Forget about Oktoberfest this year and get into OktoberFIT. This is a 31 day Total Body and Soul Transformation that I’ll be holding through social media. Every day in October I will do a Fitness, Wellness or Health related post here on this blog, on Twitter (@Om_Boy1), the OktoberFIT Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OktoberFIT/ ), and on the Nourish: Body and Soul Facebook Page.
The goal of this is not to have a huge weight loss or anything like that, but to make small, healthy changes to your lifestyle everyday this month. The posts will feature exercise tips, workout videos, clean eating recipes and more. Do them all everyday, or pick and choose the ones you want. Every little healthy change you do will reap big benefits for your body, mind and soul.
OktoberFIT is all about YOU, taking care of YOU! We run around so much these days taking care of others (children, pets, spouses, aging parents and grandparents) that we often neglect ourselves. Then in comes bad eating habits, lack of exercise and then we just feel run down and stressed out! Think about when you are flying on an airplane and they say “before administering oxygen to anyone else, administer it to yourself first.” That’s because you can not properly take care of others if you are not taking care of yourself first.
The OktoberFIT Facebook group is yours, it’s a safe place for you to vent, ask for support from others, or just share your journey so far. I advise you to join the group, and follow me on Twitter and the Nourish: Body Soul Facebook Page so you don’t miss out on anything. If you share anything just use the hashtag #OktoberFIT so we can find each other.
Now lets get into the thick of it here on Day 1. Set a goal for this month, write it down and share it with others. Goals could include anything healthy like weight loss, sweat at least an hour a day everyday, drink only water, meditate everyday, pick up a new workout this month like Yoga, Pilates or running. Whatever change you have been wanting to make in the past, commit to it now for this whole month. Share what it is in the OktoberFIT group.
If weight loss is one of your goals, then set your starting point. You can’t always follow and trust the scale, so I find the best way to track progress is with pictures and measurements. Dedicate a journal to OktoberFIT and in Day 1 add your starting weight, and the following measurements: Neck, Chest, Waist, Hips, Arms, Thighs and Calves. Then take a picture of your front and side and save these all till the end of the month. Weigh yourself at the same time and day of the week (and only once a week) throughout the challenge. You will take the second set of measurements at the end of the month to see how you did.
Now get ready, get into it, get happy, and lets get healthy! Lederhosen optional of course!