August Fitness Challenge

I’ve been struggling a lot with my workouts using every excuse in the book; “I worked all day, I’m too tired, I have work to do, I have other plans.”I know there are plenty of people busier than me who still find time to work around their healthy lifestyle. I know it doesn’t take working out for 4 hours a day to improve my health. 

My favorite blogger held a fitness challenge last month that I really wanted to participate in, but since I knew I’d be gone for my Habitat trip and wouldn’t be able to complete the challenge, so I decided to skip it. I didn’t want to half-ass it so I decided to wait and create my own! The challenge will start on Monday, August 1st and end Wednesday, August 31st. 

One of the biggest things I want to focus on during this challenge is to create workouts that can easily fit into my busy schedule and everyone else’s. When I was looking over the July challenge that was created by the other blogger, I noticed a lot of people commenting about how they had to alter workouts and reduce them by half or more because they were so strenuous and absolutely could not fit that much in in one day which I completely understand.

Yes, I blog, but I do still have a full-time job, I attend college, I write books, and I have a boyfriend, family and friends that I try to spend as much time with as I can. If I were working from home and blogging full time, my schedule would be much more flexible, but that’s not the case. I’m creating workouts that are doable for the working class! I made it according to my schedule, as well. For example, you’ll notice that Wednesdays are really light days for me because they happen to my busiest day each week. 

Day 1: August 1 – Monday
10-15 minutes of stretching (I’ll be using SWORKIT videos to complete mine. You can download the free app!
C25K: Week 3/Day 1 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 28 minutes. 

Day 2: August 2 – Tuesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Complete a yoga video – you can use YouTube or a fitness app
20 jumping jacks
15 crunches
10 squats
10 push-ups
30 second plank
x3

Day 3: August 3 – Wednesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk

Day 4: August 4 – Thursday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 3/Day 2 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 28 minutes.

Day 5: August 5 – Friday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Video: Level 1

Day 6: August 6 – Saturday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk
10 burpees
30 second wall sit
10 lunges per leg
15 crunches
10 push-ups
x3

Day 7: August 7 – Sunday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 3/Day 3 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 28 minutes.
Jillian Michaels: Shred it With Weights Workout – Level 1

Day 8: August 8 – Monday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown – Level 1

Day 9: August 9 – Tuesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 4/Day 1 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 2.5 minutes, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 31 minutes. 

Day 10: August 10 – Wednesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk

Day 11: August 11 – Thursday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30 minutes on elliptical
20 jumping jacks
15 crunches
10 squats
10 push-ups
30 second plank
x3

Day 12: August 12 – Friday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Video: Level 2

Day 13: August 13 – Saturday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minutes walk
10 burpees
30 second wall sit
10 lunges per leg
15 crunches
10 push-ups
x3

Day 14: August 14 – Sunday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 4/Day 2 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 2.5 minutes, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 31 minutes.
Fitness Blender: Weight Training Workout for Weight Loss

Day 15: August 15 – Monday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Yoga Workout for the Ultimate Bikini Body

Day 16: August 16 – Tuesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 4/Day 3 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 2.5 minutes, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 31 minutes. 

Day 17: August 17 – Wednesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk

Day 18: August 18 – Thursday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack Abs Workout

Day 19: August 19 – Friday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 5/Day 1 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, jog for 5 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 31 minutes.

Day 20: August 20 – Saturday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk
20 jumping jacks
15 crunches
10 squats
10 push-ups
30 second plank
x3

Day 21: August 21 – Sunday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 5/Day 2 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 8 minutes, walk for 5 minutes, jog for 8 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 31 minutes.
32 Minute Home Cardio Workout with No Equipment – Calorie Blasting Cardio Training

Day 22: August 22 – Monday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Hot Body Yoga Workout

Day 23: August 23 – Tuesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30 minutes on elliptical
10 burpees
30 second wall sit
10 lunges per leg
15 crunches
10 push-ups
x3

Day 24: August 24 – Wednesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk

Day 25: August 25 – Thursday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 5/Day 3 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 20 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 30 minutes.

Day 26: August 26 – Friday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30 minute SWORKIT Core Strength video

Day 27: August 27 – Saturday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk
20 jumping jacks
15 crunches
10 squats
10 push-ups
30 second plank
x3

Day 28: August 28 – Sunday
10-15 minutes of stretching
C25K: Week 6/Day 1 – Brisk 5 minute warm up walk, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, jog for 8 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, brisk 5 minute cool down walk. Total time: 34 minutes.
10 burpees
30 second wall sit
10 lunges per leg
15 crunches
10 push-ups
x3

Day 29: August 29 – Monday
10-15 minutes of stretching
Weight Loss Yoga: Total Body Workout

Day 30: August 30 – Tuesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30 minutes on elliptical
20 jumping jacks
15 crunches
10 squats
10 push-ups
30 second plank
x3

Day 31: August 31 – Wednesday
10-15 minutes of stretching
30-45 minute walk

I’m really hoping that the August Fitness Challenge will help me create some really good healthy habits! I can’t wait to see where I am at the end of the month!

8 thoughts on “August Fitness Challenge

    1. Thank you! My personal favorite is Taralynn McNitt from Simply Taralynn. Her blog is so much more than just workouts and eating. It’s about her healthy lifestyle in general and I love that because that’s what I’m looking to achieve.

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      1. I can completely relate! That’s what my husband and I’s goal is. Especially to bring up our two little girls in that way so it comes naturally to them.

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      2. I wish it was more natural for me as well. One of my biggest motivators is to be in a healthy place before I have children. I’ve come a long way like no longer enjoying white bread and drinking lemon water religiously. It’s about the little things!

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