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Making the Most of Monday: Fitness Challenge


If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays  signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.

Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.

Do you feel overwhelmed on Mondays? Do you feel the weight of your week beginning to pull you down before you even have a chance to get started? I'm challenging you like I often do here at Vintage Indie, to Make the the Most of your Monday AND your week. You already know that Monday is the start and more often then not if Monday goes well, the rest of your week has a leg to stand on.


I haven't talked much about fitness here at Vintage Indie, but I do believe it plays a big role in our "organic & whole living" lifestyle. From the very beginning of Biblical times, it was set out for us to work the fields and tend the soil. With so much technology and everything at our fingertips, we aren't getting the daily exercise we would be if we were actually working the soil and tending the land.

Today I'm challenging you, and hope that you'll challenge me right back to create some sort of fitness in your daily life. Often times, we can get wrapped up in our computer chair and daily life that we forget to think about how our bodies need to move and need to build muscle, myself included. I remember last year when I was working out with a personal trainer, I felt SO good. I really felt my best. Not only was I eating clean and watching what I put in my mouth, but I was sweating, moving and building muscle. Too bad after vacation was over, I never picked back up on my fitness goals, and here I am today wishing I would have never stopped. I think I've been in this cycle for years now.

So, I'm encouraging you to get back on the trail of daily fitness. I'm walking/jogging today and using one of my favorite workout videos.I also joined SparkPeople, where I plan to track my calories again. The truth is, I remember how much it helped me keep focused before. Have you used SparkPeople? Maybe we'll create a team and do this together!

What do you do for daily fitness and how do you plan to stay on track? 

Happy Monday to you, and here is to getting fit for health's sake!




Naomi Bulger

Ok, I accept the challenge. Yesterday (Monday in Australia) started well, with a mid-day walk, a brisk after-dinner walk, and some skipping to get my heart-rate up. Not so likely to be good today, since I was up at 4.30am. We'll see how the energy pans out. But I am going to check out SparkPeople. Thanks for the tip, and good luck with the healthy living plan !

Vintage Indie

Hi Naomi,

Thanks for "joining me". It is nice to have others supporting you. Good luck with the energy issue. Hopefully eating better and adding some movement into our days will help! I'm hoping anyway!


NowSoLA Vintage

I just started seeing a personal trainer again last week. Like you, my vicious cycle of good/bad eating & working out continues and it's time for me to get back on track. One of the goals my trainer assigned was taking at least 10,000 steps a day. Of course it means that I'm wearing a pedometer on my body from morning till night, but it's really giving me the extra motivation I need to keep moving! On my most successful day last week I logged over 14,000 steps! Good luck to you as you move towards your goals...I'll be rooting for the both of us :-)
Cheers ~ Lara

Vintage Indie

Hey Lara,

That's awesome 14,000 steps! I need to get a pedometer, sounds like a great accountability tool. I would say I eat pretty good, I love veggies. My biggest downfall is late night corn chips and salsa snacking!(not anymore!) It is my favorite. I'm also a big Chipotle fan, but since I've found SparkPeople, I've found the calories in what I eat from there helpful and I won't have to give it up completely.

Good luck to you!


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