AmazeBalls And The Fit In 5 “29” Day Challenge

Why 29? Well, everyone does a 30 Day Challenge so I wanted to be different. It all starts tomorrow. I will keep this short and sweet so we can get on with the AmazeBalls.

Fit In 5 Challenge begins Monday March 3rd and ends March 31st. There will be a challenge posted everyday for you to complete. I will also be participating in the challenge butΒ the challenge for me is to actually post it every day, so you will hold me accountable okay? So that means you have to comment on the post that you did it or you can leave a post on my facebook page, or post an awesome photo of yourself on Instagram doing some of the challenge and tag me @nthefitzone and #fitin5. If you do not, I will not believe you did it πŸ™‚

The concept is all about 5!!! The challenges are short so it will not take much of your time. That is the beauty in it all, it is a great way to start forming a healthy habit everyday without screwing up your day. I promise the challenges will not take over 5 minutes. So here is the first CHALLENGE Day #1

Pushups for 1 minute. Below you will see photos of me performing the pushups with the modified version too. Don’t cheat, if you have to rest, rest in the high plank position. Attempt a few on your toes even if you barely bend your arms. This will make you stronger. Form: feet about hip with apart, arms a little wider that shoulders, set your gaze ahead of you on the floor, breathe. Do with proper form. Modify when needed. Go!

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On to the next! Jump Squats for 1 minute, I know why right? It is great for strength and cardio. There is a modification so if impact is not your thing right now modify by squatting down with legs wide, chest and head up and come up lifting out of the heels and reaching high to the sky with good form of course. Here it is below.

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Last but not least is 1 minute of Downward Facing Dog, you’re welcome. Come to your mat with hands shoulder with apart spreading through the fingers, feet hip width apart, lengthen through the spine, pressing leg bones behind you, heels drift toward the floor as the chest sinks toward the thighs. Let the head hang gently between arms in neutral position. Breathe. Namaste. Now repeat all of it again so you will get the 5 minutes πŸ™‚

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Now on to the good stuff. A friend posted this recipe on her facebook and they are amazing. She used peanut butter and I had to be different again and use almond butter. I guess you could use any nut butters. These are the ingredients below.

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1 cup dry whole oats

2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (option)

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl and chill. Once chilled, form into balls and refrigerate (I think she said up to 1 week but after you taste these there is no way they will make it a week, not in my house anyway) AMAZING! Oh, she said makes 20-25 balls but I made big balls which came out to about 15. Enjoy!

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So who is going to do the challenge? You probably should consider it if you are going to try these balls. Just sayin.

Always consult your physician before beginning a new exercise program.

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About nthefitzone

Hi, my name is Allyson. I am a 40 something yoga and Pilates teacher. This blog documents my passion for yoga, Pilates, running, strength training, nutrition, and healthy cooking. I hope to inspire others to find their inner athlete, to get strong and healthy, to set goals and reach them. Age doesn't matter. Anything is possible with hard work, determination, drive, commitment and passion. Follow along for some healthy fun and find your inner athlete. It's in there, just waiting to shine :)

Posted on March 3, 2014, in FIT IN 5, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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