Message board topics
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Author:
THIRTEENREASONS's Photo THIRTEENREASONS SparkPoints: (41,163)
Fitness Minutes: (35,886)
Posts: 1,833
3/15/18 7:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think they are a nice way to kick start things or shake things up a bit.

If I'm changing up my fitness routine or diet, I like the approach of 30 days, because if it's mentally or physically difficult I have an end in sight, but it's also long enough that it eventually becomes a habit and towards the end it isn't as difficult.

- Occupational Therapist
- Not as devoted to Sparking as I used to be
PIXIEDUST22's Photo PIXIEDUST22 Posts: 1,245
3/15/18 12:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Agreed with what everyone else has said, but wanted to add that I have definitely had success with well-rounded thirty day programs - notably Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. It's brutal but I've used it to kick start weightloss and bust plateaus in the past. I'd recommend that if you're looking for a good 30 day program to start with.



 current weight: 142.8 
180
170
160
150
140
NITEMAN3D's Photo NITEMAN3D SparkPoints: (278,875)
Fitness Minutes: (48,211)
Posts: 13,029
3/12/18 1:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just a ditto to reinforce what Patti says. I tend to look at challenges as add-ons to my basic routine and how effective they are is going to depend on specifics. I imagine that most will be effective to a greater or lesser extent in some area of fitness or nutrition. Finding what works for you is the key. Wishing you success!

emoticon

Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain


 Pounds lost: 81.0 
0
24
48
72
96
LADYSTARWIND's Photo LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (85,231)
Fitness Minutes: (67,499)
Posts: 5,148
3/11/18 9:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The real question would be what kind of 30 Day Challenge?? Just about anything you are going to do consistently for 30 days is going to be *effective*. But.... if its a limited sort of thing like "work up to 50 situps for 30 days"... not so good for effectively improving your overall fitness.

My suggestion is to look for a well balanced program...or create your own including both cardio and fitness/strength moves. If you find a 30 Day Challenge that intrigues you...add it in to the rest! Motivation is Definitely Effective!! all the best,
patti

Patti
"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


 current weight: 137.5 
150
144.75
139.5
134.25
129
MTNBYRNE Posts: 20
3/11/18 7:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Does anyone know how effective these style of workouts are?



 current weight: 238.0 
238
223.5
209
194.5
180
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Inappropriate Post

Other Fitness and Exercise Topics:

Topics:
Last Post:
11/28/2017 4:49:27 AM
2/22/2018 9:30:38 PM
1/2/2018 12:48:14 AM
11/6/2017 9:43:15 PM
5/31/2018 8:28:56 AM

Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=44814057

Review our Community Guidelines