First, sorry for my long absence… I really have a guilty conscience!
On my facebook page I gave from time to time a small vital sign.
With these words, I promise for post more regularly!!
Regarding a very stressful time of my study (I do this via distance learning) my sport workload came to a standstill. My daily routine was like a rat in a hamster wheel: After coming home from the office late in the evening I learnt rd. about 3 hours before going to bed. Almost every weekend I have had a another course and test of different study modules. I hadn´t have a real worklife-balance!!
This resulted in passing my first targeted cornerstone: the 10K Run on May 5. I didn´t feel fit and ready for this challenge. Sorry!
Last weekend – when I was in Munich for doing a test – my level of stress was so high, that I decided for stopping learning and going to the gym.
And… that felt soooo good! How I missed that… On the next day I felt a little muscle sore and grin about feeling my body again!
Whereby my absence of any exercise for rd. about 5 weeks I´m sorry to have to tell you, that I have to abort this year´s Beachbody Challenge.
But that doesn´t mean, that I wouldn’t do any kind of sport.
As some of my reader already know, that I´ll be at the East coast of the States for 3 Weeks in October, I have set my next goal:
Being in shape for Boston and New York!
That´s exactly 20 weeks (rd. 140 days) from now and I´m looking for an intense exercise plan with fast results. GET GOING!!!
In this timespace there is my next cornerstone involved: 10K on Sept 29th.
I decided to do a mixture of Beachbody´s P90X and Insanity program (I have both DVD-Sets at home for years,…unused!!) and doing also some Freeletics, Running and Weight Training at the gym. Before entering the plane I´ll show you the traditional before-after pics!!!
The core of Freeletics is a set of predefined high-intensity workouts. All workouts are bodyweight only. You always do them as fast as you can. They only take between 5 and 45min. Parks, sports fields, gyms and the like are well suited. However, you can do most workouts at home as well. For some no equipment is required, for others a pull-up bar, a wall or some sort of running track. Also, Freeletics can be trained both alone and in a group. The high intensity leads to impressive results despite significantly reduced workout times. Also, you only need your bodyweight. That means you can work out efficiently anywhere and with little time. (here is the link to the facebook page: >click<)
But that´s only one side of the coin of success. As you know, besides exercise the right nutrition is also essential to have a successful body transformation.
Since November 2012 I eat (either more or less) clean - sometimes with low-carb, sometimes without.
I try to eat rd. about 5 meals and drink at least 2,5 liters (0,6-0,8 gallons). But unfortunately I didn´t drop any pound - it´s fluctuate between -1,5 kg (- 3 lbs) and +1,5 kg (+ 3 lbs)...no matter if I do sports or not. Therefore I´ll do more sport to kick my metabolism.
I´ll post in the next day a typical daily meal plan (including some pics and recipes).
Stay tuned and healthy!!!