Extreme fitness challenge: Last workout til' doomsday (test day)

Emma and a few of the girls doing box jumps
Emma and a few of the girls doing box jumps
Week 6 Day 17: So after a terrible session on Monday I made sure to have an up and go this morning. Just as well too, no dizziness and pukey feelings this time. Makes all the differnce for me and I am not at all a 'breakfast first thing in the morning' kind of girl.

Today was definitely my favourite out of all the workouts so far.

Interestingly, I had been forewarned that this session or the next was going to be tougher than usual (if that's at all possible), so I have been extremely apprehensive about showing up. "Luckily" my 'stick it out til' the end' macho attitude won't let me off the hook even if I'm terrified as to what may lay ahead.

I arrive at the gym, (quietly crapping inside) stepping into the tribe room I am happy to see there is not much written on the "whiteboard o' death" not necessarily always a good thing but in this case it was  great!

So after the usual warm up of a run around the block, walking lunges, toy soldiers, push ups and sit ups - we got straight into it with some fun today.

We had to do a 3 minute workout of the following:

5 burpees
10 box jumps
15 Everest climbers
50m sprint

This was done repeatedly for 3 minutes with a 1 minute rest before continuing again x8.

The idea was to try to get further each time you reach the 3 minute limit or at least stay where you ended up the last time and not get behind. For example, by the time I finished my first 3 minutes I was up to the second round of box jumps.

So my mini-goal is to keep hitting the second round of box jumps or go even further by the end of each 3 minute block by going as hard as I can.

As you continue the rounds and get to about the 5th rep, you start getting really knackered and welcome the 1 minute rest. Ha ha, we were all fighting over the fan during the rest!

My knees are surprisingly sore at the moment so I had to do fast box steps instead of box jumps. I love the sprint part.

I'm really enjoying running. I hate mountain climbers they seem to hurt my knees all the more. The burpees weren't too bad because I only had to do 5 at a time.

By the time we had finished I was so proud of my efforts!

Really felt like I had given it my all. I am so sad that this was my final session before the fitness test on Friday which I am freaking out about - why?

The test day is the same test that I did on my first workout session and if you've read that post you'll have seen that I was absolutely wrecked, I didn't even finish the test so I'm worrying about how I'll do in my final test tomorrow. I remember it being so bloody hard and I'm terrified to fail and not even finish!

Fingers crossed guys! See you in the final session!

- 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.  

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