So it’s the last day of the Spark Challenge on Fitocracy, which they have now decided to rename the Arnold Challenge. It annoys me that they’ve changed this half way through – plan your marketing better!
You can read about what the challenge entails here, but I’ve put the exercises below as a reminder.
The Work Out
It’s for sets of this:
- Body Weight Squats – 8-10 reps
- Push-Ups – 5-8 reps
- Plank – hold for 15 seconds
- Jumping Jacks – 15 reps
- Reverse Lunges – 6 reps (on each leg)
- Glute Bridge – 10 reps
I’ve done my workout everyday, even when I’ve been in Kenya (check the travel blog), though I’ve missed a few days due to being in transit, being tired or being hungover.
What I’ve liked about this work out is that I don’t need any equipment as it’s a body weight work out and it’s relatively quick; I stick on an episode of New Girl and I’m done by the end of it.
I did have to take out the reverse lunges as they were making my knees click, which I didn’t think was healthy. I hated the planks, I got used to the squats and I actually really enjoyed the push ups.
Well, I’ve lost weight being in Kenya because I have a very different diet out here, but I’ve noticed my bum and arms are more toned. I think I’ll try and keep this up because it’s rather low effort and I don’t do any other toning exercise.
I haven’t done any cardio for most of May, so I’m looking forward to incorporating that in to the toning. My attitude towards food has really changed on my Kenyan diet though. I’m going to be more conscious of the amount I eat, when I eat and what I snack on. I don’t actually need that much food to feel satisfied all day.
I’m looking forward to weighing myself when I get home. Not because I’m that fussed on the scales, but just to log the affects of being away. I also have a backless dress I reckon might fit now, so I’ll be trying that on too.
Try out Fitocracy. It might be the motivation you need.