Active Challenge: Set an alarm to go off every hour, take a few minutes to stand up, stretch, walk around, etc. Ok, so I did not set an alarm to do this. But I would say I did it considering yesterday was laundry day so I was not sitting down until after the kids were in bed.
Exercise Challenge: Total Body Workout
Warm up with 5 minutes of light cardio, or warm-up versions of each exercise.
Beginners: Start with no weight for 1 set of 14 to 16 reps, or try a beginner workout.
Intermediate/Advanced: Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps with enough weight so that you can only complete the desired number of reps.
I decided to try the exercises with my 5 lb weight. It gave me a good workout and I was able to complete the sets. THere were a few of the exercises I couldn’t do because they required a ball or other equipment that I don’t have.
Flexibility Challenge: Total Body Stretch. I am really liking how stretching has made me feel better. This is definitely something that I will continue doing.
Nutrition Challenge: slowing down. For one meal or snack take the time to chew really slowly or put the fork down between each bite. Umm, has anyone ever known a mom who could do this with a meal? I put my fork down a lot while I’m running around get more for kids or catching cups/plates from falling to the floor.
Mind/Body Challenge: Choose any 3 strength training exercises and do them very slowly focusing on the muscles as you work them. I did this with my daily situps. I was only able to do about 3/4 of the number I normally do because it definitely gave my muscles more of a work out!
You can check out my previous days below. Also make sure to hop on over and see how Kandi is doing at Gluten Free For Jen!