Welcome to the first week of BEEACTIVE, the exercise challenge for WFH or Freelance professionals to get us moving and motivated.
Now, it’s week 1 and I’ve no idea of anyone’s fitness levels or otherwise so let’s start small and simple until we build the habit. I’d like to do two things - firstly, a monthly “small gains” challenge where we start with 1 rep of an exercise on the first of the month, then aim to add 1 rep every day throughout the month. I’m a big fan of incremental improvement so curious to see how this one goes.\
Secondly, I’d like us to set a Mon > Fri weekly challenge aimed more at simply getting us active. Make sense?
August’s Monthly challenge : Press ups
Today you simply have to complete 1 press up, but we are going to be adding 1 press up every day with the goal of 31 press ups in a month’s time. This should be quick and simple enough to do at weekends too, but it’s as much about building habit and proving what you can achieve in a month through this method.
Weekly challenge : The Todd Attack
I think the scientific 7 min workout by Gretchen Reynolds that @Todd_Nilson posted is a perfect place to start. Shouldn’t be too hard to complete, but should also get the heart pumping.
Suggest people aim to do the 7 min workout as many times as they can this week and attempt the press up challenge daily. Be great if people can check in on this thread as much as possible and let everyone know progress. Would love people to get to end of month feeling like they’ve really accomplished something. Also happy to take feedback on whether we’re getting the level of this right.
Aside but I found [this] (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/interval-timer-timing-for/id406473568?mt=8) in the app store. Might be useful for making the 30 second intervals dead easy to work to.
Quick bit of disclaimer action : I/FeverBee not fitness instructors, doctors or Mr. Motivator so please take care.