This month, I’m trying out the Move-Nourish-Believe Challenge from Lorna Jane Activewear. Lorna Jane, a fitness brand form Australia (with a USA e-store here) believes that all women can move, nourish, and believe in themselves to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The three week challenge was designed to help keep our New Year’s goals going. Each day of the three weeks is dedicated to a way to Move, Nourish and Believe. I will recap each week in the hopes of
winning the $1000 shopping spree keeping up my fitness level while I’m nursing the crappy toe.
This week was the MOVE challenge. I accept your challenge! Even with 18″ of snow on the ground and 2 snow days!
Monday: Show your favorite way to sweat!
Um, that would be running, which I can’t do due to my crappy toe. Plus, it snowed about 9″ overnight Sunday and the pool & gym were closed. My husband’s back is bothering him, so I became The Shoveler. I’d say it’s my THIRTEENTH favorite way to sweat.
Tuesday: Change it up! Sweat a new way!
I’m a Crossfit newbie, and that night I learned a few lifts, so I’m counting that. I also kept up with the 20-year-olds attending the same class. Or actually, dare I say, they kept up with me. Thank you running, for the large aerobic base.
Wednesday: Plank for 5 minutes today! (Broken up if necessary.)
Oh, it’s necessary, believe me. Due to the toe injury, one-legged plank had to do. I did 5x one minute, spread through the day (it was a snow day and the gym and pool were closed again). Also, again I shoveled a formidable amount of fresh-frozen heavy snow, and took a formidable dose of ibuprofen afterward as a result.
Thursday: Buddy up! Workout with a friend today!
Thursday is Crossfit day for me, and I don’t have any friends that I’ve been able to rope into with me…yet. So, I became friends with the pullup bar. It’s an awkward friendship.
Friday: Fave Friday! Show us your five fitness favorites!
After the scanning the #MNBChallenge hashtag on twitter, I noticed that participants’ faves were all different. Some listed 5 favorite ab moves, some choose 5 favorite healthy foods. I choose my five favorite race experiences. It was VERY hard to choose 5.
So that’s a wrap!
Next week’s challenge will be to NOURISH. Which means, I’ll be posting some food porn, hopefully. And for the love of pete, no more shoveling!
What have you done this week to MOVE? How sore are you from shoveling?