As a former athlete, finding time to workout wasn’t even a thought because it was ingrained in my daily schedule and life. Once I graduated and was no longer a competitive collegiate athlete, I found it difficult to maintain a consistent daily schedule. One reason was the fact that I did not know how to utilize my time correctly since it was the first time in my life where I had so much freedom with my schedule. The second reason was that gyms can get quite costly in DC for a recent graduate who NEVER had to pay for such commodities. Thankfully I now have access to a 24hour gym which has allowed me to become much more consistent in my fitness. With that said, I still understand that people just simply don’t have time or the money for such things, which is why I will be creating monthly fitness challenges that will be simple, quick, and easy to incorporate in daily schedules.

March’s Challenge:

1) 100 Abdomen exercises daily -It can be broken up in 50 in the morning and 50 at night, but encouraged to
complete in one sitting. Some examples of abdomen workouts are bicycles, crunches, sit-ups, etc. Having a strong core enhances physical ability no matter what it may be. More is always better and never hurts!
2) The stairs challenge – Use the stairs whenever you can! Avoid elevators whenever you can! Walk up the escalators whenever you can! – Walk up on your tippy-toes. This challenge can help shape your calves, legs, thighs, and butt without you taking time out of your day.
3) 50-100 pushups daily -It can be divided up between morning and night just like your abs, but also encouraged to complete in one sitting. More is always better and never hurts!

Fitness is more than what appears on the outside, but also on the inside!


4.) Whenever you’re out ordering food, and you decide to select a non-alcoholic beverage, think twice, say no and opt for water instead. You’ll save money and calories!

5.) Cut your weekly fried food intake in half! I.e. if you consume fried foods daily, only eat it half the week.

Good luck and stick with it!