Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

After my week of doing nothing, I had a session with Trevor on Sunday morning. I hadn’t seen him in about 10 days and we caught up while I was doing my warmup on the bike. He told me he’d taken a break from the gym for a few days as he’d been feeling tired. Well, if he could do that so could I!

After my 5-minute warmup on the bike I did 10 minutes on the treadmill, alternating between walking and running. After that I moved on to the following circuit using 10-lb weights:

  • Shoulder press x 5
  • Squats x 5
  • Upright row x 5
  • Curtsey lunges x 5
  • Russian twists x 5
  • Crunches x 5
  • Bike x 2 min

For the Russian twists and crunches I only used one 10-lb weight instead of two. And in the second and third sets, I did 10 and 15 reps, respectively.

After that I did the following upper body workout:

  • Lateral pulldown x 20 (wide grip)
  • Tricep extensions x 15
  • Lateral pulldown x 20 (narrow grip)
  • Tricep extensions x 15
  • Lateral pulldown x 20 (underhand grip)
  • Tricep extensions x 15

I got back on the treadmill for another 5 minutes, walking at 5 km/h with an incline of 10%. By the end of the 5 minutes I’d reduced the incline to 8%. I did some stretches after that and was done for the day.

I woke up on Monday feeling sore all over. I also felt feverish and had a scratchy throat. Dammit! I felt the same on Tuesday and when I woke up on Wednesday morning I cancelled my session with Trevor. Every day I kept waiting for full-blown flu but it was really taking its time. It finally hit on Friday – I was sneezing and had a stuffy head. I felt a bit better on Saturday, but still not 100%. What a wasted week!

Low point of the week? Feeling under the weather for most of it.

High point of the week? I’m not sure there was one!

Weight loss? Ugh.


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