Friday, September 07, 2012
Every month my gym has a challenge. Something like how many deadlifts can you do in a minute. Things like that. I have always looked, but I have never done one. I always told myself - I'm not fit enough, I will come last, they will think I'm silly. Well, no more!
Today I did my first YMCA challenge! As many squats as possible in 1 minute. I went to the (hot) trainer and told him I wanted to do it. He told me the rules (90 degree angle of knees, only full ones counted etc) and said go. I did 31! My goal was 25, so I am pretty happy with myself. You can enter as many times as you like, so I might try to break my record in a couple of weeks!
Also, in other news, I have lost 13kg and 15% of my body weight.
Funny how meeting the fitness challenge warrants its own post, but weight news is a by the way. The way I view success is changing...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Well, the title says it all! I'm skipping the gym tonight. I have worked out for the past 5 days in a row, so it is time for a break. I actually didn't realise it was 5 days, until I looked back. I usually take Saturdays off, but since I was up and motivated last week I took a class instead. My last rest day was Thursday. Since then
Friday - Weights
Saturday - Spin
Sunday - Weights
Monday - Kickboxing
Tuesday - Weights
Whew, I deserve a night off. If I was just tired I would probably power through a boxing class, but my shoulders are sore so I think I need to rest my muscles.
Mum is home from the hospital. I'm cooking her spaghetti bolognese for dinner which I am going to pack full of veggies.
And that is my boring life! Goodnight!
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Well, I have had a busy day.
I got a text around 10.30 from my mum saying that she was in hospital. Her cold wasn't getting better so she went back to the doctor who sent her straight to the hospital to rule out pneumonia. Luckily work was really understanding and sent me to be with her. All the tests have come back negative, so she is just in being observed and she can come home tomorrow.
While I was at the hospital my boyfriend called me and said that I shouldn't panic but he cut his finger making dinner (to put in the crockpot) and it wouldn't stop bleeding. Left mum in the hospital, went to get the boyfriend and took him to the accident and emergency centre. Only a minor injury, but he needed a tetanus injection and a dressing.
Whew. Luckily everyone is safe and sound tonight. Very lucky to live in a country with such awesome (free!) medical care!
It goes without saying that my eating wasn't awesome today. I took my morning tea to the hospital, so I had a banana there. Picked up sushi for lunch. Dinner was in the crockpot, so no major there. I tried millet for the first time, which is minor compared to the rest of the day, but it was yummy. Managed to get to the gym for a quick weights session. I am sore from kickboxing, mainly in my back.
Now I have to organise a little bit for tomorrow, and then I can relax!
Monday, September 03, 2012
Well. It was nothing like I expected. Firstly, no one told me that coordination was required. I have no coordination; I trip up stairs and fall into walls. Terrible. I got a space at the back so if I managed to make a complete idiot of myself the audience would be limited. Luckily I got a spot next to a lovely guy from boxing, so we laughed our way through the class.
It was very fast. I did struggle to keep up. I did say 'what the f***?', more than once. I did ask the guy next to me if he felt ridiculous too (he did, but said I had some good moves and I'd be fun to go clubbing with, so there is that). I did accidentally kick the wrong way and kick the guy next to me. But it was enjoyable. Not something I'd usually be into, but something I would do again. AND I burned 450 calories in a 45 minute class (HRM reading)! Not too shabby! My only complaint is that the music was very, very loud and I couldn't hear the instructions, so I just did what the person in front of me did.
So, I'll be back. It is a new challenge for me! Same time next Monday!
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