Congratulations ladies you are now HALF WAY through the November 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!! Today is the start of week 3 and we are READY FOR IT.
We hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far and are starting to see some results – especially on those butts and thighs. We’re here to give to give you a virtual high five and some fitness tips from our challenge fitness expert Marissa Nieves.
4 Fitness tips to get the most out of your exercise regime
1.Keep it short
Forget the hour long strenuous workouts that have you feeling weak at the knees and leave you unable to walk for days. Add just 5-15 minutes of light interval training to your morning each day and you will be thankful for the refreshing and effective change. Choose some higher intensity sets with shorter rest periods (the 28 Day Challenge workouts provide some great HIIT workouts) and you may even increase your body’s ability to burn fat long after your workout!
2. Copy the kids
Children are so great at staying active and building incredibly functional and healthy bodies, yet we never see a 5 year old going hard on the treadmill. Children have an incredible ability to move their bodies in positive ways and their movements are almost always functional and fun. Follow the kids around for just 20 minutes in the garden or at the park while they play and you will add some serious cardio, resistance and flexibility to your current fitness regime.
3. Take up a new sport
We all know consistency is key when it comes to fitness results and often the more monotonous training regimes are, the faster they dwindle away. Try adding a new fitness sports day to your week to keep you on track! Choose to participate in a new class at the local leisure centre with a friend or simply add 15 minutes swimming with the kids, or walking or laps in the pool! Whatever you choose, keeping it different and engaging is key.
4. Start early
If you have plans to stay active over the summer break and celebrate all you have achieved this year with a fit and active body, there is no better time to start than now. It takes 21 days to form a habit so starting today, schedule some extra walking workouts in from now. Every minute adds up and having a good strategy in place early on will place you ahead of the game.
Don’t forget that today is also fitness test day. Your mid month fitness test is a great way to boost motivation as it tracks your progress and shows you just how much your hard work is paying off. Watch this fitness test video if you need a reminder of how to do it.
The November 28 Day weight loss Challenge menu has you covered with healthy, easy to prepare meals plus simple exercise routines. In no time at all they’ll get you closer to the healthy summer body you want and that confident feeling getting your swimwear on, without missing out on all the fun.
Recipes from this Challenge are SUPER easy to prepare and great for the warmer weather. Recipes to consider including in posts suggested below. If you haven’t already checked out this weeks meal plan, then quickly head there NOW.
Our favourite recipes from this week’s challenge are:
- Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Greek Yoghurt & Berry Iceblocks
- Hazlenut & Sultana Chocolate
- Open Pork Burgers
- Satay Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Raita
This week’s exercise plans are still focused on the butt and thighs (one of our MOST popular Challenge themes to date), and include some NEW exercise videos within the weekly plans.
You’ve got this ladies!
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We now have just 16 DAYS TILL SUMMER and if you are not a Challenge member and want to sign up – you can join here.