It’s been many moons since I’ve done a consistent workout challenge with you, my people! I’ve learned over the last couple of years that small efforts, done over time and consistently, are the key to long-term success and sustained performance! (This applies to all things fitness and NOT fitness-related, too!)
There’s never enough time in the day!
No matter if you’re a mom like me or are working full or part-time or not at all, you can be feeling overwhelmed in the space of making time to workout consistently. Yes, I’m a fitness professional, but I wasn’t always. Part of my success that helped me get into this career was biting off less than I could chew at a time. I’ve always wanted more than I could readily handle at any given point and time throughout the course of my journey, but this lesson was the biggest one for me to soak in.
The smallest steps done over time add up to BIG results.
Why the challenge?
If you follow My Week in Training posts or social media, you know I love my daily workouts that include all variables needed to round out progress. Without flexibility, resistance/strength, or cardiovascular training we are never truly well-rounded or as strong as we can be. Thinking back to the times of me running races and getting addicted to one fitness craze or another, I had huge opportunities to add what exercise focus I was missing. So, I plan out my training program and decided to formally start doing 10 MOVES A DAY – 3 SETS OF EACH to keep my body’s muscle memory on point!
So, starting last month I did posts on my Instagram using the hashtag #10aDayWithKat. I demonstrated 3 moves: one targeting core work, one targeting upper body, and the last one targeting lower body. I asked followers to join in and tag me so we could rally together on this mission to increase muscle memory and consistently become stronger! IT WORKS! The bane of my existence, lunges, were what I chose for lower body. By the end of the month, I could do them seamlessly versus on Day 1.
Why not join me?
>> Be sure to go to my INSTAGRAM POST where I have a video explaining each move + demonstrations of each! If we’re not following each other, shoot me a line! <<
Please be advised
- By watching the demo video and listening to me talk about modifications, ANYONE (please see below) can do this challenge!
- You can MISS a day or start LATE, no biggie! It’s all about WHAT you can WHEN you can!
- I am a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, however, I am not a doctor nor can I advise you if you’ve been given instructions to not do these kinds of movements by a doctor. I will stress that if you are under special care by a doctor for an injury or medical condition or are pregnant or just had a baby, please consult your physician first or use modifications that have already been given to you to do instead. For example, anyone who is pregnant shouldn’t do the crossovers and can do a plank hold on a wall instead!
TAG ME so I can cheer you on and offer any guidance on this journey with you! Day 1 is the hardest. Yet, if you take the first step so try, you’re halfway there!