I heard this challenge and I want to give it to you. Pray for someone else, for a whole week, and watch God work in their life.
If you’re reading this, I want to pray for you. (See, I’m already doing it, HAHA)
Dear God, Thank You for all You do in our lives. Remind us to come into prayer for others. Show us what can happen when we pray for others. Remind us to keep our lives in Your hands and pray for others as hard as we would for ourselves. Remind us to act like Jesus and put others first. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Always find a new way to challenge yourself! Last week I did 10 workouts in 5 days and it was great.
Two-a-days refers to athletic training sessions that are done twice a day, typically for a certain time period. If you think for even a second that this is something you’d want to try, DO IT=)
Before this last week, my “two-a-days” knowledge was limited to a day here or there but never for a set amount of time. I went into this sans experience or a plan but I did it and it felt great!
Do focused workouts, that way you won’t run out of muscle groups or get bored. (My workouts are below.)
If you’re hungry, eat. For this experimental week I followed a strict workout routine and not a strict diet.
Make a time frame for your workouts, I choose 45 minutes. (If doing HIIT or circuits, this may change.)
Prepare to have the best sleeps. Last weeks sleeps were too good!
Two-A-Days for 5 straight days is no small feat so be proud of yourself and give this week and challenge a strong effort!
Monday- Run/Walk and Bike Ride
Tuesday- Abs and Biceps and Abs and Triceps
Wednesday- Walk and Bike Ride
Thursday- Abs and Back and Butt/Leg Circuit
Friday- Shoulder Circuit and Leg Circuit
This whole challenge was made up as I went along. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was excited to see what happened.
Wednesday proved the hardest day for me. I woke up tired but determined and walked for the set 45 minutes even though I wanted a rest. And let’s face it, that was my 5th workout of the week already. No wonder I was tired!
I enjoyed the week and learned some things along the way. This was a great challenge!
I would love to do this again, make more of a plan, and maybe even track and write about it with more how-tos! Tell me what you want out of it and Happy Monday!
It’s almost Sunday night and with Monday looming around the corner, we are all readying ourselves for the coming week. What does your work week look like? Do you have your workouts planned? Or at least scheduled? Do you have any birthdays or social gatherings? And this is all just the start! With laundry, cooking, cleaning, getting ready for the day and the stuff of life, it’s already shaping up to be busy.
Choose one activity each day during the work week and by the time the weekend rolls around you will see how easy it was to make it a healthier week.
1. Drink 8 glasses of water
Heck, shoot for 10! Your body is made up of over 60% water, making hydration essential. It’s been said that once you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Combat dehydration with a cup each hour or so and reap the benefits of crisp clean agua.
2. Get in an extra workout
Stay active to stay healthy. Try to work out every other day or 3-4 days a week for maximum benefits. For this challenge, workout one extra day this week or choose a day to get in two workouts! A 30 minute walk or yoga session will easily fit into your week if you make it a priority.
3. Eat a green vegetable at each meal
Broccoli for breakfast? Why not! Green beans are great too. Green vegetables are packed with nutrients, help maintain a healthy weight and fill you up without extra calories. Ants on a log (celery with peanut/almond butter and raisins) are a good start to fitting in some extra roughage.
4. Have a glass of red wine
Red wine is full of antioxidants! These powerful vitamins fight infections and protect you against cancer-causing free radicals. A 5 oz glass of red wine is practically a guilt-free indulgence!
5. Stretch, do yoga or meditate
In all reality, you should do this daily. Make time to do some twists and turns before rolling out of bed or sit on the the floor for some stretching while watching a show. Yoga, stretching and meditation feel great and are great for you.
Take this challenge and make it happen. Push yourself to eat better, move more and make each week healthier than the week before.