Get Fit! - Weekly Jump Start Challenge
One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to get healthy and fit, so I created this “Get Fit! - Weekly Jump Start Challenge" to get you going!
Each day do your assigned workout(s) ranging from 15-30 minutes and integrate your daily tip into your life. These tips are meant to be lifestyle changes...not just “temporary fixes.” The challenge is to not only do your daily workout(s), but to also incorporate and stick to each tip as you add a new one into the mix each day...and then of course, remain consistent well after you complete this weekly challenge. Let this be the last time your New Year’s Resolution is to “get healthy and fit!”
You can start this challenge whenever you'd like...and perhaps even do it with a friend! As always, I created a playlist for your convenience. Go straight down the list in order. On day 1, 3, 5, and 7 you’ll do one workout and on day 2, 4, and 6 you’ll do two workouts.
I hope you enjoy this challenge and apply these tips into your daily life to really set you up for a healthy, fit, happy, and successful new year!
Workout - Shoulders, Arms, & Back (*new workout - just posted 12/31/2018)
Tip - Replace all sugary/unhealthy beverages with water and feel free to add some lemon or lime for flavor if you’d like! If you’re a big soda drinker then flavored Seltzer is a good substitute. We want to significantly cut back on sugar.
Workouts - 8 Minute Fat Burn - Dansique Recharge
Tip - Practice Self Love. You’ll never reach any goals of yours if you’re constantly putting yourself down and doubting yourself. It helps to make a list of positive things you like about yourself, things you’re grateful for, affirmations, and future goals...a vision board, if you will. I created one, and it changed my life!
Workout - 30 Minute Cardio Blast
Tip - Start eliminating processed food/fast food/junk food. Think about how you’re fueling your body. The healthier the food you put in, the better your body will feel and operate! Don’t buy junk food when you go grocery shopping. If you don’t buy it then it won’t be in the house, and if it’s not in the house then you won’t be tempted. “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.” After all, weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise.
Workouts - Pilates Cardio Workout - Hourglass Figure HIIT
Tip - Find a healthy/creative/therapeutic activity that truly makes you happy and feeds your soul. Being depressed really brings your energy down and causes your body to not work efficiently. I love to wander around Central Park or Riverside Park with my dog. I also love working on my computer, whether it’s website, blog, Instagram, or YouTube related. Being in nature and being creative makes me happy, so I make sure I do that daily.
Workout - Barre & Pilates HIIT
Tip - Try new things! What do you have to lose? If you've been dying to try a dance class, or learn a new language, or take guitar lessons...go for it! The more you fill your days with these “positive distractions,” the less time you’ll have to dwell on things that upset/anger you.
Workouts - 10 Minute Belly Blaster - 10 Minute Body Sculpt
Tip - Find those moments where you can move more...like taking the stairs instead of the escalator, or instead of sitting down as you talk on the phone, walk around. All of these moments add up. The more you move, the happier your body will be!
Workout - Buns & Guns
Tip - Eliminate the toxicity in your life. This could be material possessions, or bad situations you constantly find yourself in, or people in your life that bring you down. Surround yourself with positive uplifting people. When you’re in a good mindset, it’s so much easier to stay focused and motivated. And if by some chance you feel alone, you’re not! There are tons of wonderful online support groups and meet ups to connect with people with similar interests/goals. I’m also here for you too! Never hesitate to email me with any health/fitness related questions.