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C25k Day 2 Week 1 READY! SET! GO!

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Day 2 Week 1 C25k

Pre-sweat.

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My Route

My neighborhood has 2.25 mile circle around it. πŸ™‚ Perfect!

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Cool Down

Cool down time!

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C25k Day 2 Complete

Done, and it feels great!

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30 Day Challenge a la Fiti!

Yesterday I sat down with my notebook, a pen, and all of my workout notes. I was determined to put together a 4 week exercise plan to keep me on track over the next 30 days.
Why? My birthday is next month! It’s also my 1 year anniversary of becoming an ex-smoker!
I want to plan a party. A pool party. At my house, and I want to look smokin’ hot! As my good friend put it “smokin’ from not smokin’!” πŸ˜›
So I sat down, I created a weekly list of workouts. For example, Monday, Wednesday and Friday is: warm-up, hundredpushups program, abs, weighted upper body workout. Tuesday and Thursday is: walk/ jog, thigh & butt workout, plank.
I went on to create new pages where I listed different workout sets as options. There’s the warm-ups page that has nice cardio intervals, an abs page with different variations of my 5 minute ab workouts and the plank options, an upper body page and finally a thighs and butt page. They each have at least 2 sets to choose from, and I know I can add modifications or even substitute some rounds for other exercises to keep it interesting. I could even turn some into combo moves on days I’m feeling really creative and adventurous!
Here’s a little collage I put together of my workout plan pages. πŸ™‚

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Fiti's 30 Day Challenge

It’s time for me to put the phone down and get geared up to start Day 1 Week 1!

*Have you ever put together your own workout routine? It can be fun! Go ahead, and give it try this week. Then come back here and let me know how it went with a comment, or go to my Facebook page and post it there!

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Not In The Mood to Follow A Workout Video? Create Your Own!

My focus area lately has been thighs and booty. Walking/jogging, stair repeats, squats, etc. have all been added here and there to my workouts. Today I had a plan to do a Bodyrock workout, but just wasn’t feeling it. I did a 30 minute yoga session, then was kind of pacing around, cleaning up, not sure what to do, trying to convince myself to just do the darn workout. It’s been a rainy day so no walking or biking for now. As I was walking through the dining room I kind of randomly lifted my knee like doingΒ  high knees. I had a thought to do some walking high knees. Low impact, that’s good. My knees and shins are not too fond of high impact exercises such as your typical high knees.
I did that a couple of times when I decided to put together my own little set. I thought of 4 leg exercises that I really feel give a good workout, added some upper body movements to up the intensity and created my own 8 minute workout. Since this is an interval type thing, you can choose to do however many sets as you wish. This can be a 4 minute workout, 8 minutes, 12 minutes, or even 16 minutes! You get the idea. πŸ™‚
I thought I’d share it with you, ask for some feedback, and maybe start doing this more often. It was fun and rewarding to create it, and realize it was a good combo!
So here goes:
Set your interval timer for 50/10, 8 rounds. Complete the set two times.
(If you don’t own a timer, but do own an iphone or Droid, you can find free timer apps in the app store.)
1) Walking high knees with alternating hammer fist
2) Alternating forward lunges with biceps curls
3) Sumo side lifts
4) Backward lunge with overhead press
* This workout can be modified to be less or more intense, and higher or lower impact depending on your ability and level.
* Adding hand weights to numbers 1, 2, and 4 and a sandbag to number 3 will intensify this workout.
** Disclaimer: I am NOT a certified trainer nor do I claim to be. Doing this workout in no way holds me liable for anything. I am merely a mama learning her way in fitness and food.