Week 1 - Day 1 - Let's get this challenge started!

Fitness challenge ~ abs, arms and legs

If you've been following us for a while, you already know that at @ourfitfamilylife, we don’t exercise to look good… we exercise to be able to enjoy the activities we love LONGER, STRONGER, and BETTER!

However, whatever pushes you to start exercising (loosing weight, toning your body, run longer, hiking with your baby, planning a surf trip…), work for it! You’ll get out what you put into it. Be consistent, believe in yourself, and you will achieve your fitness goals.

Today is a new beginning! Have fun!

Exercise Descriptions

Runner’s lunge position – in and out

Get into a runner lunge position. Bring the extended leg forward to your chest. Then extend back to the lunge position. Repeat as fast as possible.

Low squats side step

Begin by sitting back into a squat and hold once your knees are at a 90 degree angle, parallel to the floor. Focus on keeping your knees pointing forward in alignment with your feet but not in front of your toes. Step sideways with knees bent and walk laterally in both directions. Keep core tight, squeeze glutes and keep toes pointing forward. 

Criss-cross squat jacks

Stand with feet wide, arms by sides. Lower into a squat, reaching arms outside of knees. Quickly jump up, crossing right leg in front of left as arms extend overhead, landing on the balls of feet. Jump back out to squat position.  Alternate legs each time.

Alternate heel touches

Lie on you back with your leg bent. While exhaling, crunch your abs in the forward right direction. Try to touch your right ankle with the right hand. Move back to the starting position. Repeat the same for the left side. Alternate.

Reverse crunches

Lie on your back with your legs bent. Extend your arms completely with your hands placed palms down on the floor. While you inhale, curl your hips up off the floor by bringing your knees even closer towards your chest. While you exhale, steadily return your legs to the start position. Repeat.

Hope you enjoy this first day! See you on Wednesday!

Don't forget to share these workouts with friends who need some extra motivation. You can find a video of each workout on our Instagram @ourfitfamilylife.

Know your limits and tune-in to your body. You know your body better than anyone. These are guidelines and you must make the final decision. Always consult your Doctor before starting any new workout regimen. If you just had a baby, work with your doctor to determine the best time to begin adding abdominal exercise to your postpartum exercise routine. Take into consideration your individual level of experience and training before attempting any workout describe in this website. Our Fit Family Life and any associated persons are not liable for any injuries directly or indirectly caused by the use of the exercises and/or programs contained in this website.