MOLO 2016: Week 1 Cardio
Week One of MOLO 2016’s Wellness Challenge is almost over. Here are the challenges for the week and how I fared:
MOLO CHALLENGE: Plan your workouts for the week and put them in your calendar. Prepare your outfit the night before a scheduled workout.
I have a few favorite workout outfits I rotate through. I love my 3/4 tights from Lorna Jane. I own an assortment of t-shirts including several from Runyon Canyon Apparel, an awesome clothing company based in Los Angeles!
Start your day with lemon water
MOLO CHALLENGE: Start your morning with 8oz warm water with 1⁄2 of a fresh squeezed lemon. Read why.
Lemon water is one of the easiest things you can do for yourself. I love drinking it, but keep on forgetting about it when I am back in my “normal” non-MOLO routine. I’m glad I’m reminded of it every time.
Avoid added sugar
MOLO CHALLENGE: Today, don’t eat anything with any form of added sugar or sugar substitute (fructose, saccharin, Splenda, stevia, honey, etc.) Read your labels!
I try to buy very few processed foods. Several years ago, I started making salad dressing from scratch. I’m so glad it became a habit because there are so many preservatives and sugars in pre-packaged salad dressing!
MOLO CHALLENGE: Take a photo of what’s in your refrigerator & post it on our MOLO FB group. What changes will you make this month?
I’m not the best at meal planning, so that is one of the changes I will make in my diet. My fridge is pretty sparse, and hopefully the meal planning will help me streamline my day better!
Get some sleep
MOLO CHALLENGE: Focus on getting 7-8 hours of sleep for the next two nights, and rest when your baby does.
My daughter is a pretty good sleeper, so I’m lucky in that regard. I am a late sleeper, which makes me a horrible morning person. I need to work on sleeping earlier and waking up earlier.
MOLO CHALLENGE: Do 5 jumping jacks each time you hear or see the word “MOLO” today. Post on our MOLO FB page your total count for the day.
Today is Friday and I’m exhausted. I might have to pass on this one. I went to Baby Boot Camp class today, and THEN went to Taekwondo. My first time doing back-to-back workouts. I can’t believe I did it. I think I did enough today to count for any amount of additional jumping jacks I would have done.
Set a SMART Goal
Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Specific
After one week of challenges, my goals will be:
- Meal plan every week and include vegetables in every meal
- Go to Baby Boot Camp Class at least once a week (I would go more often, but my daughter and I go to Parent & Me classes Monday – Thursday)
- Try to sleep before 11:00pm every night
- Meditate for 15 minutes a day
Wish me luck!
About Baby Boot Camp
Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program designed to balance the fitness needs of new moms while spending time with their children. Delivered by nationally certified fitness professionals throughout the United States, Baby Boot Camp stroller-fitness classes include STROLLFIT, STROLLGA, 5K Training Program, and Nutrition Solutions. Created in 2001 by Kristen Horler, Baby Boot Camp strives to help moms regain or enhance their pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment.
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