Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Challenge #9

In case you are new:

Each week we are given two challenges. These challenges will start on Sunday (usually) and go through the following Saturday. (click here to learn more about our weekly challenges)

At the end of the week, we will each write a post explaining our experiences with the challenges.

BE HONEST. If you failed the challenge, tell us why. If you rocked it, tell us how. Most importantly, tell us how you feel about it.

This week's challenges

Physical Challenge: Pilates

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's "core" or "powerhouse" (torso). People who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.
-Teen Health

Sounds great, right? This week, in addition to your other workouts, throw in some pilates. You can sign up for a class, look at instructions online, or get together and use Amber's pilates DVD's.

Nutritional Challenge: The water thing again

Ok guys. It's a hard thing to keep up. Plus it makes you pee all.the.time. But for this week's nutritional challenge, we are getting re-hydrated.

It's easy to forget now that it's a little bit cooler outside, and you aren't sweating all the time.

But drinking enough water will help you be more awake and focused, you'll have more energy, you won't eat as much, and your skin will improve. These are long term benefits, and so we are going to try and keep this one going until the end of the challenge.

And if you are already on top of this one? Then go back through our other nutritional challenges, and pick one that you would like to work on. We all need to be challenging ourselves!


Chantel on September 28, 2010 at 10:57 AM said...

Thanks for posting the challenge Helena! Now you need to get a camera for your computer so we can skype and do these workouts all together!

sexualhealthindia on September 30, 2010 at 4:14 AM said...

very interesting challenge.The first thing you will notice is that Optimum Nutrition understands the needs of both the common average and the professional bodybuilders out there.



Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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