Challenge Yourself… and a Friend

Hello all!

I’m excited about this post because it is something that really works for me and has benefited me greatly on more than one occasion. This thing is workout challenges!

Maybe it sounds weird and maybe you haven’t heard of them, so let me quickly explain. You can go onto Google and search for any kind of workout challenge you choose, for example ‘butt challenge’ or ‘arm challenge’, pretty much any part of your body that you feel needs some work, or that you just want to work on. They can also be full body challenges.

Right now I am 14 days into a butt challenge, 13 days into a flat abs challenge, and 5 days into a thigh challenge, plus I am doing a beginners Pilates calendar which I am 12 days into. All of these challenges usually go for 28-30 days. After I am done with these I will move onto monthly challenges that blogilates, a blog I follow, offers for free if you sign up for their newsletter. There are lots of other free offers out there; you just have to find what works for you. My favorite is DoYouYoga.

My best friend and I do these together, not physically, but we both have our own print outs and we do them during whatever time of the day we have, then we text each other to make sure we have both done them.

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Doing these challenges makes working out fun, and it takes the guesswork out of what and how much you should be doing. All you do is DO IT, and tick off the activity. That alone makes me feel accomplished and great!

For me personally workout challenges have always been a way to get me back into working out if I happen to fall behind or stop for a while, due to sickness for example.

I am asking you guys to join me! Or at least give it a try. I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t like a workout challenge. Also, be sure to ask someone to do it with you, like I did with my best friend. Trust me, it’s easy to find someone just as long as they’re willing to give it a shot. Having someone else doing this with you will make it so much more fun and you can motivate each other. Like I said, this doesn’t have to be someone you see everyday, you can text, snap, or email about it.

Another example of having a friend to motivate you is my boyfriend. To me, he’s always been a stud, but since he and his close friend became ‘gym buddies’ he has been much more motivated to workout and the two of them are often at the gym together. Now he’s a super stud!

I happen to be on a Pilates kick, but before this I have done many different challenges. At the end of last year I did a yoga challenge and after that a meditation challenge.

So come on, guys! Find a challenge you want to tackle (and a friend) and lets get started! Be sure to take before and after photos so you can see the results.

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