2021 Fitness Challenge
So, we’re already into our first week of February. I’ve been looking back at last year and thinking of the things I’d like to improve going into 2021. I know people normally do this right at the beginning of the new year. But I don’t like feeling like I’m doing something because I’m supposed to come up with resolutions.
I’m speaking for myself, although I’m sure a lot of you can relate when I say this. My fitness fell way off last year! I definitely put on some weight and half my wardrobe isn’t fitting so well which is depressing. But to be honest what I miss the most is my morning routine. Waking up every day and physically challenge myself to be the best version of myself.
Gyms in my area haven’t really opened up again yet, and the few outdoor ones that have, don’t have daycares. Without a daycare, it would be hard for me to make it into the gym on any consistent basis. So that wouldn’t really work for me right now anyway.
So, I got together with my longtime friend and Personal Trainer to the Stars, Matt Khars. Who by the way, thinks I’m silly when I say that…even though it’s true. Anyway, I told him about my fitness goals and my struggles with reaching them. Matt helped me put together a workout routine that I can add to what I’m currently doing. The plan is to add it to my routine a few times a week for one month. Then we’d come up with a new routine for the next month and so on. He wanted it to be quick, effective, and also to focus on both cardio and strength at the same time.
2021 Fitness Challenge Invite
I wanted to share this challenge with you guys in case anyone is looking for some extra motivation. I think that despite having an autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto’s) and a lack of indoor gyms, goals can still be reached. And I think that sticking to a healthy diet, drinking lots of water, and consistently upping workouts will do the trick. I’ll be posting healthy recipes on the regular and of course updating the workout monthly.
2021 Fitness Challenge Routine
So to start out, you need to pace out 100 steps. Draw a line or leave a mark at the beginning and end so you’ll know where you’re running to.
- 20 jump squats, then immediately sprint to your marker and walk back to your starting point.
- 20 pushups, then immediately sprint to your marker and walk back to the starting point. If you can’t do a full pushup, you can modify the movement by doing them from your knees.
- 60 sec. plank, then immediately sprint to your marker and walk back again.
Repeat this circuit 3 times for the full workout.
I hope you choose to give this workout a go. Or even better, adopt this monthly changing workout as a challenge for the year! And if you do decide to give it a go, I’d love to hear how it went! Please leave comments or post videos on Instagram tagging @purfect_sunday so I can repost to stories!