Day 2 of our Fresh Start.
In yesterday's post for Day One (and also here), you will find a calendar for October. Please print this and post it somewhere you can see it each day. This is your calendar for the month regarding your exercise, nutrition and sleep challenge or task.
With this "fresh start" I am challenging you to incorporate a few key ingredients into each day. Exercise, nutrition, wellness and sleep.
For exercise, we are going to try for 30 minutes of physical activity (cardio or strength) 4 to 5 times per week. This will be part of our daily schedule. Additionally, there are two exercises that I would like you to try each day and you will find them on the calendar. When necessary, I'll post pics or videos to help you out. You can do each of these exercises for 1 minute each. If you'd like to track your progress across the month, write down how many you do in a minute. Be aware of good form for each.
For nutrition, I have listed a nutrition goal for each day of this challenge. Feel free to keep adding on throughout the month. For example..yesterday we tried for 8 glasses of water. You can do that again today...in addition to 1 piece of fruit at each meal. Our goal for this challenge is a fresh start so we are adding in healthy choices, helping to skip the unhealthy ones and building on each lesson, every day.
For wellness, I will post a question or thought every day here for you to think about, reflect on and possibly respond to if you choose. Today please think about fitness goals that you are working on or would like to work on this month. And post here so we can support you!
For sleep...ahhhh....the ever elusive sleep! The calendar starts you off with 6 hours and then builds to 8. If you can get 8 already, awesome! Many of us struggle though, so we are going to start training our bodies and minds to get more sleep and hopefully create some good sleep habits by the end of this month.
Questions, comments, feedback? Let me know. This is a long post. Thanks for reading and participating.
I'll check in later today.
Print the calendar!
Day 2 - noon check in.....
Thanks to everyone who is reading, posting, liking and participating. I know that today's post had a lot of info.
Breaking down Day 2 for your here to keep it simple:
Exercise: 30 minutes of movement and the two exercises on the calendar for today:
Push Ups and Bridge Lifts.
One minute for each. Write down how many you do while observing good form throughout.
The pic I'm sharing shows a Bridge Lift. (thanks to my model Amy). Lift up into bridge, engage the glutes, then lower back down and repeat.
Nutrition: Good, healthy choices today AND a piece of fruit at every meal. (and keep the water going from yesterday!)
Wellness: Post here or write down at home/work/your car the fitness/wellness goals you are working on or hope to work on this month.
Sleep: 6 hours minimum tonight.
Welcome and thank you for visiting this site. I'm happy and grateful to have a place where I can write about fitness and wellness. In addition to blogging about exercise and sharing workouts, I also use this space to tell 200-word stories about the inspiring and amazing people I encounter in this career. I look forward to sharing as many of these journeys as possible, and would love to hear from you if you would like me to tell your story. You can contact me anytime. Thank you so much for your interest and your effort. Think fit...be fit...stay fit! You are stronger than you think. #STYT