I Jumped Rope for 7 Days and This is What Happened

Merve Yılmaz
5 min readJan 25, 2023

The 7-day jumping rope challenge is a program that involves jumping rope 1000 times each day for seven consecutive days.

This challenge will help to push your limits, as jumping 1000 times a day can be quite challenging. Jumping rope is such an exercise that can be done almost anywhere with minimal equipment, making it a convenient and accessible form of exercise for people of all fitness levels.

Before sharing my results from the 7-day jump rope, I want to explain how I came to start this short challenge. As 2022 came to a close, I stopped working out because I thought that the new year would be the perfect time to start fresh. I wanted to wait until my “new life” began before getting back into working out.

However, as the new year began, not much actually changed in my life. I had resolutions and plans for the year, but taking responsibility for my goals was hard. I can’t quite explain the reasons behind my inertia, but I just didn’t feel like doing much. But I was determined not to let my dreams go without a fight. So, I wrote this article 9 days ago and started jumping rope.

Day-by-Day Breakdown

Day 1: It took me 18 minutes to complete the 1000 jumps. I couldn’t make it all 1000 in just one set. Instead, I jumped around 60 times in each set and completed 1000 jumps in total. Between each set, I only stopped for 5–10 seconds for a quick breath. It was definitely a tough start, but I felt accomplished once I finished.

Day 2: I pushed myself to jump 100 times in each set, and was able to complete the 1000 jumps in 16 minutes. It was a bit easier than the first day, but my legs were still sore. I started walking 20 minutes after jumping rope

Day 3: I jumped 100 times in each set, and it also took me 16 minutes to complete the 1000 jumps. I started to feel the burn in my legs and arms, but I was determined to keep going.

Day 4: I attempted to jump 150 times in each set, but I found myself needing to take a break after 150 jumps. It took me 16 minutes to complete the 1000 jumps.

Day 5: I was feeling stronger and I jumped 100 times in each set. But I reduced the time between breaks. It took me 14 minutes to complete the 1000 jumps.

Day 6: I was feeling confident and attempted to jump 200 times in each set. I was able to complete the 1000 jumps in 14 minutes, with only a short break after jumps.

Day 7: On the final day of the challenge, I was feeling strong and determined. I was able to jump 200 times in each set, and it took me only 14 minutes to complete the 1000 jumps. I felt like I had accomplished something big and it was a great feeling.

Challenges and Solutions

One of the biggest challenges I faced during the 7-day jump rope challenge was finding the time to complete it. After coming home from a long day of work, it can be easy to fall into the trap of lounging on the couch and vegging out in front of the TV. But I found that if I could just push myself to get up and start jumping, the rest of the challenge was much more manageable.

Another obstacle I encountered was dealing with the soreness and fatigue that comes with any new workout routine. Jumping rope is a high-impact exercise that can take a toll on your legs and arms, especially if you’re not used to it. But I found that by stretching properly before and after each session, I was able to minimize the soreness and fatigue.

The biggest motivation that kept me going was the fact that the challenge only took 15 minutes a day. It’s nothing in comparison to the benefits that it brings. And if you think about the benefits it brings to your body and mind, it’s a small price to pay.

Results

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I am thrilled to share the results of my 7-day jump rope challenge with you. To be honest, even though I was motivated , I never expected to see such results in myself.

It took me around 15 minutes to complete 1000 jumps and I was able to burn around 120 calories. Additionally, after finishing the jumping rope, I would go for a walk for at least 20 minutes, and try to spend 30 minutes per day moving my body in total.

Throughout the challenge, I was able to lose 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) and slim down my waist by 3 cm (1.2 inches). My thighs also slimmed down by 2 cm (0.8 inches) and my calves by 1 cm (0.4 inches).

The 7-day jump rope challenge not only helped me achieve physical results, but also left me feeling energized and positive. The weight loss and inches lost in such a short period of time were a pleasant surprise, and it has motivated me to take on an even bigger challenge.

I have decided to take my challenge to the next level and continue jump roping for a month! Today is my eleventh day, and I am excited to see the progress that I will make over a longer period of time. I am determined to push myself to reach even greater results.

If you find yourself in a similar situation as me and are in need of a push, perhaps this article is a sign for you. I hope that my experience can inspire others to take on their own jump rope challenge and see the benefits for themselves.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve your cardiovascular health, or simply boost your overall well-being, jumping rope is a simple yet effective exercise that can help you achieve your goals. Take care of yourself and remember that every small step counts. Until next time, keep pushing yourself and you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve.

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Merve Yılmaz

• UX Designer •Istanbul Technical University •Top writer in Self Improvement, Health, Life Lessons & Life.