Strong Core Challenge Day 3
Welcome to Day 3 of the 5 Day Strong Core Challenge!
How are you feeling? You may be a little sore in your stomach – that’s normal, especially if you’re just getting started! It takes time for your body to adjust to the movements and it also means you’re getting stronger so keep up the great work!
Remember to keep me informed on how things are going for you, whether good or bad; simply email me at becky @ beckyfoxfitness.com with the subject line re: day 3 check-in and I’ll help coach you along.
Since today takes us to the midway mark of your challenge, we’re going to ramp things up a bit!
Let’s dive right in!
Day 3 Strong Core Workout
Today we are going to focus on cardio to burn fat. While doing core exercises is a great way to build strength around that midsection, it’s also important to burn off that layer of extra fat…and that’s where cardio comes into play.
By getting that heart rate up with this workout we’ll stimulate that cardiovascular system and get your fat burning engine revving! Enjoy!
Day 3 Nutrition Challenge: Journaling Your Way Thin
Before you can change a habit, you first need to know exactly what is going on.
The only way to create a realistic picture of your health and fitness is to keep a journal.
Keeping a journal of your eating and exercise habits is an important step. It not only keeps you in check when deciding what to eat but also allows you to see patterns that you may not even be aware of…That awareness if your first step toward changing your body and life for the better.
There are several methods of keeping a journal.
If you tend to like leveraging technology, then you should look into journaling apps on your phone such as myfitnesspal. That’s the one I personally us. It’s easy and you can even scan barcodes on foods you have and boom…they pop right up!
If you like the old fashion method of pen and paper, then keeping a small notebook with you will do the trick.
Here is what I recommend keeping track of:
- Your Meals: Record what you eat, how much, the time of your meal, and what’s going on at the time of your meal (where are you, how are you feeling…)
- Your Water Intake: How much water you’re drinking and the times
- Your Movement: Record your exercise and how much time you spend sitting
Knowing this information will shed an incredible amount of light on where you’re missing the mark and where there are opportunities for improvement.
Starting today, keep a journal of your daily nutrition and exercise.
An additional benefit is it will also hold you accountable to making better choices. Do you really want to write down that you ate 10 Oreos or a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s – probably not – so just by logging you’ll be more mindful of the foods you eat and your results will show it!
Congrats on completing Day 3!
If you successfully completed all 3 days so far, you’re doing better than 75% of those who start an exercise program! Yes, there are people who give up after the first day…so keep rocking it!
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for day 4.