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Here’s a little side post…

I’ve been struggling with my workouts lately. So here’s a 14 Days back in shape plan 🙂

Feel free to follow it!

BACK IN SHAPE

14 (tonight!)
30 min cardio + 15 min UB weights

13
run 5 miles + abs

12
Insanity DVD w/ boyfriend

11
run 6 miles + Abs

10
Bike 20 miles + swim(1st lesson)

09
Run 7 miles + UB + Abs

08
Bike 20 miles + swim AM
TM sprints 20 min. night

07
Run 3.5 miles + Abs – EASY

06
Jillian DVD – AM
Bike 15 miles

05
Run 7 miles

04
EP 30 + UB + Abs

03
Bike 20 miles + swim

02
Run 5 miles + Jillian

01
EP 45 + Abs

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Let me just start by saying: This Challenge was a serious one.

Scoreboard

Now, the champion of the week, is Amy to whom no one came even close… yep that’s right, not even me (shame!). So here it is: I have not completed my own challenge! I know, I probably should get kicked out from this blogging world for that… but I’ll stand my ground! I could give you a million excuses as of why I didn’t complete it, and that’s exactly what I’ll do! 1) splinter. 2) unexpected bf showing up 3) crazy week 4) lack of planning skills 😉

So on that note, I still want to congratulate everyone who took part in it, cause it wasn’t easy! Britdanielle finished the crunches and was almost there with the Plyos… The as far as me and Marie goes, we gave it a good try, but seriously lacked planning (would you say so?).

So this coming week, we’ll have a more relaxing and less boot-camp challenge… you’ll see 🙂

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Quick reminder that today is your LAST CHANCE to complete your challenge, so good luck to all, me included!

– Check your score here!

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Woah, so last night I did my first Plyo workout for the Challenge, and let me tell you they are CHALLENGING! so if you haven’t had a chance to look over the New Challenge, here’s an overview:

THE CORE + PLYO CHALLENGE
See details Here

The Rules:

  • 1000 crunches & 200 Plyometric B****
  • You have until next Thursday (February 4th 11:59PM) to turn in your numbers.
  • Update me as often as you can by leaving a comment on the wall
  • Bring in as many people as you can, to help me and the world to be a FITTER and HEALTHIER place!
  • There’s a reason why I called it the Plyometric B****. If you REALLY can’t do it, just omit the push-up and stay in plank position.
  • JUST DO IT!

How Do You Get In? Just leave a message saying “I’m in” and I’ll put your name up on the board!

– Kloé

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RACE/CHALLENGE DAY IS BACK AGAIN! You can check out the results from last week’s Challenge Here. Due to high demand (three people, oh yeah ;-)) the Core Challenge: Crunch 1000 will be back for a third consecutive week. I encourage everybody to join, guys & girls, newbies & vets, athletes & couch lovers, etc. The scores will be updated everyday. To see the Scoreboard Click the Green Apple!

Click Here!

So having a strong core is great, but there’s more to being fit than abs. Last Tuesday, I introduced one of my favorite moves:
It incorporates cardio, biceps, triceps, chest, back, core, glutes, legs, and basically every single muscles in your body. It uses your own body weight, and is in my opinion one of the hardest greatest move out there. Since I forgot its actual name, we’ll just call it the Plyometric B****.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Start in standing position, feet shoulder-width apart. You must execute this move as quickly as you can while maintaining a good form!
  2. Bring your hands to the floor in front of your feet, and jump into push-up position.
  3. Do a Push-up: Keep back as straight as possible, core tight and lower so your chin is two inches from the ground, and come back up.
  4. Quickly bring your feet to your hands, and jump as high as you can. This is ONE

The Rules:

  • 1000 crunches & 200 Plyometric B****
  • You have until next Thursday (February 4th 11:59PM) to turn in your numbers.
  • Update me as often as you can by leaving a comment on the wall
  • Bring in as many people as you can, to help me and the world to be FITTER and HEALTHIER!
  • There’s a reason why I called it the Plyometric B****. If you REALLY can’t do it, just omit the push-up and stay in plank position.
  • JUST DO IT!

How Do You Get In? Just leave a message saying “I’m in” and I’ll put your name up on the board!

How to incorporate Plyo in your already existing workout routine:

  1. Use the Plyo as a hard-core warm-up to your runs
  2. Finish hard with the Plyo and the Abs
  3. Do an interval workout: Weights-Plyo-Weights-Plyo or Cardio-Plyo-cardio… you get the point!
  4. Be Creative!

Join The Challenge for the second/third week, and all you have to do is your best! It is a friendly competition, and YOU are your biggest competitor! So get on the mat and prove to yourself that you can do it!

I know there are a lot more moves out there then just crunches, so use common sense to count it
Update me as frequently as you can by leaving a comment on the wall!

– Kloé

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Scoreboard

And the time’s up! The Core Challenge 1000 is finally over. A total of SIX people entered it, of which THREE successfully finished. So a big applause to Amy, whom not only finished on time, but added an extra 125 crunches to her score. Wow! Then I got a bit worried for Marie, (it was Thursday 8PM and I hadn’t gotten her remaining 190 crunches in) but she pulled it off like it was NO BIG DEAL! And finally me, I did it :-).
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As I said earlier, there are three people who I shall not name, that didn’t complete the challenge (check the scoreboard/green apple ;-)) and just because I strongly believe in finishing what we started, you have an EXTENSION, until next Friday (yes I’m very generous!). So JUST DO IT!!

New Challenge will be Up and Running soon!

– Kloé

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Just a reminder that tonight is the LAST DAY to turn in your Crunch Count for the Core Challenge Extended, so make sure to let me know, and congrats to everyone taking on the Challenge!

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