A friend of mine emailed me yesterday to see if I wanted to get in on a challenge for the month of June that a friend of hers put together. A challenge? With points? Of course!
So that's what I'm doing this month. Basically for the weeks of June there are 4 workouts to do at some point during the week, which get progressively harder as the weeks progress. The workouts are similar to the Cross Fit idea - 5 rounds of 10 push-ups, 10 burpees, 15 squats, 3 varieties of plank for 30 seconds each, etc.
Also, there are a few other fitness challenges to get through each week for points.
ALSO, there's a food component that basically consists of removing the heavily-processed "white" foods - sugar, white flour, white rice. I'll do you one better, Challenge, and not even eat the whole wheat flour or the brown rice!
One thing I really like is that there's a walking/running component each week, which the organizer translated into non-walking/running activities. So I can swim 1/4 mile and it counts as a mile of running/walking. This week the total is 5 miles, which means I'm already finished, since I swam 1 1/4 miles this morning. Next week it's 12 miles, so that will take a bit more effort in the pool.
One thing I do NOT like: required running. Each week we're supposed to do a timed mile run. Yeah, I can pretty much guarantee I won't be getting any points with that, since mine will probably be a 15 minute run/jog/walk mile.
Regardless, I love a challenge, especially when someone has already done all the hard work and organized everything and just tells me what to do.
I have a work meeting tonight, but I'll do my first weekly workout tomorrow!