Frisky Fall Challenge From Tone It Up
As of last week Monday, Tone It Up began their Frisky Fall Fitness Challenge. It’s an 8-week fitness challenge. Registration is free. Just sign up for their free newsletter and you’re e-mailed your weekly instructions/plan every Sunday.
Every time you finish a challenge (which is every day), you check in on Instagram, Twitter, etc. Every time you check in, you enter to win a drawing (I believe). In my mind the whole check-in thing can get complicated because there are different places they mention to do so but, since I have no expectation of winning anything I don’t mind it so much.
You take pictures of your workouts, yourself, your food, etc and post them up with the appropriate hashtags for other Tone It Up members and participants to see. This also includes the dreaded “Before” pic of yourself when you start. But if you don’t want people to see your “Before” pic, you can always send it directly to the ladies in charge (Karena and Katrina) in an e-mail.
Detailed instructions for all of this on the website – Tone It Up Frisky Fall Challenge.
My main hope is that this will get me back in the game exercise-wise. I also wanted to see if I could complete their 100 miles by Halloween goal.
Put simply: you’re supposed to go 100 miles by Halloween. You can walk them, run them, bike them, swim them, etc. They’re not very particular about how you get your miles just so long as you get them. The numbers are different though if you bike or swim them. Biking will have you dividing by 3 (ex: biked 9 miles = 3 miles for challenge); swimming will have you multiplying by 3 (ex: swam 1 mile = 3 miles for challenge). However, if you do other methods like dancing or something to get “miles” in, they say it’s safe to assume about 10-15 minutes of hard cardio will equal about 1 mile.
I printed out a nifty tracking sheet that 2Kandis on Tone It Up made for the challenge. It made me remember when I was working as an ALT in Japan (assistant language teacher in a school) and made newsletters for the kids in my classes.
I haven’t been able to keep up with it as well as I had hoped (a few set backs at home and I started the challenge on Wednesday instead of Monday), but I’ve at least gotten in 6 miles. We’ll see how far I can get.
For the rest of the workouts, I did the leg workouts on Thursday (1st day I could) and have since needed the use of the handicap bar to sit on the toilet.
Do you think you can do 100 “miles” by Halloween? Wanna try?