Welcome to Fitmas!
I have partnered with some fabulous fitness experts to bring us all some arse-kicking fun for the next 12 weeks. Grab your shoes, workout gear, and gumption because here we go!
The first week of Fitmas is our crossfit challenge and has been put together by The Get In Shape Girl. Not only is she going to kick our arses, but she is also donating a tasty prize. *YUM*
Kyra, AKA The Get in Shape Girl is a NASM certified personal trainer, nutrition expert, online personal trainer and life coach. She is a “former fat girl” herself who went from an unhealthy college co-ed to clean eating queen to bikini competitor to current Crossfit and yoga enthusiast. She loves challenging her body with tough workouts and challenging her mind to learn everything there is to know about nutrition.
A Barbell for Crossfit.
A high intensity, sweat fest awaits!
**Note – You only have to do this workout once during the first week of Fitmas**
Jump Rope AMRAP
Warm up and stretch
10 minute jump rope AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)
10 minute circuit of following exercises:
- 50 double unders or 100 singles
- 30 thrusters
- 20 sit ups
- 10 hand release push ups
Notes from Kyra on the circuit: Start the timer and go down that list of all the exercises as many times as you can. Each full found of exercises gets a point and the reps of the partial set add up your final score. For example, if I made it through 3 full rounds, then I got through 50 double unders and 22 thrusters, my score would be 3+ 72. I made it through that circuit 3 times resulting in three points, then I did 50 double unders + 22 thrusters, so you add those two up for a final score of 75.
I wonder if I am going pass out from jump roping. We will see how it goes!
Here is the PDF of the Jump Rope AMRAP to take with you to the gym or backyard.
- How to do Crossfit Thrusters.
- How to do Hand Release Pushups
This week all Fitmas participants have the chance to win the latest Get In Shape Girl’s cookbook – Comfort Foods and Tailgate Treats.
Watching football is one of my favorite past times, always has been. But working out really hard all week long, then having to wear loose shirts and my “fat pants” on Mondays is not fun. On the weekends when I’m being social I don’t really want to sit down and eat a bowl of broccoli and chicken with hot sauce. I do that all week long and on the weekends I want to enjoy myself. BUT once again, I hate the fat pants. This cookbook is all about delicious foods that are healthy and light. I’ve included foods like sliders, buffalo tenders, potato salad, dips, pizza, cookies, you name it!
How to win the cookbook.
All Fitmas participants who do the workout and respond in the comments section below by October 7th at midnight with the number of jumps they got in their 10 minute AMRAP section of the workout and / score from the circuit portion will be entered to win.
- A comment will be randomly selected by one of those fancy online randomizing number picker things that I will find via my trusted adviser, Google.
Getting healthier together.
Maybe you are like I was when I first started working out. I was more than a bit chubby and had no idea where to start. I needed some trusted expert advice. Lucky for us, Kyra is going to be giving us a healthy tip each week of fitness.
Fitness tip of the week from Kyra:
- It’s important to know your basic metabolic rate (BMR) so you can feed yourself with enough fuel to reach your goals. Calculate your’s to see how much fuel our body truly needs to function properly and have enough leftover to build lean muscle. You also don’t want to be in too much of a deficit. Go find out your BMR so you make sure to feed yourself with enough fuel!
- Find Kyra on Twitter, Facebook, and The Get In Shape Girl website.
Don’t forget to count your AMRAP so you can be entered to win.
I wonder if I can do more than 1000. It’s been quite some time since I have picked up a jump rope. Let’s hope the jump rope skills I honed in the fifth grade playing double dutch come back to me quickly.