Six Weeks to Summer
So if you’ve been following along on Facebook, hopefully you’ve joined our Six Weeks to Summer challenge to tone up before June 20th.
We’ve got you covered.
Whether you’ve already begun or are coming to this challenge after the start date, it’s still relevant, and will have you feeling much better in just 6 weeks time.
There are three components: Cardio, Strength, and Nutrition. Click here for a video outlining the three components.
We’re going to work on consistency with our cardio routines. In week 1, your only goal is to complete three sessions of at least 30 minutes a piece. Choose the cardio that makes your heart sing. If you love to dance, try a Zumba class. If tuning in your favorite playlist and tuning out the rest of the world works for you, go for a run… or a jog… or a slog… or a walk. If it’s challenging to you, then it’s effective.
So I know a lot of women who say they don’t do strength training because they don’t want to get “big” or “bulky” or “don’t want to look like a man”. Fact: women are not made to bulk up. Your body doesn’t have the testosterone to make you look like a body builder.
What will happen when you do strength training is
- you will build muscle that will help you burn fat even when you’re sleeping,
- you will create definition that will make you look curvy in all the right ways, and
- your everyday activities will be made easier by the strength that you posses in your core and major muscle groups.
Each week you will be given a strength workout to complete at least 3 times. Each workout should take 15-30 minutes, depending on if you need to stop to take breaks and how many rounds you plan to complete.
You may have heard the saying that abs are made in the kitchen. I disagree, but only slightly. Abs are truly created in the gym (or wherever you workout), but they are most certainly revealed in the kitchen. You probably have some ab muscles going on right now (they keep you from flopping around like a wet noodle), but the trick is to uncover those abs by reducing overall body fat.
Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to overhaul your entire diet and eat boiled chicken and broccoli for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For the first week, I’m only asking you to record your food (and drinks) every day. The habit of recording what you eat is integral to knowing what you consume (instead of guessing) is the only way you can evaluate and make changes to improve your health and weight.
That’s it! 3 goals. Cardio, Strength, and Nutrition. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list and YouTube channel for all our latest workouts and updates.