Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I like exercising too much. I want to do too many things! I want to do it all, but I know I can't.
My old timetable looked like this
M - Boxing
T - Weights
W - Boxing
T - Rest
F - Weights
S - Rest
S - Weights
Now I have boot camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays. While it was cardio based, I was waaaaay too sore to lift weights today. I don't want my weights to fall by the wayside, I don't want to miss boxing, and I have paid for the bootcamp! I am hoping that I won't be THIS sore after boot camp again. So I am thinking I could do this timetable for the next 6 weeks
M - Boxing
T - Boot camp
W - Weights
T - Boot camp
F - Rest
S - Weights
S - Rest
This means I will still get to go to 1 boxing class a week, I can work in my bootcamp and still do ST twice a week. I prefer 3 times a week, but something has got to give! This all hinges on me not being this sore after next Tuesdays boot camp... Otherwise I'll have to think of something else!
What does everyone think?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I arrived at bootcamp a little early. I was chatting with the trainers, when one of them asked if it was true that I have lost 10kg this year. I told him it was 13 No biggie! The trainers were giving me heaps of positive feedback about my weight loss after that. That was a nice confidence boost right before class!
There were 7 of us in total, and 2 trainers. We were split into 2 groups, and we switched between the trainers. I was the fittest person there, by far, but the trainers were really good at scaling the workout to suit everyone's needs. When everyone walked, I jogged. When they jogged, I sprinted. It worked.
We did a lot of running shuttles and relays, broken up with some cardio based strength work (like fast squats), and some core. We were on the moved most of the time, with a quick water break every 10 minutes. They said it will be different every week, so the variety will be nice.
I'm glad I signed up for this bootcamp. I think it will give me an opportunity to push and challenge myself. Since there are small numbers the trainers can tailor the program to suit all of us. At the end of the night the trainer asked us all if we wanted it harder, easier or the same. When he got to me he said "What about you, harder, right?" Hehe, my reputation precedes me.
It was nice to be the fittest person instead of the fattest, for once. I am proud of how far I have come, and how fit I have become. So if this blog sounds braggy, then I suppose it is braggy.
Monday, September 17, 2012
... a 6 week bootcamp!!
The bootcamp is twice a week, on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. I wasn't going to do it, because I will miss 2 due to work (meetings). I told my trainer this and he said that he still had to charge me the full amount, but in exchange for the 2 sessions I will miss he will give me 2 personal training sessions. I love that my gym will work around me to a degree. It shows me that they value me as a customer. I am hoping this will help the scale move downwards a little, but also I am wanting a good challenge.
Wish me luck, I think I'm gonna need it!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I have a new workout top. This is an obsession! The fabric is sooooo soft. I wish it came in more colours, because I would buy more. The only other colour was red, and since I am a red faced exerciser I thought better of getting one. And, it is a size small. The medium was waaay too big on me. What a shame
I took it for a test drive today. 5 minutes on the treadmill, 25 minutes weights. The top didn't ride up, and it was really cool.
The rest of the day was spent with my friend, Tash. We had a long lunch, but not on purpose. They forgot about our order! They gave us a free brownie each for dessert to make up for it. Then we walked down to the local bar, that has a nice outdoor courtyard, and had a glass of wine in the sun, overlooking the ocean. Bliss. We have another date for the 11th of November (the day after her exams finish) to sit in the sun and drink wine all day. Can't wait.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Life is about making choices. Making decisions about everything. Then we have to accept, acknowledge, and live with our decisions. While I'm not ready to make a life changing decision just yet, I have made some choices with my eating today.
I ate an OK breakfast, toast (my usual Saturday 'treat'). Lunch was sushi and a mandarin. Snack was chocolate ice cream (not portioned, straight from the carton). That was the bad choice of the day.
Then I did some shopping therapy and walked out with a new workout top and a light jacket. The top is a nice green, and made of really nice, light, material. A size small, too! The jacket is fairly thin, so it won't be too hot when I run, but it will shield me from wind and light rain. I have needed one for ages, so I'm glad I finally got one.
Close to dinner time I text a friend. I don't like texting people, because I feel like I'm bothering them. But tonight I was unbearably lonely so I text her and asked if we could hang out. She suggested dinner, so I jumped at the chance to have some company. Turns out, she has been feeling just as lonely as me! We have made a pact to get in contact if we are lonely, and to be there for each other. We live only 10 minutes drive apart, so it is a good plan. Anyway, we went to a grilled chicken place. I ordered the grilled, BBQ chicken thighs (5 small pieces), the grilled corn cob with butter on the side, and a sprite zero. Not a bad dinner if you ask me.
Tomorrow I am going to the gym, having coffee with a friend, doing the shopping and doing some work. Busy, busy day!
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