30 Day Fitness Challenge, Prep Week

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.