Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Popsicle Exercise Sticks

Reader Submission for the Pinstrosiversary Challenge:
I have had this pinned for 6 months now.

(I know the challenge says give credit, but I have no idea who the original pinner is that uploaded the photo. Google image search doesn't know either) **Marquette here...I've spent time searching for the original source for this photo as well and I haven't been able to find it.**

Even though it would be easy to complete and motivate me to get in shape, never did it. I didn't have popsicle sticks and the pin didn't have instructions. So thank you Pinstrosiversary Challenge, I finally did it.

I picked up cups and foam popsicle sticks from the dollar store; $2 to complete the project! Then, I used work out suggestions from this blog to make my list: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/ I picked things that I can break into sets and work my way up to the total number. When I can do all 20 reps at once, there are variations of each exercise to make it harder. So while I will be starting with 4 sets of 5 knee push-ups, maybe one day I will be doing 20 one-handed push-ups.

Every morning I will pick a number 1 (get the blood flowing), a number 2 (work the arms) and a number 3 (abs/legs). When all the blue/green sticks are in the completed cup I get a purple reward stick. I’ll let you know in a month how it’s going!


  1. Good visual for daily exercise. May have to try this with the kids' chores.

  2. This is a great idea! I might try it. I've been looking for motivation.


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