosis
5. Yen at Green House on Top of the Hill
6. Betsy at Musings of a Museum Fanatic

Congrats Brighton! 🙂 E-mail me your address so I can send it to you!

And please remember, Let's Get Physical isn't just for losing weight! It's for getting healthy, whether that's getting routine doctor's checkups or toning up for the summer, all fitness goals are welcome!

What is a fitness goal you'd like to cross off your list?

December's Let Get Physical link up will happen on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 with our very first co-host Melissa! Read up on this for how to join in the fun. We'd love to have you!

Have a great weekend everyone! Wish me luck with the party and the storm coming!

P.S. I'm opening up button swaps for the first time ever in December! Check out the Sponsor page up top for more information! 🙂 (But bear with me, it's my first time AND I will definitely be busy until Sunday morning.)