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Healthy Living Motivation

Healthy Living Motivation

Wow, January 20, 2107! How many of you are trying to improve your health this year?


To be fair, I’m always trying to improve my health. Last fall I started a regular workout regime. There were weeks I skipped a few workouts, but overall, I stuck with it. This year, I’ve made weekday workouts mandatory. I have no excuse–none–not to fit 30 minutes of exercise into my weekdays. But…sometimes I lose my motivation and have to force myself off the couch.


Healthy Living Motivation


I saw a quote on Pinterest this week, and I thought how true.

“In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.”

It’s been about two weeks since sticking with my weekday workouts, and I do feel it. It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see big results though. I’m just reminding myself this isn’t about big results. It’s about daily habits that add up to strength and health.

In four weeks, I’ll see it. My jeans will no longer feel tight when I button them. I believe this.

In eight weeks, I’ll hear it. Eight weeks of consistent exercising is noticeable on anyone. But if I don’t hear it, that’s fine, too. For me, investing in myself three to four hours each week is the reward I seek. Every time I get off the couch and do the workout, I win.

What does a win look like to you in regards to healthy living?

Have a fun weekend!

Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. This is very encouraging. 🙂 I need to lose weight and become healthy. Healthy living would mean walking more and definitely not eating so much junk food. Maybe this is just the incentive I need to get going on the right path. Thank you. 🙂

    1. I made two changes, and they are making all the difference. I exercise at the same time every weekday, and I make a fruit/veggie smoothie every weekday. I didn’t change anything else. I no longer weigh myself. It just throws me off my game, whether I gained or lost!

  2. Thanks Jill! This encouraging reminder in January is appreciated. I have Fibromyalgia and sometimes January can be absolutely a down month for me. Eating healthy and exercise are good for everyone. Doing it is another story! Knowing others face these decisions each day and also have struggles helps me and pushes me towards more exercise in my weeks ahead.

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