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Getting Fit: Week 1

This year I set myself a challenge to get fit. For the first three months, I'm working out bodyweight and interval training, on alternate days. My first milestone, due in April, is to fit well into my pink dress.

This week I only did bodyweight training. I wasn't sure what to do on my own so I decided to just follow the beginner bodyweight training model. I plan to start interval training when I get to Switzerland next week.

The most interesting thing about this model is that it's short and keeps me entertained. Maybe I'll keep at it!


I just followed the schedule and I discovered a few things:
- I'm not sure I'm doing squats right, they're just too easy
- lunges are easy as well but I'm pretty sure I'm doing those correctly


I thought I'd get the worst muscle ache after the workout on Monday but I was fine on Tuesday. Out really hit me on Wednesday morning and I spent all day limping from meeting to meeting.

I read a post and watched a video on how to do squats and it looks I'm doing them right.  I also realized I need to learn how to stretch. That should be a priority before the next session.


I did not get more muscle soreness after the Wednesday workout, which might imply it was too easy. Actually got around to watching the video in the beginner class and it turns out you need to do the circuit 3 times! Oh well, this is going to get harder... I'm also doing planks incorrectly, go figure.

Someone was in the room I was exercising in by myself on Friday so instead of doing the body workout I went and did 20 minutes of intervals. Not the best thing in the world, but oh well... it will come in handy in the end, and doing something is better than doing nothing.

PS tomorrow - a post about a craftsy class!


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