The final few

I had my usual Sunday morning session with Randy. I started with a warm-up on the cross-trainer and then we went outside to use the TRX equipment. I did three sets of the following:

  • Pull-ups x 15
  • Chest press x 15
  • Squats x 15
  • Running sideways x 1 minute
  • Rest

It wasn’t too bad although I felt like I was doing the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance when I was running sideways around the pool and hoped nobody was watching me from upstairs!

I did 3 minutes on the cross-trainer and then did the second circuit. It consisted of 40 seconds of an exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest:

  • High-knee jogging on the spot
  • Lunges combined with shoulder press (40 seconds on each side)
  • Burpees
  • Plank

It was a tough circuit and I only just managed to hold myself in the plank position for 40 seconds.

I did another 3 minutes on the cross-trainer and then Randy stretched out my lower body. I was done!

I didn’t work out again until my Wednesday session with Randy. I started with my usual 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer and then began the following circuit:

  • Step-ups on to a bench combined with a shoulder press with 3-kg weights x 10 on each side
  • Kettlebell swings x 45 seconds
  • T-planks x 15 on each side
  • Plank x 45 seconds
  • Rest

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

The second circuit consisted of:

  • Fly press with 3-kg weights x 15
  • Leg press x 15
  • Tricep extensions x 15
  • Abdominal crunch held for 45 seconds
  • Rest

I did some stretches after that and I was done for the day.

And that was all I did this week.

Low points of the week? I’ve been eating badly this week – and a lot of bread: peanut butter on toast every morning, houmous and bread regularly. This needs to change!

High points of the week? Going out on Saturday night, meeting loads of friends from London and Lagos I hadn’t seen in a while, and seeing their reactions to my weight loss. That is something I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of!

Weight loss? None – weight gain! I’ve put on about 2 kg in December. Bring on January and I’ll get rid of it…

Cheesecake

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