ABS CHALLENGE – week 6

HEY EVERYONE!!!

We’re in the final STRETCH! Last lap of the 6-week Sit-Up challenge!

How is it going? Did you find last week hard? I was surprised at how “different” 125 & 150 were!! The extra 25 on Monday & Tuesday were ROUGH, but as the week progressed, it became manageable, even though the abs were SORE!

On Monday & Tuesday, I HAD to tuck my feet for the back 50. For Thurs/Fri, was only the last 25, but MAN it was a CHALLENGE to not pause!

What’s your trick when you hit a plateau – a threshold, for pain, of sorts – how do you cope & over come? I break my reps down into mini-sets, no rest! For the 150, I tried to rock out the 100 & then nail 5x 10, trying to do each set of 10 faster than the last.

THE FINISH LINE IS IN SIGHT!

DON’T QUIT!

xo – Mia

MOTIVATION MONDAY — 6 week Abs Challenge!!

Hey y’all,
it’s been a minute!
Sorry to say that I had succomb to the New Year, new schedule, fall off track with blogs, dilema.

Anywho, I have some thing to help with those New Year Resolutions. For some of you, whom may ALREADY be slipping back off the wagon, here is a “fun” challenge (*those who know me, or have been reading my blog for a while, know that I have a “different” idea of fun than some) > via Corey Hancock: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/117816718394603/120534628122812/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

40 sit ups, daily – this week. Each week following you add 15 daily sit-ups
Ergo, week 6 you’re doing 115 sit-ups per day.

As per usual – I decided to up the Ante in True #bodymorphology style!
In MY challenge, you START with 50 sit-ups, daily, and add 25 per day, each week following. Ending with 175 sit-ups per day on week 6.

FOR BOTH CHALLENGES ::
You do as many reps as you can (*up to the expected max for the day) concurrently, and if you fail you have 29seconds – i.e. “Not more than 30sec rest” – to jump back in and knock out the remaining reps.
Need more than 30sec rest? “Can’t” (< GOD I HATE THAT WORD!!!!) complete the reps that day? FINE! You *FAILED* ONE DAY… going to sit around in a pile and mope? Or will you "Man Up" & jump back in tomorrow!?!?
It's a personal CHALLENGE, no judgements, no prejudice, no fouls…

LIKE I SAY: The only competition YOU face is YOU, from yesterday!

OH!! & If you're on Twitter or Instagram, and taking part in the challenge, please follow me ( @therealmiamazin for both ) and feel free to post weekly progress pics!! Don't forget to hashtag #bodymorphology on your pix, so I can repost/ retweet!! – IF your Account(s) are PRIVATE, I will not see your post, so please get a friend who I follow to post/repost for me, and @ me!

LET'S F*CKIN' GO!!!

crunches

*FYI: today is DAY 1, so y’all better drop and gimme 50… or 40 ūüôā

Ciao,
Mia xo

PS – THERE WAS NO MANDATORY DIET MODIFICATION BUT KEEP IN MIND (AS I ALWAYS SAY) THAT ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN. THE KEY TO POPPING ABS, IS LOWERED BODY FAT PERCENTAGE – THIS CHALLENGE WILL NOT LOWER YOUR BODY FAT SIGNIFICANTLY – IT IS A GREAT CORE STRENGTHENING PRACTICE WHICH CAN GIVE YOUR MUSCLES MORE DEFINITION AT YOUR CURRENT BODY FAT PERCENTAGE. THE ONLY WAY TO BRING YOUR BODY FAT PERCENTAGE DOWN IS THROUGH PROPER HYDRATION, CLEAN EATING & DAILY EXERCISE (*INCLUDING CARDIO).

Reindeer Games…

I was a wee bit ahead with my 12-days countdown, so here is the Christmas Eve “fun” for ya! A little Holiday Challenge that¬†I’ve Festively¬†dubbed “Reindeer Games”

It’s simple and it’s FUN – for the entire family, people of all ages! (*I SWEAR)

Basic premise ::

If your family is anything like mine, there is Christmas music playing¬†throughout the¬†day – at least on and off, if not consistently. The jist of the challenge is this: when¬†you hear a “key word” you do the activity that is associated with the word!

*Since it’s the holidays, I won’t judge if you don’t do it ALL day, nor if you aren’t comfortable doing it outside of the house – because, let’s face it, WHO will really know, if you did it or not? (*ONLY SANTA… exactly!!)

Ok? Get it? Challenge Accepted? GOOD!

When you hear:                  YOU DO:

SANTA/Claus                     20 Air squats
REINDEER/Rudolph          10 burpees
CHRISTMAS/Chanukah     5 air squats, 4 lunges, 3 tuck jumpes, 2 pushUps, 1 burpee
PRESENTS/Gifts/GIVING  20 Mountain clumbers
FESTIVE/Holiday               15 in & outs (*plank position 2-foot hops)
MENORAH/Lights              25 candle stick jumps
STAR                                  15 Star/Diamond Jumps
DECORATION/Ornament   20 lunges
TREE/Wreath                      15 squat jacks
JOY/Family/LOVE               5 burpees Р5 pushUps Р5 tuck jumps
SNOW/White/ FROSTY      25 jumping jacks

ENJOY!! HAVE FUN WITH IT!!

~~>> HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE <<~~

New Postings for the NEW YEAR!!
(*Can you believe it’s already “NEW YEAR” next week?!?! Eeeep!!)

xo – Mia

12th Day of Fitmas

IT’s HERE!!! We’ve MADE IT!!

IT’s the¬†LAST DAY of FITMAS!!

Here we GO!!

On the TWELFTH DAY OF FITMAS my Trainer gave to ME:

  • 12 head/forearm/hand-stands – *try* to hold for 2-5sec¬†(yes, you can use¬†a wall)
  • 11 Hindu PushUps
  • 10 x 5-Burpees
  • 9 x 20 Scissors
  • 8 x 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 7 x 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 6 x 30 Crunches
  • 5 x 20 Sumo Squats
  • 4 x 30 Switch Lunge Hops
  • 3 x Max Dips
  • 2 x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace

HOW DID YOU DO?!?!
Did your mile time get faster? Did your Max numbers grow?¬† Did you master the HARD parts? Did you break through some original “I Can’t” moments?

Feel free to email me with any comments or ideas for future challenges!!
>> bodymorphology@gmail.com

Hope you had fun with it! Tomorrow we have a SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!

xo – Mia

11th Day of Fitmas

SNAKE EYES!! 11 – WOO!!

We’re almost there, y’all!!

On the Eleventh Day of Fitmas my TRAINER gave to ME:

  • 11 Hindu PushUps –¬†FYI: in case you don’t know – LOOK HERE
  • 10 x 5-Burpees
  • 9 x 20 Scissors
  • 8 x 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 7 x 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 6 x 30 Crunches
  • 5 x 20 Sumo Squats
  • 4 x 30 Switch Lunge Hops
  • 3 x Max Dips
  • 2 x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace

10th Day of Fitmas !!

PERFECT TEN!!!

Well…

Maybe not “perfect”…
I guess it ALL depends how difficult you’ve been finding the challenges! (*welp…)

Anywho… here’s CHALLENGE #10

On the Tenth Day of Fitmas my TRAINER gave to ME:

  • 10 x 5-Burpees
  • 9 x 20 Scissors
  • 8 x 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 7 x 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 6 x 30 Crunches
  • 5 x 20 Sumo Squats
  • 4 x 30 Switch Lunge Hops
  • 3 x Max Dips
  • 2 x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace

9th Day of Fitmas

On the Ninth Day of Fitmas my TRAINER gave to ME:

  • 9x 20 Scissors
  • 8x 25Jumping Jacks
  • 7x 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 6x 30 Crunches
  • 5x 20 Sumo Squats
  • 4x 30 Switch Lunge Hops
  • 3x Max Dips
  • 2x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace

Santa-squats

8th Day of Fitmas

 

On the Eighth Day of Fitmas my TRAINER gave to ME:

  • 8x 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 7x 20 Mountain Climber
  • 6x 30 Crunches
  • 5x 20 Sumo Squats
  • 4x 30 Switch Lunge Hops
  • 3x Max Dips
  • 2x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace

7th Day of Fitmas

Lucky number 7!

We’ve passed the half way!!¬† Don’t give up now! And if you’ve missed a day, don’t WORRY, get right back on track!

ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!! (*No shots to my lovely¬†Jewish followers, you’ve sailed through Chanukah¬†during this Challenge!)

On the Seventh Day of Fitmas my TRAINER gave to ME:

  • 7x 20 MountainClimber
  • 6x 30 Crunches
  • 5x 20 SumoSquats
  • 4x 30 Switch LungeHops
  • 3x MaxDips
  • 2x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace

6th Day of Fitmas

Monday… for some it’s International Chest day. For the LADIES (*usually) it’s LEGS DAY!!

But, it won’t kill ya, to add a lil UMPH to your TRY, to find TRIUMPH!

On the Sixth Day of Fitmas my TRAINER gave to ME:

  • 6x 30 Crunches
  • 5x 20 SumoSquats
  • 4x 30 Switch LungeHops
  • 3x MaxDips
  • 2x Max PushUps
  • 1 mile at my fastest pace