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Prepare for Success

To be prepared to make the best of your challenge, don’t go at it alone, locate your accountability partner and take advantage of the online support system (trust me you’re not the only one struggling). Mental focus and discipline are extremely important to achieving your goals, so let’s talk a bit about mindset..

You must have clear Fitness Goals and a real driving desire and until you identify why you’re here and why you will stay committed when it gets tough, success will not happen!

“What is your WHY?”… What is the reason you’re wanting to live a healthy life, lose weight, and/or create your new body??

Get out a piece of paper and quickly set some short and long-term goals. You MUST figure out, write down, then post your “WHY” reason(s) with hashtag #MyWhyIs… and #TotalFit.

Once you KNOW and post your “WHY”, take a photo from Day One to remember where you started!

where you started

Remember The Rules

If you want the results, you must follow the rules (this isn’t a fad diet or a quick weight loss scheme). So starting TODAY and for the next 21 days, here are the rules:

1. No Alcohol Liquor, Beer, Adult beverages.. Whatever you want to call it, You must abstain
2. No Fried Foods  Yes, that includes Chick-Fil-A waffle fries and BK onion rings.
3. No Fast Food  NONE!
4. Drink 1/2 your Body Weight in Ounces of Water  A 200 lb man would drink 100 oz. of water daily
5. *Keep a Daily Food Journal of Everything You Eat  Listed below is an app that makes this very easy
6. Commit to Eating Clean and Plan Your Meals During the challenge we will provide helpful info & healthy food options
7. Share Your Photos to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and G+ (use hashtag #TotalFit) Sharing is caring, do your part!

*For keeping your food journal, we highly recommend you use MyFitnessPal. This free app allows you to be accountable to yourself throughout the 21 days. Download this food tracking app now!

You get 3 cheat days the entire Challenge.

The most important component of getting in shape is changing your lifestyle and eating habits. Don’t give up and revert back to your old routine or your body will remain the same!

Week 1 Overview:

This is a brief overview of this upcoming week. Your daily challenges (instructional video and photos) will be available on this site starting tomorrow AND you’ll receive an email around 5am EST with a synopsis of your workout and/or nutrition challenge. If ever you do not receive the email, simply visit the HOME page.

Take a look at the week ahead, plan your groceries and set aside time for your workouts now…

Day 1 – Sunday May 21st:

Planning is Key, Prepare for Success

Day 2 – Monday May 22nd:

“MixUp Monday” Workout

Day 3 – Tuesday May 23rd:

“Test Yourself Tuesday” Workout + “Go Green” Nutrition Challenge (Green Veggies) + Ab Workout

Day 4 – Wednesday May 24th:

“World Wide Wednesday”

Day 5 – Thursday May 25th:

“Throwback Thursday” Barcelona Upper Body Burner

Day 6 – Friday May 26th:

“Fit Fun Friday” Contest Challenge

Day 7 – Saturday May 27th:

“Get Active Saturday” + Yoga Pose
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Equipment

Although no equipment is required for the challenge, these basic items are very useful and can improve your results:

  1. Exercise Mat
  2. Medicine Ball
  3. Dumbbells
  4. Jump Rope

What size medicine ball do I need?

They aren’t required, but will add resistance to your exercises. For most people any medicine ball between 6 – 12 pounds should work. Males may opt for medicine ball between 10-20 lbs. Basically, whatever works for you.

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How heavy should my dumbbells be?

Again, they aren’t required, and that’s hard to say. But I will say the majority of women use 3, 5, 8, 10 or 12lb dumbbells and fellas usually opt for 8, 10, 12 , 15 or 20′s. (Many of these moves will be new to you so you definitely don’t need to go super heavy. Proper form is crucial.)

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Declare your victory, and throughout this journey remember to celebrate your small victories as you work towards the larger ones. Communicate with your accountability partners and cheer each other on!

That’s it!! Plan and prepare today and tomorrow YOU will #ShutUpandTrain!!

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Comments

  1. Amy D    

    My Why???…bcuz I’m sexy & I know it!…bcuz I’ve lost 150lbs in the past 5 years & I’m going to keep it off!…bcuz working out each morning gives me the adrenaline rush I need to start my day…& mostly…JUST BCUZ!

  2. SirDarryl Roundtree    

    I want to break the cycle of obesity within my family. I want to live a more healthy lifestyle that will foster longevity and show the right example for my kids. Above all…I WANT MY SIX PACK BACK!!! :-)

  3. Shantelle    

    My why? I dont want to be the fat woman on the beach. I want to be able to play and keep up with my kids. I want a healthier life.

  4. LaNell Coleman    

    #mywhyis I want to make a life long change and become the healthiest me I can be. Plus I want to transform by body into a lean mean machine.
    #totalfit

  5. LaNell Coleman    

    #MyWhyIs……..I want to become as healthy as I possibly can. I’m 41 years old and will be turning 42 this Aug. (God willing) I have been over weight for a few years now and desperately want to slim down. For the most pat I want to make a life long change. #totalfit

  6. Erin Rondeau    

    #mywhyis to lose weight, feel better and get healthy for my family.
    No more excuses… I’ve joined this challenge 2 times already and have been to afraid to commit. I’ve just finished the Day 2 workout and I am excited to see where I am at the end of 21 day. Thank you! r

    1. Challenge Host    

      Thanks for being honest Erin. This time you are committed and will finish!

  7. Natachsa    

    #MyWhy is to be healthy and have the energy and strength to run around with my kids!7

  8. Amanda Kay    

    My Why?
    Why not? My why is to become healthy & fit, for real this time. I have made it this years goal and I am going to commit to it and reach the goal!! My why? Because I am going to be a bride’s maid in October Wedding!!

    1. Challenge Host    

      Remember that WHY when it challenges you!

  9. Connie Reed    

    My “Why” is to reverse my diabetes and eventually one day get off of insulin. Healthier life….equals long life! My God said I shall live…and not die.

  10. Iysha    

    My WHY?
    I’m on a journey to make myself into the woman I long to be. I’m in school and currently launching my own business. Me getting myself into the best shape of my life, and continuing to make it my lifestyle would be the cherry on top. I want to be at the top of my game with all my endeavors and be an example for others as well as my family. Plus, I want to live a long, prosperous life.

    1. Challenge Host    

      That’s a great WHY Lysha, remain committed!

  11. Whitney Brown    

    #MYWHYY
    I want to stop complaining about my weight. I want to fit the clothes I had before I had my children. I want to feel good about the way I look.

  12. Connie Reed    

    My “Why” is to hopefully reverse my diabetes, and eventually one day get off insulin.

  13. Sharon Goff    

    My why is to get fit, develop a healthier lifestyle, lower my blood pressure and get my ‘sexy’ back.

  14. Decia Moore    

    My Why is to……do it for myself and my health! I also want to do it for the family and friends who I have lost over the last 3 years from disease who can not do it. Lastly, I have to be able to keep up with my granddaughters ( 4 and 1.5) who are kicking my tail right now!!!!! Vanity as well!!!! Lol!!!

  15. amy wylie    

    MY WHY.. to become healthier, stronger and leaner so that I can help myself beat this cancer with ease and zest. And if cant beat it atleast my health will be better.

    1. Challenge Host    

      Remember your WHY Amy, and stick with it. The results will follow!

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