As a personal trainer, exercise is really important to me but I still find it difficult to make it to the gym or stick to a routine. Enter The 30 Day Challenge. I designed a 30 day, step-by-step workout program and decided to test it on myself.
I am on day 5 today, which is a core workout, and it was pretty tough. The previous workouts were strength training, two squat and pushup workouts, and a total body workout. Each of these are challenging in their own way, but what I like about this challenge is how I can adjust the level of difficulty.
It reminds me of playing video games when I was younger. I would start at the rookie or novice level and then work my way up to the expert or superstar level (Thanks NBA 2K). As I got more and more skilled with the game and could beat the computer more easily, I would challenge myself by raising the difficulty level to all-star or expert.
These workouts are the same way. I can add more reps in the 60 seconds I have, lessen the rest a little, add weight, add rounds, etc. These changes are great because they allow me to push myself in different ways each time and improve as I go.
As far as my “level” I would say I am at “rookie” today but hoping to move to a “starter” and beyond next week!