strength training

Ellipse Challenge of the Month – August 2020

Lifestyle Challenge: The “Perfect” Fridge

Your refrigerator works hard for you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, keeping your food fresh and safe!

When was the last time you treated it to a good scrub?

This week I’m challenging you to treat your fridge to a good cleaning!

A basic rule of thumb is to:
🍏 Inspect the contents weekly, removing anything that’s spoiled and wiping down any spills
🍓 Thoroughly clean your fridge with the change of each season

Use a natural, gentle cleaning solution for your refrigerator.

Or, you can make your own by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a quart of water.

If you do use a harsher cleanser, make sure it’s food safe and doesn’t contain any strong scents that your food will absorb.

The “Perfect Clean” Fridge Guide:

🍑 Remove everything from the refrigerator (including the shelves!)
🍋 Tossing anything expired, or that you don’t need
🍇 Let the shelves and bins come to room temp and wipe down the inside of your fridge with the baking soda mixture.
🍉 Use a damp cloth to wipe away the cleaning solution, and then dry with a clean towel
🍏 Use more of the baking soda/water solution and soak the shelves and bins
🍓 Dry your shelves and bins and return everything to the refrigerator.

Voila! Your fridge will look great when you’re finished.

Are you in? Comment below! Take a picture of your sparkling refrigerator! (Even better, take before/during/after pix and share your project with us! No judgement, promise!)

Family Ladder Workout

Start with 10 Jump Squats, Pause, Reset, and Begin again 10 Jump Squats, 9 Double Leg Lowers. Pause, Reset, Begin again 10 Jump Squats, 9 Double Leg Lowers, 8 Pushups. Repeat down the ladder until you get to the 1:00 Cardio exercise

Get creative! Maybe you sprint around the outside of the house or have a race or competition of some kind!

Family TEAM Workout!

Go Solo, or Make Teams!

Grab a deck of cards, pull out the jokers. Each individual or team is assigned a suit. Create a distance to run from start to the full deck of cards, shuffled. Each team or person runs to the deck and chooses a card from the deck. If it’s their suit, they run it back to their start/pile. They run again, or the next team member, to the deck again. If the suit is not theirs they put it in the discard and run back to start before trying again. The first person/team with all 13 cards wins!

Make it harder by changing a rule to run to the deck to be skips, hops, etc.

Family Deck of Cards Workout

Deck of Cards Workout

Choose your own exercises or use this example.

2-10 complete the number of repetitions as the card indicates. Jack = 11, Queen = 12, King = 13, Ace = 14

Hearts – Squats
Diamonds – pushups
Clubs – lunges (each leg)
Spades – burpees or jumping jacks

Jokers – bear crawl 1:00

Complete the whole deck!