For the last month, I have been participating in the Lorna Jane Fit Challenge through my affiliation with Sweat Pink. I thought I would update you on my experience and tell you a little more about her program. I don’t do “diets” this is not a diet nor is it an extreme workout challenge. I am currently 5 weeks into the 12 week program. There are 3 components: Move, Nourish & Believe. The philosophy behind the challenge is:
Move your body and live an active life.
Nourish your body with clean, healthy meals.
Believe in yourself and your abilities.
For this post I am going to focus on the “Move” component and give you a little insight into my experience so far.
What is the Lorna Jane Fit Challenge all about?
“We are on a mission to empower every woman to lead her best life through Active Living” (Lorna Jane)
When I went off on vacation last week, I thought it the perfect time to delve into the LJ Move Guide. I brought my (approx 100 page) guide with me and tried out the different routines all week.
What do I love about these workouts?
-The workouts require no equipment-just you and your body
-There are 3 phases(levels) of workouts giving tons of options for newer exercisers or more experienced
-The workouts can be mixed and matched in hundreds of ways creating endless possibilities
-The illustrations and instructions are fabulous with each exercise explained in detail with “do’s and don’ts” see above
-I could easily increase or decrease of intensity of each exercise to fit my current exercise level.
-There is a FB Group to chat with other participants, ask questions and share achievements. Who doesn’t need another FB group??
Obviously, there is no magic exercise or routine here. What I did experience was a great way to weave in a full body exercise routine without needing any equipment. I normally perform my workouts with numerous pieces of gym equipment and it has been great to learn that I can mix it up once in a while and have an intense workout. I had an epic fail with the photos I took of myself. These are 2 of my favorite exercises from the Move Guide.
“Downward Dog Pushup”-I loved this combo and it was a lot harder than I thought. I modified it by doing 5 push ups on each rep and not resting in between. It was tough!
“Tricep Butt lift”-Adding a pulse at the bottom of each rep really ramps up the arm burn! In a good way.
It’s not too late to join in on the challenge if your interested check out the Lorna Jane site here.
Stay tuned for my next update on the Nourish aspect of the program soon.
What exercises are you loving right now?