This year I have decided to take on a new challenge for Lent. I got a little help from my friend Anne on putting together the challenge.
My original idea was to create a group of 40 exercises (one per day) as a way to incorporate more core and strength exercises in my schedule. I am horrible about doing any core or strength work and just assume that my running will take care of me. I was going to start out with one exercise per day but Anne talked me into doing a compilation of 3 per day. Her idea was to have one upper body, lower body, and core exercise for each day. That made a lot of sense so I decided her idea was better.
I ended up with a mixture of exercises that included kettlebell days, stability ball days, and yoga days. I wrote out my three exercises per day on some note paper and then put them all into a bowl. Each day I will select a paper from the bowl and then complete those exercises. Originally, I was going to make a paper chain but it was hard enough writing out 40 workouts so I just went with a bowl!
My draw for today, Day 1, was a yoga draw. My challenge was to do: Bridge Pose (3 x 20 seconds), Cobra Pose (3 x 20 seconds), and Triangle Pose (3 x 20 seconds per leg.) Mission accomplished during a commercial break! I'm hoping to combine my workout challenge with reduced sugar consumption but know that it will be tough to cut back until I make it through next week which will be pretty stressful at work.