31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 5

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DAY 5:

Guys I have to be honest I’m running on empty today…my allergies are killing me! Here in the PNW we have had hot then cold then rain so our air is full of allergens 😦 But I shall prevail!

So let’s get started with Day 5!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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Day 4: Crunches 76 | Day 5: Crunches 85

Day 4: Push Ups 37 | Day 5: Push Ups 40

Day 4: Squats 67 | Day 5: Squats 65 

Blah…less squats…thats annoying! 😉

How did you do today? Let me know using #31dayfitwithbrit I cannot wait to see!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 1

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DAY 1:

Today is our fitness test where we find out home many reps we are aiming for each day!

Grab your timer, this could be the microwave timer, egg timer, Fitbit or Apple Watch…anything that can be set for one minute. I will using my Fitbit Blaze countdown timer, I like this because I do not have to watch it, when the time is up it has a vibration alarm to tell me I am done. GBAnother great option is the Gymboss timer that I have mentioned MANY times and before getting my Fitbit Blaze this was my go to.
Its a circuit timer so you set the sets, time duration and rest time.

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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Here is what mine looks like so far this morning! I like to check off the walk/cardio as I do them, notice the / after 1m w/kids thats there because my hubby and I will be doing a 5k later this evening. For the rest I just simply wrote how many crunches, pushups & squats I did for each minute. No, I have not done any cardio yet {I like to wait until the kids are having quite time :)} I thinking today is a Zumba day!

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How did you do today? I would love to see how you are doing! So please post photos of your progress log, tweet, or whatever using #31dayfitwithbrit I can’t wait to see!

Don’t forget to weight in and take a photo {ugh I know}

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31 Day Fit Challenge!

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As I sat listening to my children splashing and playing in the pool it dawned on me that OMG today is the last day of July…ummm what the heck wasn’t it just the 4th of July? I started thinking I want to do something fun and special on my blog for the month of August, but what? Then it hit me…a 31 day tailored workout challenge! A little backstory:  Over the last few months I have really be struggling with staying motivated…I unfortunately had a bad experiencing with a VERY well know fitness program and its creator {but thats another story for another day…maybe} the bad experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth and a beat down unmotivated heart…sad but true. I have been feeling like I REALLY need a kick in the pants and prayed that I would feel motivated and re-start my journey…then yesterday I got a HUGE motivation when a friend hit her 1 year weightloss journey anniversary and is down more than 80lbs!! Talk about motivation right?

Hey! Lets start a journey together!

I mentioned above that this will be tailored to each person…what do I mean? We will start each week with a fitness test to see our personal fitness level! It’s actually pretty basic workout but will give results:

  • Squats
  • Push ups
  • Crunches
  • Cardio
  • Walking

Daily Cardio: This can be anything you want…Zumba, running, piyo, crossfit…etc. Just something that gets you heart pounding for 10-30 minutes.

Daily Walking: A minimum of 1 mile daily {thats really easy to get you’ll be surprised} My husband and I walk 4-6 miles every single day. If you start out walking 1 mile increase by a 1/2 mile each week until September, working towards 3+ miles.

Fitness Test: Tomorrow {and each Monday this month} will be a fitness test! What does this mean? Basically we are going to set a timer for 1 minutes {we will increase this each week} and see how many Crunches, Push ups and squats we can do!

Don’t forget to print this Fitness Log to keep track of your daily workouts!

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How the fitness test works: grab a timer and set it for one minute then do as many Crunches as you can do in that minute, reset the timer and do as many squats as you can do, then reset and do as many push ups you can do. DON’T forget to write down your scores on the Fitness Log! The numbers you record are your starting scores, each day you will try to beat the previous days score so you are competing with yourself not someone else!…you may only be able to do 3-5 more but trust me as the days go by you will be surprised how much more strength and stamina you have!

Things to do tomorrow morning:

  • Weigh in {don’t skip this because it will be motivating to see the difference between the 1st weigh in and the last.}
  • Take a full body photo {I know some of you just cringed but this will be such a great motivator throughout the month.
  • make sure you have cold water in the fridge or freezer {especially with the hot weather you NEED to stay hydrated!}

I will meet you back here tomorrow afternoon and let you know my day 1 scores and how I’m doing!

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30 Day Ab Blast Challenge!

**Update this was supposed go live May 1st, but due to technical errors it did not!**

How about a 30 day Ab Challenge? What if I told you it would only take 5 minutes? Do I have your attention now?

Since today is May 1st I thought it would be the perfect time to start! {by no means do you have to start on the 1st, you can start it any time you want!}

Basically this is a 5 minute interval workout, meaning you do one move for 50 seconds {as hard as you can doing as many reps as you can, don’t forget to count your reps as you are doing each move} then rest for 10 seconds and go to the next move.

To make things a little easier I have crated a free printable to make it easier to track {be sure to track your progress so that you can see how much stronger you are getting from day-to-day/week to week!}

{Please Subscribe for this free download}

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30 Day Ab Blast Challenge DOWNLOAD! 

 

The best part about this challenge is there is no equipment needed, it can be done anywhere at anytime! Easy huh!

I have not done this yet so I will be doing it right alone with you!

Here are the moves!

 

50 sec Crunches

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Rest 10 sec

50 sec Leg Lifts

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Rest 10 sec

50 sec Bicycle Crunches

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Rest 10 sec

50 sec Russian Twists {no weight}

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Rest 10 sec

50 sec Reverse Crunches

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Rest 10 sec

Wanna make it a 10 minutes Ab Blast? Repeat in reverse order starting with Reverse Crunches ending with Crunches!

Grab an interval timer (I use the Gymboss) and set for 5 sets of 50 Seconds workout and 10 seconds rest.

This is what it will look like on a Gymboss all ready to go:

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If you feel so inclined jot down your weight and you waist measurements to see just how much change happens over the next 30 days!

Happy Ab burning!

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Ready for a Challenge?

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I love thirty-day challenges. They’re perfect for anyone who’s busy and/or short on time!! Well, with today being August 1st it’s the perfect time to start a 30 day challenge…or two!

Over the past few weeks I have created a number of different printables in anticipation for the upcoming release of my “30 Day Challenge Fit and Healthy Pack” on September 1st! Although the Fit and Healthy Pack is not completed, I decided to share a few of the printables for ALL SUBSCRIBERS to enjoying for the month of August!!

Included in the 30 Day Challenge Sampler:

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  • 30 Day Squat Challenge
  • 30 Day Plank Challenge
  • 30 Day 10,000 Step Challenge

S30CSquat Challenge:

Challenge yourself by adding additional squats daily. You will feel fit and strong…not to mention your favorite jeans will fit better…or better yet, you’ll need a new pair!

P30CPlank Challenge:

Strengthen your core by starting with a 20 second plank and working up to a 4 minute plank! Increase your strength and stamina, and rock a strong toned core at the same time!

S1030C10,000 Step Challenge:

Challenge yourself daily by getting in more steps then you did the day before. Aim for 10,000 each day! {Challenge yourself but, it’s ok if you don’t hit 10,000 every day}

Print out all or just one! Use these printouts over and over by either laminating or putting in a clear page sleeves {hint: use a dry erase/wet erase markers to mark off completed days!}

SUBSCRIBE!

 

DOWNLOAD 30 Day Sampler HERE!

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Drop it like its Squat! 30 Day Squat Challenge!

On of my favorite workouts is doing Squats! I don’t know why…maybe it’s because I KNOW that they are really doing something…you know that ‘hurts so good’ feeling!

30 Day Squat Challenge!

{30 day squat challenge is based on the basic body weight squat}

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Click for FREE printable!

{hint: Laminate printable, using a wet erase marker mark off each completed day! Once you have completed at 30 days simple wipe and start again when you want!}

I want to take this moment to encourage you! It IS OK if you can’t drop your squat as deep as the images below! Go as low as you can, don’t push you self…YOU WILL GET THERE! Even with horrible knees!!

Want more?!?!? Here are 8 awesome squats you’ll want to add to your daily routine!

#1 Body Weight Squat

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Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart.

(A) Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees.

Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. (B)

#2 Body Weight Jump Squat

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Place your fingers on the back of your head and pull your elbows back so that they’re in line with your body.

(A) Dip your knees in preparation to leap. 

(B) Explosively jump as high as you can.

When you land, immediately squat down and jump again. (C)

#3 Pistol Squat

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Stand holding your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level, parallel to the floor.

Raise your right leg off the floor, and hold it there. (A) Push your hips back and lower your body as far as you can.

Pause, then push your body back to the starting position. (B)

#4 Wide Stance Barbell Squat

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Hold the bar across your upper back with an overhand grip. (A)

Perform a squat with your feet set at twice shoulder width. (B)

#5 Barbell Stiff Squat

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Hold the bar across your upper back with an overhand grip.

Before you squat, raise your heels as high as you can (A) and hold them that way for the entire lift. (B)

#6 Braced Squat

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Hold a weight plate in front of your chest with both hands, your arms completely straight. (A)

Perform a squat while holding the weight in place. (B)

#7 Dumbbell Split Squat

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Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length next to your sides, your palms facing each other.

Stand in a staggered stance, your left foot in front of your right.

(A) Slowly lower your body as far as you can. Pause, then push yourself back up to the starting position as quickly as you can.

(B) Switch legs and repeat.

#8 Goblet Squat

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Hold a dumbbell vertically next to your chest, with both hands cupping the dumbbell head. (Imagine that it’s a heavy goblet.)

(A) Brace your abs, and lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees.

(B) Pause, then push yourself back to the starting position.

Thank you to Women’s Health Magazine for this great workout! If you aren’t familiar with this magazine you NEED to check it out!

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Change for the 31 Days of Pinterest Workouts Challenge

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Hey guys! So there is going to be a little bit of a change to the 31 day challenge. This week I received some bad news {I would prefer not to share – but me, my hubby and kiddos are ALL FINE} Unfortunately I will be unable to post daily 😦 So I have decided to finish out the month rotating my three favorite workouts thus far!

Day 2 –

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Day 7 –

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Day 15 –

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Thank you for baring with me! I hope you all end the month strong and health!!!

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