Welcome back to the DIY Health Fitness Challenge. If you’re feeling sore from Week One, we’ve got you covered. In Week Two, we’ll build on last week’s bodyweight circuit by adding in some stretching. Try mixing in the stretching exercises below with last week’s circuit.

Bodyweight Circuit

Push-ups

Squat

Forearm Plank

Lunge Press

Dips

Crunch

Glute Bridge

Stretches

Cat Cow Stretch

Standing Calf Stretch

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Seated Hip Stretch

Chest Opener

Child’s Pose

 

Recipe Idea

If you need a little energy boost to help you through this week’s workouts, try this healthy granola bar recipe.

Granola Bar Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup packed dates

¼ cup honey

¼ cup nut butter

1 cup almonds

1 ½ cups rolled oats

Directions:

  1. Chop dates finely or process in food processor. It should form a ball.
  2. Mix oats, almonds and dates in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Warm honey and nut butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  4. Stir and pour over oat mixture. Mix evenly.
  5. Transfer mixture to an 8X8 dish lined with plastic wrap.
  6. Press down until uniformly flattened.
  7. Cover and set in refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Cut into 10 bars.

Nutritional Information

1 Granola Bar:

215 calories
8 grams fat
1 gram saturated fat
23 mg sodium
4 grams fiber
6 grams protein