Exercise Related Challenges

Here are five 30 day challenges that involve exercise

  1. Run a 5k. Average to Difficult (4-8, depending on fitness level). This is a classic challenge and, truly, most people starting at average fitness can run a 5K with 30 days of training. If you dont exercise at all, you may need a little more time, but you can certainly get started or make it a 60 day challenge. Couch to 5K is a popular plan, and there are even apps for it.

  2. Walk every day – Easy (3). Just get out and go for a walk every day for a month, or maybe 5 days a week for a month (2 rest days). Walking is one of the best exercises for you and it is easy to do. You could also set a mileage goal for a month, weekly, or daily.

  3. Daily Calisthenics (Push ups, Abs, etc . . ). Easy to Average (3-6). Commit to doing some basic calisthenics every day (or 5 days a week) for a month. You will feel better and it does not require an equipment and takes only 5-15 mins tops. It is something you could easy add to your daily routine – even the under-busy.

  4. Daily Steps. Easy (3). Similar to dedicated walking, this is also walking, but often without a dedicated walk. Just commit to taking XXXXX number of steps each day (7500, 10000, etc . . . ) Dont overcommit yourself at first. Make sure it is something you can do consistently for 30 days. Fitness trackers and watches make this quite a bit easier than it was in the past.

  5. Strength Training. (Average (5-7). Commit to a strength training regime for 30 days and see how you feel at the end of it. My guess is much better. Too make it easier buy some at home dumbbells so you dont even have to go to a gym, can do it in your living room. I can recommend the Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells, but anything will work. Start getting big and bulky in 30 days!