7 Day Kickstart Fitness Challenge Day 1
Welcome to Day 1 of your fitness challenge! If you’re ready to get started, read through the challenges listed below and make any adjustments you need to.
Don’t forget to fill out your Daily Checklist.
Your Active Challenge
Accumulate at least 10 minutes of walking. You can do this all at once or throughout the day, but make sure you keep track of the time.
Your Exercise Challenge
We’re easing into your exercise challenge with a workout you’re going to love because we’re focusing on the core.
You don’t even need to change clothes for this workout. All you need is some sort of weight (dumbbell, med ball or even just a full water bottle) and you’re ready for this simple, easy-to-follow core workout.
Your Flexibility Challenge
Do these stretches at least once today: Hold each stretch for 30 seconds
Whole Body Stretch
Upper Back Stretch
Drink one extra glass of water today.
If you’re not a fan, drinking water can be a tough challenge. Try these ideas:
- Add some flavor – You can find flavor packets and mixes at any grocery store but, to me, those things taste kind of gross. Instead, try squeezing a little fresh fruit juice into your water to up the taste factor.
- Add cucumber – This adds a refreshing taste and it also makes you feel like you’re at a spa. Except without all the massages and stuff. Sorry.
- Drink tea – If you really hate water, drink tea – just make sure it’s caffeine-free so you get the hydrating effect.
Your Mind/Body Challenge
One-Minute Meditation. Find a quiet place to sit and close your eyes. Breathe deeply and focus on your breath by counting to three for each inhale and three for each exhale. Continue this for at least one minute (or more if you have the time). If your mind wanders, notice what you’re thinking about and then gently focus on your breath. If you have a hard time finding a quiet place, try your car, the bathroom, your desk during a lull or, if you’re at home, a time when the kids are occupied.
Daily Challenge Checklist
How’d you do with your challenges today? Use this checklist to cross off everything you accomplished and make notes on how you did.