It's that time again. The 2nd Annual Holiday Fit Challenge is upon us! This year, let's show that gingerbread man who's boss!
So here’s the deal. I am going to post a 5 day workout schedule each week until we hit 2016. I will post on Sunday evening of each week, so look for it here at Preggercise.com (I will share on Facebook as well). I suggest you print it off and keep it somewhere to keep you excited and ready for the next workout. Each workout can be done from your own home/neighborhood and will always be short and sweet but progressively tougher. I will be posting an inspirational quote each day on the Preggercise facebook page. When you have completed the workout for the day, comment on the post. NO CHEATING. Prize at the end… Yup. Keep reading.
I will repost a few videos or photos of exercises from last year to ensure everyone knows the correct form. That’s the tough part with doing this online, I can’t see you and critique your posture and technique. Please be careful and be sure to watch these! I will also post modifications for those of you who are preggers. LISTEN to your body, if something doesn't feel right discontinue that exercise. Always push yourself and work hard but never sacrifice form or it can lead to injury.
Now let’s take it a step further… if you feel up to it I want to encourage you to take a “before” picture. This is for you only. You can choose to share or not share it later. I also encourage you to take your measurements (Stomach at belly button, hips at the widest point, bicep and thigh). This too is private but it can be very encouraging for you if you are following the workouts and intuitively eating (more on that later).
I am going to post all of the workouts here at Preggercise.com and will share on my Preggercise Facebook page. NO, you do not need to be pregnant, have kids, even desire to have kids to participate. This challenge will be for EVERYONE of all AGES but will include modifications for those who are pregnant.
If you have friends that you think would like this… I want you to share it with them. I want this to be a community of women living an active and healthy lifestyle. I want to challenge you to get active in your area. Whether its signing up for 5k themed races, hiking, finding new parks to run/walk, etc. Share those ideas and experiences with everyone in the group. We need to think outside the box! Same with recipes or holiday tips… share away!
There is a prize in the end… Everyone needs a little added incentive, right?!
-10 points for each cardio portion you complete and comment on. Seriously. NO CHEATING.
-10 points for each weight bearing portion you complete and comment on. AGAIN NO CHEATING.
***That’s a chance to get a total of 20 points per workout posted, I do this because I know some days will be tough to get it all in.
-5 points each time you share the posted workout on your personal Facebook timeline.
-5 points each time you share this on other social media outlets (twitter, instagram, etc).
-1 point for each healthy recipe you share on the Preggercise group page.
Keep track of your points. I will be keeping a tally as best I can as well and after the New Year the winner will be announced! How’s that sound?! You READY to rock this HOLIDAY SEASON!
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER - All of the information on this page assumes that the participant or mother-to-be is in good physical and mental health, and that any expect moms pregnancy is without risk factors or complications. Content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to offer medical advice, or replace the recommendations of your doctor, midwife, or physical therapist. Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.