Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Blog Schedule for October!

Well, in my attempt to have a more scheduled life (and so I will have less excuses for not posting on this blog) I have made myself a schedule of things I need to do for all of my blogs. My plan for Exercise Encouragement Group for the month of October is to write a post three days a week. These days will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! I do hope this will help me keep EEG more updated and fun! This will go into effect tomorrow...the first day of October!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Featured Blog | Calm.Healthy.Sexy

I am very excited to share the very first blog of the Feature Oportunity with you readers!

I myself have been following this blog for awhile now and really do appreciate the effort that Gaye puts into her blog posts! They are both inspirational and practical. I hope that you will take the time to stop by her blog and at least sign up for email updates so that you can see on a regular basis what I am talking about!

Healthy Food Posts
Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

Exercise/Fitness Posts
10 Ways to Add Exercise To Busy Days
Organizing Meals & Snacks Ahead of Time
Feed Your Body Well

These are just a few of the articles that have been written on this new blog (Established in July of 2012!). Be sure to stop by and leave an encouraging comment! :)

Now On Bloglovin!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin! Hello all readers! I am adding this blog to Bloglovin! I just recently created my own account and LOVE being able to follow so many good blogs in ONE place! I hope you will consider this option as well if you are a blogger!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blogger Feature Opportunity!

Are you a blogger who shares healthy recipes? What about exercise tips? Do you post regular updates about your own personal fitness goals/plans? If so you are now being invited to be featured on Exercise Encouragement Group! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and I will be glad to feature your blog!

What You Need To Do
1. Leave me a comment with your name and your blog link.
2. Also, leave me the link to three of your favorite healthy recipes!
3. Let me know what your main exercise/health/fitness posts are and I'll be glad to include a link to them as well!
4. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect.
4. Finally, grab the featured button just below and share it on your blog!

Thank you for considering this opportunity! I look forward to sharing new blogs!

Grab a button from my Button's page! There are three sizes for featured blogs so pick the one that suits you best or leave me a comment on that page and I can make a custom size! :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Make Time, Don't 'Find' It


Is this statement true of you?

Did you know that if you say you're going to "find time" to exercise then it's a whole lot more likely you won't end up exercising at all?

Make time to exercise.

Challenge | Share This On Facebook

I challenge each person who reads this post to share this photo on Facebook. I did this awhile back and got quite a few likes. I personally HATE push-ups, but the challenge I shared with other readers from the Exercise Encouragement Group on Facebook was worth it. Will you take the challenge and share this photo?

(photo originally found via Pinterest)

What Motivates You?

(photo originally found via Pinterest)

I just love this photo. It has an interesting point. Some of us don't have the motivation that exercise requires. In fact, the dinosaur could represent the laziness we have when it comes to exercise. I know that for the past few months this is certainly true of me. I have a huge lack of motivation. What I don't understand is why I have no motivation. I want to workout, I want to be fit, I just don't do it.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you are also struggling with finding motivation:
1. Why don't you want to workout/exercise?
2. What is holding you back?
3. Does your goal need to change? Is it perhaps too big?
4. How can you get going towards a goal?
5. What is going to motivate you now?
6. Is it reasonable?

My answers
1. I don't want to take the time. I've been lazy.
2. Me. I am holding me back. I don't want to do it, so I haven't.
3. My goal was to have fit arms in three months. I think I need to focus on a smaller goal of working out my arms three times a week instead and see how that goes.
4. I need to put my weights where I will remember to use them. I think this would be on my nightstand so I will see them every morning and night.
5. I want to be able to lift my boyfriend's 20 lb. weight with one hand and it not be hard. Right now I can lift it with one hand about 5 inches off the floor...and that's while sitting on my knees.
6. Yes, I think my goal and motivation are both reasonable.