Challenge Monday

Fitness Challenge

I challenge you to complete my everyday interval routine everyday this week

Why Why Why

  • Because it works!!
  • This routine gets your heart pumping while working up a serious sweat in only 20 minutes
  • Short, super intense bursts of cardio with periods of rest can enhance your speed and ability
  • Intense intervals boosts aerobic power and train your body to recruit more muscle

Material

  • Timer

Directions

60 seconds of each exercise 3x
*if needed march in place for 15 seconds between each exercise
Jumping Jacks
Speed Skaters
Side Jumps
Burpees
Pendulum
High Knees

My Take

I used to do this interval routine everyday but good habits die hard. I’m in the process of getting my summer body back and this routine, 7 days a week, on top of my regular workout should do the trick.

Nutrition Challenge

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I challenge you to incorporate seeds into your diet everyday this week

Why Why Why

  • Here are some benefits of incorporating more seeds into your diet on a daily bases
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improves brain health
  • Improves immune health
  • Promotes bone health
  • Reduces menstrual cramps
  • Enhances brain mental healthy
  • Improve endurance
  • Lose weight
  • Promotes healthy hair and nails
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces fatigue and stress

Materials

  • Seeds seeds and more seeds
  • Start with:
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Wheat germ

Directions

Eat your favorite seeds everyday this week
*avoid salted seeds, roasted or raw is always best

My Take

I enjoyed the nut challenge and since I’m starting school next week I wanted something I can snack on. Seeds are awesome, convenient, tasty and fulling. I’m sure it will help with my weight loss.

Self Improvement Challenge

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I challenge you to spend the next week creating a space that’s just for you

Why Why Why

  • Creating a space of your own where you can sleep, eat, put on make up, read, surf the web or just sit in silence is like winning the lottery
  • Allowing yourself to be selfish and fulfill your own desires will increase self-esteem, self-worth, and make you a happier person

Materials

  • Depends on what kind of space you are creating

Directions

  • Take the time to think about what kind of space you want to create and what kind of space you’re working with
  • Example: lets say you want a reading space but you live in a studio. Find big pillows and a special lamp that you can break down easily
  • Find room inspiration on Pinterest

My  Take

My boyfriend went home for Easter and I was left alone to do nothing but relax. Surprisingly I didn’t the opposite of that, I creating my very own space, I finally put together a vanity. I’ve never wore make-up so this vanity is a large jewelry holder with is exactly what I needed, a place where I can sit down, stare out at the bay and bejewel myself. I went DIY crazy making jewelry holders and even made a chair! I love this new space, I spent hours sitting at my new vanity and smiling ear to ear. I hope this weeks challenge inspires all of you to create a unique space where you can spread out and be yourself.
XOXO
Mary

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