Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

The final few

on March 4, 2013

I got back from London on a Wednesday and didn’t have my first session with Randy until Sunday morning. I was actually so exhausted after London I could have slept for about three days but had loads of work to catch up on! After 12 days of eating and drinking my way through London, getting back to the gym was difficult. And I’d put on a couple of kilos in London as well. Dammit!

Anyway, back to my session with Randy. I started with my usual 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer and went on to this circuit:

  • Alternating knee-ins to elbow x 15
  • Alternating high kicks x 15
  • Crunches x 20
  • Plank – alternating leg and arm raises

The plank was the hardest and by the third set my right wrist was aching.

I did 3 minutes on the cross-trainer and then did this circuit three times:

  • Lateral pulldown x 15
  • Chest press (10 lb weights) x 20
  • Squats x 15
  • Tricep dips x 12

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

I had a yoga class on Monday – but nothing new to report there.

I was supposed to have a session with Randy on Wednesday but ended up cancelling it. I was feeling so lazy and unmotivated. I didn’t even work out again for the rest of the week.

I was quite careful about what I was eating though. I decided to ease up on the carbs and be sensible about my food.

The following week I skipped my Sunday session with Randy – again, I wasn’t in the mood. I did have a session on Wednesday though.

After a 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer, we went outside for  TRX circuit:

  • Pull-ups x 15
  • Push-ups x 15
  • Squats x 15
  • Running sideways x 5 lengths

We went back inside after three sets of that and I did 3 minutes on the cross-trainer.

Then I began the next circuit:

  • Seated row x 15
  • Incline chest press (10-lb weights) x 15
  • Alternating back lunges x 10 on each side
  • Jumping jacks x 30 seconds

And then came three sets of abs exercises:

  • Full sit-ups x 20
  • Leg raises x 20
  • Double crunches x 20

I knew I was going to be sore after that! Sure enough, even 3 days later my abs hurt if I sneezed!

Low point of the fortnight? Being unmotivated and cancelling sessions with Randy.

High point of the week? Eating sensibly.

Weight loss? I actually lost 2 kg during this fortnight so I was back to my pre-London weight. I still have about 5-8 kg to go though.

2012.10.05 Extra 10 lbs

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