Day 1: The Will to Prepare

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 1.25.30 PMWe may never come in first place…but winning isn’t just about breaking the finish line tape.

Winning is about getting stronger, healthier, leaner, faster…all those little things add up and will result in big wins for each of us!

Might be a faster race time, or fitting into your clothes a little easier…or just logging more miles each week. Whatever your win is…we must prepare ourselves for the journey by starting each day with a positive outlook and a get it done attitude.

Work hard, make sacrifices, and keep pushing forward.  Prepare by making the decision to get through this month one day at a time. Every day you complete is a win!

Day 1 exercises:

  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • Bicep Curl + Overhead Press – 2 sets of 10
  • Front Arm Raise – 2 sets of 10
  • Side Arm Raise – 2 sets of 10
  • Plank – :30 (2X)
  • 25 Crunches

Have you taken the time to watch the how to videos? If not…please click here and watch them. Remember that improper form does more harm than good and negates all the hard work you’re putting in…and can result in injuries!  Slender sexy arms

Bonus: An oldy but a goody! If you have the time…and a little extra energy…throw in #SlenderSexyArms and feel the burn on Day 1!

When you are done…remember to post and let us all know you completed Day 1. For our new Crew…posting means we can cheer you on and help keep up accountable…and it puts you in the running for our “Top Challenger of the Month” medal at the end of April. No Junk Food Challenge🙂

Today is April 1, which means NO JUNK FOOD! Now come on people…don’t go overboard and stress your self out. This isn’t meant to be a mean, kill you kind of challenge. Just be mindful of what you are eating. Think twice before you have candy, or fast food…or whatever else it is that you are craving. Instead, reach for something good. Something that will give you energy and strength to get through your day.

Some of you are starting this part of the Challenge on Monday April 4th. That’s fine! Do what works for you…and do the best you can. That’s all I will ever ask of you. 🙂

No running drills or speed work today…it’s Friday! Knock out your Day 1 exercises then stretch and rest up Core Crew….cause it’s almost time for our long run of the week!

What’s on your schedule this weekend? I’m racing on Sunday…Run 13.1 in Jacksonville, Florida with tons of my awesome running friends! I’m feeling good this week…don’t want to jinx it but I would LOVE a new PR on Sunday…will it happen??? Either way, this was one of my favorite races last year so I know it will be fun! 🙂

Don’t forget your arm stretches after you get done today…keeping those muscles soft and pliable is the best way to recover after a good work out. Arm stretches are below.

What are you waiting for…get to it and make it a great day Core Crew! 🙂


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