30 Day Fitness Challenge


30 day fitness challenge

What better time to start working on your fitness resolution than in January, with the rest of the United States of America? 😉

To view fitness posts and results from last year's challenge click on this image.
To view fitness posts and results from last year’s challenge click on this image.

Blogging about the many things that involve being a woman, while on a  journey to becoming my ultimate self is only done in hopes that you all will run, jump, cry, climb, and love right along with me.

Encouraging YOU to find your inner queen, your inner light and to become your ultimate self,  is the ultimate mission.

How you feel about yourself physically is just as important as how strong you feel mentally and emotionally. With that said, we are challenging you, AGAIN, to working out for 30 days of straight.



The 30 Day Fitness Plan

The goal is to work out at least once a day, for 30 days straight. Whether it is for  2 hrs,  30 mins, or 10 mins…the point is do something everyday. 


1. Get Your Fitness Picture On PolishedPistil.com or our Instagram]

Subscribe to our site and email your workout pictures HERE  for a chance to be featured on PolishedPistil.com and on our instagram page. Post a picture on IG with the hashtags #PolishedPistil #30daysofFitness


2. Work Out Plan

Last year:

I chose to focus on my abs and used Jillian Michaels to help. I worked out for 20-30 mins 4 days a week and did the bare minimum (15 mins abs / cardio) the remaining 3 days. See last year’s results here.

This go around:

I will be pushing a lot harder. 60 mins/5 days a week and 15 mins/2 days a week. The focus this year will be on toning the abs, gluteus, and back muscles. Getting rid of some holiday fat is in the plan as well. As of right now, I plan to use the same routine as last year but do it more often for longer periods of time.

2a. Videos & Challenge Calendars:

Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred  is a 28 minute workout with 3 levels. You will begin a level every 10 days. Here are her videos for free! No downloading necessary.

Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred LEVEL 1

Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred LEVEL 2

Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred LEVEL 3

On top of the 28  minute video, we will be completing the two challenges below.

3. Diet

Last Year:

Last year the only change I made to my diet was watching my sugar intake (b/c I’m addicted to sweets nom nom nom*)

This go around:

I will not be following a strict calorie counting, no carb diet. But I will be making these two simple adjustments:

  1. Limited sugar intake (b/c I’m still addicted waah) One dessert allowed on: Friday, Saturday and Sunday before 3pm. M-Tr are off limits.

  2. Skip breakfast. It works for me…and it works for them:

Thanks to my  fitness inspiration @BlessedFitVegan for posting these two links on her page:


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10 Unbelievable Diet Rules

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 9.08.10 PM“Skipping breakfast allows for bigger, more satisfying meals. After a few days of starting the diet, the body’s hormones, notably the hunger hormone, ghrelin, get used to the new eating pattern and adjust accordingly so you no longer feel hungry in the mornings.”

There’s no better time to start than  now. In 30 you will be glad you did it!

Some of the previous 30 Day Fitness Challenge participants

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