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It’s week 2 weight loss challenge,  toning, perfect for women over 40 like you! Toned muscles equal a slimmer, stronger, you with increased metabolism and help reduce everyday injuries.

The first week of January weight loss challenge is in the books! I hope you had as much fun as I did. Well, part of my fun was definitely grandchild #3 being born on Jan 1, but I also loved getting back into a more healthier routine of nutrition and workouts after the holidays.

You are doing incredibly awesome! One week down and you are pumped and ready for week 2. You are not sweating the small stuff. Big changes take time and to make them last, we are looking at the big picture.

Smaller food portions

Reducing junk food

Increasing veggies & lean protein

These are some of the changes we talked about last week and details have been sent to you via emails. Continue to implement those and keep an eye on your inbox, we will add more habits this week.

Not yet part of the weight loss challenge? Join and get the insider details for nutrition and increasing your metabolism.

Ready to start the Week 2 Weight Loss Challenge?

monday workout for january weight loss challenge

No Equipment Full Body Toning

Equipment needed: chair or something for stability if needed, water

Warmup 5 minutes walking/marching/jogging in place
8 reps Pushups
10 reps Reverse lunges
30 seconds Arm circles
15 reps Calf raises
10 reps Mountain climbers
20 reps Flutter kicks
10 reps Bridges
10 reps each side Bicycle abs 

Repeat 2 – 3 times

Tuesday workout for january weight loss challenge

Full Body Strength Training and Toning

Equipment: chair, furniture or weight bench, weights or household item, water

Strength – 2-3 sets of each exercise

Warmup 5 minutes marching/jogging in place

10 each leg Step ups (using any elevated surface or a chair/couch)
10 reps Tricep dips with chair/couch/bench
10 reps Deadlifts holding single weight (or any household item)
10 reps Shoulder press
10 reps Squats
8 reps Pushups
10 reps each side Russian twists
30 seconds Plank hold 


Wednesday workout for january weight loss challenge


No Equipment Cardio Workout

Equipment needed: towel, water

Cardio Day!

20 hopovers
20 jumping lunges
30 second grapevines
30 second triangle jumps
30 second knee raises

Repeat 2 – 3 times


Thursday workout for january weight loss challenge

Butt, Legs & Thighs

Equipment needed: water

10 Lunges
10 Squats
10 Calf Raises
10 Standing Rear Leg Raises
Repeat 2 – 3 times


Friday workout for january weight loss challenge

Abs Workout

Equipment needed: 1 dumbell, water

10 crunches
10 Planks – elbow to hand
10 Russian twists
10 Mountain climbers

Repeat 2 – 3 times


Saturday workout for january weight loss challenge


Legs & Butt Workout

Equipment: water, chair for support, if needed

10 Lunges
10 Squats
10 Calf Raises
10 Standing Rear Leg Raises

Repeat 2 – 3 times

Sunday workout for january weight loss challenge


Rest or optional 1-2 mile walk

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