Get It Together Initiative (update and a grateful heart)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last Month, I started The Get it Together Initiative- a health and fitness goal Facebook group. It's a month-long challenge (June 15th-July 15th) that encourages accountability, shared goals, and community. As the challenge is winding down, I thought I'd share about how it's going.

I have been pretty pleased with how the challenge has turned out. Some people started out strong and then stopped posting, which is to be expected. But for the most part, I have a solid group of ladies that have actively participated in both the Facebook group and our Pinterest Board.

The thing I love most about this, is that it is so diverse. The group is comprised of some of my closest friends, my mother-in-law, my mom, some acquaintances, and some wonderful people from the blogging world who joined in too! And what's been cool to see is how well everyone jumped right in and got to know each other.

On the 15th of July, all of us will weigh-in and share if we lost weight and met our goals. Points will be awarded based on goals met, as well as activity in the Facebook group. My friend, Grace, has offered one of her pottery items as a prize, which is an awesome treat!

And though the challenge ends on the 15th, my hope is that we will still use the group to encourage each other. Just because the challenge is over doesn't mean our health and wellness journeys are!

If you would like to be a part of this community, feel free to join. You won't be able to participate in this challenge, but we would still love to have you. And who knows, maybe we can do another challenge soon!

I am very thankful for this group and all the wonderful women who are participating. I am also thankful that I got to be the one to set it up and lead. I've never done something quite like this before and I have enjoyed it :)

Also, I am posting links below to the blogs of those who are in our group. Show them some love!

Trine Hansen: Creative Pink Butterfly

Destiny Barker: The Journey

Hannah Johnson: Hannah Says


  1. This is such a great idea! I have found I'm able to be my healthiest when I'm surrounded by people with shared goals and having accountability.

  2. Such a fabulous idea!!! Having friends (or strangers) help you to reach your goal, and keep you accountable, is one of the best ways to meet your health goals. well done :)

  3. Good luck to everyone participating! I've found that the only way I can get through any kind of workout plan is to have group accountability.

  4. I'd love to look in to participating in the next one!!!

    1. We'd love to have you! Follow the link to the facebook group and you can go ahead and join. The group is still active, there's just not an official challenge right now :)