Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fitness challenge

Hi folks,
I am going to start a six month fitness program and you are invited to join me on this journey. I'm still trying to decide what the end goal should be. It should be challenging enough to need six months worth of effort, but not so hard that it leads to injuries. Do any of you have ideas for me?

One thing that might work well for me is to do several four to six week mini challenges. The reason is that a six week period is long enough to see some positive results while still being short enough to stay interested in the fitness routine. In the past I have found that I get bored easily and have to change my workout every month or so. Having several short goals that eventually lead to successfully completing a major fitness goal would be a practical solution to fight boredom.

Fitness is more important to me than weight loss. While I do have a few pounds that could usefully be converted from fat to muscle, weight is not a big issue for me. My goal is to increase energy, feel better during the day and sleep soundly at night. I would also like to improve my flexibility and conditioning.

There are some good fitness ideas on the Men's Health Magazine website. The core workouts look challenging and should produce some amazing results. The speed and plyometric workouts are also challenging and look quite interesting. The website has several interviews with athletes who give fitness tips that are designed to improve speed and agility. I am in the process of reading through the fitness tips and this weekend I will design a workout for myself that will keep me engaged until my trip starts next month.

Please let me know if you have any good fitness websites to visit. I would also love to have some workout partners. If you are interested send me a comment or an email and we'll get started.

1 comment:

Chris said...

thanks for posting your workout info... you are my inspiration!