My birthday just passed!! (Keep reading for my gift to YOU.)

Happy birthday to me! Rather than this just being completely self-indulgent, I do have a few other reasons for sharing this ‘news’.

Milestones like birthdays can be a great motivation when it comes to health goals. I currently have a client wanting to be in the best shape of her life for her 40th birthday this December, another who is using the short-term goal of his niece’s wedding this August as a way to lose five pounds, and another whose husband treated her to one-on-one personal training when she turned thirty to navigate mom life without sacrificing her active lifestyle.

Having short-term goals is crucial if you want to push yourself to achieve a difficult task, like getting into better shape. There are endless benefits to maintaining a healthy weight, including increased energy, decreased feelings of depression, heart health, and anti-aging qualities, but if that doesn’t convince you to get up and start moving, incentives must be created.

Treating yourself to a new dress for a party will encourage you to stick to your exercise routine to look your best. The deadline you decide on doesn’t have to be a big event, either! It’s true that vacations are perfect mini-goals to train toward, but a date night at a renowned restaurant would be an excellent reward too. Make the reservation and start working toward it.

The ultimate goal is good health and happiness!

Would you like to lose 2” from your waistline in the next 30 Days? Join my VIP Fat Loss Challenge! Secure your spot asap – limited space available. Visit: or email and wish me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to get 50% off enrolment this month only.

Coach Julie Germaine Coram is a Manitoba-born fit mom, 2x International Pro Fitness Champion, Miss Fitness Manitoba, Certified Nutrition & Renowned Fitness Expert. She has helped thousands of men and women improve their health since 2005.