I can’t believe how quickly this challenge is flying by! It’s hard to believe we’re already past the halfway mark. This just shows to go (yeah, I say it backwards…on purpose…) how relatively short-lived this challenge is, and how we need to continue to push ourselves (and each other!) until the bitter end. Be wary of injuring yourself, of course, but in these next couple weeks try to up your game a bit. Increase your speeds or levels on the cardio equipment, or try some more challenging core exercises, or try holding your plank for just 2 seconds longer! Also – try to do more than the bare minimum to get your points… try to challenge yourself just a little bit more.
Those of you doing Tammy’s boot camp – congrats and great job! – and you can get a strength point for doing the class. All those body weight exercises that she’s got you doing should count for something, right? Also, if you warm up before class on a cardio machine but don’t reach 20 minutes, get back on after class and finish to get your point!
Core: 80 reps (Vary your moves! Try bicycles, flutter kicks, bosu ball crunches, etc. See below for some variations and standing exercises – use with weights or without)
Pushups: 16 minimum
Plank: Should be holding it at least 15 seconds longer than you did when we began!
Potluck: We changed the time to 5:00 for the rest of the potlucks! February 2nd and 9th will be at 5:00 in the yoga room, to accommodate those in boot camp. You can arrive when you can, whether it’s at 5 or 5:15. The final day of the challenge is the 16th, and we won’t have a potluck that day. We’ll be having a nice final banquet at the NTC Subsistence Building, catered by Tiffany! Yum! We’ll talk about the date for that at our upcoming potlucks.
Keep it up! We’re on the home stretch!!