Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer. To get yourself ready for all the things you want to do, I have a single training tip that will guarantee success: be greatly consistent.
The last two times I was on Fit and Fabulous I talked about my monthly training program called In Pursuit Athlete. It’s based on the First Four pieces of equipment I think people should buy when starting their home gym. The program delivers five workouts per week using that equipment but also includes modifications for less or no equipment (body weight version). That’s the program, now how do we get it done?
Many people struggle with their fitness program because they think they need to be consistently great. I can appreciate the lofty goal, but a better mindset is to be greatly consistent. We are not out trying to win competitions; we are trying to become the strongest and fittest versions of ourselves we can be – for our family, for our friends, for our community.
Health and fitness professionals will tell you that current exercise guidelines are for adults to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Examples include recreational swimming, doubles tennis, brisk walking, and casual biking. The guidelines also allow for 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity. Examples include singles tennis, biking faster than 10mph, running/jogging, hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack, and swimming laps.
Starting Monday there are three full weeks until the end of the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer. Tomorrow on Fit and Fabulous I will be announcing a weekly challenge to help us be greatly consistent.
It’s called Challenge 93. Your challenge is to get 93 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every week through the end of the Memorial Day weekend. Yes, it’s partly based on 93.1 JAMZ but it’s also scientific, 93 minutes is within the guidelines range of 75-150 minutes per week. Now 93 is closer to that 75-minute guideline of vigorous activity so most of your minutes should be just that. If moderate intensity is more up your alley, try to get closer to the 150-minute range. We are working on the honor system – the goal is to be greatly consistent!
Use this challenge to jump start your summer. Use #Challenge93 on social media to show people what you did, why you’re doing it, and get other ideas for your next workout. This type of challenge is what got my friend Jon into his fitness program – tag a friend and start Challenge 93 this weekend!