Better in 30 Days – Vol. 1 Fitness

I often have an internal list of things I wish were different in my life from being a better spouse to decluttering our house.  There always seems to be an overwhelming list of things I wish I was better at.  So instead of feeling like I am drowning in these giant to-dos, over the next year I will be focusing 30 days at a time on improving one of these areas of my life.

This could be anything from fitness, to decluttering, to finally finishing that class I started forever ago.  To make it a better experience I have teamed up with a few fabulous ladies for support, guidance, and that all around good feeling.  Each month we will layout our new goal, our plan of attack, and what we hope to gain from it. In addition, we will tell you how our previous month went, including our successes and our failures, and finally how we plan to keep our new improvement alive.   If it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, imagine what we can accomplish in a year?

Now some of you may wonder why we are starting in October, after all this seems like more of a New Years resolution.  But in my opinion there is not better time to start than now.  If you have the motivation now, then start now.  Don’t wait for the next month, or the next week, or the next year.  Because in all likelihood that motivational feeling will disappear by the time you get to that future date.

So for my first Better in 30 Days challenge I am planning on focusing on my fitness.  Now fitness may seem like an odd first goal especially when you compare it to being a better spouse and mom (also on my list).  But for me fitness has a trickle down effect.  Exercise is a great stress reliever and when I feel fit I feel better about myself.  I have more confidence and do I dare say, I feel sexier.

I am not over weight or unhealthy.  But what I am lacking is that feeling of being comfortable in my own skin.  Something I have not truly felt since our little one was born almost two years ago.  So now I am committed to taking the necessary steps toward bringing that self confidence back into my life.

To achieve this I am setting my goal of at least 4 days of exercises per week.  With a combination of

  •  Cardio work out 2-3 days a week.
  • Toning work out 2-3 days a week.

For me getting fit isn’t about loosing a bunch of weight, although I wouldn’t be truthful if I said I wouldn’t be ecstatic to loose a few pounds.  More than anything I hope to gain an overall happier and less stressed attitude.  By giving myself a positive stress reliever my mood can only go in one direction, up.

Don’t forget to stop by and check out everyone’s Better in 30 Days goals.  Together we can empower each other!


I hope we have inspired and empowered you to take the next 30 days to improve your life!   

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6 thoughts on “Better in 30 Days – Vol. 1 Fitness

  1. Hi, Cat ~ Thanks for getting us all started with Better in 30 Days. I’m so excited to conquer some big projects and create a few new, positive habits! Fitness is definitely on my list, but considering that my treadmill is buried under a pile of junk, I figured taking on the basement was my best, first step. :0) Looking forward to hearing how you do with your fitness goal this month! Good luck!

  2. I love your focus! It’s not to lost 10 pounds or 5 inches it’s to be a happier you and a happier you = better mom and wife…Totally agree!! I can’t wait to see your progress!

  3. This is a great plan and goal! I too have wanted to start getting healthy. Being more active. With the kids in school during the day I ave a little more time to devote to me now.

  4. I love this! And you are right, it is so easy to procrastinate and never actually do anything. No time like the present. I have so many things that I feel terribly guilty about not doing better, too. I need to figure out which of those things are actually valid and get started on them. I know exercise really helps, but I have the worst time actually making the time to do it. I’m going to follow you on Bloglovin so I can keep up with your challenges.

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