A few weeks ago, someone said ‘Corinne! Do a fitness challenge’. And then I said ‘OKAY’.
To be honest, it was something I had been thinking about for a while – I really liked the idea of creating a workout routine that would suit me and my needs and sharing that with others.
So, I’m currently in the middle of creating a 5 week fitness program that will start mid to late November and end before Christmas.
I’d love people to join in the challenge and set themselves a goal to be reached by the end of the 5 weeks – there is a catch though. Your goal can’t be weight loss.
You can have weight loss in the back of your mind as you do this challenge, but I’d like your challenge to be something fitness related. Something such as:
- Running a mile in 8 minutes or less.
- Running a 5k in under 30 minutes.
- Cycling a certain distance.
- Doing 10 full pushups.
- Learning crow pose in Yoga
- Adopting a healthier diet.
- Working out 3 times a week for a 5 weeks..
You get the idea – some goal that is measured by your fitness, not by your weight.
You may wonder why I’m so adamant about this – it’s because I find when I focus on my weight, I get disheartened and give up if I don’t lose anything. Whereas if I focus on a different type of goal, such as when I was training for my half marathon, I didn’t focus on losing weight but that happened naturally as a by product of focusing on my goal.
Here’s how the program is going to look:
I’ll be creating a PDF document that you can download and print out so you can track your workouts over the 5 weeks.
It will be 4 workouts a week. One that targets arms, one that targets legs, one that targets abs and cardio and a forth workout of your choice – this can be linked into your goal if you wish, a repeat of another workout or something totally different.
I’ll be also creating 5 minute hiit sessions, which you can add on to your workouts if you feel like you want to do a bit extra. For example, I know by that if I just do weights, I feel like I want to do some cardio so I might add 10 minutes of hiit to the end of my arm session.
They’ll be a post once a week where I talk about my previous week and invite everyone to link up to a post about how they have done – again, posting about the challenge is optional. You can post daily, each week, just at the end, or not at all if you don’t wish to.
So please do leave me some feedback if you are interested and what you would like to see in the program! I’ll be adding anyone who is interested to a Twitter list so I can Tweet you updates and further info, so leave your Twitter handle in the comments if you want in!