stretching

Friday is the one year anniversary of The Kim Challenge.  A whole year of challenging myself to be healthy without being crazy.  I started this blog doing the three month Self Challenge and a year later I’m starting a new challenge.  This time around I’m making the rules.   I don’t need magazine diet advice and workouts on perforated paper to motivate me.  My motivation this time around is improving my fitness level in accordance with my own personal fitness goals.   Sometimes I have to laugh at myself that I wait around for the world at large to tell me what changes I should make, and that’s just silly, if I have goals I want to achieve there’s no one better to organize a challenge to focus on those goals than I am.

Starting March 1 (the day I return from Israel) I start my challenge.  The challenge will last for three months. Each month I’ll set new and slightly harder fitness goals that will lead me to my ultimate goal to be a stretchy, running outside, strong core-d rock star.

Month One Kim Challenge:

Week 1

  • Three runs.  1-20 minute outdoor run. 2-40 minute indoor run on .5% incline.
  • 2 Core focused classes, either Pilates or Abs.
  • 2 Yoga Classes.  Minimum of 5 minutes of stretching post aerobic workout.

Week 2

  • Three runs.  1-20 minute outdoor run. 2-40 minute indoor run on 1% incline.
  • 2 Core focused classes, either Pilates or Abs.
  • 2 Yoga Classes.  Minimum of 5 minutes of stretching post aerobic workout.

Week 3

  • Three runs.  1-25 minute outdoor run. 2-40 minute indoor run on 1% incline.
  • 2 Core focused classes, either Pilates or Abs.
  • 2 Yoga Classes.  Minimum of 5 minutes of stretching post aerobic workout.

Week 4

  • Three runs.  1-25 minute outdoor run. 2-40 minute indoor run on 1% incline.
  • 2 Core focused classes, either Pilates or Abs.
  • 2 Yoga Classes (or DVDs).  Minimum of 5 minutes of stretching post aerobic workout.

So there it is.  Nothing extreme.  Nothing I can’t handle.  Month one is about easing myself into a new style of working out.  Sometimes the hardest part is creating a new routine, and month one is about shaking up my fitness bubble and creating a new routine.  If you have fitness goals you’d like to organize a personalized challenge around and keep us posted on over the next three-months post your personalized plan below.  If you’re taking part in this years Self Challenge, write in and keep us posted on your progress.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got see if I can touch my toes.