The final few

Sunday was a public holiday here in the UAE so I didn’t have my usual training session with Randy. I didn’t work out either as I was quite tired from a couple of late nights over the long weekend.

On Monday I went back to the gym. I was on the treadmill for 20 minutes and managed to do 2.5 km. I thought that was OK after a month of not doing very much! I think it will take me a while to get back up to 5 km though.

I did 20 minutes on Tuesday as well – and managed 2.5 km again.

I had a session with Randy on Wednesday morning – I did my 5 minutes on the cross-trainer while he set up the TRX equipment outside by the pool.

The first circuit consisted of:

  • Twist-ups combined with a squat x 12
  • Tricep extensions x 15
  • Squats x 15

I did that circuit three times followed by 3 minutes on the cross-trainer.

We stayed in the gym for the rest of the session.

The second circuit consisted three sets of:

Dead lift combined with an upright row (6-kg weights) x 15

Chest press (with two 10-lb dumbbells) x 15

Walking lunges x 2 lengths of the gym

Incline sit-ups x 20

I did another 3 minutes on the cross-trainer after that and then got down on the exercise mat. I did 20 Russian twists (10 on each side), another abdominal exercise and some hip/thigh exercises. Randy then stretched out my lower body and I was done for the day.

I didn’t work out the rest of the week but my triceps, abs and hamstrings were aching for three days after that training session! My knees were also a little achey after the twist-ups using the TRX equipment.

High points of the week? Getting back to the gym and on the treadmill.

Low points of the week? I don’t think there were any. Oh, maybe drinking too much over the weekend. Oops.

Weight loss? I hit an all-time low this week taking my total weight loss to 20.5 kg (45 lbs)!

Alcohol

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