By Anne B
Happy Day 15? of Quarantine! This is going to be my third week of working from home and having minimal contact with the outdoors. Even though I have been able to catch up on a lot of fun stuff like watching all 9 seasons of The Office thanks to this Quarantine, I really miss the outdoors, going to work, having a routine, and I'm slowly losing all my marbles.... just kidding! I'm still somewhat sane. However, I have been sleeping in a lot more, my sleep schedule is completely out of whack (bedtime: 1-3 am, wake up time: 8-9h30 am), and have been very unmotivated to actually do the "working from home" part. So, since tomorrow is the start of a new month (hopefully a better month), I figured why not create my own little personalized challenge to reset, create a morning routine, and get motivated!
This 2 week challenge will be focused on waking up early, working out consistently, drinking more water, and working on some personal goals. I will be starting the challenge tomorrow, April 1st, and the last day will be on my birthday, April 14th! Perfect timing, right? If you would like to follow along, I will be posting Instagram stories on @hbramblings every day to keep myself accountable! If you would to participate in the challenge with me, then keep reading!
Every day will consist of waking up at 6 am, working out for 20-30 minutes, and drinking at least 2 L of water. Since I'm more focused on getting definition/toned rather than losing weight, I don't want to make the workout time too long. There are days when I might workout a bit longer, though, like the yoga days. If you want to use this challenge to lose some weight or get toned, then feel free to make your workouts longer! At the end of the week, you'll see a "Week Goals" section. This section is for writing 3-4 goals (or less) that you'd like to achieve before the end of the week. For instance, my goals are finishing the book I'm currently reading, write 10 poems, and draw one print for my Etsy store. Try not to go over 4 goals, though, so that you can really prioritize these. Having too many goals could make you feel overwhelmed and result in you not achieving any of them.
If you'd like to print these schedules out so that you can check things off as you go along, you can save the pictures at the end and print them out! I left the workout checkboxes blank in case you'd like to do your own workouts rather than the ones I'll share below. Week One and Two will pretty much be the same, the only thing that will change is the order and type of workouts to shake things up a bit! Your week goals may or may not change depending on what your goals are. I also left the week number blank in the calendars so you can choose the order of the weeks.
Please note, I am in no way, shape or form a certified expert in these matters. If at any point you feel like you are pushing yourself too hard, take a rest day or two! Also, please make sure you stretch before and after working out.
Without further ado, here are the workouts I'll be doing! Everything in yellow is linked, so you can just click on the workouts!
Day One: Total Body
Day One: Yoga
Alrighty, Ramblers, that's all there is to it! I hope this little challenge is a good way to distract yourself or boost productivity during these troubling times. If you decide to participate in the challenge, let us know in the comments and tag us on social media (linked at the bottom of the page)!
Stay safe and keep rolling on!