We made it through our first week! Congrats! I am very encouraged by how motivated everyone is so far. Let’s keep up the intensity!
It’s time to turn in your check sheets for the first week. We can even tally them up for you! I’ll get something posted with weekly results once I get more sheets turned in. Something to keep in mind: this is a challenge. Remember to push yourself – only as hard as you should be pushing yourself. Increase your elevation on the treadmill, increase your level on the elliptical, try intervals where you only push yourself for short bursts… These points should be difficult to be getting – try not to just go through the motions. This week we start increasing with our Core (40), Pushups (12), and Plank (Add 5 seconds). These numbers are the minimum! I’ve seen a lot of you increasing your plank each time, or adding a pushup each day – that is great! Keep pushing. Your only competition is yourself.
We are closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so the potluck will be on Tuesday, as I said at the potluck. Buuuut, I completely forgot about our yoga class at that time! So, I’ve put together a poll to ask when you think we should do the potluck. We can keep it at 5:15 on Tuesday, which is during yoga. As long as we are pretty quiet, it shouldn’t be a problem. OR we can have the potluck at 6:15 that night, right after yoga. This way, the food smell and the sound of us visiting won’t disrupt the class, and if anyone in the challenge wants to go to yoga, they wouldn’t have to choose between the two – and that person could get 2 points for going to both. Elise and I are fine with either time, but I want to put it out there to see which time works for the majority of you. So, vote here:
What is Junk Food?
I find myself saying things to justify my unhealthy eating like “but it’s organic” or “they’re veggie chips, so they’re not really chips” – well, you get the picture. But deep down I know I shouldn’t be eating all the processed, fat-free, or sugar-free junk. I’ve actually gotten a lot of points for not eating junk food this past week – how are you doing with that?
How are you feeling about the challenge so far? Too easy? 😉 Too difficult? What’s working for you?