Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

I had my usual Sunday morning session with Trevor. My back felt much better than the week before but we thought it would be wise to take it easy for a few more days instead of going straight back into a torturous routine (my words, not Trevor’s). I did my 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer and did some walking on the treadmill. I used various weights machines, again taking precautions for my back. It was still a tough session!

On Thursday, we took it up a notch again. I did 5 minutes on the cross-trainer as a warm-up and then moved onto a cardio/weights circuit:

  • Treadmill x 2 minutes (1 min at 5km/h, 1 min at 7 km/h)
  • Tricep dips x 20
  • Treadmill x 2 minutes (1 min at 5km/h, 1 min at 7 km/h)
  • Mountain climbers x 20
  • Treadmill x 2.5 minutes (1 min at 5km/h, 1.5 min at 7 km/h)
  • Seated upright row x 20
  • Treadmill x 3.5 minutes (1 min at 5km/h, 2.5 min at 7 km/h)
  • Squats x 20
  • Treadmill x 4.5 minutes (1 min at 5km/h, 3.5 min at 7 km/h)
  • Alternating lunges x 20

After that, we did some boxing. We started with straightforward jabs – right, left, right, left. When I started ‘boxing’ Trevor tried to suppress his laughter. ‘What’s so funny?’ I asked, not sure if I wanted to hear the answer. His reply? ‘You just reminded me of one of those dancing show ponies.’

Excuse me? Did he just compare me to a horse??

‘Not a horse. You know, those dancing ponies with their elegant choreography.’

So I punched him in the face.

OK, I didn’t. But I did punch harder and tried not to be so ‘graceful’.

Jabs, hooks and uppercuts – and a combination of the three that seemed to go on for a very long time.

And finally I was done. I took off the sweaty gloves, did some stretching and that was my session over. That’s 20 sessions with Trevor done already!

Low point of the week? I ate a lot during the week – I was out for almost every meal and on Wednesday I was out for breakfast lunch and dinner. But I did manage to stay away from bread all week.

High point of the week? Discovering I could jog (slowly) for 3.5 minutes. Who knew??

Weight loss? None.


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