Hey Core Crew! It’s Day 1 of our June Challenge and I am so excited to get going on a brand new month with new exercises! We are really focusing on our core this month and I hope you will see major changes as we progress through the month.
Core work is great…but the changes will be minuscule if you don’t pay attention to what you eat! I almost said “diet” but that’s such a negative word. We want to make changes in the way we eat…real changes that last and that make a difference…because we all know that diets don’t last
You have to get up every morning and tell yourself “I CAN DO THIS!” You have to remind yourself to make healthy choices. Choices that you can keep making without feeing deprived. When we add “food challenges” I don’t want you to think of it as meaning you “can’t” have what you love…just be mindful of what you are putting in your body. Think about all the hard work you are putting in and about the results you want at the end.
No fast food, no white bread, no fried foods…that’s the easy part for me. The hard part of this food challenge will be cutting soda and packaged snacks. I am NOT a cook. I don’t like to cook…so we tend to eat a lot of packaged stuff. I am committing to you today that I will not buy any packaged snacks this month. I will cook more (ok I will try to cook more) and I will cut back to only one soda a day (baby steps). No one is perfect…certainly not me…but I am going to give it my best because I really want that toned, flat tummy!!!
What is the hardest thing for you? What can you do to make this part of the challenge easier and more manageable? Share and inspire someone!
Day 1 exercises: 2 sets of 10 ***Click here for How To Videos***
- Stadning Knee Cross Crunch
- Double Arm Reach
- Side Imprint
- Cross Body Chop
- Medicine Ball Slam
- Star Plank – :30 each side (1X)
Bonus: I don’t want to get crazy and make you work out all day on Day 1…but this month is all about “doing a little extra” so if you’re on board with pushing yourself a little harder…it’s time for some burpees!
Burpees are a great whole body workout…and when done correctly they really target our core. Knock out 10 Burpees today and tag your post #ILoveBurpees! Remember to keep your core engaged even if you are doing modified burpees. If you need a modified version… step down and back and focus on form and technique. Keep that core tight!
Thigh Challenge: A few of us said yes to a Thigh Challenge this month but this is just for you and will not be part of our “Monthly Challenge Winner” program. The challenge isn’t too difficult but will get time consuming towards the end of the month. Throwing in some thigh action with the abs work will really round out your summer workout!
- 5 Fire Hydrants (each leg)
- 10 Scissor Kicks
- 10 Inner Thigh Lifts (each leg)
Lots to do and of course today is #GlobalRunningDay! Over 2.5 million people across 171 countries have pledged to run today. “Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 1, 2016. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids.”
I challenge you to get out and be active! Walk, run, skip…whatever…just move! You can pledge your miles here! I pledged 10 miles today and I’m going to break it up with 7 miles this morning and another 3.1 tonight at 1St Place Sports.
June, Day 1 is on Core Crew! Remember the theme this month….
“Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can” Let’s make it GREAT! 🙂