Week 2 Day 6: It's Friday! Woohooo, last day of
TribeFIT for the week and what do I have at the end of the
session? My little wee guns are starting to show through!
I do have teeny-tiny little arm muscles, but I can definitely
see them for myself! Oh and a couple of girls at work said
they could see wee muscles appearing! These faceplants must
be working! Oh and I also have some mean whip marks from the
skipping rope today as well. I've definitely earned these
Phil (Dunedin TribeFIT Head Coach/Trainer) did a quick
60-second "how do ya feel" interview where I show off my whip
marks. (Video proof at the end of the article!)
So today's session of course started with the usual warm-up
and I was running up the front with Julia, the most fit
tribester of us all! Hugely awesome for me, as I was dragging
my feet at the back of the pack for the whole week last week!
Oh, and another milestone. I was actually able to carry a
conversation while running! Holy crap! I've never been able
to do that before without spluttering for air! Which is never
pretty . . . Yay!
Here's what today's session looked like:
25 reps then 20 reps then 15, 10, to finally 5 reps of the
Atomic push-ups (burpies into press-ups). I'm still doing
push-ups on my knees (my goal is to do proper push-ups on my
Kettlebell swings/lifts to chest
Skip rope option: either 50 double-up skips or 100 normal
jump ropes (I haven't mastered the double yet so I opt for
100 reps! Aaaaahhhhh!!! My arms have taken quite a whipping!!
I have nasty slash marks from the rope across the backs of my
I finish at the end with a 400m run
Here's something cool I never thought about:
The girls and Phil keep telling me that the beauty of
Tribefit is that the competition is yourself. Each session
our times are scrawled on the whiteboard and we have clear
targets to beat . . . targets that were set by the slightly
unfitter version of myself. There's something about seeing
that on the board where I feel an urge to beat it, even by a
second. I don't care, it's awesome motivation!
As I make more breakthroughs I'm starting to challenge myself
to see what else I'm actually capable of.
Fridays for me seem to be the toughest. Although we were told
that this particular session was one of the tougher ones it
never really prepares for you for it.