Kick-starting My Fitness Journey with BDJ GoWell Get Fit Program
“I’m gonna do it tomorrow. I promise.”
I’d be a billionaire if I’d receive a dollar every time I tell this to myself. The thing about change is that it’s scary and unrelenting when you don’t know what to do. That can also be said on everyone’s fitness journey. There will always be reasons not to do it and restrictions that keep us from grabbing that change – fitness journey
As soon as I finally break past that hesitation, it became easy to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to a healthy and active one. Well, not that easy. It takes patience, determination, and consistency. That’s where Bella Go-Getter Membership Program: GoWell, Get Fit comes in.
The membership program is basically a lifestyle movement that promotes a healthier lifestyle and helps people to kick-start their fitness journey. It’s a month-long fitness program with four live sessions of proper exercise routines, diet planning, self-defense training, and most exciting part – obstacle course!!! This program, of course, won’t be possible without the Belle De Jour team, the dedicated mentors, co-presenter GoWell, Sun Life’s wellness community, and our sponsor, Wacoal!
Yes, I signed up for it! I mean, it’s the best thing that I can give to myself – a change. This is just a month-long program, but it’s a good start because I have something to look forward to every weekend.
FIRST SESSION – FIRST IMPRESSION
November 4: Orientation and NT Sweat with fitness mentor, Nikki Torres
The 3-hour session began with a sharing session. Stacy Gutierrez, the other half of Plump.ph and body positivity advocate, and Nikki Torres of Pretty Darn Fit/NT Sweat, a certified yoga and cardio instructor, shared their fitness journey and how they get started. One by one, we shared our fitness goals and expectations with the program.
Goals and Expectations
For me, since I already started my transition to a Ketogenic lifestyle, my only goals are developing an exercise routine that works for me and creating a habit of choosing what’s best for me. I also want to get to know other people from the group!
After the sharing session, Nikki briefed us on what usually happens in her NT Sweat routine and she made us take a fitness test to gauge our capabilities and use it as a guide on the last day assessment. Like any other NT Sweat sessions, we warmed up, jived to the beat, and tried to imitate Nikki’s moves as accurate as we can. I might have looked like a dying seal while doing the routine, but who cares?! Only sweat matters at that point and having fun!
Aside from the exciting activities, what I really liked about BDJ events is they’re very organized. I’ve been to, at least, 3-4 events and they never disappoint. Aside from the generous loot that you’ll take home, you’ll also meet friends from different walks of life and be inspired by the amazing talks.
What’s in the Starter Kit?
The starter kit comes with your own Yoga Mat, Wacoal sports bra, dri-fit shirt, the handy BDJ Fitness Tracker, merchandise from GoWell, Sun Life’s wellness community, and other surprise exercise essentials from our minor sponsors, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Goody, and Belo Essentials.
Three Tips on Starting Your Own Fitness Journey
Just do it.
Don’t worry about the little details. Just start with the obvious elements in your current lifestyle that needs to go. Get rid of junk foods. Avoid unnecessary sugars. Start walking around the neighborhood. These little changes will do big wonders and help you get started.
Once you’ve eliminated those obvious elements, start replacing your unhealthy staples with alternatives. If you can’t let go of white rice, you can substitute cauliflower rice or quinoa. Also, start building your exercise gears like the yoga mat, nice exercise clothes, and pair of dumbbells.
Please remember that fitness doesn’t stop when you’ve reached your goals. It should be part of your new lifestyle now. If you cheated on your diet, don’t feel guilty and just get back on your diet. If you must, establish some rules. “Cheat meal = extensive workout”
By following these simple tips, you can now easily start your own fitness journey!
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