This is your 30 Day Fitness Challenge: Prep Week
It’s still snowing here in Montreal! Will spring ever arrive? The good news (for me, anyway) is that I never got started with the 30 Day Fitness Challenge. Let’s push the restart, this time with a fresh outlook and can-do attitude!
30-Day Fitness Challenge: Prep Week
The 30-Day Fitness Challenge means the fitness routine including working on every single major muscle group in your body, every day! I’ve designed an in-door fitness challenge. You can, of course, replace any of the mini-challenges with an outdoor activity of your choice.
Prep Week: Sunday, April 8, to Saturday, April 14, 2018
During this week, you’ll create a fitness calendar to make sure you’ll make the time to get fit. In addition, you should get a fitness partner to follow this 30-day fitness challenge with you. You’ll need to have dumbbells and have a stationary bike or attend a cardio class.
Start Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018, to End Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
The 30-Day Fitness Challenge will start next week. Below is your schedule for the next week.
The Goal: Lose 10 pounds!
Fitness Schedule: Every day we will participate in an Essentrics class and compliment this class with a fitness mini challenge. For next week, here is our Fitness Challenge:
- Sunday, April 15, 2018: One-hour Essentrics class, followed by 15 ab crunches
- Monday, April 16, 2018: 30-minutes power walk, followed by 10 Piles, 12 Squats, 15 ab crunches
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018: One-hour Essentrics class, followed by 12 lunges and 12 Squats
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018: One-hour power walk, followed by 5 push-ups, 30-second planks, three times
- Thursday, April 19, 2018: 30-minutes of cycling, followed by 25 ab crunches and ten squats
- Friday, April 20, 2018: Rest Day!
- Saturday, April 21, 2018: One-hour Essentrics class, with 15 Squats, 30-second Plank, three times and eight back-fly with weights, three times.
Back-Fly With Weights: This exercise is great to help strengthen the back. You’ll need a set of dumbbells for this movement.
- Bend at a 45-degree angle, keeping the back straight
- Start with a 5-pound or 10-pound weight in each hand
- Dumbells do not touch at any time during the movement
- Keep your arms slightly bent, and as you slowly raise the dumbbells up, rotate at the shoulders joint using a semi-circle path.
Schedule: Commit to this fitness challenge by making yourself a priority. I know, as I write this, I’ll be faced with the same challenge.