It’s been four weeks now, since I started this 12 week fitness challenge so that it’s about time for a little résumé. Since I received many emails regarding my fitness challenge, I decided to do my four week résumé in form of a Q&A including the questions you asked me.
Why did I do this challenge?
Well, I actually answered this one in my first article. 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. I’ve always been an adrenaline junkie, I am into sports and just love to set myself ambitious goals – that is just who I am. So, for me this challenge is all about getting fit again, getting back on track to live a long, healthy life.
How do you all manage it on top of your busy work schedule?
I have to admit, it’s pretty tough and it takes a lot of willpower, positive energy and discipline. So this challenge is actually pretty good to work on my soft skills as well and so far, it’s been working out just great. I haven’t felt this awesome in a VERY long time, got much more energy, am all balanced and just happy! :-)
How much weight have you lost so far?
This challenge was not about losing a lot of weight or trying to fit into a size zero – as I mentioned before, my main focus is on becoming as fit as a fiddle again. I also don’t wanna build up too many muscles, since I just love my feminine curves. However, since I do a lot of strength training exercises and do build up some long, lean muscles, my weight changes weekly. So, right now, I might have lost 2-3 kg in four weeks and I am not planning on losing much more weight.
What is your dress size, will you post a before and after picture? What are your measurements?
Before I started with my routine I had a German dress size 34/36 (US size 2-4, UK 8-10) – now it’s more like a 34, except when clothes have a very tight fit, then I still need a size 36. Unfortunately, my cup size did not shrink, but I guess, I just have to live with the fact that I don’t have small boobs. So, I am pretty normal! :D
I am honestly not sure, if I wanna share my measurements with you, since for me, it is pretty personal. I don’t even share bikini photos of me – I guess this is where my traditional views are more present. For me, this is just something I share with VERY close friends or a partner – I don’t want everyone to see me half-naked. But, that’s just me. So, for now, my dress size should be enough – and since I am not very tall (166 cm), you can figure out the rest for yourself. ;-)
Regarding these before and after pictures, I am not really a huge fan of these, either. Of course there are days where I don’t like special parts of my body and think that I should tone them more often, but generally I feel very comfortable about myself. But in the beginning of my new workout routine, 4-6 weeks ago, I did have some problems getting long, lean muscles. Before I consulted with a personal trainer and my doctor, I built up very bulky muscles, which I just did not like at all. My workout routine was just way too intense so that I also had many problems with water retention.
So, here you can see a LIIIITTLE progress…
Did you change your diet?
Not so much. I’ve been living a healthy lifestyle for quite a while now and since I have many food allergies, I pay a lot of attention to nutrition, healthy diets and stuff. The only thing I noticed is that sometimes I am craving meat – especially after a tough workout. Then I just have to eat some chicken. I guess, my vegan phase is currently on pause. :D
So, I hope this answers most of your questions. I still have a long way to go. Over the next 3-4 weeks I will test different running shoes, work on my running routine and technique and got a lot of personal training coming up to get all ready for my first 10k race. #exciting
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