2020 Mini Challenge Week 52, December 21 – 27

Hello and Happy Sunday to you, Killer Bs!

You may have seen a story that’s making its way around the Internet about how an imperfectly wrapped gift🎁 is far superior to a pristinely-wrapped one. That’s because the imperfect wrapping allows what’s inside to SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER🔆.

I appreciate this tale on every level.  On the one hand, we have a joke in my house about how all of my presents are wrapped by Rosy😺 and Agatha 😸 (the cats!), because I am a truly terrible gift-wrapper.

But on the other hand, it’s an incredible metaphor for YOU – no matter your skill with wrapping paper – on your fitness journey!

We often get all wrapped up (pun intended!) in seeking perfection while we’re exercising. We focus so hard on making sure we do each move perfectly (I may or may not be talking about drinky birds here😏), that we miss the BIGGER PICTURE of how we’re making our insides shine.🌞

The truth, my friends, is that if you’re showing up, if you’re moving, if you’re doing your best to do the exercises in a safe way – THAT IS PERFECT💯! Your heart💙, muscles💪 and bones🦴 are getting stronger; your balance is improving; and your mental health is benefitting, too.

Ahhhh, what a GIFT!

And if you want all your workouts for the week READY TO GO and tied up in a bow🎀, the free Mini Challenge is here for you – no perfection required!

Here’s how the Mini Challenge works:

  • Choose a GOAL – weight loss (for weight loss) or body shaping (for maintaining your weight and improving your fitness)
  • Follow the WORKOUTS for your goal – if you’re losing weight, each day’s effort should feel very moderate and consistent (because weight loss over 50 is driven by eating the right number of calories consistently); if you’re shaping your body, one day will be an intense push, two days will be very relaxed and the rest of the days should feel mild to moderate. Changing your intensity is what changes your body.
  • The BONUS CONTENT is appropriate for either goal. 

(Click the image below to download the free workout plan and save it on your device.  Be sure to download and use the Get Your GOALS Daily Check-In worksheet, too.  The TEXT DESCRIPTION on each day of the calendar is a link that takes you directly to the workout videos on the Pahla B Fitness YouTube channel or The Fitness Matters Podcast channel on YouTube.)

If you want all your workouts for the week READY TO GO and tied up in a bow, the free Mini Challenge is here - no perfection required!


MONDAY:  WEIGHT LOSS Workout for Women over 50 with SQUAT-FREE Cardio + Standing ABS ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

TUESDAY:  SIMPLE, Essential Strength Training Workout for Women over 50 ✨ Pahla B Fitness

WEDNESDAY:  25 Minute KNEE-FRIENDLY Bodyweight METCON Workout for Women over 50 ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

THURSDAY:  SEATED Self Care STRETCHING 💛 30 Minutes of Flexibility + Relaxation in a CHAIR

FRIDAY:  25 Minute STRENGTH + Low Impact CARDIO Workout for Women over 50 ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

SATURDAY:  LOW IMPACT Cardio Workout Safe for SCIATICA or Low Back Pain ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

SUNDAY:  SEATED SLIMDOWN | 20 Minute Full Body CARDIO + STRENGTH Workout, No Equipment Needed

Find this week’s WEIGHT LOSS playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQXWvLmpehlmVQ-zeQW_BBe65KHGZl3ik


MONDAY (PUSH):  40 Minute Brutal UPPER BODY Arm + Shoulder WEIGHT LIFTING Workout for Toning and Strength

TUESDAY (RECOVERY):  RECOVERY Movement 💪 Day 23 💪 Body Shaping for Women over 50

WEDNESDAY (MODERATE):  HEART-HEALTHY Power Walk Workout for Women over 50 ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

THURSDAY (MODERATE):  FULL BODY Low Impact Cardio + Dumbbell Strength Workout for Women over 50 ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

FRIDAY (CORE/RECOVERY):  35 Minute Barefoot BODYWEIGHT Workout for Core Strength | COREtober Challenge

SATURDAY (MODERATE):  LOW IMPACT MetCon | 30 Minute Cardio + Weights Workout for WEIGHT LOSS

SUNDAY (MODERATE):  LOW IMPACT Cardio Workout Safe for SCIATICA or Low Back Pain ⚡️ Pahla B Fitness

Find this week’s BODY SHAPING playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQXWvLmpehlkaeUSOMgw8Md3CPQ23k3wO


Ep. 056: Changing Your PAST 🎧 The Fitness Matters Podcast with Pahla B

December LIVE #3!  (Join me EVERY Wednesday this month and ASK me ANYTHING!)

Let’s enjoy this week of workouts, my friends, and bask in the glow🌟 of all of our imperfections!  And if you’d like to give the gift of fitness, be sure to SHARE the Mini Challenge with a friend!

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