12 Days of Christmas – A Challenge

It’s December, you know what that means.

It means that the Festive Season is officially upon us.

I’m festive, just not for Christmas. Christmas is not my thing, and no it’s not ba-hum-bug thing.

One of the problems with the festive season is that we get very festive with the food and drink. We have Christmas parties to attend to for either work, school or family.  At these parties there are copious amounts of Christmas type foods, like cheeses, ham, turkey, gravy, pudding, cake etc.  Oh and lets not forget about the alcohol – champagne, beer, eggnog and so forth.
Don’t get so caught up in being festive that your workouts become quite sorrowful.

Sorrowful is not me however. I am Festive in the non Chirstmas-y way because I’m happy 🙂 I eat clean (paleo) and don’t drink (other than water, and occasionally nuun), and I run and cross train regularly.

I also like a good challenge.

When I was contacted by Tribesport about this particular challenge it didn’t take me long to think about it (all of 5 seconds really), to agree to it.

I was very much Barney in How I met your mother with:

The Challenge is very simple, and it wont take up much of your day.  It will take anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes.  That’s not even 2% of your day people, so yeah NO EXCUSES! Who doesn’t have 10 minutes, come on really?! It’s 10 minutes (if that), JUST DO IT! Yes I’m shouting that to you. 😀 But you love me 😀

This Challenge is very doable and is suited to everyone no matter your skill level.

Here is the Challenge:

So just like the song (The 12 days of Christmas), you start off with the 1 minute plank. On day 2 you do the 2 min wall sit & the 1 min plank, working your way up to a 12 movement circuit.

1st Day of fitness: 1 minute plank
2nd Day of fitness: 2 minute wall squat
3rd Day of fitness: 3 minute bridge
4th Day of fitness: 4 burpees
5th Day of fitness: 5 star jumps
6th Day of fitness: 6 push ups
7th Day of fitness: 7 mountain climbers
8th Day of fitness: 8 squats
9th Day of fitness: 9 chair dips
10th Day of fitness: 10 tuck jumps
11th Day of fitness: 11 lunges
12th Day of fitness: 12 crunches 

If you need to modify, modify.

  • Find that holding the plank/squat/bridge too much for that length of time? Break it up into to 15-20 or even 30 second chunks.
  • Can’t do planks on your toes? Do them on your knees.
  • Can’t do burpee’s with pushups?  Do them without the pushup.

Make the commitment to do the challenge and you are already halfway there to finishing it.

Don’t forget to log your training!

Are you going to do the Challenge?
Complete the challenge and I will give you a discount code to the Tribesport Shop.
You must supply photo evidence or do a post about it on your blog. (And link back to this post)

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