Thursday, November 1, 2012

Get FIT with the 10-20-30.

Headband c/o: Coco and Cocoa


I will be married in thirty days.

To say I'm excited would be an understatement.
That also means it's time to buckle down.

I'm not trying to lose a bunch of weight,
or to fit into a dress that's two sizes too small.
That's not the case.
In fact, my dress fits perfectly... and I love it.

I just want to be more fit for the wedding.
Planning and everything has been taking a toll on my gym schedule,
and I've been spending a lot more time outside running and walking—
if I'm able to exercise at all.

Especially with the holidays coming up, it's time to get fit.
Running. Walking. Lifting. Cycling. Swimming. Personal training. Calisthenics. Dancing.
Pick your poison and just do it.
Who's with me?

Here's our plan.
We're doing the 10-20-30.
1. Pick one intense exercise (sets of stairs, burpees, pullups, box jumps, etc.). Do it 10-times.
2. Pick one strength exercise (squat, lat pulldown, pushup, etc.). Do it 20-times.
3. Pick one high-rep exercise (crunches, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, etc.). Do it 30-times.
Now—repeat the ENTIRE set 10-times.

I have about 60 of these mini-workouts hand-written on a sheet I take with me to the gym.
They all are super-intense, but my favorite is usually a burpee (with a pushup & jump)/squat/crunch combo.
I like to focus each big set so that I hit each muscle group: upper body, lower body, core.
But—the beauty of this workout is that it can be done at the gym OR at home.
No weights or equipment required!
You know what that means? No slacking.

December 1, here we come!


Lauren Nicole said...

December 1st is a good day.. Your wedding day and my birthday :) I, too, am going to get my butt in gear and get fit this month! 10-20-30, Let's do this!!

xo, oolalalauren.

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I'd love to join, but holy smokes, your 10-20-30 sounds really intense! Burpees feel so good but kill me! Haha.


Halie Renee said...

You have just motivated me to be more fit this month! I have been very minimally working on being healthy, but with little determination. But now - looks like I might have found some of that for myself! I am going to join the 10-20-30 routine, but I'll have to ease my way up the harder combo's you'll be doing! Good luck!

Unknown said...

Aunie I love reading your posts everyday! It is something that I look forward to everyday and your blog is something that i wish mine was. I sttive for this. But I agree with getting into better shape! My wedding is in Sept of 2013 so I have a while but I am now getting ahead of it!

Because of Jackie said...

That is so awesome!I usually do classes at the Y, but this is great for vacations or days when the gym is just NOT happening. And I love your photos, the different perspectives are so cool!

Lissa @ Pass Go and Be Below said...

that is a great set! i think i could manage adding that to my regime! hope you share more of your 10-20-30's!

Ragan said...

its getting close! how exciting! and i love the different angles in your pictures.

The Life of Clare said...

What a wonderfully simple idea! I love it and I'm in! I've actually just decided to turn over a new leaf, where it comes to my diet and exercise. So this is perfectly timed! Exciting abou your wedding, the last month can be full on! just take time to enjoy life!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

10-20-30, I like it!

Woo-hoo only 30 more days!

Stesha said...

these work out pics are inspirational! you can do it, 30 days is a breeze!


Elisha said...

:) :)

Whim Wham Life said...

phew, I'm so needing this after all that candy yesterday!:-) xoxo

Savannah said...

I have only 17 days until my wedding and I totally got up this morning and exercised by bootay off! :)

Julie{isCocoandCocoa} said...

Clearly I need an exercise education because I have no idea what a burpee is.
But the photo's are very inspirational. I need to get back into a good workout habit.
And I squealed a little at the photo where you're wearing one of my headbands.

Whitney said...

that's so awesome that you have so much motivation! I wish I had that. I need a personal trainer to push me! I can't believe it's only a month away!

Freya Lily said...

You're so motivating :) I've been working on being able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes by the time I go home for Christmas. I've been eating..better but not great. I don't think I've lost weight, or much, but I'm starting to feel better in my own clothes. And that's a start I think. I think this is a good plan. I know you made a little workout for me before and I'm going to dig it up and try it out. Thanks for motivating me :) Can't wait to see the dresss!!!!

Lexi said...

I felt exactly the same for my own wedding. I loved the way my dress fit, I just wanted my arms to be a bit more toned and to feel good! Good luck!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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Lianne @ Lulabelle {a lifestyle blog} said...

Niiiiiice! :) This gives me a swift kick in the rear to work out today :)

-A mom trying to work off the baby weight!!

a content housewife

Lily said...

ooooooh!!!! Can't wait to see pictures! :D Will definitely be going to the gym today... I think my trainer is gonna be there :/ haha. Have a beautiful day:)

henning love said...

hm... this post is kinda making me feel like i am a flabby weakling who hasn't worked out in a while, you on the other hand are looking like a studmuffin!

Joanna said...

you look amazing! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ONLY 30 DAYS AWAY!!!!! so excited for you :)

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Martha said...

I should try this when I'm pressed for time! I'm great with a daily workout until the holidays come, and then I just peter out because I'm so busy!

Annelise Rowe said...

Oh Martha, the best thing about this workout is that (for me, anyway) it doesn't get boring! It's the perfect "in a pinch" workout :)