Counting down! Seven days left until we are officially done with our challenge. I know that it wasn’t always easy. There were days where we wanted to throw in the towel, but you did it!!!! We’re almost there. How are you going to be different after this challenge? I want you to be so annoyed with me that when you decide to pick up that cookie, burger, or ice cream you hear my voice in your head:) LOL! Seriously, I hope you keep up all the new habits you have developed and continue to grow in your journey.
1. Friday- Start with a great stretch and do some cardio. Check out this list of the most effective cardio workouts. Are any of your favorites on here?
After you get all warmed up get going on some planks. Planks are a great core strengthening exercise. Make sure you engage your core to protect your lower back. Start with 10 second intervals and work your way up. Side planks are fun too! Dip your hips on each side to add some dynamics to your work out. (check the exclusive page for plank tutorials)
2. Food- It’s all about the portions. It’s amazing when you start reading labels how out of whack we can get when it comes to portions. We have become so used to portions from restaurants that we automatically think that it’s normal to eat a 1700 calorie meal! Here’s a great chart. It helps to get a visual. It’s a little discouraging because when you look at it you’ll ask, “Is that it!?!?” But once you re-train your body to the proper portions, it will adjust. You just have to persevere for the first week or so.
I love this because this describes our program. We are learning tools that will help equip us for the rest of our lives. Gone are the days when workout real hard for a couple of weeks to look good for your reunion or wedding. The older we get, the harder it gets to pull that off! So, we learn how to do it the right way and the long way. I’m so proud of you guys for sticking to it. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint!!!
Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)