Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One-Week 100 Challenge - Part 2

Hope you are loving the results you got from the first 100 challenge! I know that by the last day, I was doing more push-ups without rest than I did on the first day. Your body is capable of more than you give it credit for!

So here it comes - Part 2 of the 100 Challenge! Can you burn an additional 100 calories everyday this week?

About 3500 calories make up one pound. You have to either eat that many additional calories or burn that many calories to make the scale move one number. All I am asking you to do is burn an additional 700 calories this week.

Here's the deal. Your regular workout routine doesn't count! If you normally take a kickboxing class on Wednesdays, the calorie burn you get from that workout can't be calculated into your 100 calories. These are additional calories to be burned.

You can do this anyway you like. Take a walk in the morning before work. Run in place for 5 minutes before work and 5 minutes after work. Do 800 Jumping Jacks over the course of the day. Hop on a treadmill and run for 8 minutes before you leave the gym. Pop your head into the group exercise room and stay for 15 minutes of a cardio-based class. Run up and down a flight of stairs for 8-10 minutes. Put in a DVD like TurboJAM and complete 20 minutes.

You have so many options, and you don't have to choose the same one everyday. So mix it up and keep your muscles guessing! You'll be amazed how easy it really is to eliminate 100 more calories each day.