STRONGER Challenge Motivation Day 3: This Workout Will Make You Feel Younger

People training boxing in a fitness center
Get ready to kick butt in Nicky's signature workout for day three. (Image: doble-d/iStock/GettyImages)

Even if you don't necessarily want to be younger (junior high was rough enough one time through), chances are you'd jump at the chance to feel younger. And that's what's so great about the workout for day three of the 8-week STRONGER Challenge.

If you’re joining us, press “play” to watch this one-minute motivation video message from celebrity trainer Nicky Holender about how the 36-minute SOLDIER workout will make you feel younger.

Have you ever seen little kids run around on the playground or a soccer field? Or maybe you've raised a few kids through the toddler phase (congrats, by the way). Nicky is a father of three, so he knows first-hand just how much energy kids have. That's also why he knows their secret — they play!

When was the last time you played tag or basketball? When was the last time you enjoyed your workout? If it's been a while, give the Soldier workout a go. Don't worry about getting all the moves right; just let loose and have fun. Before you know it, the workout will be finished, you'll be stronger and hopefully, you'll feel a little younger, too!

When you were a kid, this wasn't work — this was play!
Let your inner child out! (Image: LIVESTRONG.COM)

How to Sign Up for the STRONGER Challenge

1. Download the MyPlate app for iOS or and create your account. If you're on Android or don't have a smartphone, you can also use the desktop version. Make sure you set July 9 as your start date so you can be on the same page as the rest of the LIVESTRONG.COM community!

2. On your start date (we're launching our next challenge July 9th), you'll be able to log into your account and click on “Meal Plan” in the bottom navigation bar of the app. There, you'll have access to each day's meals as well as each week's shopping list.

tracking food from a smartphone based on a meal plan by MyPlate Calorie Tracking app as part of the STRONGER Challenge
Tracking is easy with MyPlate. (Image: LIVESTRONG.COM)

3. For each meal and snack, track your calories by clicking the check mark next to each food or recipe. If you need to deviate from the meal plan, you can also enter foods manually from the “Track” tab on the bottom navigation. Just search for your food and click the “I Ate This” button. Also be sure to track your water intake from the “Track” tab.

4. Print out the STRONGER Challenge workout calendar and and follow along with each day's free workout video.

8-week stronger workout calendar
Here's your workout roadmap. (Image: Gracie Wilson/LIVESTRONG.COM)

5. Track the STRONGER workouts in MyPlate. On the app's main page, click Exercise then search STRONGER. All of the workouts will be listed below. Select the one you performed that day.

6. Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation! You can also join the conversation in our community boards in the app ("Community" on the bottom navigation) and on desktop.

7. Do the workouts with us, cross them off the calendar and post about it in the Facebook group. We're cheering for you!

Readers — Are you joining us for the 8-week STRONGER Challenge? What do you think of the STRONGER workouts? Have you taken a look at the meal plan yet? Are you having any trouble accessing and using either of them? Have you ever done a fitness challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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