12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 11

On the 11th Day of Fitness, your fitness challenge is . . . 11 alternating lunges, 10 tuck jumps, 9 chair dips, 8 squats, 7 mountain climbers, 6 push ups, 5 star jumps, 4 burpees, 3minute bridge, 2 minute wall squat and a one minute plank!

Lunges are another great lower body exercise that can be done any time and any where using only your body weight as your resistance.  They are excellent for toning the legs and butt.  It is very important however, that you ensure you are doing lunges properly to keep your knees from getting injured. 

To perform an alternating lunge, keep your upper body straight with your shoulders back and relaxed and your chin up with eyes looking forward.  Be sure to keep your core engaged.  Step forward with one leg, lower yourself down until both knees are bent to 90 degrees.  Make sure that your front knee is directly over your ankle and that you can see your toes.  The weight should be in the heel of your front foot using your back leg as a balance point.  Step back and repeat on the other side.  Repeat 11 times.

Our holiday tip for today is to make sure you schedule in a half hour every day for the next week for some physical activity and keep it just like any other appointment on your calendar.  As things get busy over the holidays, it can be really hard to stick to a routine.  You now have a full workout that you can do at home at any time so try to keep up with it throughout the holidays.  Stay a step ahead of the New Year’s resolutioners by sticking to your fitness routine now – when January rolls around, you will be glad that you did!

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