Week 5 Day 15: Wow! I've only got 3 more TribeFIT
sessions to go after today and I'm a little sad (unthinkable I
know). At the start I saw it as a bit of fun but after
the first session I was just trying to see if I could survive 6
whole weeks of this and I'd be super proud of myself if I made
it - but now with only a handful of sessions left I'm starting
to think "what the hell am I going to do now?"
I'm seeing some good results (hard earned) so I'm obviously
keen to keep exercising but I'm thinking that my little
journey isn't really 'ending' but really just
So many people said this would happen.
I've also been real slack with my eating (even more so than
usual) which is a shame because I'm noticing decent results
with my arms and waist getting smaller and legs toning up!
Getting out of bed is still not easy, I have to drag myself
away from my bed along with having a quick debating session
over how easy it would be just to sleep in...just this one
time...who's going to notice? But I know that I can't so I
don't know why I even bother with the internal argument.
So I'm up, no time for breakfast.
I'm a bit of a madman on the road and I get mega antsy when
the lights won't change from red to green! My friend whose
dad is a cab driver gave me a heads up and said just pull
right up and over the lines a little so the lights change
automatically. Apparently all cabbies do this! It seemed to
be working until today, rrraaaaa!
Regular warm up and I came in second to Julia with the run,
lunges and toy soldiers, I'm feeling good!
Then everyone overtook me with push-ups and Sit-ups (30 of
Then we're into it...
beginning a 500m run
then I get started on the weights
10 clean and thrusts (lift and squat)
20 mountain climbers (in plank position and feet jumping
from left to right is one)
30 clean and thrusts- learning to break it up
40 mountain climbers
then 'good old' animal crawls
25m sabre tooth crawls
25m chimp crawls
25m spider crawls
50m aligator crawls
Wow that workout hurt, I was dying inside while going through
the weight resistance part but I managed to work through it
thanks to a little bit of sneaky cheating on my squats (I
hope Alannah doesn't read this!)
(Below: I'm getting some much needed help)
The mountain climbers sucked big time today because I still
had sore thighs from Wednesday's 100 mountain climbs so there
were a few forbidden words being said from my end.
The running was a tad disheartening also, as I felt like my
fitness levels were up really high but I kept needing to
stop! What the hell is going here?!
It seems like you make a little progress and bath in it for a
second then you're caught off guard again.
I experienced those same old strong negative mental battles
while trying to hang in there today.
Next come's my favourite to loathe animal antics which is
even harder to do when you have to do it beside the ever so
buff and spunky looking boxing class.
Not only am I dying of exhaustion but I'm dying of
embarrassment as I struggle to get the bloody alligator crawl
perfected with my big old bum in the air! Not a good look.
I am determined to get that sucker down pat before the season
is done and looking graceful like the other tribesmen!
See you for the final week next week and the final fitness
- 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 weeks.