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Join the #couchpotatotofabfit Community 2016

January 6, 2016
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couchpotatotofabfit communityWelcome to 2016!   Have you made any resolutions for this year?

Do you want to lose weight?  Exercise more?

Eat healthier? Determined to find your 6 pack – you know it is there somewhere!

Maybe you want to just take the 10,000 step challenge?

If you have made resolutions, STOP right now! Think about it!



Ask yourself these two questions:

1. Have I made resolutions before?
2. Have I kept my resolutions?

I believe the answer to #1 is Yes and the answer to #2 for most of us is A RESOUNDING NO!

So often we have great intentions of committing to resolutions only to fall by the wayside before the end of January.

The reason?

We make unrealistic resolutions as we get caught up in the New Year Resolution frenzy.

Resolutions rarely work! Change takes time But making small changes over time, bit by bit, works and you have more chance of success.

One of the hardest things for me is to try to do it alone. What about you?

So, let’s not – Go it alone I mean.

In 2016 let’s work together, bit by bit, step by step, burpy by burpy, carrot stick by carrot stick lol… you get the picture!”

I’m passionate about my health and wellness and I find knowing that there are others making small changes at the same time, helps keep me motivated.

Workout with a buddyHaving a workout buddy makes it so much easier and although we may not be workout buddies in person, we can be virtual workout buddies.

It doesn’t matter where we are, we can be halfway around the world, but we are here to push each other and help each other not be so alone.

I love running with my Saturday Sisters each Saturday. We keep each other on track and focused as well as enjoying our friendship.

For some of us though, it is easier to take small steps with someone we don’t know. If you’ve tried and tried to lose weight or get healthier, sometimes it’s really hard to involve those closest to you.  Fear of failure can stop you from achieving your goal. If you fail then you have to see it in their eyes and on their faces every time you see them. Or perhaps they aren’t even supportive of what you want to achieve and don’t really want to know.

With a virtual workout buddy for support you have encouragement, not reminders of your failures. We are all working towards the same goal – being healthier –there is our common ground!

So Are You In?

Let’s work together, step by step, supporting and encouraging each other. Post your pics on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #COUCHPOTATOTOFABFIT , or even to my facebook page Sizzling Towards Sixty, link to it, or tag me on Twitter and Instagram.

We can do this together, bit by bit, step by step, #couchpotatotofabfit !!!

Let’s build a #couchpotatotofabfit community and support each other.Click To Tweet

I’ll be posting tips each week to keep us all motivated and encourage us to achieve our goal of becoming fitter and more active in 2016.

Remember, you don’t have to run a marathon to be fit just MOVE! Small steps lead 2 great achievements.Click To Tweet

Last week I launched my free e-book ‘From Couchpotato to Fabulously Fit in less time than you think’. I was so surprised and happy with the positive feedback that I received. I hope you downloaded your free copy. If you missed it, I’ve included the link and feel free to download YOUR FREE COPY HERE

So what are you waiting for?

Let’s all get started and take these 3 steps TODAY:

  1. Decide today to take small steps to a healthier you.
  2. What can you do, today, in small pockets of time, to increase your movement?
  3. Take a picture and show us what small steps you are doing to motivate all of us and tag it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #couchpotatotofabfit and tag me for a retweet or Facebook share!

Together we can take small steps to being healthier in 2016!


Let’s Keep Sizzling!


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  • Reply Jennifer Abel January 7, 2016 at 17:47

    Good on you for trying to get me off the couch, okay I know I am healthy on the inside but I just do not do exercise. Maybe it is lack of motivation or is it being lazy? I guess it is now time to commit.

    • Reply Mackenzie Glanville January 7, 2016 at 19:12

      I know how you feel Jennifer, but yes we need to commit

      • Reply Sue Loncaric January 8, 2016 at 14:56

        Thanks for your support Mackenzie – we’ve got this!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 8, 2016 at 14:56

      Thanks Jen! Great to have you onboard and don’t worry it won’t be as bad as you think. Maybe you could write a post about healthy living with your products??

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville January 7, 2016 at 19:14

    I love this idea Sue I really need to get fit, I was so fit a year ago and now I am a blogging couch potato. I actually got on the treadmill today and looked at my last record of exercise on my iWatch I hadn’t exercised since November 15. It felt good doing some today

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 8, 2016 at 14:57

      Well it is so easy for life to get in the way and before we know it our fitness levels have dropped. I’m hoping we will all improve our health overall including exercise and healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Reply Michelle January 7, 2016 at 21:47

    Way to go Sue. I’m loving this. I’m active and exercise daily. Yet. Could always use motivation from others on the days you don’t feel like doing it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 8, 2016 at 14:58

      So happy to have you onboard Michelle and thanks for commenting. I’m sure we can all motivate each other.

  • Reply Bryce Rae January 8, 2016 at 06:16

    Love your attitude.
    I have never really been for New Years Resolutions. If you want to improve or make moves in the right direction, we shouldn’t need a new year. But, yes… it can be a good time to start.
    2016 excites me. I have a few things happening that I am really excited about .

    All the best 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 8, 2016 at 15:00

      Hi Bryce! I’m not making resolutions this year – the first time in about 20 years. I just want to find balance in my life and be healthy. Glad you are excited about your 2016 and wish you all the best. Thank you for stopping by

  • Reply gigi January 8, 2016 at 08:57

    I’m ready!!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 8, 2016 at 15:00

      Glad to have you onboard Gigi!

  • Reply Jo Herring January 9, 2016 at 10:32

    Hi Sue. I’m here now. This past weeks exercise is 2 PT sessions, 1 weights and one boxing. Have thrown in some lovely walks. Also doing a lot more incidental walking.parking furher away from shop and also stairs. Averaging 5,500 to 7,500 steps a day but occasionally do 10,000.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 9, 2016 at 15:33

      Hi Jo great to have you on board. You are doing really well. I’m a big believer in the incidental walking. you will see results in no time. Great to have you with us.

  • Reply Mary January 13, 2016 at 01:56

    I’m all in Sue! The last few years I’ve had a decline in working out and more sitting at my desk…which totally shows on my rear :-0 I need to fix that and I’m committed to doing whatever it takes this year and not letting things get crazy again. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to ride along on your enthusiastic ‘coat tails’ !!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 13, 2016 at 08:00

      Good for you Mary! It is so easy to let work take over that is why my word for the year is BALANCE! Great to have you on board and look forward to getting healthy with you in 2016!

  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton January 13, 2016 at 02:47

    Sue, I’m in. How fun to take my small steps with others around the world! Motivating! With my disease I can’t do much, but I can do small things, so I’m happy to jump in!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 13, 2016 at 08:01

      Small things add up to big things Nikki! Anything is better than nothing and I am so happy to have you onboard.

  • Reply Jebbica January 13, 2016 at 05:13

    Thanks for doing this, Sue! I always need extra motivation. Thanks for sharing at #FoodandFitnessFriday!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 13, 2016 at 08:02

      We all need extra motivation so we can all get healthy together! I’m loving your posts and they keep me motivated!

  • Reply Sandy Sandmeyer January 16, 2016 at 05:57

    These are great ideas, Sue. Thanks for being so encouraging at the Over the Moon Link Party.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 18, 2016 at 12:19

      Well I think it is easier Sandy to do something together rather than trying on our own.

  • Reply Kathleen January 16, 2016 at 16:50

    This is such a good idea Sue, you are on a winner here. Thanks for putting the pin to this post into The Pinterest Game. I will be looking to see if you win and for more of your good pins next game.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 18, 2016 at 12:25

      Hi Kathleen! Glad you like the idea and it is a good way for us all to get fit together! Fingers crossed for the Pinterest Game!

  • Reply OneDizzyBee January 19, 2016 at 07:40

    Found this link through the Pinterest Game. Love it! I’m blogging about my weight loss journey for 2016 and it’s good to know there are a few places in the blogging community I can go who are also of a like mind. Fingers crossed for a healthy 2016 for us all 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2016 at 15:29

      Hi there, I’d love you to join our FB group #couchpotatotofabfit. We are all just trying our best to encourage each other to be healthy. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you in the group. You will smash 2016!

  • Reply Wendy January 20, 2016 at 21:22

    You are such an inspiration! I need to get some photos posted…oh wait, I need to do something to take a photo of, first… 😉 I am enjoying your FB group! Thanks for entering this in The Pinterest Game this week — good luck!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2016 at 10:00

      Thank you Wendy so much for your lovely comments. It is great you are enjoying the group and no pressure to post just whenever you feel like it! Have a lovely week.

  • Reply Debbie Thompson January 23, 2016 at 05:56

    Big dittos to you: small steps can lead to big changes, and we can keep sizzling as we get older! Great idea to pull people together for support. Best wishes!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:48

      thanks Debbie! I hope you can join us. It is so much easier having a supportive group with no judgement. Thanks for commenting and have a great week!

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