#OneSimpleChange Health Challenge is #ActiveInApril

April 1, 2016 4:48 pm

Wanna be active in April with me?

Duh, right?  I know.


Though I have always been an active person – when I graduated from college and got a full-time job my massive appetite continued while my activity decreased.

I swelled up to 165 pounds.

jen heavy overweight

I probably dabbled in a diet or two but memories of my youth already told me that diets don’t work for someone that hates being told she can’t do something.  I freak.

What can I say?  God’s not done with me yet.

So I started adding. I like the thought of adding over taking away.

I got a book about women’s fitness and started going to the gym at random hours. No trainer. Very little cardio. And permission given to myself to eat whatever I desired after the workout.

Random side note:  I do think one of the nice things about my job at the time (and now) was that I could go to the gym during off-peak hours. Going to the gym during peak hours makes me nervous to this day.

But you know… It’s funny what happens when you you start exercising on a regular basis. Even starting small with 20 minutes of hand weights.  You literally start losing a taste for many unhealthy foods.

I would feel so good after the workout- I was not trying to eat a chili cheese dog.  Just didn’t sound good anymore.

And now?!  Bleck to over-processed food!

I’m an accidental healthy food snob!

But I made one simple change of going to the gym for at least 20 minutes a day to start.

And it snowballed.  And I started eating better.

And I feel so much better today than I did 10 years ago.

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So when some of my Juice+ friends told be about the #ActiveInApril challenge- I was all over it.

To be honest – being active every day will not be issue for me as I have way too much energy to go more than a day without exercising.

I’m pretty sure I would implode without daily active stress relievers, but let’s not test it out.

So how can I make this a challenge for me too?

Well, as a video blogger – the month of April was often #VEDA or Vlog Every Day in April.  My friend Monika Philp hosted this challenge multiple times over the years in this Video Blogger Facebook group and I never was able to completed it fully.

Failed to make a video every day for 30 days straight.  Grr.

So I thought – I would put the two challenges together and challenge myself to make some sort of activity video every day in April.

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#VEDA and #ActiveInApril collide.

I’ll be sharing my daily video workout challenge on Snapchat and my Facebook Page.  If you would like to join the free Plus Life Facebook community, shoot me a quick email or ping me on FB.

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- I'm Jen Ka-no-dl, Christ-Follower (who falls a lot), Lover of Dancing and Unprocessed Food, Executive and Video Producer at http://JenKnoedl.com & http://JenChicago.com