30-Day Healthy Living Challenge: Day 8

You completed 1 week of healthy living—give yourself a pat on the back! Living a healthy lifestyle is easier than you may have thought, right? I think the key ingredients for making healthy choices are having a plan and starting with small, simple realistic goals. The tasks you have completed in the past week are small things that you can do at any time to make your life a little bit healthier.

Before we get into Day 8, here’s a reminder: Follow along with as many Challenge Days as possible and let me know that you did by either commenting on my blog, Tweeting (@nutritionalanat) at me, posting a picture to my Instagram (nutritionalanat), or writing on my Facebook page. I will randomly select a winner to receive 3 nutrition counseling sessions or cooking classes.

day 8

Day 8 Challenge: Fitness Friday

Today’s challenge is a continuation of Sunday’s Day 3 challenge to get 30-minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day. For day 8, I want you to workout 2 specific areas: your abs and your glutes (butt).

Have you ever wondered why your abs are called your “core”? It’s because your abs are the most important muscle in the body, and they are basically connected to all the other main muscle groups. If you have weak abs, you may have back, leg and upper body problems. Your core affects your balance, ability to bend and lift, exercise capacity, and your posture. Your glute (aka your butt) muscles are connected to the majority of the muscles in your legs. With weak glutes, you may experience knee pain–an extremely common ailment (I’ve had it!).

Here’s the challenge to help you focus on both of these muscles:

I think this might be one of the toughest challenges yet. Awesome way to give your Friday an energy boost!





  • Reply
    Donna Fletcher
    January 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I LOVE Today! While I just recovered from my Day 3 workout, I still did it today! I found a workout called “Drop 10” on Netflix, which worked both my core & butt. It was an hour long, but I could only do 26 minutes. The other 4 minutes were done on the Total Workout rowing machine.

    VERY interesting facts in this post. Thanks for educating us!

    • Reply
      Nutrition a la Natalie
      January 10, 2016 at 9:16 am

      You’re welcome. Thanks for being my best customer who does ALL the challenges

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