I like to set myself ambitious goals – whether it’s at work, in my every day life or when it comes to my fitness level and workout routine. It feels good pushing yourself to the limit and to go even beyond your own limitations. Am I afraid to fail? Sometimes, but these are exactly the moments you learn most from so that I don’t have any regrets.
Regarding my workout, I am an adrenaline junkie that loves the extra kick, the adventure, the rush! I have never been the yoga type ’cause I got way too much energy – sometimes I am even restless so that I have to force myself to relax… which I do regularly!
This time I set myself a pretty ambitious goal: I want to run a half-marathon. For me it is huge, since I have been dealing with some health issues for quite some time, but I am glad that I fully recovered and am now back on track. However, I do have severe asthma which gets pretty bad during the allergy season, which makes this goal pretty tough for me. But together with my respiratory physician and the right medication, I’ll be able to manage it – at least I hope so. I might run as slow as a turtle sometimes, but I learned to no longer care about this aspect – for me personally, it would be a huge success to actually just be able to join a race and to cross the finish line.
And this is the reason why I started this new editorial series: my personal 12 week fitness challenge hoping to reach my personal goal. Why do I share it on my blog? Well, there are several reasons. First of all: self-control, focussing on the one thing without cheating. Second of all: trying to encourage others, sharing my personal experience, showing that despite your own limitations – whether it’s health issues or whatsoever – you can actually make something happen, for the better; feeling good and healthy. – Alright, and just a liiiiiiiiittle side effect: I wanna look smokin’ hot in a bikini this summer. :D
So, from now on, each week I will share my training plan with you including the results, my challenges etc.
My running routine:
My workout routine:
Monday: 70 sec plank, 30 tricep dips, 30 mountain climbers, 30 bicycle crunches
Tuesday: 35 jumping jacks, 35 burpees, 35 high knees
Wednesday: 35 bridges, 35 squats, 35 lunges
Thursday: 45 minutes swimming, 30 bicycle crunches, 20 sec side planks, 30 normal crunches
Friday: 80 sec plank, 40 tricep dips, 40 mountain climbers
Saturday: 40 bridges, 40 squats, 40 lunges
We’ll see how well it goes. :-)
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