10 Days Into Just 10!

So we’re 10 days into 10 pounds off with the Just 10 Challenge! We GOT this! I’ve been staying with my program, have you? If you haven’t, then start today. Not tomorrow, TODAY. Yes, you can. If you have been sticking with it, then here’s what I want you to change within your program. That’s right, WITHIN it. I’m not looking for a little more time, I’m looking for a little more efficiency.

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So we’re 10 days into 10 pounds off with the Just 10 Challenge! We GOT this! I’ve been staying with my program, have you? If you haven’t, then start today. Not tomorrow, TODAY. Yes, you can. If you have been sticking with it, then here’s what I want you to change within your program. That’s right, WITHIN it. I’m not looking for a little more time, I’m looking for a little more efficiency.

 
I want you to bump up everything in your program, whatever your program is, by 5%. I would have said 10% to stick with the Just 10 theme, but I want to save that for another day. We’re not out of the woods yet, but we do have a map!

If you are doing bodyweight exercises, time to add 5% of your weight to those same exercises. You weigh 100lbs, add 5lbs, you weigh 200lbs, add 10lbs, and so on. Round the weight UP, if you are in between. Any cardio you are doing, do it 5% faster OR at a 5% higher level. Walking at 4mph speed, becomes walking at 4.2mph. Walking at a 2 incline becomes walking at a 2.1 incline. See how manageable that is? This isn’t rocket science, but it IS science, and your body is the experiment! We have the cure so let’s start using it!


By the way, in case weekends were a bit of a gray area for some of you, remember that if you’re alive, your body is working. You have to work it too. Maybe with a slightly different intensity or for a longer or shorter duration, but it must be worked. The days of taking weekends off are gone. We both know that it’s time to buckle down and do this now.

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