The final few

I’ve been tired this week and was very tempted to cancel my sessions with Randy but knew that I’d feel better after each session!

On Sunday I did my 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer and we began the first circuit:

  • Kettlebell swings x 20
  • Step-ups on to a bench with 3-kg weights x 10 on each side
  • Alternate knee to elbow x 10 on each side
  • Reverse crunches x 20
  • Rest

I did that circuit three times and then hopped back on the cross-trainer for another 3 minutes.

The second half of our session was spent boxing! Randy brought boxing gloves and pads and we started with basic punches, hooks and uppercuts. He set his timer for 3-minute sessions and we began. Boxing reminds me of choreography. Right punch, left hook, right uppercut, left punch, and so on. We did variations of that a few times and then moved on to the legs – roundhouse kicks and knee strikes. Right hook, left uppercut, right knee strike, right roundhouse kick, and then the same on the other side. It was exhausting but it was a good workout!

I did some stretches after that and wondered if I’d be able to move my arms the next day.

I had yoga on Monday. Nothing new to report there. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my body didn’t ache as much as I thought it might after the boxing.

I had my second session with Randy on Wednesday. I’m so used to having the gym to myself so I was surprised to find another guy in there with his radio on. I got on the cross-trainer for my 5-minute warm-up.

The first circuit consisted of:

  • Kettlebell (6 kg) swings x 20
  • Squat combined with a shoulder press using 3-kg weights x 15
  • Plank reaching out with alternate hands x 10 on each side
  • Reverse curls x 20

I did that circuit three times. The plank exercise was actually supposed to be moving from an elbow plank to a full plank and back down again 10 times. I did it twice but my right wrist couldn’t take the pressure so Randy switched the exercise.

I did 3 minutes on the cross-trainer. The second circuit consisted of:

  • One-armed kettlebell swings (6 kg) x 15 on each side
  • Alternating lunges combined with bicep curls using 3-kg weights x 10 on each side
  • Wall squat combined with lateral fly using 3-lb weights x 30 seconds
  • Sit-ups x 15

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 during the week. I’ve just been very unmotivated.

Low point of the week? I’m still eating Galaxy bars – I don’t know why I can’t seem to stop.

High point of the week? I can’t think of anything!

Weight loss? My weight fluctuated a lot over the week (it can go up or down by more than 1 kg from day to day sometimes!) but in the end it remained the same.

2012

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