So I mentioned last night that I was adding another challenge to my workout routine.
As you know, I’ve been doing Angela’s She Glows Boot Camp this month and have been absolutely loving it. I like how it gives me specific strength moves to do, because it pushes me out of my comfort zone a little. I also love the message of the challenge which is to Glow from the inside out and learn to love yourself! Who doesn’t need more of that in their lives?!
I usually only do strength training about twice a month (weak, I know)! But I do yoga as a part of my strength regimen. However, doing this challenge has shown me that I have a long way to go as far as building strength and toning up goes.
So, when I saw Kelly’s Tone Up Challenge, I knew I had to get involved. Sure, a lot of the motivation to do it has to do with the fact that I’m going to the beach in a month (maybe with a man friend?) and would like to look bangin’. But besides that, I just really want to see if I can do this! I don’t have Jillian’s Shred yet, so I thought this would be a good gauge to see where I’m at strength wise.
I do have to make a few modifications though:
1. I’m not going to beat myself up if I miss a day. The reason I’m doing it is to increase muscle strength/tone and push myself outside of my workout comfort zone.
2. I only have 8 pound weights and I have the upper body strength of a noodle, so instead of buying 10 pounders I’m going to use my 8 pounders and call it good.
I’m starting today, so I’ll be incorporating that into my daily posts from now on!
Also, since I took measurements on July 1st for the SGBC I decided to take measurements again today so I could get a better idea of how the SGBC has affected my toning. The results were that I’ve lost an inch and a quarter from my stomach and half an inch from my thighs! I’ll take that! I’ll still be doing measurements at the end up July but since I’m adding more strength training I wanted to get an idea of how much of the results were from each challenge. I’ll also do measurements at the end of the Tone Up Challenge.
There’s still time to join, so head on over to Kelly’s blog if you are interested!
What does your strength routine consist of?