Weekly Challenge – 10.24.11

This week’s challenge has two parts. Part one: Pick one day this week to go meatless. For a whole day, do not eat any meat. This means you will need to be creative when packing your lunch and making dinner. Stock up on fresh, in-season, produce! You might discover a veggie you never knew you loved! 🙂

Part two: Squat Thrusts

This is an excellent total body exercise! Start off standing with feet hip width apart. Squat down putting your hands near your feet, jump your legs back behind you,(so it looks like you are going to do a push up), jump them back forward to your hands, then stand up (you can add a jump here, and reach for the sky). Repeat. There are several variations of this move for all fitness levels. Check out this instructional VIDEO for variations.

Beginners – 30 squat thrusts everyday (beginner version okay)
Intermediate – 60 squat thrusts everyday (beginner version without box is okay)
Advanced – 100 squat thrusts everyday (correct version only, add a jump and reach at the end for even more advanced)

Remember you don’t have to do them all at once, spread it out during the day. Sets of ten are a good goal. Ready, set, GO!!

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