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TLP Weekly Health and Fitness Challenge

 

It is said that you need three people sitting at your table:

  • An encourager

  • A truth-teller

  • A challenger

 

I challenge people. It is something that God has put deep within me. I had settled. I saw it in the different areas of my life. I lived in the land of ordinary and settled for mediocrity in too many ways. So I like challenging myself. If you let me, I'll challenge you too

 

First, I challenged myself. I have found that challenges are good motivators. I do a big one every year for my birthday.  How about you? Are you up for a challenge? Are you willing to make a choice to be challenged to do something this year that you have never done before?

 

Welcome to the TLP Challenge Blog! Each week for 16 weeks I will outline the challenge of the week. You will reap all kinds of benefits for your fitness and health, but also for your discipline and your life in general. You have more energy and more clarity, and you will go to the doctor less. 

Levels

Each week I will give you three different levels of challenges to choose from. You get to pick which one you will do. I want you to strive to achieve, however, I don’t want you to bite off more than you can chew. Use wisdom, but challenge yourself.

Level 1 – Novice level. You don’t really do this much.

Level 2 – Intermediate level. You casually workout inconsistently or twice a week, and have a level of fitness in your life.

Level 3 – Advanced level. You work out regularly and are in very good shape. 

 

Rally people in your office or your family. Challenge them. Put some weight behind the challenge, as in money. Have fun with it! Whatever you do, accept the challenges as they will come every week. You can do it!

Week 1

This week we are going to get outside or inside a big building, and start moving. This is going to take 15-20 per day. For some that is going to be difficult. I get it. You’re busy. Take the time! It is worth it.

 

Walking is great for you because it is a full-body exercise. Granted it is not like a burpee that is one of the highest calorie burning exercises at 12-13 per minute, but walking does utilize your entire body. The major part of your workout is your legs of course, but your core gets a workout too. Walking has benefits for improving your mood and mental health as well as burning extra calories. Happiness times two! It improves digestion, reduces the risk of chronic disease, increases bone strength, increases cardiovascular health and increases your lung capacity. It even slows down the aging process along with many more benefits. If you choose level 2 or level 3, you will get more work on those legs and of course the buttock! Who doesn’t want stronger and better-looking legs? Ready to pick your challenge level?

Week 2 is at the bottom - scroll down and complete the challenge