Welcome to 2017: a brand new year to put your best foot forward when it comes to fitness. In previous years on the blog we’ve shared our tried and true health and wellness plans. These plans consisted of only one post outlining a dedicated meal and fitness chart to get you through the entire month. Well this year we’ve decided to shake things up a bit.When it comes to fitness routines, every body is unique. Since creating one meal plan and one workout plan may not be tailored to everyone’s dietary and fitness needs, we’ve created a set of new weekly, all-inclusive challenges. Welcome to the new and improved Jumpstart January, a health and wellness guide that will challenge you to amp up your workout routine, eat healthier and keep your goals going strong all year long. Sounds pretty simple, right? Let us introduce you to the next 5 weeks of challenges…

  • Week 1: Work out 5 days a week
  • Week 2: Say sayonara to alcohol
  • Week 3: Nix processed foods and white sugar
  • Week 4: Lights out by 11p.m.
  • Week 5: Take 10,000 steps a day for a solid week

You can build on each of these challenges, keeping up the last one as you start a new one, or simply choose to focus on a single challenge per week and see how you feel.

Today is the beginning of the first challenge: try to work out 5 days this week. Everyone is usually amped up at the beginning of the year, so why not get the hardest challenge out of the way? Whether you have a gym membership or plan on doing a little exercising in the comfort of your own home, get up and get your blood pumping! Not only will you feel ready to take on the day, but you’ll be building up the endurance it will take to make working out a lasting habit. That way you’ll be more likely to stick with these challenges all year long as opposed to just one month! And if that sounds totally doable, the next four challenges this month will have you feeling even better.

Do you think you can keep up? We think you can!

So will you be joining our 2017 Jumpstart January challenges?

Let us know in the comments! And good luck on your first challenge…

P.S. Don’t forget to hydrate!