May 2018 Challenge: Strong, Tough & Fierce!

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Summertime is a time for swimming pools, cookouts, & killer workouts! We are strong, but at the end of May we will be stronger, tougher and oh so fierce!

This month’s workout challenge is all about getting our legs, arms and abs into shape for bathing suit weather and summer training. If you’re thinking about pulling back and taking some time off, I hope you will reconsider because runners who train in the summer are the ones who put up shiny new personal records in the fall!

Don’t start all over later…keep going now! It’s up to you to stick with the program but if you do, you will come out tougher and stronger. Don’t give up on yourself…kick it into high gear and show the world what you’re made of!

May Challenge Detials:

In May we are switching things up a bit and following along with workout videos that will whip us into shape and will be easy to follow along with. This will also give us a little break from counting reps and sets and allow us to know exactly how long the day’s workout will take. Some days will be a little less strenuous to get us ready for days that will test our fitness and our dedication.

Tuesdays and Thursdays will be our BEAST MODE days with longer workout that will take 20 – 30 minutes each. Monday and Friday will take less time at around 10-15 minutes each. On Friday, we are attempting a short but tough ab workout that will test our strength. We will work our way up to being able to complete the full workout by the end of the month.

On Wednesday we are steering away from mental health day just a tad and adding in the oldy but goody Quick Morning Workout! This will only take a few minutes and is best done first thing in the morning to get your metabolism revved up for the rest of your day.

If your schedule doesn’t match up for Tuesday and Thursday, you can move things around but try to keep the legs and hips/glutes early in the week and arms and abs late week to avoid tired and sore legs for long runs.

Buddy System: As always, partnering up with a buddy is a great way to stay accountable. If you have a buddy team that is working and you want to stay together, that is great. If you are ready to switch things up that’s fine too. Totally up to you! If you would like help finding a buddy, please reach out and let us know and our Strong to the Core family will get you a great partner!

Below is our May Challenge Calendar. We start Tuesday, May 1st, with a “brutal hip and butt workout” so plan ahead to make sure you have time to get in this 30 minute burner!

It will be important to check our pinned post for the daily workout video, especially for the first week so you know which workout we are doing. You are welcome to save these videos and check back in with our calendar for the rest of the month but don’t forget to post and let us know how you are doing. As well as keeping you accountable, it may also inspire someone else to get it done too!

Don’t see our Strong to the Core May 2018 Challenge? In oder to be a part of our Core Crew family, get our daily workout plans, and get the accountability, motivation and support you need to reach your goals, you have to join Strong to the Core!

Find our more about our group and how you can be a part of our community here.

When you’re ready, we’re here and looking forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals!


May Challenge: Day 30 – Last Day…You Made it!!

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Commitment, Dedication, Accountability.

YOU DID IT! You made the commitment, remained dedicated, stayed accountable, and supported your fellow challengers keeping them accountable as well.

You did it…and I am so proud of each and every one of you!

There were days you wanted to quit and maybe days you skipped…but you didn’t give up. You made it to the end!

Only 24 hours remain until you have completed this challenge and my hope is that you feel as incredibly proud of yourself as I am of you.

Let’s knock out this last day and go to bed with an amazing feeling of accomplishment.  Be proud Challengers…You deserve it!

Here’s our Day 30 exercises:

  • 90 Tricep Dips
  • 120 Bicep Curls
  • 2 Minute Punches
  • 3 Minute Plank

This last day is challenging but if it was easy anyone could do it! You’ve worked hard. You are strong. You can do this!

Get it done and make it a great day Challengers!! 🙂

May Challenge: Day 29

Good morning Challengers!! Welcome to Day 29…only 1 day left in our May Challenge!! success-graph-demetri-martin-squiggly-line

Do you know what success looks like? It’s never a straight shot to the top. There are always twists, turns, falls, and setbacks…if your path to success looks doesn’t look perfect that means you are a normal human being.

It is ok to have setbacks…but it is NOT ok to give up! Get back up and get it done today! Forget about the past and move forward.

You can do this! I believe in you!!

Here’s our Day 29 exercises:

  • 200 Squats
  • 80 Leg Lifts
  • 2:45 Plank

It’s our last leg day and you are going to ROCK these squats, leg lifts, and plank! Get it done and we are 1 day closer to celebrating success!!

Make it a great day Challengers!!

May Challenge: Day 28 – You Are Awesome!

So close!! Only 3 more days!! awesome prove it

You are awesome! I know it…now go and prove it to yourself!

Get it done!

Here’s our Day 28 exercises:

  • 80 Tricep Dips
  • 110 Bicep Curls
  • 1:30 Punches
  • 2:40 Plank

If you don’t get it done..the only one person you disappoint…is you.  We are almost there…GET IT DONE!

Make it a great day Challengers!

May Challenge: Day 27 – For a Nice Booty..

nice bootyWant a nice booty? Of course you do! No one will ever admit they want a flat sagging butt!

Get to work on Day 27 Challengers…cause the only way to get that nice booty…is to squat! 🙂

This is not just for the ladies…we love a nice booty on our men too! So let’s get to it!

Here’s our Day 27 exercises:

  • 180 Squats
  • 70 Leg Lifts
  • 2:35 Plank

What better day to work on your butt than hump day! Make your hump high and round by knocking out these squats and leg lifts! 😉

Make it a great day Challengers!! 🙂

May Challenge: Day 26 – Always Get Back Up

Pick back upHey Challengers it’s Tuesday Day 26 and the first day back after a wonderful long holiday weekend.  I had a great weekend with family and friends and I hope you did too! Now let’s buckle down and get back to work!

I liked this phrase for today because I know a lot of people took some time off this weekend and might feel a little bad about it.  Don’t feel bad! And don’t start over! 😉 Forget about the past, pick back up with TODAY and move forward with a positive attitude! Let’s finish this week and close out the month strong with a positive attitude 🙂

Here’s our Day 26 exercises:

  • 75 Tricep Dips
  • 105 Bicep Curls
  • 1:25 Punches
  • 2:30 Plank

Ready to dust yourself off and get moving again? Me too! 🙂 🙂

Make it a great day Challengers!!

May Challenge: Day 25 – Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial-day-Day-3Happy Memorial Day Challengers!

It’s going to be an awesome day celebrating those who serve and those who gave their life for our amazing country! It’s a great day to be an American!

Before we rush off to partake in the Memorial Day festivities let’s get day 25 done and in the books! We’ve got a few squats to conquer today but only 50 leg lifts. 🙂

Here’s our Day 25 exercises:

  • 160 Squats
  • 50 Leg Lifts
  • 2:25 Plank

You can do this! Only an extra :05 on the plank from yesterday.  Get it done and make it a great day Challengers!! 🙂