March Workout Challenge – Be Uncomfortable

I’ve decided I need a workout challenge. Who doesn’t love a good challenge?

I wish my challenge could be to run up this extinct volcano everyday. Alas, there are no volcanoes, extinct or otherwise, in the NYC metro area.

I need a little push. I’ve found myself avoiding certain exercises I know to be beneficial for gaining strength (one of my goals) simply because I despise them. However, a beneficial, heart-pumping workout is one that makes you uncomfortable. A hard run is uncomfortable. Weight lifting makes your muscles uncomfortable. Biking up a hill is uncomfortable. See what I’m saying?

I needed a plan to hold myself accountable. Once it’s written down typed out, you can’t back down, right?

So, this is what I came up with:

Please ignore the fact that this starts today instead of on the 1st…

Basically, all of these exercises make me uncomfortable just thinking about them. They are HARD for me. This must mean the muscles used for these movements are weakest, right?  Hence, I added them in addition to my daily workouts as my “March Challenge”.

I organized the month so that I’m adding more each week, hopefully seeing improvement in the number of reps I can complete, or how I feel in certain instances. I even added a little Sunday Funday in there too. Don’t say I never do anything for you, pals.

Ready, set, GO!

Care to join me, or are these your strongest exercises? What moves are your least favorite? In what ways do you challenge yourself? Do you think you push hard enough? Enlighten me!

11 comments

    • Kara says:

      Thank you so much! Hope your IT band issue clears up soon, I’ve been there and I know how frustrating it is. I did lots of single leg split squats to strengthen my glutes which helped!

      Thrust Frogs: Start in a pushup position. While staying in that position, jump and bring both feet together at your chest. Jump to push feet back out to starting position. Next, jump and bring feet to the outside of your hands, and then back to starting position. Repeat sequence. .

      Does that make ANY sense?! I’m horrible at explaining :)

  1. mizunogirl says:

    I am totally going to join you. IN a week or so. I think mine will involve yes, pushups, and also those horrible side planks. Regular plank.. I can do ti all day long (well….not really) side planks, I get all wobbly!

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