Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

I had a Sunday session with Randy.

I started with 5 minutes on the cross-trainer and spent the first half of the session doing a few rounds of boxing: jabs, hooks, upper cuts, kicks. All of them separately and then combining them. The last round we did was four alternating jabs and two kicks – 15 times on each side. It was exhausting!

I took a water break and then did the following circuit:

  • Fly press (3-kg weights) x 15
  • Leg press x 15
  • Squats x 15
  • Tricep pullover/extension combination (3-kg weights) x 12
  • Abdominal leg raises x 15

I did that circuit three times and my session was over! Randy stretched out my lower body and I was done.

I had my yoga class on Monday morning. We mostly do the same things each week but this week was the first time I was able to get into a reclining twist. I’m not sure what it’s really called so here’s a photo.


It has taken me months to be able to get my knee to touch the floor. Even with my shoulder off the ground, my knee was nowhere near the floor. I should probably say that my shoulder still isn’t on the ground but at least my knee is. Hopefully the rest will follow but considering it took me two years to be able to get into child’s pose, I’m not expecting this to happen any time soon!

I didn’t go back to the gym for the rest of the week – I was supposed to have a session with Randy on Wednesday morning but I woke up feeling rather queasy and so I cancelled. I left for Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday for a friend’s wedding. It was a heavy few days – drinking champagne and dancing till at least 6am for four nights. Crazy stuff!

Low point of the week? Drinking far too much – in fact I think I need a new liver!

High point of the week? Being able to get my knee on the floor while in that pose I mention above.

Weight loss? Again, I’ve been mostly 69 kg all week…


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