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Kristy and I have decided to do a thirty-one day fitness challenge starting today through the end of May. We've started out small and will build on the exercise routine each day to see if we can't get our bodies in shape! We'll also begin to up our running game soon as we have to start training for a half marathon coming in November. We hope you'll join us in this fitness challenge as we think it will be fun and it will make us accountable to one other. We'll post our exercise routine daily, adding on each day. REMEMBER to always consult your physician before starting any exercise program and start out light and build up as you are able. If you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. You are responsible for exercising within your limits and seeking medical advice and attention as appropriate. Starting Out Raw is not responsible for any injuries that result from participating in this exercise program.

Here's our video that shows you how to do all the exercises from days 1-11. We'll have another video posted later that will show the rest of our exercises. Hope you enjoy!

Today, we did three sets of the following:

  • 25 crunches
  • 15 squats using weights (I used a 30 pound barbell)
  • 1 minute plank
  • 50 butt kicks (every other kick is one count)
  • 10 push ups

Tomorrow we'll be adding an additional exercise plus adding on to each of the ones we did today. We'll be posting our exercise routine on our Facebook page each day so make sure you follow us on Facebook to get daily updates. If you're not sure how to do a certain exercise, you can easily check on YouTube where there are numerous videos showing you how to perform just about every exercise imaginable!

Our son will be back in a week, so we should be back doing videos again! I've actually been having withdrawal symptoms as I've really missed sharing our videos with you, but we do have a wonderful chocolate dessert recipe ready to go!

So, we hope you can join us on this fitness challenge. You can always start out doing less but make sure you keep increasing each day to build up your fitness level. Go at your own level. Check us out on Facebook each day for a new set of exercises.

Day Two:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

  • 30 crunches
  • 20 squats (with weights)
  • 1 minute 5 second plank
  • 60 butt kicks
  • 11 pushups
  • 5 burpees

Day Three:

Rest Day!

Day Four:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

  • 40 bicycle crunches
  • 25 squats (with weights)
  • 1 minute 10 second plank
  • 70 butt kicks
  • 12 pushups
  • 6 burpees
  • 30 wall sits

Day Five:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine.

  • 45 bicycle crunches
  • 30 squats with weights (Still using 30 pound barbell)
  • 1 minute 15 second plank
  • 80 butt kicks (every other)
  • 13 pushups
  • 7 burpees
  • 6 single leg dead lifts with weights (I used a 30 pound barbell)
  • 10 triceps dip (you can use a bench or just do them from the floor with your legs extended out)

Day Six:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

50 bicycle crunches
35 squats with weights
1 minute 20 second plank
14 pushups
8 bur-pees
7 single leg dead lifts with weights
15 triceps dip
30 second tree pose (each leg) for balance

Day Seven:

Rest Day!!!

Day Eight:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

55 bicycle crunches
40 squats with or w/o weights
1 minute 25 second plank
100 butt kicks
15 pushups
9 bur-pees
8 single leg dead lifts with weights
16 triceps dip
35 second tree pose (each leg)
30 second mountain climbers (If you don't know what mountain climbers are; here's a link that shows you how. http://exercise.about.com/od/cardioworkouts/ss/cardioexercises_3.htm)

Day Nine:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

60 bicycle crunches
45 squats without weights
1 minute 30 second plank
110 butt kicks
16 pushups
10 bur-pees
9 single leg dead lifts with weights
17 triceps dip
40 second tree pose (each leg)
35 second mountain climbers
30 second wall sit
Make sure to stretch and cool down after workout!

Day Ten:

Rest Day!!!

Day Eleven:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine:

65 bicycle crunches
50 squats without weights
1 minute 35 second plank
120 butt kicks
17 pushups
11 bur-pees
10 single leg dead lifts with weights (each leg)
18 triceps dip
45 second tree pose
40 second mountain climbers
35 second wall sit
5 biceps curl with overhead press (http://www.coreperformance.com/knowledge/movements/curl-to-overhead-press-standing-dumbbell.html)

Day Twelve:

Do 1-3 set sets of whole routine:

70 bicycle crunches
55 squats
1 minute 40 second plank
125 butt kicks
18 pushups
12 bur-pees
11 single leg dead lifts (each leg)
19 triceps dip
50 second tree pose
45 second mountain climbers
40 second wall sit
6 bicep curls with overhead press
15 second boat pose (http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20664616_12,00.html)

Day Thirteen:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

130 butt kicks
19 pushups
75 bicycle crunches
60 squats
13 bur-pees
45 second wall sit
55 second tree pose (each leg)
1 minute 45 second plank
12 single leg dead lifts (each leg)
20 triceps dip
50 second mountain climbers
20 second boat pose
7 bicep curls with overhead press
15 second eagle pose (http://www.myyogaonline.com/poses/standing/eagle-pose-garudasana)

Remember to stretch and cool down after workout!

Day Fourteen:

Rest Day!!!

Day Fifteen:

Do 1-3 sets of whole routine

5 inch worms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPvAZNmzc2w)
135 butt kicks
20 pushups
80 bicycle crunches
65 squats
14 bur-pees
50 second wall sit
1 minute tree pose (each leg)
1 minute 50 second plank
13 single leg dead lifts
21 triceps dip
55 second mountain climbers
25 second boat pose
8 bicep curls with overhead press
20 second eagle pose

Make sure to cool down and stretch after your workout!

Day Sixteen:

Do 1-2 sets of whole routine

6 inch worms
140 butt kicks
21 pushups
85 bicycle crunches
70 squats
15 bur-pees
55 second wall sit
1 minute 5 second tree pose (each leg)
30 seconds jumping jacks
1 minute 55 second plank (oooooooh baby!)
14 single leg dead lifts (each leg)
22 triceps dip
1 minute mountain climbers
30 second boat pose
9 biceps curl with overhead press
25 second eagle pose
Remember to stretch and cool down

Day Seventeen:

Rest Day!

Day Eighteen:

Do 1-2 sets of whole routine

 We're going to change it up a bit for this second half by making a couple of the moves more challenging. For instance; instead of just squats and butt kicks, we're going to do squat jumps instead. You will jump in the air and come down to a squat. Also, V -Ups where you do as many as you can in 20 seconds, take a 10 second break and do it again. We'll start out with two sets of this exercise and work our way to eight. At least, that is the goal! We'll be showing all the moves in our next fitness video coming early this week. I included a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Fitness Video where I got the idea. You can watch the whole thing or just the first part to see how they did this exercise.

7 inch worms
10 squat jumps
22 pushups
20 second V-Ups with 10 second break (2 times)(http://www.cmt.com/videos/shows/dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-making-the-team-8/950005/dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-season-8-fitness-drills.jhtml)
16 burpees
1 minute wall sit
1 minute 10 second tree pose
35 seconds jumping jacks
2 minute plank
15 single leg dead lifts
23 triceps dip
1 minute 5 second mountain climbers
35 second boat pose
10 biceps curl with overhead press
20 calf raises
30 second eagle pose

Day Nineteen:

Do 1-2 sets of whole routine

8 inch worms
23 pushups
11 squat jumps
V-Ups (20 seconds with 10 second rest) 3 times
17 bur-pees
1 minute 5 second wall sit
1 minute 15 second tree pose (each leg)
40 seconds jumping jacks
2 minute 5 second plank
16 single leg dead lifts with weights (each leg)
24 triceps dip
1 minute 10 seconds mountain climbers
40 seconds boat pose
11 biceps curl with overhead press
25 calf raises
35 seconds eagle pose
Remember to stretch and cool down.

Day Twenty:

9 inch worms

24 pushups

12 squat jumps

V-Ups (20 seconds with 10 second break) 3 times

18 burpees or 9 burpee squat jumps

1 minute 10 seconds wall sit

1 minute 20 seconds tree pose

45 seconds jumping jacks

2 minute 10 second plank

17 single leg dead lifts (each leg)

25 triceps dip

1 minute 15 seconds boat pose

12 biceps curl with overhead press

26 calf raises

40 seconds eagle pose

1 minute box jumps (opt)

Day Twenty-One:

Rest day!

Day Twenty-Two

 Only 9 more days to go! I can't believe I'm doing all these pushups! I don't think I've ever been able to do this many regular pushups before and when I do two sets, wow! Makes you feel like you're accomplishing something! I'm gonna have to keep them up so I keep gaining strength. And I'm loving the box jumps! Great exercise. Here's tomorrow's workout:

10 inch worms
25 pushups
13 squat jumps
V-Ups (20 seconds with 10 second break) 4 times
19 burpees or 10 burpee box jumps
1 minute 15 seconds wall sit
1minute 25 seconds tree pose
50 seconds jumping jacks
2 minutes 15 seconds plank
10 forward lunges alternating legs and 10 backward lunges alternating legs (you can use weights with these)
26 triceps dip
1 minute 20 seconds mountain climbers
50 seconds boat pose
13 biceps curl with overhead press
27 calf raises
45 seconds eagle pose
1 minute 15 seconds box jumps (opt)

Day Twenty-Three:

Today I finally was able to do some running after a couple of weeks of taking it easy since I pulled or strained my upper left leg and haven't been able to run. I've been able to do the fitness challenge each day and I really believe it has helped strengthen me. I could really tell today in my running as I was able to run at a faster clip than I have in ages! It felt good to run again but I better be careful and not overdo it. I'm grateful for the fitness challenge, though, because it's kept me fit even when I had to quit running for awhile. So here's tomorrow's routine:

11 inch worms
26 pushups
V-Ups (20 seconds + 10 seconds rest) 5 times
11 burpee box jumps
1 minute 20 seconds wall sit
1 minute 30 seconds tree pose
55 seconds jumping jacks or jump rope
2 minute 20 seconds plank
11 forward lunges and 11 back lunges (each leg)
27 triceps dip
1 minute 25 seconds mountain climbers
55 seconds boat pose
14 biceps curl with overhead press
28 calf raises
50 seconds eagle pose
1 minute 20 seconds box jumps (opt)
Make sure to cool down and stretch

Day Twenty-Four:

Rest Day!

Day Twenty-Five:

12 inch worms

27 pushups

15 squat jumps

V-Ups (20 seconds + 10 seconds break) 6 times

12 burpee box jumps

1 minute 25 seconds wall sit

1 minute 35 seconds tree pose

1 minute jumping jacks or jump rope

2 minute 25 seconds plank

12 forward lunges + 12 back lunges with weights (each leg)

28 triceps dip

1 minute 30 seconds mountain climbers

30 seconds boat pose (2 times)

15 biceps curl with overhead press

29 calf raises

55 seconds eagle pose

1 minute 25 seconds box jumps

Remember to cool down and stretch after workout!

Day Twenty-Six:

Do 1-2 sets of whole routine

13 inch worms

28 pushups (I've been doing 10 at a time taking 5 second break in between so I can keep doing the original pushup position)

16 squat jumps

V-Ups (20 seconds + 10 seconds rest) 7 times

13 burpee box jumps

1 minute 30 seconds wall sit

1 minute 40 seconds tree pose

1 minute jumping jacks or jump rope

2 minute 30 seconds plank

13 forward and backwards lunges (each leg)

29 triceps dip

1 minute 35 seconds mountain climbers

30 seconds boat pose (3 times)

16 biceps curl with overhead press

30 calf raises

1 minute eagle pose

1 minute 30 seconds box jumps

Remember to stretch and cool down after work out!