Can you believe that fall is just around the corner? I know we say it all the time, but really—where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were ringing in 2012, full of optimism, hope and goals that we planned to reach throughout the next 12 months. Well…most of the year has already gone and if you're still here and working toward those goals, give yourself a pat on the back. Many people gave up on their big dreams for the year months ago.
Fall is kind of an awkward time for weight loss. As the New Year starts, we're all motivated to work out and eat right. Then we get another boost in the spring when we know bathing suit season is coming. Often summer's arm and leg baring fashions keep us on track, but as the weather turns cooler, we have fewer consistent reminders stick with it.
Let's make this fall different! Let's head into the upcoming holiday season (eek!) lighter and fitter and healthier! Let's take the next four weeks to focus on reaching new goals and trying new things to shake up our weight loss and bust those plateaus.
I have just the challenge for you.
The workout plan I developed for SELF magazine's September issue is the perfect thing to focus on for the next four weeks. The exercises are new and different, and all you need is a set of dumbbells—and the drive to stick with it. Plus it's FUN, and it's designed to allow you to utilize and receive social support to help you stay on track. Here's how it works.
Pick up your September issue of SELF magazine to get the full workout plan. I also encourage you to sign up online, which provides calorie trackers, email reminders (of the next day's workout), and even a video of all the exercises.
The workout itself is divided into two segments.
I challenge YOU to a little friendly workout competition starting September 1. I'm going to follow this workout plan with my friends—and I want you to commit to it for the next 4 weeks as well. In just four weeks, I KNOW you'll see major improvements in your strength and your body. Why not give it a try? Let's make this fall the most fun—and fit—one yet! I will be rooting for you!
Are you up to the challenge? Share your September fitness goal in the comments below so we can cheer you on!