Decide in advance how you’ll workout, where you’ll do it, how often and even what you’ll be wearing. If you need equipment, get it now. Special shoes, workout clothes, sports bra? Make sure you’ve got everything you need in time to get started on Tuesday.
You could simply walk or jog in your neighborhood, or you could consider picking up a workout DVD (I love the Insanity series), or check out a bunch of free workout videos I’ve collected here on the site from YouTube. If you’ve got a gym membership, use it now! Whatever you do, just plan to get at least 60 minutes of exercise, five days a week. You can do this in increments of 10 to 30 minutes—or you can do one long workout. It doesn’t matter how you move, just that you do it and do it safely. (And, in my opinion, you should try to enjoy it! This is not punishment—this is you celebrating the awesomeness that is your own body!)
As for me, I’ll be working out in addition to trying to meet my step goal each day during our challenge, and Jamie, our challenge partner and MTM Body founder, tells me she’ll be doing the same. That’s right, Jamie and I are doing this challenge with you! And we won’t ask you to do anything we wouldn’t do!
Are you preparing for the challenge? What kind of workouts do you plan to do? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.
Next up: How will you keep track of your food intake and exercise progress?
This is me–in both pics. Click photo to see how I lost 100+ pounds (and counting!). Not a sales tactic or pitch–just my story. I’m telling it because I want to help others who are dealing with what I dealt with as the “before” version. <3
Need some help? Here are a few of my favorite workout routines and programs.
While I love me some Leslie Sansone and just about anything that teaches me how to dance, I have recently developed some new favorites–mostly due to the fact that they are giving me extremely noticeable results in a shorter period of time.
Here’s my list, which, to be honest, also includes just about anything from Beachbody.com!
Some of my personal favorites include:
INSANITY – A 60 DAY TOTAL-BODY CONDITIONING PROGRAM put on DVD – click here
Dirty Dancing “Do You Love Me” Workout is a fat-burning, dance-inspired cardio exercise that uses official dance steps and music from the hit movie, Dirty Dancing. Get ready to sculpt a lean, sexy dancer’s body and melt away the pounds as you learn to move like Baby and Johnny. You will have a blast with this series of effective metabolism-boosting moves set to the sensational song, “Do You Love Me.”
Emulate your favorite characters originally played by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as you tone your body, boost your heart rate, and dance your way to your weight loss goal. This workout features easy to follow moves from Dancer’s, Tracey Mallett and John Byrne that are perfect for any skill level. If you are a fan of this 1980’s classic, this is the workout for you! Click this link for more Dance Workouts: http://bit.ly/yuyL4H
This workout is from John Byrne & Tracey Mallett’s DVD “Dirty Dancing Official Dance workout”.
For full selection of great workouts like this one, visit the BeFit Channel on YouTube:
Today’s Fit Mission: Try Something New (On YouTube)
Your mission today is to find one workout video on YouTube that you can do–and to do it! It can even be a short one–five to fifteen minutes. Super fun! Try it and let me know which one you did.
Don’t want to waste your time looking? I’ve got you covered. Just try this one instead–it’s fun and just 10 minutes long!
About the Video
Fat-Burning Hip Hop Mix: Hip Hop Workout uses high-energy hip-hop dance steps to blast fat and tone the entire body. Bump off the pounds and sculpt lean muscle while enjoying every second of it with pro trainer and choreographer, Billy Blanks Jr. Billy’s fluid and easy to learn dance routines combined with his energetic, positive demeanor just go to show that weight loss can be fun. Whether you are advanced or just starting out, you are sure to have a great experience with this workout! For more great dance workouts, click here: http://bit.ly/yuyL4H
This workout is from Billy Blanks Jr. DVD “Fat-Burning Hip Hop Mix”.