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Happy 2012!  I did the initial test for the 100 push up challenge and managed to do 31.  I was hoping to get at least 25, so needless to say I am very pleased with my 31 push ups!  The site suggests starting the training program and week 3 if you complete more than 20 pushups. Starting at week 3 definitely makes my 8 week goal seem much more achievable, although 100 push ups is still very intimidating!  

Good luck to everyone in your 2012 fitness goals!

One of my goals in 2012 is to complete the challenges on this site: 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 200 squats, 150 dips. (25 pull ups is also on my to do list, but my lack of a pull up bar at the moment means this one will have to wait for now.)   Each of these challenges has a 6 week training program that I hope to follow.  6 Weeks does seem a little ambitious, so I’m going to base my goals on the fact that it will take me 8 weeks to complete each of these.  I am going to start each new challenge on the first of the next month.  My goal is to accomplish these challenges by May 26, 2012 - 8 weeks after I start the last challenge.  

  • 100 Push ups - Start Jan 1 - Goal: February 25
  • 200 Sit ups - Start Feb 1 - Goal: March 27
  • 200 Squats - Start March 1 - Goal: April 25
  • 150 Dips - Start April 1 - Goal: May 26

Hope you all have some 2012 goals of your own!  If not, it’s not too late to come up with a few! Check out this site and join me in the challenge!

I’m hoping to start posting my routines as I do them to help me keep track of what I do each time I workout and also to help all of you create your own workout routines.  I try to keep a lot of variety in them because I get bored easily doing the same workouts over and over.  So, if you’re looking for some new work out ideas, check out my workout routines!

Leg Lifts

1. On an exercise mat, lie on your back, arms alongside your body, palms facing downwards. Stretch out your legs in front of you and press your feet together. 

2. Contract your abs and slowly raise your legs from the ground. Stop when you’ve formed a 45-degree angle. 

3. Gently lower your legs until they’re two inches from the ground, and bring them back up to a 45-degree angle. 

Oblique Crunch 

1. On an exercise mat, lie on your back, knees bent at a 90-degree angle and feet flat on the ground.

2. Place your hands (one on top of the other) behind your head to support your neck.

3. Without pushing your head with your hands, contract your abdominal muscles to lift your right shoulder from the ground and bringing it to your center. Your body will thus lightly be turned towards the left.

4. Keep the position for 1 or 2 seconds and bring your right shoulder back to the ground.

5. Switch to the left shoulder and do 10 and you’ve completed a set.

Plank

Start on the ground facing down with your knees bent and your hands in front of you. Then, get into position by extending your legs in back of you so that they are resting on your toes; your weight should be supported by your forearms, flat on the ground. Your upper arms should form a right angle with your forearms. Tuck your butt in so that your back, butt and legs form a straight line. Hold for as long as you can, then repeat 5 times.

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I know, I’ve been a bit busy to update this blog, but when I came across this in the June/July issue of Seventeen I knew that my followers had to see it!

Rules:

  • Exercise atleast 5 days a week, for 25 minutes. That’s easy!
  • Eat 5 times a day (fresh food over junk!)
  • Find 5 new ways to be active every week.

The calendar is essential for this plan, you can print it out here.

You will also need all of these workouts:

Monday: here

Tuesday: here

Wednesday: here

Thursday: here

Friday: here

Good luck, I’m trying this as well, let me know if you’re trying it, too!

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