7 Day Fitness Challenge Day 3
We’re on to Day 3 of the 7 Day Challenge and, hopefully, you’re finding the challenges are giving you a nudge in the right direction. The idea is to change just a few little things at a time rather than overhauling your entire life in one day.
Your Active Challenge
Set an alarm to go off every hour. Take at least 1 minute to stand up and stretch, walk around or take a break.
Begin this challenge from the moment you start your day and continue for at least four (or more) hours.
Your Flexibility Challenge
Perform the following stretching exercises twice today, once after your strength workout and another at any time throughout the day. Do each stretch at least one time and hold for 15-30 seconds:
Your Mind/Body Challenge
3-Minute Total Relaxation
Lie down in a quiet place and close your eyes. Begin by tensing and contracting your muscles starting with your feet. Curl your feet and toes, then hold that as you move up and squeeze the calves, then the quads, then the glutes. Hold the lower body and feet very tight and move up, contracting the abs and then the arms, curling your hands into tight fists. Keep holding everything tight as you squeeze your shoulders up towards your ears, clench your jaw and squeeze your eyes shut tight. When everything is tight and tense, hold it for 5 seconds, feeling your muscles start to burn. Then on a long exhale relax everything, letting your muscles melt and your body sink into the floor as the tension drains away. Continue relaxing and breathing for at least one minute or longer.