Hola amigos! Estoy en Puerto Rico. Hace mucho calor, pero tambien mucho lluvia. Ok... enough of my choppy not-so-good Spanish. I am in Puerto Rico for work (terrible I know) and I started a workout challenge while I was here. Not the most opportune time to start such a thing, but what the heck I agreed to it anyway. My man and I decided that we needed to motivate each other a little more to work out, so we came up with this very simple workout challenge:
5 times a week we will:
- run a minimum of 2 miles
- do 50 pushups
- do 50 situps
I told you it was simple. I did add 50 squats to the routine for myself, beccaue I do not workout my legs enough and running without strength training has wrecked my knee in the past. Being away from home and my normal stuff has made it more of a challenge, but I was ready to start something since I have not worked out in over a year. Here are my totals for week one:
- ran 6 miles
- biked approx 18 miles
- 200 pushups
- 200 situps
- 150 squats
- having a partner. Being accountable to someone else is definitely a motivator.
- cute workout clothes. I'm in love with my lululemon workout gear. THE most comfy sports bra, ridiculously cute (and comfy) running shorts, and a couple tanks. By no means is their stuff cheap, but it fits and feels great. Sales are awesome!
- the Nike+ app. It is tracking my runs, however I don't think it is accurate when I run on the treadmill. I'm usually not a treadmill runner, but the beach killed my knee and it's been RAINING alot, so treadmill it is. It's better than the couch! I like that you do challenges within the app against other users for fun as well as set up personal goals. I also really llike the visuals when you log into the website, it's simple and it keeps track of your best times, fastest runs, longest runs...etc. You can also share your runs from within the app to twitter and facebook.
- seeing the stats at the end of the week. I did how many pushups?!?! It feels REALLY good to see those numbers added up on paper.
So, what kind of workout routine do you have? Need some motivation? Join in our workout challenge if you want. I'll be posting my stats each week and you can post yours too. If you want to challenge me on Nike+ my username is Jennash1. Join in the fun... the hardest part is just getting started!