Monday: 30 minutes weights
Tuesday: Gym – 5km run, 20 mins cycle, 30 mins swim.
Wednesday: 3 mile run.
Thursday: Squat challenge and 30 minutes weights.
Friday: Plank challenge and 20 minutes yoga.
Saturday: 30 minute weights and fitness challenge
Sunday: Gym – 20 minute run, 10 mins cross trainer and 30 minutes swim.
DW Fitness 40 Day Fitness Challenge.
I had a slight amendment of my fitness routine last week because I started the 40 day fitness challenge with DW Fitness. You can read about the challenge on their blog here or read my previous post about it here.
Here’s the challenge in days, starting Wednesday for day one.
Day one: 20 minute run.
We had the option to walk, jog or run for 20 minutes. I decided to go for a run and went for 3 miles which took me just over 30 minutes.
Day two: 3 sets of squats with 60 second rest in between
You could pick between three levels:
Beginner – 10 per set
Intermediate – 20 per set
Expert – 30 per set (add 3kg weights if you don’t feel this is challenging enough!)
I opted for the expert level and added the 3kg weights. The P90 involved a lot of squats so I’m fairly used to them!
Day three: Planking
This challenge was to plank for as long as you can. My arms were burning by the end of it, I’ve never tried to plank for as long as possible before, the only planking I’ve done is during yoga.
I came in at 2:01 seconds. I’ve no idea if that’s a good time or not, ha. I would guess it’s pretty average?
Day four: 3 minute (#SaturdayChallenge)
This challenge was to do jump squats, star jumps an sit ups for a minute and see how many you could do.
Here’s how I did:
- Squat jumps 51
- Sit ups 18
- Star jumps 40
I thought I’d do a lot better at the sit ups! I did full ones and it seemed to take ages. Doom.
Day five: Rest day.
Today was a rest day, they suggested a Thai Red Curry instead of a Sunday roast and gave a recipe. I didn’t eat this because I’m not fantastic at cooking! Sunday is when I spent most of the day blogging so don’t have much time.
I went down to DW Fitness again to get my membership card for my 20 day trial. I did a shorter workout than on Tuesday and just ran at a steady pace for 20 minutes on the treadmill, then did 10 minutes on the cross trainer and then swam for 30 minutes.
Next week we have another set of challenges. I’m also planning to get myself to the gym 3/4 times and make the most of the membership!
Download the 40 day challenge PDF if you want to do the challenge yourself!
How’s your week been?