February Fitness/Health Challenge Week 3

Update: The winner of the $20 ID e-card is Tonya Cook

I also wanted to remind everyone that at the end of the month the person that has completed all 4 challenges and posted on this blog will be entered into a drawing for a $100 e-gift certificate to UnderArmour online. You have just 2 more weeks left. Everyone is doing so great and your posts have really inspired others as well as myself to stay focused. This week workout hard and remember to drink your water and do not eat after 7pm.

The posts have gone down since last week. Actually by 70%. I know these challenges are tough but they are worth it. Congrats to all who are sticking with it! Give yourselves a pat on the back and please post how these few simple changes have impacted your daily routine and health.

Week 3: Exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week.

You are most likely already running 3 days a week with one of our Runhelper apps, but now it’s time to use those two other extra days for cross training: weights, yoga, circuit training, swimming, walking, and biking. You can even try our Bootcamp app available for purchase in iTunes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adults should get 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week and in addition, 2 or more days of strength training. Seems like a lot of exercise to fit into our already busy lives. However, if we plan ahead and make time for these positive changes in our lives everything can be possible.

Now is the time to get organized with your new February challenges. Get a journal or write it all down on a calendar. Make sure you are taking your water bottle with you wherever you go and that you are not cheating yourself with late night dinners and snacks. You’ve made it through 2 weeks so you are half way done. Great job and keep going!

One randomly selected winner will receive an iTunes e-Gift Certificate valued at $20.

21 responses to “February Fitness/Health Challenge Week 3

  1. I managed 5/7 work outs last week was very happy with my self. On Monday’s work out my 6 year old charge came running with me he did fantastic for his first run.

  2. So happy to report that I made it! I was active every day last week but for one – and I graduated from the c25K program!!! Tonight I start on the Bridge to 10K Cannot believe that I have made it this far. I am a person who never exercised if I could help it. My weight has plateaued 3 pounds from my goal weight so I am hoping that the increase in distance will be just what I need.

    Lynn.

  3. I did my C25K runs Monday, Thursday and Saturday, which I loved. Tuesday night I played hockey for 1.5 hrs and Wednesday I cross-country skied. I also skated for fun Thursday morning.

    • This is so great. Thanks for sharing I had forgotten about cross-country skiing. Too bad all the snow melted this weekend. Great job on staying focused and having fun with this week’s challenge.

  4. I did it! I did C25K on Monday, Wednesday, and this morning. On Tuesday and Thursday I walked to work which is just over two and a half miles away. It was a great workout and very peaceful. I do believe I will make that a regular part of my week. Thank you for another challenge!

    • Wow how fantastic to be so close to work. I am happy you will be making those Tuesdays and Thursdays part of your weekly routine. Keep up the good work and try to get others involved too.

  5. Since my partner and I have broken up and am now a single mum, I turned to exercising to take my mind off things. I have recently purchased the app c25k and am loving it! I have wanted to run but didn’t know where to start. I go to the gym every morning where my daughter is able to play with the other children at the crèche. I do about 40 minutes of cardio and a weights program that takes about 30 minutes to complete. I have found a new love for exercise and am seeing the benefits I have already lost 16kgs and have another 20kg to go to get to my goal weight. I play squash on a Tuesday night. I love it!

  6. Hoping to continue to smash these challenges. Monday night I did bootcamp AND a game of Netball. Tonight just a walk for 45 minutes. Swim & bootcamp tomorrow and then a few more runs and swims. Still plowing through the c25k which will help.

  7. So far so good. Ease into 10k plus alternate that with bootcampapp – arms, abs are killer hard. But exercising makes drinking & no late eating easier :)

  8. I love the couch to 5k plan. I’ve done 4 5k’s since last June. I’m in week 6 day 1 of Ease Into 10k. The app is fabulous. 2 to 3 days per week I do weight training. I feel better than I have in 20yrs! Thanks for your great apps!

  9. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY E-CARD!!!! And it’s on Valentine’s Day, even better!!!

  10. I was just thinking that it is time to step it up! This will make it easier knowing that we are all doing it together! :)

  11. Such a great idea! My partner and I have promised each other that we’ll be active every day in February, but making sure I get 30m of exercise for 5 days is not a bad thing. I think it’s time to add a couple of days of arm strengthening. Sleeveless wedding dress!

  12. did my first 30 min work out of the week with a run

  13. Yoga here I come! My legs are a little tight from the 5K I ran this past weekend, so a good stretch is definitely needed.

  14. Well I’m not already doing 3 days activity, but I’m going to take this challenge head on! It’s about time for me to add some activity into my day. I’ve plateaued on my weight loss, so I think this will be just what the doctor ordered. I’ve noticed my muscle mass has really declined, so I’m going to do some weights along with walking or running.

  15. I usually come out swinging early in the week, but fall off by the end. This week I WILL see 5 days of 30 minutes of exercise!

  16. Does walking the dog for 1/2 an hour or more count? I am out with mine for about 45 minutes most days. I am thinking that this challenge might be a great time to start a bit of strength training though.

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