Week 1 – Move Nourish Believe Challenge

Nothing like a fitness challenge to get your lazy blogging butt in gear.

After reading about this challenge on Healthy Heddleston’s blog, I decided it sounded like fun – and a good change to add to my winter workout routine.

Day One – Sweat it Out!

My go-to workout these days, a treadmill run.  And I’m even enjoying them now – now that I’m remembering my headphones!  That, and I remind myself if I’m truly dreading it that there are a lot of folks out there who would love to be able to run, but can’t.  What do I have to moan about?

Day two: Change it up!

This one was fun, and the timing was great!  We were stuck at home because of the snow, so I tried a workout I’d pinned.  I’ve been wanting to add more weights into my routine.  By more, I mean some.  Because right now I just don’t do them.  The hubby and I both did this one while the little guy wondered what was going on.

I got this workout from Bodybuilder.com – I’m going to try to incorporate it in at least a couple times a week.  I’ve found I can modify most moves to do at home with barbells, I just need heavier weights.

Day three: Let’s get planking!

Whew.  Planks and I not necessarily friends.  But really, I prefer them to sit-ups or crunches any day.

Day four: Buddy up!

Henry supervised as I did yet another pinned workout (yay!!).  I did discover while doing this workout that I need to do some kegal exercises after having Henry.  Let’s just say I leaked a little after all this jumping!  It was a GREAT workout though – definitely raised the heart rate.  Here’s the original link for this one.

Day five: Fitness faves!

It was nice to think about what my favorites are these days.  I’m very thankful to have started going to a spinning class again (which I got to do today).  And I’m also thankful that I got back into running post-baby.  I’m a stronger runner, I think, than I have ever been.  I have my dirty trusty running stroller to thank for that.  Seriously – BEST baby gift EVER! My five favs:

1. Running accountability – I really love running with the pups and Henry (in the stroller).  It preoccupies me and keeps me accountable, those dogs need their run.

2. The treadmill.  Wow – never thought I’d put that.  But now that it’s snowy and icy outside, running outdoors is out (at least this week).  So it’s nice to know I can hop on the treadmill at the gym, pop in some earbuds and watch House Hunters or Love It or List It!  🙂  Awesome!

3. I live less than a 1/2 mile away from this beautiful trail.  It’s also VERY convenient that it’s 1 1/2 miles from the trailhead to the dog park, so most days (when it’s possible to run outside) you’ll find me there with the stroller and the dogs, a very easy way to get in a three mile run.

4. Bonding with the fam.  I’ve had the amazing opportunity to run many 5ks and even a half-marathon with my family members!  That particular picture is from my first half marathon.  It’s just awesome to share that with them. 🙂

5. Accomplishing goals.  Last year the goal was to run a 10k (a length I’d never raced before) while pushing the stroller.  I did it!  I didn’t make my goal time, but I did finish, with no walking!

The details:

Join the #sweatpink community and Lorna Jane for three-weeks of moving, nourishing, and believing in yourself! Once January comes to an end, your New Year goals should not go out the window! Join us for the Move Nourish Believe February Blogger Challenge to stay on track and motivate each other! Here’s to a healthier and happier 2014!

Did we mention that the winner of the entire challenge will receive a $1000 shopping spree to Lorna Jane? Yep. That’s right. Let’s make February count!

Here’s how it works:
1. Each day throughout the month there is a new challenge. Conquer the daily challenges and post a picture of yourself doing so on Twitter or Instagram. Tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach along with #mnbchallenge #sweatpink #lornajane
2. At the end of each week, recap your successes on your blog and/or Facebook page. Each blog post equals five bonus entries! Share the blog post on Twitter and tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach.
**In order to win the $1000 shopping spree, you MUST participate in all 21 of the daily photo challenges.

Take our February Move Nourish Believe Challenge starting February 3rd-21st! Challenge yourself with daily & weekly challenges and see why the Move Nourish Believe philosophy is one to live by.

Lorna’s Philosophy:
MOVE her body every day
NOURISH from the inside out
BELIEVE in herself and that anything is possible
if you work hard enough

Check out movenourishbelieve.com and lornajane.com for
daily inspiration to motivate you to achieve your best life through active living.

Post any questions you may have about the Move Nourish Believe lifestyle in this event!

Follow Lorna!
Twitter: @LornaJaneActive
Instagram:@LornaJaneActive
Pinterest: Lorna Jane Active
Google+ +Lorna Jane
www.lornajane.com
www.movenourishbelieve.com

Check in on this event for the daily challenges and inspirational graphics that you can share with your friends & family to get everyone moving, nourishing, an believing!

Week One: Move

2/3: Sweat-it-out! -Show us your favorite way to sweat!

2/4: Change it up! – Sweat a new way! Select a workout from movenourishbelieve.com/category/move and show us your post-sweat session selfie.

2/5: Let’s get planking! – Plank for at least five minutes today! You can split the planks up.

2/6: Buddy up! – Workout with a friend today!

2/7: Fave Friday! – Show us your five fitness favorites! Exercises, people, whatever gets you moving and motivated!

*Recap your week in a blog post!

Week Two: Nourish

2/10: Go Meatless – Skip meat today! Try vegetarian/vegan meals.

2/11: TYLTW! – Take Your Lunch to Work today! Choose a recipe from movenourishbelieve.com to inspire your packed lunch!

2/12: Write it down! – Journal your food today and share your WIAW with us!

2/13: Smoothie Day! – Happy Thirsty Thursday! Make a healthy smoothie today!

2/14: Go Raw Friday! – Choose a recipe from movenourishbelieve.com and go raw!

*Recap your week in a blog post!

Week Three: Believe

2/17: Spoil Yourself! – Do something just for you today! Take a walk, go to yoga, spoil yourself!

2/18: 5 Mindful Minutes – Do good to your body, meditate for 5 minutes and find your zen.

2/19: Be Happy – Show us your happy place!

2/20: Thankful Thursday – Let us know what you are thankful for!

2/21: Share the love – S/O to your #1 supporter/motivator!

*Recap your week in a blog post!

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About keepingupwithkate

reader, runner, teacher, wannabe crafter
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