Hi, friends!! I know I can’t be the only one who is glad to officially be saying goodbye to 2020. Now that the holidays are over, what better way to kick off the new year than with a new challenge?!
This challenge is a bit different than those I’ve offered in the past, because I will be posting TWO separate guides for this challenge – one for gym-goers, and one to accommodate those still working out from home. Both will be 6-week-long programs that will be published into the app a few days before the challenge starts on Monday, January 11th!
All you need to participate is a regular membership to the CCFIT app, to remember to take a “before” photo if you want to be considered for a prize at the end, and to start alongside everyone else on that day. The challenge will end on February 21st, and none of your before/after photos or testimonials will be due until that day.
To be eligible to win a prize, make sure to send your before + after pictures and a short testimonial about your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org when the challenge is over on Sunday, February 21st. You don’t have to send in anything until that time! Mental progress is just as important (if not more important) than physical progress, so please don’t fret if your before/afters don’t show drastic changes. I recommend writing down what your goals are for the challenge before starting so you can reflect back on them when the challenge is over.
Your progress photos must meet the following criteria:
- Similar attire in both photos
- Preferably nothing high waisted
- The same back, front, and side angles in both photos, sent in 3 separate pic-stitches
To get the most effective results, I recommend calculating your macros using this calculator, unless you have had an eating disorder in the past or struggle with one currently, in which case I recommend just eating intuitively.
I also recommend joining the facebook group for the challenge here, where you can connect with other girls doing the challenge and support one another! I’ll also be active in the group answering questions and supporting you all throughout the challenge.
How do I enroll?
All you need is a regular subscription to the app! Then, you’ll follow the new guides (either at-home or at the gym) that are released a few days before the challenge starts.
What equipment will I need to do this challenge at home?
The equipment you’ll need at home will be dumbbells, short and long loop resistance bands, a chair, and a mat, although most exercises can be modified if you don’t have some of this equipment available.
What will the structure of this challenge be?
There will be 4 days of workouts per week. If you want to supplement this program with other cardio or workouts on your rest days, feel free, though it is by no means necessary.
Is this challenge designed for building muscle or losing fat?
This totally depends on your goals! Your diet plays a huge part in your ability to lose fat or gain muscle. Whatever your goals, make sure you adjust your macros and cardio accordingly. The calculator linked above can help you do so.
Do I have to join the group?
It is not required, but if you have a Facebook it is highly recommended. It’s a place where you can chat with other girls to stay motivated, and ask me questions directly if you need to.
What if I have to miss some workouts during the challenge?
That’s okay! Life happens, and it can be hard to stay motivated or find the time to workout while you’re trapped at home. Just make sure to pick back up where you left off. One thing to note is that your progress photos will be due on February 21st no matter what, so if you miss some workouts you may have to end up submitting your “After” photos before you’re actually done with the workouts.
If you have any other questions about the challenge or the app, email them to email@example.com!