Action items for Friday, April 24th:
Fitness Challenge: 100 Burpees
Finishing off the week with some advanced movements! Burpees, though I believe are WAY overused by the fitness industry, do have their place in a workout routine. Just like with the 100 push ups and sit ups, this can be done two ways:
Complete all 100 burpees at once, timing yourself how long it takes to get done. Write down in your journal how long it takes, what you broke up the intervals into and where you felt fatigued most.
2. Throughout the Day
Instead of going all at once, break up into bite-sized intervals throughout the day. You can do 10 every hour or 50 in the morning and evening.. however you want to do it! Again, record in your journal what your intervals were, what your breakdown was, how you felt physically, etc.
Lifestyle Challenge: No tv
This one may be tough for some of us (especially in quarantine), but just think of the possibilities! When was the last time you read a book? Painted? Went for a jog? Worked out? Cooked? Finished that rainy day project? There are SO many things we deprive ourselves of by turning on the tv. I sometimes put it on for background noise and end up watching two hours of a tv show I "wasn't that invested in". I could've used that two hours for anything - but now it's gone. In quarantine, I have let a lot of time go by trying to engage in something when my mind just "wasn't there". Ever find it takes twice as long to do a simple task when your distracted? Don't worry, your shows will still be there tomorrow.
Mindfulness Challenge: Write down your achievements for the week
List 5-10 achievements you have made in your life this week. This can be anything! What were you proud of doing this week? Accomplishments, first times (maybe in some of these challenges!), work tasks, chapters read.. just about anything!
Nutrition Challenge: Double your protein intake
This can be as easy as replacing one carb every meal with a protein! Your body can only absorb about 30g of protein per meal, so no need to go overboard. Most of us don't get NEARLY the amount of protein we should be eating every day, leading to hunger, cravings and muscle loss. This can even be as simple as adding a protein shake to your midday snack!