February Health Challenge

If you recall back in January I said I would be challenging you all to a monthly health challenge. January was an easy one….eating two whole pieces of fruit per day. February is really going to be quite a challenge for some individuals but I have faith you can all do this for one month.

Forgo Fast Food For February is the challenge.

I can hear you all chuckling already but hear me out first. I know sometimes it’s just easier to go through that drive thru and grab something for the family or to do this during your lunch hour because you forgot to plan before leaving home that morning. I get it, life is hectic, crazy, and sometimes unmanageable. That being said, I also know that sometimes we are all just LAZY!

So let’s try and break the cycle of grabbing something quick before thinking what exactly we are putting into our bodies. When you grocery shop buy some grab and go items. On the weekends make ahead some meals that freeze well so you can come home from work and have some better options. Get up 10 minutes earlier and pack your lunch. You can do this.

Good Luck!


Get Up and Move Update-Week 4

Monday 1/20: 30 minutes cycling and stability ball workout (at home), 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 15 minutes cycling and weight lifting (at the gym)

Tuesday 1/21: off

Wednesday 1/22: stability ball and 30 minutes of cycling (at home) and 30 minutes of HIIT on the arc trainer, 15 minutes cycling, and lower body weights (at the gym)

Thursday 1/23: 3 mile walk, 30 minutes of cycling, stability ball and light weights today

Friday 1/24: 30 minutes of HIIT on the arc,  15 minutes cycling and weight lifting (at the gym) and 1 hour of yoga at home

Saturday 1/25: 30 minutes of HIIT on the arc trainer, 20 minutes of cycling and legs/abs

Sunday 1/26: 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 20 minutes cycling and upper body/abs

This will be my last weekly update on my Get Up and Move Challenge. Occasionally I will check in and see how everyone is doing. I want to encourage you all to keep up the good work, and continue moving. If you have fallen behind don’t be afraid to start over on any day and just start moving again. 30 minutes is so little to ask you all to dedicate to yourselves and your bodies. I believe anyone can accomplish this if they really want too.

One of the things I have found very helpful in being successful with my workout plans is actually scheduling them into my day just like an appointment. I will take a look at my next weeks plans on Sunday and literally make a schedule of what and when I will get my workouts in. This next week looks like this:

Mon: home routine/ gym at night

Tues.: home routine/3 mile walk at night

Wed: off/ gym at night

Thurs:home routine/ 3 mile walk at night

Fri.: yoga at home/ undecided at night: off or gym

Sat.: gym

Sun.: gym

Many people plan there weekly meals, don’t forget to plan your weekly workouts too.

Keep up the good work everyone. Your body will thank you:)