Motivation to MOVE

Before Cory and I moved, my BFF was my workout buddy. Knowing that she was going to meet me at the gym made the 5:20 AM wake-up call seem doable. In my opinion, working out with my friends is always more fun.

As you know, we moved, and I have to admit that my workout routine has started to majorly slack. Call me needy and co-dependant, but I need other people to motivate me.

And I don’t mean reading blogs about people who run 15 miles a day and don’t eat dessert. I mean, I need people doing things with me.

I only have three friends, and one is married to me. NBD.

This is why I was SO thrilled when Kelli contacted me about hosting a challenge through ChallengeLoop. At first I was hesitant because, let’s be honest, I don’t really have a fitness “niche.”

I simply workout so I can eat whatever I want. Oh, the working out/eating thing? Only one of those things has slacked recently…

Here at the Lunchbox Diaries, I’m not about the frills – I try my best to keep it real, and I think most of you appreciate that.

This is where my challenge comes in.

I’m challenging all of us (i.e. myself included) to MOVE for at least 30 minutes, 4 times per week.

You can walk your dog, do your Crossfit thang, create a quick circuit workout, go to your favorite class at the gym – anything that gets you active and off your ass.

Here are some details

  • The challenge officially begins JUNE 1st, but you can accept the challenge TODAY.
  • I made sure to ask this – when you sign up with your email, you won’t be spammed. You’ll only receive monthly emails about challenges.
  • There are PRIZES involved. As of now, Love Grown Foods is on board, and I think we have a few more goodies coming our way!
  • To win, you have to sign up (duh) and you have to post on my ChallengeLoop page at least 8 times in the month of June; simply tell everyone what you’re up to (fitness-wise, not life-wise 😉 )
  • Not mandatory, but please tweet me when you sign up and/or MOVE! Our official hashtag is #MotivationtoMOVE

I’m so excited about this challenge because people will be motivating each other, sharing their ideas, and checking in on a frequent basis! I am committed to logging all my workouts on my ChallengeLoop page, and cheering on everyone who decides to participate!

Come on, join the conversation! Find your motivation to MOVE!

Disclosure: I am NOT compensated for this challenge – I’m genuinely doing this for the motivation. I hope you join me! 


  1. says

    Signed up!!!!!!! Also – I don’t really feel motivated to work out (yet) but I do feel motivated to eat some fro-yo because that looks delicious!!! You’re too far away for us to be physical workout buddies, but what if we try to be long distance workout buddies??? I think we could be on to something here :)

    • Colleen says

      WOO HOOO!!! The one out of my three friends that I KNEW would sign up! Okay, “long distance” workout buddies could work. We’ll discuss this weekend over skinny cocktails

    • Colleen says

      YAY!! (That you joined, not about the slacking motivation haha) I know, I’ve been pretty bad lately!

  2. says

    Awesome! I signed up! I’ve been changing up my workouts a lot lately versus trying to stick to one program and I found it’s been keeping my motivation up! Hopefully I can help keep everyone else motivated too! :)

    P.S. Did I miss when your House Hunters episode was?!

    • Colleen says

      YAY! Katie, that’s awesome! Rest assured you’ll be motivating ME.

      PS – No, not yet! I don’t have the date, but probably the end of summer. It was supposed to be around Easter, but something about a backlog of episodes pushed it back.

  3. says

    Love this idea. I honestly can’t get behind running 10+ miles a day or not eating dessert (NO WAY!), but I can definitely get behind moving…in whatever way possible. Will definitely look into joining this. Thanks!

  4. says

    This has nothing to do with this post except for your last picture. I secretly wish that I lived across the street from you. That house on the left will do. Let me know when your neighbors decide to move. 😉

    • Colleen says

      Great news! The lot directly next to us has yet to be purchased! Come on, you and Andy would LOVE it here! :)

  5. Lisa says

    I love these challenges! I am with your way of thinking.. i work out to eat what i want, but i need motivation to work out :)

  6. says

    This is exactly what I need to be doing! I was good with working out late last year, but unfortunately fell off the wagon. This will help keep me motivated :)

  7. says

    Consider me signed up!! Because this is I can do (and trust me, I need the motivation too!). And NBD, my husband is one of my BFF’s too, AND, I probably have less friends than you haha!

  8. says

    I have a feeling I need this challenge for the month of June! I spent the past 3 months or so attempting to prepare for a tough mudder, and after the race I’m sure I’ll be feeling burnt out on fitness. But hey—something is better than nothing, and getting my move on a few days a week won’t hurt!

  9. says

    Hi there! I found you on Twitter and I have to say I love this idea!! Motivating each other is really what it takes, especially in the heat of the summer!! I will sign up!! Can’t promise I will stay motivated this month (LOL already needing that motivation I guess) But I sure will try!! Oh and I have that same tank top in the picture of you doing a lunge! I love it!!


  1. […] So you may know my good friend Colleen (over at the Lunchbox Diaries) as I’ve gushed on her before many times on this blog. She is my BFF and she is one of my biggest motivations when it comes to fitness and just being healthy over all. She is hosting a little Challenge, of sorts, for the month of June called Motivation to Move – check it out. […]

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