BeWOW Six-Week Challenge: Week 4
This week’s nutrition challenge might be a tough one. I want you to cut back—waaaay back—on sugar. This includes Splenda, Truvia, Equal, agave or any other sugar substitute you reach for. You’ll have to trust me on this one: Once you get your body off sugar, you’ll realize how clean and balanced you can feel. No more wild energy swings, no more cravings. If you can kick your sugar habit in this six-week challenge, you’ll have taken a huge step toward a lifetime of better health.
Check out the rest of this week’s guidelines, including your workout, below. As always, share you progress with the rest of the Be Well community by leaving a comment on this post, or sharing your results on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BeWOWChallenge.
BeWOW Six Week Challenge: Week 4
Always start by warming up for a few minutes (light jog, elliptical, bike, etc.).
You are going to do 25 reps of one exercise, 20 reps of two exercises, 15 reps of three exercises, and 10 reps of four exercises, as outlined below. Complete this circuit three times.
Run one mile
*Repeat circuit three times
The More or Less Nutrition Challenge
Eat less sugar—real and fake.
Yes, the fruit that you added into your diet last week does have sugar in it, but that’s not the kind of sugar I’m talking about this week. I’m talking about refined white sugar, and all of the zero calorie/non-food/artificial sugar stuff. The kind that is packed into soda, cookies, cake, candy, ice cream, yogurt (yes, flavored yogurts have a ton of sugar in them), and most other things that are prefab and packaged. Get rid of it.
Your Homework for the Week
• Do at least 45 minutes of cardio three days this week
• Do two more strength-training workouts (here’s a great suggestion!)
• Keep a food diary