Welcome to the ninth week of the Workout This Fall Challenge! We are just a little over half way done with the challenge! That went by real quick. I am so excited to be teaming up with my friend, Tara, from Mommy Head Adventures to bring you a safe, fun place to come link up your goals and find some new accountability friends.
How this challenge works is simple. You commit to workout 3-4 times a week during the months of October, November and December and challenge yourself with new goals so that you can stay away from those extra holiday pounds. With extra Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas parties, it is our hope that we can help you to avoid the bulge and keep the number down on the scale.
So every Wednesday at 8pm CST, the link will go live and will stay open until the next Tuesday morning. That way you can feel safe to add your posts, comments, etc. whenever you have time. Share your progress photos on Instagram using the hashtag #workoutthisfall where you will find us sharing our watch pictures, Nike Plus app photos and various other exercise ventures. You can also follow us for encouragement as well at mommyhead7 and thecasualcraftlete.
Here is my set up for the coming week.
My goal last week was to not eat processed foods. Umm, yeah. I don’t know how people avoid eat processed foods! They’re everywhere!
My goal for the coming week is to survive Thanksgiving week! I have so much on my plate right now…I’m stressed to the max. I’m just going to continue with my half marathon training and try to eat healthy.
I’ve decided to write my schedule from today (Wednesday) through next Tuesday. It will make things a bit easier for me since I post the challenge on Wednesdays.
- Wednesday: Strength Training with the 30 Day Shred DVD
- Thursday: Run 3 miles
- Friday: Run 5 miles
- Saturday: Run 7 miles
- Sunday: Run 3 miles
- Monday: Run 5 miles
- Tuesday: Strength Training with the 30 Day Shred DVD
*In addition to my schedule I will be add in Tara’s Extra 30 November Challenge. Have you been joining along? I was really sore the first three days of doing this challenge but I can totally tell a difference. It’s working!
Don’t Forget December 1st is the start of 25 Christmas Crunches!
December 1 through the 25 for everyday do 25 crunches, reverse, bicycle and a 25 sec. plank (try to increase your time throughout the challenge). You can follow along via social media by using the hashtag #25christmascrunches. Having a strong core is important for improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain and easier breathing. And hey, who doesn’t want a awesome stomach?!
Like I mentioned earlier, I have been under a lot of stress lately. SO, I’m taking a break from the scale and not weighing in this week. It’s that time of the month where I usually gain 5 pounds and I don’t want to add to the already high stress level.
With that being said…make sure you check back next week! I will be weighing in and hopefully have some progress to share with you.
HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!