A Fabulous Start to My 21 Day Fitness Challenge!

I LOVE Monday mornings!!!

After a rejuvenating weekend I am ready to jump into the new week and create all sorts of beautiful things…

This morning was particularly sweet.

I woke up just past 4:30, excited…

Today is Day 1 of my Pre-Thanksgiving Scrumptious Body 21 Day Challenge — 21 days of fun, fitness and fabulous food so we can all greet the holidays with a smile 🙂

21 Day pre-thanksgiving challenge title image

Two of my clients are working moms who find it hard to escape during the day so we scheduled our workout sessions for 5:30 am.  Woohoo!

I LOVE early morning workouts!

I know, if you are not a morning person it sounds completely crazy but I find it’s the best way to start the day!

A good morning workout leaves me feeling energized and focused and the rest of my day tends to be much more fun and productive.

I also know how challenging it is for us moms to make time for ourselves and once the kids are up, no matter how committed we are to loving on ourselves, carving out even 20 minutes for a workout is a massive challenge.  Once the day gets going it never stops… And by the time the house is quiet again you’re too exhausted to even think about a workout…

As it turns out the park was just too dark at 5:30 so we moved our workout to the gym… But not before catching a breathtaking sunrise!

Sunrise for 21 Day fitness challenge

Our first workout was a blast!

One of the reasons I choose to hold small group sessions for my challenges is because women thrive in this environment.  It provides safety, support and accountability.  And yes, a little competition 🙂


Let me tell you, these ladies are COMMITTED!!!

Oh sure there was a little bit of moaning as we pushed through one more set of kick ups but there was plenty of giggling too.

And if this is what day 1 was all about, I cannot wait for the next 20 days!!1

How are you getting ready for the holiday season?

If you’re curious about my 21 Day Challenge you can fill out my survey and I’ll get in touch to tell you more about it.

In the meantime, stay scrumptious!!!




  1. Amber Ludwig says:

    Girl you get a HUGE high five from me!!! 4:30am is not a time I want to be awake lol!! I wish I was a morning person though, for working out and quiet time alone!!

  2. alicia szemon says:

    I wish i had some friends that would do something like this with me. None of my friends want to get heathy ):

  3. Dotty J Boucher says:

    This is wonderful and I wish you luck in your journey in your 21 day to fitness, I don’t have a membership to a gym so most of my work out is done at home..

  4. Mary Songer says:

    Wow I wish I had your energy and enthusiasm for mornings. I tend to struggle to just get up and reach for the caffeine. Good for you. I hope you inspire me.

    • You know the craziest part Mary? Once you get used to it you realize that morning workout it waaayyy better than that cup of coffee! It gives you clean energy and leaves you feeling happy and empowered 🙂

  5. Sherry Fram says:

    Wow! 5:30! Man I don’t know if I could get up that early! lol

    • I can’t say it wasn’t hard initially Sherry. I use to be a night owl. But now it’s my favorite part of the day! It’s my “Me” time when everyone else is quiet and it leaves me so refreshed and invigorated!

  6. Shannon Powers says:

    I love this! I’m also a morning workout person because kids, work, life and by evening I’m exhausted!

  7. Great idea! After the time change and the weather turns cooler, I need a challenge to keep me on task!

  8. Keep up the good work!

  9. ilaria carraro says:

    very early!

    • 5:30 is quite early indeed Ilaria, but it’s been such a fabulous way to start the day! Once the workout is out of the way you still have all day ahead to do all the other wonderful things you want to do 🙂

  10. Kayla Norris says:

    Moving in a week and will be close to a friend. Maybe I can get her to start with me.

  11. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I am NOT a morning person BUT maybe that is exactly why I should commit to trying a program like this!

    • That is such a healthy mindset Leslie! We’ve beeb changing our meeting time from about 6 to 8:30 depending on everyone’s schedule but regardless of what time exactly we meet, the ladies are LOVING starting their day with this challenge. We have so much fun! Everyone workout is followed by a happy exchange on Facebook, which keeps us smiling all day long 🙂


  13. Terry Poage says:

    I really admire you for getting up and doing this. I bet you feel great.

  14. Love the benefits from an early morning workout

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