Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

The final few

on November 10, 2014

Trevor cancelled our Sunday session as he had something to deal with at the gym. I went to the gym on my own and did 3 km on the treadmill (29:16). I was still tired from the flea market the day before and was kind of relieved I didn’t have a full session.

On Monday I did 20 minutes on the treadmill (walking and running) and then did two sets of the circuit that Trevor had given me: bench step-ups, dumbbell punches, bench squats, deadlifts, mountain climbers and abdominal in/outs.

I had yoga on Tuesday morning. My cousin wasn’t well so it was just me and the teacher. She made me do a lot of things that I hadn’t done before. For example, while I was in shoulder stand, she asked me to rotate my hips so that my legs were like a helicopter. It was weird because I was trying to move my legs and still manage to keep myself in a shoulder stand position!

I had a session with Trevor on Wednesday morning. He asked me if we could start at 8am instead of 8.30am, which was fine with me. I like to get it out of the way. I warmed up for 5 minutes on the bike and then spent 12 minutes on the treadmill:

  • 1 min at 5 km/h
  • 1 min at 5 km/h with a 7% incline
  • 1 min at 7 km/h with a 7% incline
  • Repeat four times

I then did the following circuit:

  • Combined reverse lunge/bicep curls (10-lb weights) x 16 (alternating 8 on each side)
  • Combined curtsey lunge/inner thigh stretch x 16 (alternating 8 on each side)
  • Abdominal in/outs x 16
  • Rear deltoid fly (3 kg weights) x 16
  • Tricep dips x 16
  • Mountain climbers x 16 (on each side)
  • Treadmill x 4 min (5 km/h with a 7% incline)
  • Rest and repeat

I did a few stretches after that and then was done.

On Thursday I did a 5 minute warmup on the bike followed by 3 km on the treadmill (26:10) and on Friday I did only 2 km on the treadmill (19:32) and called it a day.

I was really hungover on Saturday and didn’t do anything. It was a miracle I could even get out of bed. I had to get to the bank before 3.30pm and even that was a challenge. I got home and got back into bed for an hour before meeting a friend who was in town from London.

Low point of the week? I had a friend in town from Lagos on Wednesday and Thursday and another friend from London on Thursday to Sunday. I ate and drank a lot this week.

High point of the week? Six times in a week is still pretty good going!

Weight loss? None.

Motivation

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