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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

31 Days Of An Ultimate Fitness Challenge: Day 4 "Get Out"

Get out. No, really. Get out.
We spend way too much time indoors.


My lunch hour consists of doing fitness but this does not mean I always go to the gym. Our campus has about six miles of trails through the woods so at least once a week, I get out with the birds in the trees and knock down a few spider webs with my face. Not my favorite part of trail runs, but hey--it gets the heart rate up! Occasionally, I come across some wild turkeys or see some deer. Regardless, I feel so much better after getting out for a while. You will too.

Walk, run, whatever. Just get out!
Chase a Pokemon. Walk a critter. 

We sit too much: driving to work, sitting at a desk, sit in front of the TV for at least a couple hours then lay in bed for a while. We are meant to move!

Here are a couple challenges for you. 

CHALLENGE #1: If you are able, whether at home or in the marketplace, set a timer for 25 minutes. Do nothing but pure work for that time-frame. Try to focus on one project only during that time. When the timer goes off, stop. No matter where you are in the project--stop. Get up, leave your work-space or office for 5 to 7 minutes. Go outside if you are able. Breathe, stretch, walk around. You'll find yourself surprisingly rejuvenated. 

CHALLENGE #2: every time you have to go to the bathroom, before you return to your work, do 10 push-ups and 15 squats. Or do The Energizer.

Here's what I did today. Outside the Fitness Center in the median of the parking area:

500 m run then
3x of:
5 Walking Lunges (each leg)
10 Push-ups
15 Sit-ups

AMRAP 20 of:
25 m Walking Lunge
10 Burpees
25 m jog back to starting point
So go play hard!

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