The final few

Apart from my two sessions with Pete this week, I did no exercise. I was tired, lazy and just didn’t want to do anything.

I had a session with Pete on Monday morning. I began with a warmup on the treadmill:

  • Walk x 1 min
  • Run to 500 m
  • Walk x 1 min
  • Run to 1 km

I got to 1 km in 8:42. I did some stretches and Pete told me I’d be doing weights in the session. The first set of exercises consisted of:

  • Leg extension x 12 (machine)
  • Dumbbell crunches x 20 (10-lb weights)
  • Rest and repeat two more times

I had a water break and moved on to the next set of exercises:

  • Chest fly x 12 (10-lb weights)
  • Bent over row x 12 (15-lb weights)
  • Rest and repeat two more times

I had some more water, and did the next set of exercises:

  • Hamstring curl x 12 (machine)
  • Elbow to knee crunches x 20 (10 on each side)
  • Rest and repeat two more times

After another short break, I did the following set of exercises:

  • Bicep curl x 12 (machine)
  • Overhead tricep extension x 12 (15-lb weight)
  • Rest and repeat two more times

And then came the final set:

  • Sumo squats x 12 (25-lb weight)
  • Reverse crunches x 20
  • Rest and repeat two more times

I did some stretches and went home. I even felt fine the next day.

I had another session with Pete on Wednesday morning. I started with a treadmill warmup:

  • Walking x 1 min
  • Running to 500 m
  • Walking x 1 min
  • Running to 1 km

I managed the 1 km in 8.33. I did some stretches and Pete told me it was going to be a tough session. The first set consisted of three rounds of the following exercises, without any breaks:

  • Kettlebell swings x 20
  • Upright row x 10
  • Ski jumps x 20
  • Scissors x 20

Ugh, it was hard. I then got on the cross-trainer for 4 minutes, alternating 20 seconds of sprinting with 10 seconds of an easy pace.

After some water, I did the next set of exercises:

  • Combined squat/side kick x 10 (alternating 5 on each side)
  • Jumping jacks x 30
  • Combined side raise/bicep curl x 10 (5-lb weights)

I had to do that continuously for 4 minutes, no breaks. I got on the cross-trainer again for another 4 minutes of intervals.

I had some more water and then Pete said there were two abs circuits left:

  • Plank x 30 s
  • Abdominal knee in/out x 20 s
  • Macarena plank x 30 s
  • Double crunch x 20
  • Rest
  • Side plank x 30 s (on one side)
  • Single leg lowering x 20 (alternating 10 on each side)
  • Side plank x 30 s (on the other side)
  • Butterfly situps x 20

And I was done. I was tired but didn’t ache at all the next day…

Eco Yoga Sanctuary was closed on Thursday for maintenance work so I couldn’t go to my yoga class (I totally would have though)…

And I didn’t work out again over the weekend. But, I decided that I was going to give myself a couple of days and then get back into it properly the following week.

Total distance covered this week? Just 2 km.

Low point of the week? I still don’t feel very motivated.

High point of the week? Was there one??

Weight loss? Hmm – it does seem to be going down a little. And when will I hit my goal weight of 65 kg? According to the Libra weight-tracking app that answer is still ‘NA’.

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