Daily Check-in: Tuesday, October 29th..And the winning schedule for the FB Throwback Challenge is.....

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Option #1!!!

Here's the schedule! (all from Blender's suggestions, except Day 4):

Day 1--Jacqueline's Day, with Sari's recommended cool down (46 Minutes Total):

Cardio Kickboxing Workout - 400 Calorie Cardio Routine (27 minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/cardio-kickboxing-workout-400-calorie-cardio-routine

Light Cardio and Stretching Cool Down Workout (5 minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/light-Cardio-and-Stretching-Cool-Down-Workout

Extra Credit: Best Calf Workout Routine - Calf Exercises to Tone and Shape (14 minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/best-calf-workout-routine-calf-exercises-to-tone-and-shape

Day 2--Raven's Day (48 Minutes Total):

Warm Up Workout Routine - Cardio Warm Up Exercises (6 Minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/warm-up-workout-routine-cardio-warm-up-exercises

28 Minute Pilates Cardio Workout: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/28-minute-pilates-cardio-workout

Quick Cool Down Stretch (5 Minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/quick-cool-down-stretch

Extra Credit: Little Black Dress Boot Camp - Total Body Sculpting Routine (9 Minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/little-black-dress-boot-camp-workout-total-body-sculpting-routine

Day 3--Lea's Day (52 Minutes Total):

Quick Total Body Cardio Warm Up (6 Minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/quick-total-body-cardio-warm-up

Weight Training for Fat Loss - 33 Minute Functional Strength Training Workout: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/weight-training-for-fat-loss-33-minute-functional-strength-training-workout

Cool Down Workout - Cool Down Stretching Routine (13 Minutes): https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/cool-down-workout-cool-down-stretching-routine

Day 4--(37 Minutes Total):

Fat Burning Cardio Workout - 37 Minute Fitness Blender Cardio Workout at Home: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/fat-burning-cardio-workout-37-minute-fitness-blender-cardio-workout-at-home

Day 5--Anne's Day (45 Minutes Total):

Tabata Kettlebell Workout and Abs and Obliques Workout - 45 Minute Kettlebell Training: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/tabata-kettlebell-workout-and-abs-and-obliques-workout-45-minute-kettlebell-training

Yay guys!! Thank you so much for voting on yesterday's check-in/challenge schedules! This Option⬆️ had the most "likes", and is our official winner!! Now go ahead and plug these workouts into your calendar starting Monday, November 4th, and we'll have another Community Challenge underway!! I'm looking forward to it!

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Well Hidey-Ho there Blenderinos!

How're we doin today?

Feelin good?

I certainly hope so!

It's all good here! It's almost Halloween, and we've got a Community Challenge to look forward to after that--so no complainin from me!

....Ok. Maybe not.

Maybe a tiny bit of complaining.

Only caz I'm quite sore in my lower body today. This lower body workout that I did yesterday (https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/hiit-cardio-and-butt-and-thigh-workout-hiit-and-strength) always kicks my butt--quite literally. Yowza. But now with that tiny bit of griping out of the way: we can move on to today's workouts!

How about it Blenders? What do your workouts look like for today? Or perhaps it's a rest day for you?

No rest for the weary, here! (Just kidding, always rest if you need it. It is just as important as exercising!) Nevertheless, it's a perfect day to work some upper body muscles! So I'm gonna start with this guy here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/at-home-upper-body-workout-comprehensive-superset-upper-body-workout

Add a short burnout here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/10-minute-no-equipment-upper-body-workout-complete-upper-body-workout-without-weights

And finish with a nice long stretch here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/upper-body-stretching-routine

(Probably some extra stretching for my lower body too.)

That seems like a nice combo for today! And just an FYI, if you've never tried this upper body stretching routine before--I highly recommend it. It's particularly great for releasing any neck tension you may be holding on to.

And, of course we've gotta talk about some delicious and nutritious #eatrealfood happening today! What's on the menu, Blenders?

I'm thinkin it's a great day for some soup, stew, and/or chili. Cold dreary days have a way of making soups and stews taste even better--so that's what we'll plan on for today!

Well guys, that concludes this portion of the check-in! I'm gonna go into a bit of detail regarding our next Community Challenge--so you can stop reading here if you aren't interested in that, or continue on if you are!

Either way: I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks so much for checking in with me!

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Alrighty Blenders!

It's time to discuss our next Community Challenge!

So we have a winning schedule posted above⬆️, and the idea is to plug these workouts in starting next week (on Monday, November 4th) in order to have a fun week of workouts to do together!

If you are new to Community Challenges, here's the low-down: they are exactly what they sound like! Workout Challenges made-up by members of the FB Community (usually similar in style to FB's 5-Day Challenges), and have some kind of theme to them. So this particular Challenge is an "FB Throwback Challenge" consisting of FB workouts that are 4+ years old.

The idea behind these Challenges is to have a common theme, a common timeframe, and a common share of working out! However, if you find that the workouts or timeframes do not work for you: don't worry! You can start this Challenge any time that works for you--whether it's earlier, later, or even if you take extra rest days in between workouts--make it work for you! And if you find the workouts included in the Challenge just aren't doing it for you either--then swap them out for something that will! This is simply a way to perhaps introduce you to workouts you may not have done before, but if they aren't working for you, then find some that do! Again, this entire Challenge is meant to be fun, and to workout together as a group--but if something feels off or isn't conducive to you, then skip it! It's not worth risking injury, harm, or frustration!

Even with a differing timeframe/workouts, you still get to declare a proud #ChallengeComplete at the end--so absolutely no worries there! (We usually have a common #ChallengeComplete post at the end of any Community Challenge. We share our experiences, post photos of arm flexes, thumbs up, sweaty t-shirts, etc if you wish--as almost a badge of honor for completing the Challenge! So that will be posted post-Challenge, and you can add your proud #ChallengeComplete there! Be on the look out for that at the end of next week!)

And if you're unfamiliar with FB's older workouts, I'll give ya a few notes about them. Most of them are done in a voiceover style, with a "several round" format. Meaning you usually go through a series of different exercises (ranging in reps from 10-14), and then repeat that exact same exercise sequence 2-3 times for the totality of the workout. I find the older workouts to be a bit more difficult (IMO), and they move at a faster pace--so just be aware, you may need to use the pause button often. The older workouts also may contain workout moves you've never seen before--so when in doubt: leave it out! While it's good to challenge yourself, and give the new moves a try, it's also not worth the injury if it feels wrong for you. Make sure modify/adjust as necessary!

I think that's about it for now? But if you have any more questions/comments/concerns, or I left a topic uncovered, please speak up! Don't hesitate--this is about the FB Fam coming together and working out, so don't be afraid to ask questions! (Also this Challenge schedule is not set in stone, so if you think there should be modifications done to it pre-challenge-start-date, let me know that too!) I love hearing feedback from you guys, and it makes for a more positive experience! So the more input, the better!

And a huge thank you to Jacqueline, Raven, Lea, and Anne for their workouts suggestions that make up this FB Throwback Challenge! You guys are awesome--and this wouldn't have happened without you! So thanks a million for your help and input in this!

Well, if you've stuck with me this far: thank you! haha. I hope this helps you guys, and I very much look forward to next week's workout with all of you!

I hope you have a fantastic day, Blenders! And thanks so much for reading this!

Take care, and I hope you're as pumped up for next week as I am!

Have a great day FB Fam!

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