Health & Wellness

3 Easy Steps to Take You From Couch Potato to Fabulously Fit

December 30, 2015
Ebook From Couch Potato to Fabulously Fit

Ebook From Couch Potato to Fabulously Fit

The New Year brings a renewed sense of excitement and expectation.  Living a fit and active lifestyle adds to the richness of our lives and makes us happier, decreases our stress levels and keeps us healthier for longer.

But what to do when you have tried it all and you just can’t keep the momentum going?

You really want to be fit and active but you just can’t make it happen.

You have stopped and started exercise programs, yo-yo dieted or lived on shakes and lettuce leaves – all with no results.

Does that sound familiar?

It can’t be that hard can it?

I mean there are so many offers to make you lose weight, get fit, run marathons the list is endless.

Pops up on social media and websites offering you the elusive elixir to being slim, trim and fabulous while just sitting on the couch seem too good to be true – and they are!

There is no magic formula to getting fit, losing weight or just being healthy! #couchpotatotofabfitClick To Tweet

It takes commitment and hard work but if you want it badly enough you WILL achieve your goal.

Accept that being fit and healthy is a lifestyle and not a short term miracle. #couchpotatotofabfitClick To Tweet

You need to accept that being fit and healthy is a lifestyle and not a short term miracle.  Once you accept that you will start making better choices for life not just for a few days.

The benefits of living a fit and healthy life means you have the energy to do more, you think more clearly, you are motivated and YOU JUST FEEL GREAT!  LIFE IS GOOD!

Remember – Becoming fit and healthy is accepting a lifestyle change not a quick fix.

Achieve your goal

Here are 3 Easy steps to take you from Couch Potato to Fabulously Fit in less time than you think.

Plus a free e-book “From Couch Potato to Fabulously Fit in less time than you think!” to download with more info and ideas.

1. Just move!

Exercise just move

Do something you love! Walking, dancing, yoga, running, swimming the list is endless. If you do something you love you are more likely to stick to exercising and making it part of your life.

2. Find a buddy

Workout with a buddy

It is always easier if you have company and accountability. Find a workout buddy and make the commitment to them and to yourself.

3. You do have time!

Make time for exercise

In a recent survey I conducted, the top answer for not exercising was TIME or lack of TIME. Well we all have 168 hours each week so surely you can manage to include 30 minutes of exercise per day or at least 4 – 5 times per week.

CLICK HERE & Download my free e-book to help you get started on changing from Couch Potato to Fabulously Fit in less time than you think.  It also includes a Weekly Workout & Goal Planner to help you get started and stay on track

No more excuses – it’s up to you!  Let’s get moving #couchpotatotofabfit 2016!  Join me an join the #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook group – let’s get healthy together.


Let’s Keep Sizzling!


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  • Reply Lori Schumaker January 1, 2016 at 11:55

    You are so right, Sue! It does take commitment and hard work – and making it a way of life. Thanks so much for the great resources here!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 1, 2016 at 13:26

      Hi Lori, I’m glad you liked the resources. Anything worthwhile takes effort and commitment but it is so worth it in the end. Happy New Year!

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill January 1, 2016 at 13:34

    I’m feeling like all that Christmas eating is still hanging off me! I was pretty good over the break, but it’s going to take a fair amount of work to move forward and lose the 5-10kgs that midlife seems to have added to my mid drift over the last couple of years! Hopefully there will be some positive changes in 2016 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 2, 2016 at 10:06

      I know Leanne it is hard to keep on track during Christmas and it is one time of the year I just don’t worry about – we need to enjoy ourselves.

  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs January 1, 2016 at 23:29

    I love that you said “you really do have the time.” I hear that excuse so often and it can drive me crazy! People manage to watch 4 hours of television a day (or whatever), but say they don’t have a half hour to dedicate to their health and well-being? Come on, people! These are great and simple ideas to help people get started on the road to health (and you said it much nicer than I might 🙂 ). Thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    Happy New Year!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 2, 2016 at 10:10

      I know Debbie it is really about committing and prioritising. WE all have the same number of hours each week but it is how we use that time that matters.

  • Reply gigi January 2, 2016 at 02:28

    Thank you Sue for giving us 3 easy steps! And, in fact, I’m already doing 2 of them! Thank you!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 2, 2016 at 10:11

      Oh that is great Gigi you are well on your way to being Fabulously Fit!

  • Reply Jebbica January 4, 2016 at 07:19

    These are great, Sue! I would love if you would share some of your inspiring posts like this on Jebbica’s Winter Weight Warriors on Facebook! Love your new banner and site look too. 🙂

    • Reply Jebbica January 4, 2016 at 07:20

      PS: Thanks for sharing on #FoodandFitnessFriday!

      • Reply Sue Loncaric January 4, 2016 at 10:56

        Always a pleasure to link up and hope to have more posts in 2016!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 4, 2016 at 10:56

      Hi Jessica! Lovely to hear from you and yes of course I would love to post on the FB page if you are happy for me to. I have a couple of exciting plans so I’ll email you with some of my ideas and perhaps we can do something together. Have a great day.

  • Reply Tracey Abrahams January 5, 2016 at 06:47

    My biggest barrier to exercising is my inability to go out the house alone, but I am determined to do as much walking when my hubby is with me as possible this year. I live in a beautiful part ofnthe country and need to make the most of it x #OTM

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 5, 2016 at 11:03

      It can be tricky Tracey but if you have beautiful countryside at lease that makes exercising more pleasurable. Going with you hubby would be great as it can be quality time together. Have a great 2016!

  • Reply janice Wald January 6, 2016 at 15:17

    Hi Sue,
    I sent you an Email about your post. I would be grateful if you could respond.
    In the meantime, these are excellent tips for women whose metabolism is slowing.
    Thanks for bringing it to the Bloggers Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  • Reply Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi January 6, 2016 at 22:10

    I love thinking about how we all have 168 hours in a week – we need to use them wisely!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 7, 2016 at 06:39

      Hi Erin thanks for stopping by! Yes it is hard to keep in mind that we do have time as we let so many things clutter our day. Some good meditation is in order I think!

  • Reply Katie Jenkins January 7, 2016 at 07:08

    Great post, Sue. All three of these tips are so crucial for health or weight loss success. Many times, people seem to think exercise has to be torture in order to be effective. So not true!

    I found you on the Blogger’s Pit Stop. I’m always on the lookout for health/fitness blogs since I have one myself at

    I’m very glad your post popped out at me! In fact, I signed up for your blog. Thanks for your post and Happy New Year!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 7, 2016 at 16:22

      Hi Katie! Thanks for stopping by and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post. Thanks for Subscribing and I’ve subscribed to your blog as well. Its great to connect with others who are like minded so I will be looking out for your posts. Have a lovely week!

  • Reply Life Loving January 11, 2016 at 23:53

    I’m completely with you on this one. I’m a bit advocate of exercise and I always say, just do more than you were before. When I work in London and have several meetings a day, I always plan my day around walking to different meetings, rather than using public transport. It’s easy to clock up 6 – 8 miles that way. Things like going out for a walk at lunch can make a real difference too. All the little things soon add up to big things and they all help your mental and physical well being. Thanks for sharing Sue.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    P.s. We do an ‘insanity’ class every week – now that’s fun! Have you ever heard of that?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 12, 2016 at 12:39

      Yes Sally that is the way! It is amazing how much extra walking you can get into a day if you park a little further away or take the stairs. Good thinking!

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