Workout on an extended hangover? Not a good idea

Me doing a few push-ups
Me doing a few push-ups
Week 3 Day 7: It's Monday and I'm still feeling the ill effects of a weekend of drinking alcohol and eating terrible but oh so yummy food. Safe to say I wasn't looking forward to this workout because I knew I would suffer . . . major understatement!

I've spent many a Sunday morning sitting on my front porch with damp cloth on head, an icy cold glass of water with head pounding from the previous night and promising myself and witnesses around me that I'd never drink again! (Well except for two weeks from now when one of my best friends gets married in Wanaka. It's going to be a blast!)

But after that I'm done. Seriously. At least while I'm doing TribeFIT anyway, it's just not worth it!

So this week I was told that we would be focusing more on weights, which I'm looking forward to for two reasons:

One: I get to try different exercises and two: my strength is quite low so I feel it would help out in that area for sure.

And my bingo wings! Those things that I reserve especially for my clients when I'm blow-drying their hair. I wave goodbye to people and my arm flab continues waving long after their departure. It's one of the parts of my body that I would be so happy if I could change, and I've been told that resistance exercise with weights is good for that so I'm looking forward to that.

Here was today's workout:

We started the session with a new warm-up that was making me laugh. Alannah had us running on the spot, knees up high then ordered us to drop and do push-ups . . . we were getting the drill sergeant treatment but for some reason I couldn't stop laughing!

But then the real work began . . .

  • 10 reps of heavy weights
  • 15 reps of lighter weights
  • 20 reps of kettlebell swings (plus lift up to chest)
  • 30 reps of push-ups
  • 40 wall balls (squatting down and then coming up and throwing a medicine ball at the wall)
  • this five times as fast as we could!

It may look pretty simple but it's tough . . . really tough, not to mention the fact that I was still feeling the effects from Saturday night plus my arms were still aching from Friday's workout from doing those chin-ups.

One of the things that is really peeing me off at the moment is trying to get my technique right. I'm really struggling in that area and I feel as though I'm the only one who can't do the exercises and it does get me down a little, but I know that if I give it my best I can only improve so I'm getting there guys!


Well, I've got my friend's wedding coming up and it is the exact motivation I need!

So bring on Wednesday!

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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