Here is the introduction to this challenge if you’d like.
Seven days ago, I started this insane challenge and today, I have completed it. I wrote down all that I felt every single day so that you guys have complete idea of what happened. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to measure my weight, but the rest is mentioned below.
Let’s get straight into it!
DAY 1: I woke up at 10 AM. My first 100 Jumping Jacks were at 10:30. My feet burned, and since I was feeling bulky, it felt a bit hard to accomplish it all. But to be very honest, I felt very awake and pumped up after those 100 jumping jacks. Then I did 50 jumping jacks at 11 AM to balance everything out. And then the pattern formed: “100 Jumping Jacks at every hour.” So, one at 12, then at 1, then 2, then 3, and so on.
I missed my timings the first few times and couldn’t do the jumping jacks at the exact time (but I did it later, like, after 10 to 20 minutes of the assigned time), so I put on alarm for every hour. Yes. I did that. It worked.
Time flies. I blink my eyes and one hour is gone. WTF?
I feel the burn.
DAY 2: I woke up sore and I didn’t know if I could continue this. But when I started the routine, the tiredness worn off and I felt okay. But that was only when I worked out. When I was relaxing, I felt sore and uneasy.
DAY 3: I hate this. I don’t like it. It makes me feel better about myself and all that jazz, but it’s very annoying. And I’m hurting. But, you know what, I think this is because I’m not used to it.
However I do see a difference in my body and I actually feel more pumped up and relaxed. But I still hate it.
DAY4: I didn’t feel as sore as I was when I woke up. My body is getting used to the abuse. Just kidding. I’m actually tired from all that jumping jacks every single hour, so today was kind of a break. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t take a break on purpose. I had to be somewhere so the whole day was spent out of the comfort of my home, so I wasn’t going to start jumping like a maniac every hour in front of people. So, that’s that. I got like 300 jumping jacks out of the day. *Pouts* Moving on.
DAY 5: It’s Monday and I have to be at the university by 9:30 AM. I woke up at 6:30. I will get about 200 jumping jacks out of the time I have before I have to go, because I gotta get ready and leave. Wouldn’t be able to get any work done there, so when I come back I will make sure to update you guys!
I’m back and I worked out. I’m tired, and I feel sick.
DAY 6: I didn’t get around to doing the jumping jacks. I just didn’t do it. I had my exams coming, and had to study, I just didn’t do it. I felt bulky and uneasy.
DAY 7: I didn’t do it again. I don’t know how I feel.
I got at least 700-1000 jumping jacks everyday. Whenever I did this, the inner arch of my feet hurt the most, and so did my calves, my right axilla and right shoulder.
I didn’t like it. It felt like I was being punished for something, and I’m not even kidding. I didn’t feel good about myself at all. I didn’t feel healthy. If anything, I felt more tired. I was hurting and I didn’t want to do it anymore. I think working out once has given me better results than this. This was a fail for me.
In university my feet hurt whenever I walked. They weren’t sore. They hurt. All in all, it was not a good experience for me. I even felt sick at times.
We shouldn’t push our bodies way over our comfort zone. A little at a time, I would say. I have learned one thing. It’s okay to fail.
WILL I CONTINUE:
No. I will not.
What do you want me to do for next month’s 7 day challenge? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you guys.
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