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#GNO Gets Fit!

Are you an expert in what your own body needs? Are you the expert mom of your daily diet; what it is and what it could be? Are you in need of more encouragement and less 'tell me what I should do'? Then the Modern Mom Challenge hosted by Lolita from @modernmom and Renee from @cutiebootycakes is for you!

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Mom It Forward's #GNO, in an effort to help moms get fit, is partnering with these two Forward Moms for a topic of fitness, diet and exercise in the new year, new whole you! Come prepared to chat, learn, and encourage your fellow Forward Moms with Lolita and Renee our co- Guest Tweets! (photo by Sean Drileinger)
Are you in need of suggestions for how to find time for fitness in your busy mom life? Do you head to the gym faithfully? Do you grab the stroller and brave the outdoors? Do you have some ideas and tips for ways to support your fellow #GNO gals?

1. What has been your biggest challenge when trying to get healthy and fit?
2. What to you think will help motivate you to incorporate exercise into your life?
3. Do you notice fluctuations in your weight when you are experiencing changes in your life?

These and more to be answered Tuesday night!

Please leave any questions or suggestions you might have in the comment section and we'll compile them for the Guest Tweets to tackle during #GNO.

Are you new to #GNO? FAQ here!

Join us Tuesday, January 13 at 6 p.m. PST (9 Eastern) on Twitter (#gno) for an evening of health and exercise tips, support, goal setting, as well as your favorite #gno gal
chatter. RSVP here with your twitter url.... not your website url!

Member Questions:
  • "How do you motivate yourself to start exercising" also If I walk up and down the stairs in my house 20x's- does that count? RachelFerrucci
  • "Is it better to walk at a steady pace or do like the book Body for Life suggests a pattern of increasing your pace for a few minutes then slowing down?"
  • Would love to find support from a virtual exercise buddy!

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Pam said...

i'm gonna try to participate this wk, even if just for a bit :) i'll be using one of my other alter egos @oneweighatatime. crap, which i just realized i didn't put twitter url. off to do that now.

Janice @ Mom On The Run said...

I'll try and follow along tonight. I would love to help out as a guest tweeter - I have B. Sc in Kinesiology and a certificate in Athletic Therapy, so fitness is kind of my thing. Let me know if you'd ever like me to help out in some way.

Jenni said...

I am going to try to get to this one! Right up my alley! I am a AFAA certified group fitness instructor so I spend a lot of time at the gym teaching and taking classes! Always looking to hear about something new to try!

Anonymous said...

Fitness gno should be great! As usual I'll be checking in around soccer, lol! Of course if I was the one playing soccer I might not need to learn more about fitness, but unfortunately I'm just a spectator.

RachelFerrucci said...

I've been saying I want to get in shape forever now, Tomorrow is a daily vocab word. I started playing the Wii and yes, I do hurt after wards. To me this means that I'm now using parts that don't want to be bothered. My question to our guest speakers is, "How do you motivate yourself to start exercising" also If I walk up and down the stairs in my house 20x's- does that count?

Anonymous said...

I'm really looking forward to tonight's GNO. I truly need some help getting my rear in gear to get into shape. My question for tonight's guests is "Is it better to walk at a steady pace or do like the book Body for Life suggests a pattern of increasing your pace for a few minutes then slowing down?" Does this make sense?

Holly Rigsby said...

This will be my FIRST #GNO! What a great idea to help share ideas and tips on staying fit! I'm too excited to be a part of it!!!

dawntrenee said...

I am trying to get back into a workout routine. This should be a great GNO for me. Would love to find support a virtual exercise buddy

The Davenports said...

Marriage Zone here and up for the challenge. See ya at #gno!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Great timing to join in on my first #gno as my hubby will be at a basketball game, yay! I can't wait to learn more from everyone.

Anonymous said...

Past couple times I RSVP'd something came up so I told myself I would NOT RSVP today so maybe I would actually be able to stay on and chat, but I am going to make sure that I am here! I can't wait, I heard last week was AWESOME!!



Anonymous said...

I know I am a pain but Mr. Linky never works for me. :-(
And I want 2 be at #GNO!
Pleeeezzzzz help me!



dbh said...

I can only stay at #gno for a while tonight then I have to teach my spin class followed by two hours of roller derby practice! Tuesdays are going to be long for a few months! Sorry to miss out on most of tonight's topic.

Mariah said...

I'm a GNO regular who always forgets to sign up. Won't be participating tonight, but wanted to offer up my advice to everyone that is looking to lose weight and get in shape.

1.Lean proteins
2.Lots of H20
3.Herbal tea
4.Get your heart up to your target rate several times per day
5.Mix Isometric / strength training in with the cardio.
6.VEGGIES-Especially celery
7.Play co-ed sports with your sweetie

That's all I can think of, I'm not an expert-but I have had 4 kids and I am in good shape, I can run 10 miles without dieing and I play soccer.

Have fun tonight!!

Anonymous said...

I think i'm registered

Anonymous said...

I will be there... actually it is in a few minutes. I joined the twittgroup last week.

I started taking Karate and Aikido, along with floor stretches, a couple miles on my orbitrek for 3 times a day. I have been watching what I have been eating and putting in more nutritional things.

I am eager to see what other things are discussed at gno.