Time for some clean and press
Week 3 Day 8: Today was another challenging
day! Unfortunately I didn't get to finish my workout which
I was really gutted about.
I've been completing my workouts lately and not being able to
finish today was a good reminder of how I need to keep
We began with the usual warm up with Alannah increasing the
situps and push ups by another 5.
I'm excited to tell you that I began with 3 manly push ups!!
As I've said in my previous posts my upper body strength is
totally non-existent and even though there are other changes
that I've noticed in myself (that others would see as a much
bigger deal) just being able to whack out a couple of these
is a huge morale booster for me!
Anyway, here's a quick look at what we did in today's
x12 lifting heavy barbell from knees to chest then overhead
(these were not easyand getting the technique right will be
an ongoing challenge for me)
x12 Mountain climbs (in a plank like position and shifting
from one foot to the other)
We repeated this 4 times and we had to complete this as fast
as we could.
x12 squats with that same weight as first exercise
x12 box jumps
x12 sumo box jumps
x12 wall balls
Today was difficult (as
always), I've been determined to make sure that I finish
EVERY workout as a challenge to myself but today I didn't get
to do that and I was beating myself up a bit over it because
I felt like I'd taken a BIG step backwards. We finish with x2
runs around the block and x2 runs around the field which I
never got to do.
After the workout I was thinking to myself why this session
was so damn hard and it could be for a number of reasons,
like being overtired from all the late nights I work and not
quite settling into a routine or maybe it's the early starts
and organising Ruby [my daughter] is all catching up on me?
Who knows, it could be all of these reasons.
But maybe it was just that the workout was a killer. The
weights and cardio together (which I'm not used to) made for
a tough workout.
The peculiar thing is I have been doing this for 2 and a half
weeks and exercises that I feel confident with I was now
physically struggling with again. At times I felt like I was
working someone else's body, moving their limbs around ...
that's a weird sensation.
It reminded me of my first session where I'd forgotten how to
use my arms and legs...frustrating man!
Is this "hitting the wall??"
Needless to say I did leave today's workout feeling a little
dejected with myself.
But as I write this I remind myself that I'm not a fitness
chick, I've never been athletic so for me to be achieving
what I'm achieving is crazy and I'm loving that! And the
support I've been getting from friends and even people I've
never met is amazing!
Ok, rant over! Bring
on Friday (my favourite day!)
- Dunedin hairdresser Emma Rastrick has bravely decided to
take on World Fitness Centre's TribeFIT training programme
with the aim of getting in shape in just six