Week 1 of 12: Shape Up Challenge
Welcome to the first week of the shape up challenge! We are so excited that you’ve joined us for the fun. This first week should be challenging, but you can do it! If you stick with it you’ll see how quickly your body will adapt and then you’ll be ready to dive into week two. We have included our recommended schedule below, but the great thing about the shape up challenge is that it was designed to allow you flexibility in how long you work out each day. You can spend just 10 minutes a day working out or you can do up to 30 minutes. For example, on day one you might want to do just the active stretch portion then try the core workout the next day. That’s fine! But remember, you will only get what you put into it so make sure you’re working hard every day! Take this week at your own pace but try to complete at least one core workout, one metabolic circuit workout, and all three of our calorie cyclone workouts this week.
The nutritional goal for the week can be found here: “The Importance of Counting Calories”. Counting calories may seem a little annoying, but taking the time to do it can really make all the difference in your “shape up” journey.
If you have any questions, you can email us or just ask in the comments section of this post so everyone can learn, because chances are, someone has the same question as you. And remember, you should always talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Good luck! We’re cheering for you and know you can do it!