I love a good challenge, don’t you?
There’s nothing like that moment of victory when you’ve reached a goal you’ve set for yourself. It’s like the moment Rocky reaches the top of those stairs.
But the trick is finding a challenge that’s not too…challenging.
It’s no fun when the bar is set so high that there’s no way you can ever achieve it. Then it’s not so much a challenge as it is a failure waiting to happen. On the other hand, you also don’t want the goal to be too easy, or the victory doesn’t feel very satisfying.
The sweet spot is right in the middle — a goal that pushes your limits but stays within what’s realistically possible.
And THAT is where this month’s fitness challenge comes in!
This 30-day fitness challenge will take only minutes a day; you can do it in the comfort of your own home, and it will produce MAJOR results for your legs and core if you follow through with it for all 30 days.
30-Day Wall Sit Challenge (from 30dayfitnesschallenges.com)
The basic wall sit exercise is simple. Stand with your back against a sturdy wall and slowly bend your legs until they’re at a 90-degree angle. You’ll be in a squat-like position, with the wall up against your back for support.
On Day 1, start with a 10-second wall sit. Hold the position for 10 solid seconds, then slowly stand up again. Pretty easy, right?
Each day, add another 10 seconds to your time. So on Day 2, hold the position for 20 seconds; Day 3, for 30 seconds…all the way up to 300 seconds on Day 30.
The beauty of a challenge like this is that you will continually push your body as it gets stronger. Day 30 will definitely be a challenge, but it’s one that your body can handle. You can do it!
I recommend working your daily challenge into your everyday routine: during commercial breaks on TV, while dinner is cooking, etc.
Staying active and challenging your body is an important part of being healthy. Call us at 717-840-9885 or click below and we can share more healthy habits at your next appointment.
Dr. Julie Drolet
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