12 Week Fitness Challenge – Getting Our Fit On!

Trying to stay fit and healthy can be hard work… but then again, no one has ever said that it’s easy.

At the moment, we are both partaking in a 12 week fat loss competition through our gym. The goal… to get our bodies ready for summer!

It is actually a really good competition to be involved in. It’s a challenge comprising of healthier eating, supplements and stepping up our gym game by going more often and pushing ourselves harder.

So far, I’ve lost 1.5kg of fat (not weight, just fat) which is pretty good for me, considering I don’t really have that much to lose in the first place. My goal for the competition however, is the following:

  1. Drop back to my ideal weight of 75kg
  2. Drop back to 12% body fat

This all seams easy enough, but believe me, like I said, it’s harder than it looks. I am currently sitting at 79kg and 15.9% body fat.

To give us a little advantage in this competition however, we have started doing our home circuits again. We have a bit of exercise equipment lying around the house that we used to use quite regularly, but then got a bit slack with. Things like kettle bells and sandbags and ab wheels.

12 Week Challenge

So what better opportunity than now to get back into our home circuit training to give us a competitive edge in the 12 week challenge.

The last circuit I put together, was the following:

  • 30 push ups
  • 30 weighted squats
  • 30 dips
  • 30 weighted lunges
  • 30 ab crunches
  • 30 secs of planking
  • 30 push ups
  • 30 weighted squats
  • 30 dips
  • 30 weighted lunges
  • 30 ab crunches
  • 30 secs of planking
  • 30 burpees
  • 30 push ups
  • 30 weighted squats
  • 30 dips
  • 30 weighted lunges
  • 30 ab crunches
  • 30 secs of planking
  • 30 burpees

The perfect opportunity for us to get stuck into a good circuit like this one is when Jesse is all fed and watered and in his cot soundly sleeping. Any time before then, is a nightmare trying to do exercise whilst also attending to his needs.

It got me to thinking though…

What are your favourite home exercise circuits to do? What home exercise equipment you like to use? Do you have any suggestions as to circuits or equipment that we could use to really kick up our game and get some good results?

Six pack here I come!!!

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2 thoughts on “12 Week Fitness Challenge – Getting Our Fit On!

  1. Is that photo capturing you post circuit? It sounds not fun πŸ˜‰ but good on you guys for starting up again. We will have to join in one night.

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