Last week we told you all about the #PinkChallenge this month to shake up your weekly menu and exercise routine. Although the full schedule (get it here) is only in Dutch, the challenge is just about living healthy and active. Worry not international Fit Girls, you too can do the workout videos! So jump on board now and try something new this week!
We’re all in this together
I started this challenge with you on August 1st and now I want to share my experience with you! I’m also super curious to find out how you’ve been making it work for you. I made some changes to the schedule to fit it into my every day life, for example using leftovers from an evening meal the next day. Now, are you anything like me and find it a real struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Then make your breakfast the night before and put it in the refrigerator. The next morning all I have to do is add some fruit in there and voila! I also have a busy work schedule and there isn’t always a lot of time to make my own juices. The Pink Smoothie from Innocent is tasty, easy and it provides me the necessary vitamins. Love it 🙂
The sport activity for week 1 was a HIIT workout made especially for us by personal trainer Alicia. Personally, I like to do the exercises properly in time and intensity and I was able to do this video twice last week. There is plenty of variety and this ensures that the workout stays fun. If you found these exercises too easy, then next time go a step further and challenge yourself by doing the advanced version. Both the beginner and advanced videos are available here! The Burpees are obviously my least favourite exercise. I really have to push myself hard, and then a minute is still very long time!
The second week of the #PinkChallenge is dedicated to yoga. Many people think they aren’t agile or flexible enough for yoga, but just like any other sport, it takes time to develop. The purpose of yoga is to make your body stronger and more flexible. Breathing and controlling your movements are very important. You also learn to correctly combine strength, mobility and balance. Yoga lengthens your muscles and reduces the risk of pain and injury during your other workouts. Besides the physical benefits, yoga also works once more conducive to your overall health. It brings peace to mind and you’ll find that you’re more focused.
Fit Girl and yogi Liberty began practicing yoga three years ago because she runs a lot and wanted to do more stretching to make her body more flexible. As with everything in life, she noticed that as time passed, she became better in performing the exercises. It’s a practice that challenges you and the goal is to push your limits. In the beginning, Liberty mainly did yoga for the physical implementation, but today it is primarily a spiritual practice, and she applies it in her everyday life. The main focus is to just listen to yourself and your body. And yoga really is not just about meditation, it can be even more challenging than your average workout and similarly just as addictive! So what are you waiting for? Get your yoga mat out of the closet, follow the video below and find your inner self
Don’t forget to tag your photos on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #PinkChallenge for the chance to be one of four lucky winners who will receive a limited edition #FITGIRLCODE tank top and a Jogha Racer Back Bra! And still looking for a nice yoga mat? Then you can go to our webshop and check the new Jogha Fearless collection.
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