Randy couldn’t make my Sunday morning session and asked if we could train on Monday instead. I was relieved – partly because I was so tired from the weekend and partly because it would give me a chance to do my own cardio on Sunday morning.
I was up early on Sunday and after three cups of tea and a banana I decided I couldn’t put it off any longer. I went to the gym and told myself I’d do 30 minutes on the treadmill, alternating running and walking. I got to 3.45 km in 30 minutes which was much better than my last attempt a couple of weeks ago – but to be fair I walked that entire time. I did some lower body exercises and then decided to sit outside for a bit while I finished my water.
I had my Monday session with Randy after my Arabic class. I did my 5 minutes on the cross-trainer and then did the following circuit:
- Single leg press x 15 on each side
- Ladder (stepping in/out one way, jumping in/out on the way back) x 6 lengths
- Push-ups x 12
Funnily enough, when I was at the gym on Sunday I thought that it had been a while since I’d done push-ups – and there they were, back on the menu! I did that circuit three times and then did another 3 minutes on the cross-trainer.
The second circuit consisted of:
- Alternating knee-ins x 15 on each side
- Crunches combined with alternating leg lifts x 15 on each side
- Side plank x 30 seconds on each side
- V-sit x 30 seconds
I did that circuit three times and then Randy stretched me. I knew my abs would ache for days after that.
I had my second session with Randy on Thursday morning. The weather was fantastic so we did the entire session outdoors (apart from my 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer). The first circuit consisted of:
- Suicide run
- Burpees x 10
- Plank x 45 seconds
I did that three times and then did the following abs circuit:
- Sit-ups x 15
- Combined abdominal leg raises/scissors x 15
- Toe touches x 15
I did that circuit twice and had a short break before starting the final circuit:
- Ladder (cross country skier at 2:35) x 4 lengths
- Opposite arm and leg lift x 10 on each side
- Walking lunges x 6 on each side
Randy was really impressed with how easily I did that ladder exercise! I did that circuit three times and then Randy stretched me. It was nice to have the whole session outdoors but it was a tough one.
Low point of the week? Not getting to the gym at the weekend – it was so hectic and I was just too tired.
High point of the week? I suppose getting to the gym on my own on Sunday was a good thing!
Weight loss? None! It’s still going up.
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