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30 Days Exercising Challenge – Day 3

Day 3 went a little better than day 2, I was able to wake up at 6 AM, pretty energetic. Weight: 93.7 kilos.

Morning workout

  • 6 Surya Namaskara
  • 1 rep 15 pushups
  • 1 rep 30 abs
  • 1 rep 15 pushups
  • 17 minutes on the stepper

Heart rate was 122-124 for the first 7 minutes, then 130-134 for the rest of 10 minutes, never up than 137.

Exercising time 24 minutes.

Afternoon Workout

  • 1 rep 30 abs
  • 2 rep 15 pushups
  • 17 minutes on the stepper

Heart rate never got higher than 145, half of the time at 137, even if I tried some “sprints” or accelereations. After the stepper I closed with:

  • 1 rep 30 abs
  • 1 rep 15 pushups

Exercising time: 28 minutes.

Total exercising time: 52 minutes.

Totla exercise:

  • 75 pushups
  • 60 abs
  • 34 minutes on the stepper

Overall, I felt extremely good, but in the evening my whole body started to cry at me. I couldn’t find any position on the couch without some pain in some of my muscle. Fortunately, when I went to sleep everything vaporized and slept like a baby.

Some of the people reading this blog are already doing their own exercising challenge and I think this is wonderful. I really look forward to share some results and impressions after this period. But if you feel there’s something you want to share about it, feel free to do it right now, in the comments.



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The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?”

And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.

Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all.

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. The aching will go away soon. 😉

    For my bodybuilding efforts I’m constantly feeling aching muscles, and I got used to it and already like it. In a weird way it feels good now. I think that’s another interesting fact about how the human body adapts to progress.
    .-= Carsten´s last blog ..Zurück zu PITT =-.

    1. Already feeling better. I think I can imagine how this can become pleasant at some point 😉 Speaking of body adjustment, in the 4th day while running on the stepper I noticed that my heart rate barely touched 140 , stayed ad 137 almost all the time. I think I’ll have to increase something soon, in the stepper difficulty, or maybe trying to do some intervals… 🙂

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