It’s Finally Here! <3
The much anticipated 22-week challenge post has arrived, just in time for the new fitness resolutions of 2014 (:
I designed this strength routine challenge for beginners, and it is a simple, at-home, equipment free routine. This program also only calls for 4 strength exercises per day, with one rest day per week! That said, you can make it as challenging as you like by adding more exercises, adding more sets and reps, and pushing yourself to take on a new challenge!
The official start day of the 22-week challenge is Sunday, January 5th, 2014. That’s when I’m going to be starting my own modified version of this challenge, and I’ll be posting update on my progress starting then, too! However, you are free to start whenever works best for you (:
If you choose to take part, awesome! Print out these sheets and put them somewhere you’ll remember, like posting them on your wall. I’m not sure about you, but pretty colors really motivate me to work out :D There are checklists so you know when you’ve done the workouts and when you’ve missed them, and a progress chart for tracking your measurements.
If you have any questions, shoot me a message here and I’d be happy to help! Want to submit progress pictures or stats, or anything regarding the challenge? Feel free, my submit box is here! You can also post updates with the tag #brandnewmaddy or #22weekchallenge for me to see and like or reblog your post!
By the way, 22 weeks is about 5 months of working out, imagine the progress you could see after that much time! I encourage you to try, good luck! <3
Love, Maddy (brandnewmaddy)
- Make changes one by one: If you are someone that eats fast food everything, a lot of soda/junk food, don’t expect yourself to eat 100% clean by tomorrow. Take your time, and slowly replace your soda with water, and try to limit your amount of eating outside, and try cooking at home instead.
mes-convictions said: Omg how do you budget living in New York? Ive lived here all my life and im trying to move out of my parents house and there is place uptown that I can afford. Do you live alone? Where do you cut costs?
I make x-amount - I have x-amount fixed expenses = budget
- If your fixed expenses outweigh your income, you need to alter something.
- Anything outside of my fixed expenses is “excess” and most likely, I do not need it. I avoid extras at all costs.
- Everything left over from the month is always saved.
- Only live in an apartment if the rent is one paycheck or less. Otherwise you’ll never be able to recover in that second paycheck.
- I plan every meal down to the quantities for a week before I go grocery shopping so I don’t overbuy or buy items and let them go to waste.
- I see where I can save by buying bulk - buying a monthly metrocard made way more sense when I started working full time. It saves me about $25 a week / $100 a month / $1200 a year. Spending that $112 at once is a little painful but little by little saving adds up!
- If you can’t pay for it with cash, then you can’t afford it. This is the first money rule my parents taught me and BOY am I thankful.
- ALWAYS pay your credit cards in full (and again, see #7).
Hope that helps xx
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