spoonful of advice: rediscover your love to move

happy first day of school for many university students in utah! woot! i visited campus today with my nieces and nephews to give them their first taste of college. (we get em’ at a young age).  more like we treated them to the bookstore treats! i did have some feelings of regret i didn’t attend college….someday i hope to gain a certification in holistic nutrition so hopefully that’ll give me a small taste of college life:)

anyhow, since its back to school and life is going to get really busy, lets find some ways to stay motivated and active.  i tend to hibernate in the fall/winter, but there are ways to avoid that! so here are some of my favorite ways to move!

  1. loose your scale.  there are so many other ways to measure your health (not exactly a way to move, but i think the scale is more detrimental than helpful)
  2. walk to school and take advantage of the time walking around campus (with a heavy backpack that may count for a full on workout!)
  3. i love the fall leaves! take a bike ride or short hike to get a closer look
  4. take the stairs (seems basic but can make the world of difference)
  5. a early morning run before school, or work can jump start your energy for the day! skip the energy drink and hit a run
  6. since we get to layer with sweaters and scarves, don’t forget your body needs clean fuel to function.  we may not see the extra weight under the baggy clothes, but it’s easy for me to put on weight in the winter
  7.  fall/winter often shut us up inside.  try a new class at the gym! zumba, body pump, pilates, or kickboxing
  8. join a yoga studio or a crossfit box
  9. make your living room a temporary gym for an hour! tons of great at home workouts here
  10. get in gear! find a new winter sport and make a goal to become great at it!

image via google

check out this website with 10 dead of winter workout motivators!

what’s your best advice to stay moving in the hustle and bustle of the fall season?

happy back to school!

jessie j



  • Miz
    August 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

    LOVELOVELOVE the neat clean crisp look of the site!

    and I LOVE fall in texas 🙂 it makes me wanna move MORE than the uber sweltering hot summers here….

    • jessie.james
      August 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      oh good for you! the winter gets sooo cold here in utah! I have heard texas is beautiful that time of year!

  • Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
    August 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Love the new header. Great tips for my favorite season of the year 🙂

    • jessie.james
      August 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      thank you! its a work in progress but i am really liking it!

  • Katie @wishandwhimsy
    August 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

    The new header is GORGEOUS! Loving the new look!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Love the new look! So fresh!

    Schedule, schedule, schedule for when life gets hectic! Make YOU time a priority!

    • jessie.james
      August 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks Angela! I totally agree! If i dont schedule to get up, i’ll hit snooze till 9 am!

  • Ali
    August 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love your new header!

  • Pavement Runner
    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Can I join in and say that I ALSO like your header?

    Great post and I completely agree with ditching the scale. I weigh myself once every three months or so. My weight can fluctuate so much that I think I would drive myself crazy if I looked at it all the time.

  • Noelle McKenzie
    August 29, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Cute blog! Being that I live in NYC, the city that reallly never shuts down lol I never have this problem. I do a ton of walking and biking everyday because I no longer own a car! But to add to my commute I also workout with my personal training clients allowing me to keep extra lean and tone!

    • jessie.james
      August 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

      Oh I am so jealous! I love NYC!!! I am begging my hubby to find a job there!

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