Janetha at meals & moves is hosting an awesome “get-your-bootie-motivated” challenge!  It’s easy enough – before doing anything in the morning, complete a few minutes of heartrate-raising plyometrics!  If you’ve been keeping up with Fighting with Food, you know I have turned myself into a morning person and normally hit the gym first thing, but there’s room for improvement and I really like the idea of an immediate jumpstart. 

I’ll be tracking my progress and morning plyo here:

Saturday, May 1 – 2 minutes running in place; 2 minutes jumping jacks; 2 minutes high knees in 4 rounds/30 seconds per move (Total = 6 minutes)

Sunday, May 2 – 2 minutes high knees; 2 minutes jump rope; 2 minutes of jump squats; 2 minutes jumping jacks in 4 rounds/30 seconds per move (Total = 8 minutes)

Monday, May 3 – 2 minutes jumping jacks; 2 minutes jump squats in 4 rounds/30 seconds per move + 1 minute burpees (Total = 5 minutes)

Tuesday, May 4 – 2 minutes butt kicks; 2 minutes jumping jacks; 2 minutes high knees in 2 rounds/1 minute per move + 1 minute plie jump squats and 30 seconds burpees (holy exhaustion!!) (Total = 7 1/2 minutes)

Wednesday, May 5 – Lucky me!  My body clock woke me up 15 minutes early.  Hello, morning plyo! 3 minutes jumping jacks (no break) followed by 2 minutes high knees; 2 minutes step jumps; 2 minutes jump squats in 4 rounds/30 seconds per move (Total = 9 minutes)

Thursday, May 6 – Maybe lucky?  The jet noise woke me an hour early.. I wasn’t happy, but I got in my plyo! 2 minutes running in place; 2 minutes jumping jacks; 1 minute high knees; 30 seconds jump squats; 30 seconds mountain climbers; 1 minute jumping jacks (Total = 7 minutes)

Friday, May 7 – 2 minutes jogging in place; 2 minutes jumping jacks; 1 minute jogging in place; 1 minute jumping jacks; 30 seconds each high knees, jump squats, burpees & mountain climbers (Total = 8 not-really-into-it minutes)  Rough morning.. my bed was way too comfy!!

Saturday, May 8 – 2 minutes butt kicks; 1 minute jumping jacks; 2 minutes jogging in place; 1 minute jumping jacks; 30 seconds each jump squats, high knees, side step jumps with resistance band, and mountain climbers; 2 minutes jogging in place (Total = 10 minutes)

TOTAL TO DATE: 60.5 minutes (An unexpected extra hour of cardio!  I love it!!)

Sunday, May 9 – 2 minutes jogging in place; 2 minutes butt kicks; 2 minutes jumping jacks; 30 seconds each jump squats, step jumps, mountain climbers, switch-jump lunges and burpees (Total = 8 minutes)

Monday, May 10 – 30 seconds each plie jump squats, slalom hops, skater leaps, mountain climbers, tuck jumps and burpees; 2 minutes jogging in place; 1 minute jacks; 2 minutes jogging; 1 minute jacks; 1 minute high knees (Total = 10 minutes)

Tuesday, May 11 – 1 minute jogging in place; 1 minute high knees; 1 minute butt kicks; 1 minute jumping jacks; 30 seconds each mountain climbers, jump squats, step jumps and tuck jumps; 2 minutes jogging in place; 2 minutes jacks (Total = 10 minutes)

Wednesday, May 12 – 1 minute jump rope (minus the rope!); 1 minute jogging in place; 30 seconds mountain climbers, switch lunge jumps; 1 minute jacks; 1 minute jump rope; 30 seconds step jumps, jump squats; 1 minute jogging in place (Total = 7 minutes)

Thursday, May 13 – 2 minutes jogging in place; 1 minute jumping jacks; 30 seconds each lunge switch leaps, butt kicks, jump squats, mountain climbers and plie jump squats; 2 minutes jogging in place (Total = 7 1/2 minutes)

Friday, May 14 – 30 seconds each mountain climbers, high knees and tuck jumps; 2 minutes jogging in place; 1 minute jumping jacks; 1 minute butt kicks; 30 seconds each lunge switch leaps, mountain climbers and burpees (Total = 7 minutes)

Saturday, May 15 – 2 minutes jogging in place; 2 minutes jacks; 2 minutes butt kicks; 30 seconds each jump squats, burpees, jump squats and burpees; 2 minutes jogging; 1 minute high knees; 30 seconds each tuck jumps, skaters, tuck jumps and skaters (Total = 13 minutes!  Wahoo!)

TOTAL TO DATE: 123 minutes

Sunday, May 16 – Can’t.. hardly.. walk.  Running date with the boardwalk did my calves in!  (Total = 0 minutes)

Monday, May 17 – 2 minutes jogging in place; 1 minute butt kicks; 1 minute jacks; 30 seconds each chair hopovers (new moves rock!), tuck jumps, skater jumps and plie jump squats; 2 minutes jogging in place; 1 minute butt kicks; 1 minute jacks (Total = 10 minutes)

Tuesday, May 18 – 30 seconds each high knees, plie jump squats, lunge switch leaps and mountain climbers; 2 minutes jogging; 1 minute jacks; 30 seconds each skaters, tuck jumps, skaters and tuck jumps; 2 minutes jogging; 1 minute jacks (Total = 10 minutes)

Wednesday, May 19 – 6 minutes

Thursday, May 20 – 8 minutes

Friday, May 21 – 0 minutes (boo.. hiss!)

Saturday, May 22 – 10 minutes

TOTAL TO DATE = 167 minutes

Sunday, May 23 – 8 minutes

Monday, May 24 – 11 1/2 minutes

Tuesday, May 25 – 8 minutes

Wednesday, May 26 – 10 minutes

Thursday, May 27 – 6 minutes

Friday, May 28 – 10 minutes

Saturday, May 29 – 0 minutes.. boo!

Sunday, May 30 – 8 minutes

Monday, May 31 – 11 minutes

TOTAL FOR MAY:  247 1/2 minutes = 4.125 hours!

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Hi Ya’ll!

Hiya! I'm Heidi, a 28-year-old "retired" student living in Virginia. I am a newlywed and currently on the hunt for a full-time job that will use either my Biology or Secondary Education degree. In the meantime, I work in retail and at an event venue part-time. When I'm not working, I love to kill hours at the gym, scrapbook, and act as a domesticated diva to keep my hubby happy!


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