Currently, I’ve rebooted my fitness focus. Why? Well, I am just over dealing with the extra 25 lbs, my knees can’t take it, and I’m vain. One of the issues that I’ve had is that I get bored really quickly with my workouts. Unfortunately, I am not the person who enjoys doing the same workout every day. In fact, I prefer taking dance classes but that gets a bit expensive. As a result, I’ve spent some time researching all of the different workouts that are out there. In my research, I discovered the Alphabet Fitness Challenge and decided to create my own for the personal finance set.

For classes, I use Class Pass. It’s a great way for me to try out different fitness classes around my city. Sign up with my affiliate link and get $30 towards your first month as a  Base or Core subscriber.

The Alphabet Fitness Challenge

Is pretty straightforward. Each letter of the alphabet is assigned an exercise. You can approach this a couple of different ways, you can:

  • Go through the entire alphabet
  • Spell out words such as: savings, debt-free, cash, and the list goes on.
  • Spell out sentences or mantras: “I will be debt free next year!”

Whatever you need to do to get a nice workout in. Disclaimer: I am not a fitness professional. Doing exercise may injure you. Speak to your doctor before doing any exercise. Review the list and check out the different exercises (except for kegles LOL-Google that) on YouTube. 

The Alphabet Fitness Challenge 

For the personal finance set!

  • A=Arm circles
  • B=Burpees or Bicycle
  • C=Crunches
  • D=Dips (arm dips)
  • E=Elbow plank or the Electric slide
  • F=Flutter kicks
  • G=50 arm circles
  • H=Hop in place or go for a Hike
  • I=Inchworm. Seriously. Channel your inner invertebrate.
  • J=Jumping jacks/Jog in place or go for a jog
  • K=Kegles. Hey, work everything.
  • L=Lunges (watch your knees) Look online to make sure you’re using the correct form.
  • M=Get your mind right. Meditate for at least 5 minutes.
  • N=Nature calls. Go for a walk around the block.
  • O=Obstacle course. Create an obstacle course in your home and work it.
  • P=Planks or push ups. Your choice.
  • Q=Work those quads. Do some squats.
  • R=Do some rapid movements such as running stationary sprints for 1 minute
  • S=Side plank or Squats
  • T=Thighs! Do 50 squats. Check online for the correct positioning.
  • U=3 minute wall sit
  • V=The “V” yoga pose. Sit on the floor and lift your legs up and your arms so that your body is in some semblance of the letter “V”
  • W=Weights. Use weights that you have at home to do arm curls for 2-5 minutes.  You can also use canned beans as weights as well.
  • X=Scissors-work those legs and thighs! Lay on the ground and move your legs up and down and back and forth (like you’re using scissors)
  • Y=Yoga is back! Do your favorite yoga move. Downward and Upward facing dog would work well at this point.
  • Z=Rock your favorite Zumba move. Don’t have one? Dance in place to your favorite song.

Take a Break

I had a lot of fun thinking up all of the different exercises for this challenge. Here is a list of different words, mantras, etc. that you can use to get you through a 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30-minute workout. For each letter do the corresponding exercise.

For Example: if you’re used the word “Free”

  • F=Flutter kicks
  • R=Rapid movements
  • E=Elbow plank (as long as possible)
  • E=Electric slide

More ideas:

  • “If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else” Dave Ramsey
  • “Never start a business just to ‘make money’. Start a business to make a difference.” Marie Forleo
  • Debt-free is sexy!
  • F.I.R.E.-Financial Independence Retire Early!
  • Cash only
  • Don’t let anyone ever dull your SPARKLE!
  • Do What Makes You Happy
  • You’ve got this!
  • Mortgage Paid Off
  • Student Loans Paid Off!

The Alphabet Fitness Challenge is a fun way to keep your mind engaged as you get fit.

Class Pass

For classes, I use Class Pass. It’s a great way for me to try out different fitness classes around my city. Sign up with my affiliate link and get $30 towards your first month as a  Base or Core subscriber.

Have fun with the Alphabet Fitness Challenge and tell me how it goes!

My FitBit2

I am so obsessed with my FitBit. I even decided to get the silver bangle accessory and us it every.single.day. Will share a review soon!

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