First of all, the feed-back from the initial post announcing that I’mÂ going to start a 30 days exercising challenge was fantastic. To be honest, I didn’t see it coming. Thanks everybody for your tips, suggestions and precious advice. It seems that I really have to go through this, now that almost everyone is watching 🙂
Now, the first day wasn’t spectacular, apart from the initial, usual enthusiasm. I think I spent more time moderating and answering comments on my blog than actually exercising. Which, of course, is not a bad thing at all.
Since I don’t have a yet a body fat checker I will just note my weight, which was 93.6 kg.
Wake up at 6:30. Before starting to exercise I had 4 series of Surya Namaskara, or sun salutation. After that I had 15 minutes on the stepper, set up at 5 (more on the stepper a little bit later). After that, I had a 15 pushups session. That was all.
I started to exercise around 7:30 PM. Had another session of 15 minutes on the stepper, followed by two reps of 15 pushups each, with less than a minute pause between them. During the 15 minutes session on the stepper my heart rate went to 148-150 after the first 4 minutes and remained there until I finished.
Total exercising time: 35 minutes.
My stepper is Kettler verso 107. It’s an entry level device, but it does the trick for me. It has 7 difficulty levels, and I usually work at 5. It does have a heart monitor but it doesn’t have any programs so I just set up the main exercising time and start running.
After the first day I felt good, especially in the morning, a lot of endorphins running through my body.Â I write this the morning after, of course, and I do start to feel a little bit tired and a small ache in my upper back. I usually get that after I start doing pushups, until my muscle pick up. Today’s morning was a little bit compromised, so to speak, so I will have to move my exercise session in the evening.
As usual, feel free to post in the comments your own fitness routine.