To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail. ~ Michael Jordan
For September, we decided what better time of year than this to go back to some of our basic exercises, and lift them up a notch! We’ll call it Back-to-School – Back-to-Basics!
And the idea will be to take these exercises that we have been doing since Month ONE of our Fit Challenge, and FOCUS on FORM, as well as maxing out muscle group efforts. We will take these moves to FAILURE in effort to get STRONGER!
We’re sticking with the VARIETY – each day will be a bit different than the last – since we found that challengers do like that. Keeps the Challenge interesting!
LOTS OF ABS this month, but we did make sure not to neglect our butt, arms, & shoulders – since the challenge team has been working so hard on these areas too! We ALSO have an ALTERNATIVE DAILY OPTION! If there are days when you just don’t want to do the strength exercises, we have also provided an option for a daily cardio OR daily plyometric challenge! So take your pick! Choose strengthening everyday, or choose another – or be strategic and mix it up! It’s up to you!
But always check in on the Facebook Group Page when you are done for the day – STAY ACCOUNTABLE, and HELP SUPPORT AND KEEP OTHER GROUPS MEMBERS ACCOUNTABLE TOO! And ALWAYS remember – while it appears to be physical, most of any challenge (in life) is a mental exercise! The toughest of the tough find new ways to ward off distractions (like the voice in our head telling us to quit). So in the month of September, when the Challenge tells you to go TO FAILURE – this means to focus on contracting your muscles, and keep going until you can go no more! And when that voice says ‘STOP!’ – give it a few more! YES YOU CAN! Whether it’s listening to music, breathing, counting floor boards or something else – the biggest challenge of all is always finding ways to BE BIGGER THAN THE EVIL VOICE TELLING YOU TO QUIT!
And oftentimes – THAT is your biggest WIN! Mastering THAT alone this month will tell you a lot about other things you can do in life.
Take a look at some of the SUCCESS STORIES from some of the awesome people who have participated in The Monthly Fit Challenge!
A GREAT SUPPORT TEAM: If you want to join us and haven’t yet, please ask to join the Facebook Challenge Group HERE. This is where you will get the MOST out of your experience! The Facebook group is a GREAT way to get fantastic support from people as you complete your daily exercise set. The group holds each person accountable, and includes people from all over the world, every age group, background and fitness level! And remember, it’s not a competition with anyone except for your own self!
Below is the SEPTEMBER Calendar. Also, let our friend Jumping Jack show you HOW TO DO the September exercises!
September Back-to-School Back-to-Basics Exercises
Daily Alternative #1 Burpees
Daily Alternative #2 Jumping Jacks
….OR View ALL of JACK’S EXERCISES…GO HERE
PLEASE NOTE: Take a careful look at the calendar. Note that when an exercise says ‘e’ next to it, it means to say we are doing that exercise on EACH SIDE.
Feel free to download the calendar to your phone for easy access, or use the September Back-to-Basics Calendar Wallpaper.