Monday, January 19, 2015

Fit Week: Workout Challenge

It’s Fit Week on Southern Style! A few days this week, I’ll be sharing some things that are helping me stay motivated this year, starting with the 5-Week Workout Challenge. I always use pinterest to find fun new workouts, and I’ll favorite some that I really want to try. For this workout challenge, I combined a variety of workouts that I’ve come across to make a plan that works for me. It starts out slow and gradually increases – check out that last day!

What’s great about this workout is that it doesn’t require the gym. Though I plan on going to the gym most of the days so I can do cardio as well, this is a workout that you can fit in right before you hop in the shower or in your living room. I did a variation of this a month or so ago, and I was even able to squeeze in my workouts at a bed and breakfast that had no gym!

For some, this may be too easy and for others it may be too hard, but I really just created this challenge as a way to jump start my fitness, and maybe it’ll help you, too. Feel free to adapt to fit your needs and find what works best. If it’s too easy, add weights – especially in the early days. If it’s too difficult, do less reps or whatever works for you! I would love to hear any suggestions you may have. I’m hoping this plan will get me in the habit of getting back to the gym more often, and if I have this calendar to check off – as well as a few blog friends to hold me accountable-- I’ll be more likely to stick to it! If you share any fitness posts on Instagram or Twitter, feel free to tag them with #SSWorkoutChallenge.

Can’t wait to hear what works {and doesn't work} for you. And for me, I always feel more motivated when I have cute workout gear, so here are a few favorites to shop.

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22 comments

  1. I always feel more motivated when I have cute work out gear too! I need to get back to working out this week. I've taken a several week hiatus now and I'm definitely feeling it! Great tips girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  3. Such a great idea!!! I'm going to try to do some of these in the mornings before work and then get my regular workout in as well!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. Perfect! All 3 kids are home for MLK today, but tomorrow I will be ready!
    xo Jaime
    www.therealfashionista.com

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  5. Love the challenge!! Good luck :D

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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  6. Can't wait to try this out! xo

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  7. Just pinned this because as soon as basketball season wraps up, I'm getting back into the workout routine :)

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  8. I love how Sunday ends with Celebrate! Lol! My plan wouldn't be so extensive, because I'm wimpy, but this is great!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  9. I have and and mean I HAVE to get back into the working out swing of things this week! Thank you for sharing this, very inspirational!

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  10. Love this chart! Such great motivation for a Monday. Great blog. So glad I stumbled upon it ;-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  11. Oh I love this and it doesn't seem too hard right?! Yes to the new workout gear! I just told my husband I need new stuff to get motivated! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  12. I love that you are keeping the motivation going! I like the workout challenge here and agree with Shannon that these don't look too difficult. Getting dressed to give these a try this afternoon! Thanks for the continued motivation! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  13. nice challenge,xxx

    http://girlblussh.blogspot.nl/

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  14. Love the idea of FitWeek! This is exactly what I need right now after the holidays. And yes to cute work out clothes - my best motivator! :)

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  15. I just bought a new pair of sneakers over the weekend to remotivate myself!! It's so true that cute workout clothes help to jump start everything! Thanks for the inspo! Definitely going to give these a try :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  16. Love this! I am on the same page right now -- vamping up my workout wardrobe so I am actually excited to work out...we will see if the trick works ;)
    xxJustine
    sobeanie

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  17. Love this idea! You earn your bikini body in the winter!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  18. This is actually a really great chart for workouts at home... Perfect when you're in a time crunch and can't head to the gym!

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  19. Wow this is an awesome chart but it's sooo hard to get myself to actually workout! Will have to take some tips from this, though!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  20. Totally doing this! I've been getting back into running lately, but am in definite need of some toning up! Thank you!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  21. I found your blog on Bing , this is a nice blog , i will come back.
    fitness workout routines

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