Pumps & Iron turns two years old in March! But I think we can all agree she’s got the body of a one year old—she must workout…
Celebrating a blog’s birthday may seem totally dorky—completely stupid, actually—but P&I represents a lot more to me than just a place to post workout selfies. Starting this blog made me realize health & fitness was more than just a hobby for me, and as a result, the entire course of my career has done a total 180 in the right direction and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. So whatever, you dress your cat up in human clothes and I celebrate my blog’s birthday—we’re all weird; embrace it.
I’ve planned a big month to ring in the (hopefully not terrible) twos, and you wonderful readers have a lot to look forward to! Check out what’s brewing this birthday month…
Weekly Giveaways & Workout Challenges
Every Monday this month, I’m going to put up a workout challenge with an accompanying giveaway. Everyone who completes the workout during the week can enter to win an awesome bundle of health & fitness products (headphones, yoga mats, stability ball chairs, jump ropes, kettlebells, snacks—I’ve got some good stuff for you guys!).
All the workouts will be bodyweight AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) workouts. No equipment = everyone can do them. Try it out during the week, leave a comment with how many rounds you complete, and I’ll pick a winner that Sunday. Each week will be a different workout and a different prize package, and they’ll increase in awesomeness as the month goes on. Week 1 = 15-min AMRAP workout and modest prize package; Week 4 = 30-min AMRAP workout and f***ing radical prize package. Enter all four times!
Winning Money for Losing Weight with the P&I DietBet
As I’ve already mentioned, I’m hosting another DietBet this month—and it starts Monday! Now that spring is approaching, March is the perfect month to shake off the winter dust (and weight). You can still get in on the challenge to lose 4% of your weight and take home a portion of the $6,175 pot (it continues to grow by the hour!). Get in on the fun HERE.
Twice the Workouts
In addition to the AMRAP workout challenges each Monday, I’ll post one of my usual variety workouts—kettlebells, abs, reader requests, whatever I’m in the mood for. It’s in part to give all the DietBetters more ways to get a sweat in, but also because I know the workouts are the main reason most of you even read P&I. You kindly indulge my outfit posts as I fulfill my inner fantasies of being a poor man’s Chiara Ferragni, and as a thank you, I’ll give you what you really want this month. 🙂
(For You Bostonians) A P&I-esque HIIT Class at Btone
This has nothing to do with my blog turning two (obviously haha), but I’ll now be teaching a Tone ‘n Torch class each Sunday at Btone in which half the class is spent on the Megaformer machines, and half is spent doing a HIIT workout (think tabata, burpees—all the fun stuff I regularly post on the blog). I’m pumped! If you’re in the area, definitely come try out a class. You can sign up HERE (first class is only $5!).
Hope you all are as excited for the month as I am! Your first AMRAP workout giveaway will be posted Monday.
Have a fun weekend, everyone! I’m going to a BC hockey game later today, but other than that am keeping it low-key (damage control from last weekend’s Vail trip!). Do you have any fun plans this weekend?