#FITFABFEB2020 Health & Wellness

#FitFabFeb2020 – Let’s get started

February 1, 2020
#FitFabFeb2020 Let's get started

#FitFabFeb2019 was so popular last year that I decided to do it again this year.  I also believe that it fits nicely into the #MakeItHappen2020 challenge because no matter what goal you are working towards, health and fitness can play a key role.  Read what #FitFabFeb2020 is all about and then make the commitment with me to change some lifestyle habits during February.

#FitFabFeb2020 – Let’s get started

The Plan

The main objective is to make small changes to our daily habits that will improve our health and wellbeing.

#FitFabFeb2020 is just a starting point but we have to start somewhere right?

  • 30 minutes movement daily – your choice of what you do but try to include some strength workouts on 2-3 days and cardio ( a brisk walk for example that will raise your heart rate) on 2-3 days. Take at least 1 day for rest and recovery. I’ve put together some body weight workouts for 3 days per week. If you would like to download them below.
  • Don’t forget if you haven’t exercised recently then make sure you get the OK from your doctor to proceed. Take it at your own pace!
  • Start each day with Warm Water & Lemon – this will help to flush out your system, aids digestion and boosts your immune system. 1 glass with juice of one lemon. You can also add some ginger if you wish.
  • Minimum 8 glasses of water each day
  • Replace unhealthy snacks with healthier options
  • 10 minutes each morning for meditation or prayer or journaling and gratitude
  • 10 minutes each evening to reflect on your day and complete the Daily Planner Worksheet
  • Follow the daily tips on Instagram or Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook Group
  • Participate and post your progress using the hashtag #fitfabfeb2020

Be Prepared

Download the Daily Planner Workout Sheet or if you prefer copy the headings into a journal and document your daily progress there.

Download the Body Weight Workout for Mon/Wed/Fri

Let’s Go!

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  • Reply Donna February 1, 2020 at 05:59

    Great opening tips and reminders! I look forward to participating!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2020 at 07:23

      I will look forward to having you join me, Donna. I’m hoping to share some of your meat-free recipes. xx

  • Reply Jennifer Jones February 1, 2020 at 06:39

    Great to see #fitfabfeb back again. I’m going to combine it with Maxines Challenge. and commit to journalling every day

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2020 at 07:24

      Great Jen, you will be really Sizzling by the end of Feburary! xx

  • Reply Jo February 1, 2020 at 09:33

    Okay, I’ve downloaded your strength workout and will be setting the alarm 30 minutes earlier each day to get the hot water & lemon & meditation thing happening… let’s do this

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2020 at 07:25

      Way to go, Jo! I will look forward to hearing your progress and great to have you join me for #FitFabFeb2020 xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris February 1, 2020 at 17:51

    I’m keen to get started Sue, have downloaded the resources and will try hard! Thanks for bringing it back and inspiring us 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2020 at 07:26

      Sounds great, Deb! I’m hoping it will help me too as I’ve been little off track lately – helping others train but not looking after me. I’m happy to be doing the challenge with everyone. xx

  • Reply Dr Sock February 4, 2020 at 05:45

    Sue, I agree with your idea of adding small health-oriented changes incrementally. That way, they are more likely to become habits and stick. One thing that works well for me is to sign up for classes (e.g., yoga) because once I’ve paid for and committed to something, I’m more likely to persist with it.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2020 at 05:19

      Yes Jude, I agree signing up for a paid class certainly helps with motivation and I also love my running Saturday Sisters – we keep each other motivated and committed. Small changes over time certainly add up. x

  • Reply Bree February 5, 2020 at 07:29

    I completely forgot about the lemon and water thanks for the reminder. I have joined a gym so I go there at least 3 days a week plus walking and running the dogs at the park and beach. Requires a lot of walking as two dogs and they don’t always bring the balls back lol. Also requires wading out in the water at the beach as one dog won’t go in sometimes to get the ball. #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2020 at 06:50

      Wow, Bree! You are certainly very active and yes I’m sure the dogs keep you fit. My grandsons keep me active running after them LOL:) Have a great week. xx

  • Reply Nancy Andres February 5, 2020 at 08:25

    Hi Sue, Thanks for this informative post and hosting #MLSTL. I have been in the habit of drinking room temp lemon water first thing in the morning and it worked well. This year I started warming the water to be more like body temp. and I think it works even better. Your other tips are good as well. I don’t post progress on FB, as I am accountable to my coach. Part of my staying fit plan is to make life as simple as possible and that’s one way I do it. Hugs, Nan

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2020 at 06:49

      Life should be simple, shouldn’t it Nancy? That way we don’t feel the pressure and we can just get on with living life the best way we can. Having someone to be accountable to is an excellent way to keep on track. x

  • Reply Natalie February 5, 2020 at 08:59

    Hi Sue – Great to see #FitFabFeb2020! I agree with your approach to make small changes to our daily habits that will improve our health and wellbeing. You know my commitment to stay fit. I’ll be cheering you on. #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2020 at 06:47

      You are very inspiring with your fitness and general attitude to life Natalie. xx

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au February 5, 2020 at 12:51

    Hi Sue – great to see you being so inspirational and all those who are jumping on board with your challenge. I know that I’ll never do most of it (other than my walking) so I’ll stand on the sidelines and cheer you all on. I always love seeing the supporters on the side of the road when people run marathons, so I’m accepting the challenge to be one of those! So Yay!! Go, go, go!!! You’ve all got this!!! Bring it on!!!
    And here’s to February and another #MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2020 at 06:46

      You also do your gentle exercise and tai chi, Leanne so that all adds up. I’d be happy to see you on the sidelines during a run. Maybe I should check out the Perth Marathon if there is one??? xx

  • Reply Jennifer February 5, 2020 at 23:25

    Sue, one request. Can you provide alternative exercises for people with arthritic knees who can’t do jumping jacks? I do like the daily planner that you shared.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2020 at 06:36

      Hi Jen, yes I can I did put a video on the FB Group that showed various forms of JJs without the jumping. You could just step the foot out to the side and in without jumping. How to do Beginner Jumping Jacks (Star Jumps)

  • Reply Sandra Kelly February 6, 2020 at 08:17

    Hello there Sue!

    I struggle with consistency when it comes to workouts, but I have downloaded the workout and the planner and I’ll give it a crack. I like the simplicity of it.

    Sandra 🙂 (visiting from Denyse Whelan Blogs)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 7, 2020 at 09:37

      Hi Sandra, lovely to have you visit and comment. Yes consistency is difficult but it is an important component. I’m a list girl so I write in my diary what I need do each day and tick it off when it’s done. Hope you like the Planner and yes I tried to make it simple and easy to follow. Have a great weekend and let me know how you go. xx

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan February 6, 2020 at 13:59

    I start the day with water…but no lemon. I need to add that key ingredient. Here’s to a healthier February!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 7, 2020 at 09:36

      And to you Leslie you are looking Sizzling!

  • Reply Denyse Whelan February 6, 2020 at 16:25

    It’s good to know you have remained committed to this Sue as you inspire others.

    Water, I know I need to drink it more but the jury is out on the lemon I have heard because of enamel and teeth.

    Thanks for your link up. Always appreciated.

    Denyse. #mlstl

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 7, 2020 at 09:34

      Thanks Denyse, I’ve heard of the lemon juice and enamel but I usually try to clean my teeth straight after. Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues February 7, 2020 at 16:54

    The lemon water is a good add to my morning routine. Thanks for this post, Sue. You are always so inspiring!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2020 at 04:12

      Thanks Corinne. I’ve only just started adding lemon to water each morning. It used to be part of my morning routine but I let it slide. I’ve reintroduced it and taking note of any changes. Have a lovely weekend. x

  • Reply Pradeep February 7, 2020 at 17:30

    Hi Sue, Good tips. It’s important to start every day positively nourishing both the body and mind.
    Thanks, take care
    (via #MLSTL)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2020 at 04:13

      Thank you Pradeep, I totally agree and it is a holistic approach to health which is important. Many thanks for your comment and enjoy your weekend.

  • Reply Christine Aldred February 9, 2020 at 17:24

    I’ve been terrible with exercise lately – I’m prone to letting other things take precedence. I will have to try harder this week.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 9, 2020 at 17:58

      Life can get in the way Christine. It happens to all of us so it is just a matter of trying to fit something in even if it is just some incidental exercise, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Have a great week. x

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