When I saw this I laughed so hard and knew I just had to share it! My abs still hurt from the laughing…
Note to self: need more ab-work.
I don’t remember the last time I went to the gym. Or went for a run. I haven’t been to boot camp in a while either (I missed the sign-up deadline for May… now I have to wait until June).
I do, however, remember the last time I ate icing straight out of a cup, and what I had for breakfast. It was covered in sugar & cinnamon, and dipped in chocolate dipping sauce. And I ate it in a fluffy pink dressing gown that adds another 5kg. Oh yeah, I’d totally tap me in the mornings.
Tomorrow, however, is a completely different story. I will get to the gym in the morning, and go out for a walk in the afternoon.
Please members of this tight-knit community – do not be alarmed! This is not delusion. This is motivation.
It was hard to spot at first.
But I’m 98% confident I’ve got it right, now.
So… serious question: who else gets serious plumber crack when squatting?
In the comfort of my own living room it’s fine. Cool breeze and all that.
Boot camp on the Wellington waterfront in front of a team of fellow boot-campers… Not so fine. Especially when kit out in boxing gloves, squatting between sets. No one deserves to be subjected to that horror!
Enough is enough – with the lack of a better option, I’ve invested in a couple of long men’s singlets. Men’s singlets because oh my Lordy they are so much cheaper. And fit better. What’s up with that, Adidas? Huh? Huh?!
So yeah, who else has this…errr… Issue?
And what do you do to deal with it?
My very first session as testing too – I wrote about it here. And I’m glad I noted my results, because it gives me a standard platform to compare my progress.
After the last test, I mentioned that I was going to focus on my upper body and core. And I certainly feel like I’ve improved – though my planking results don’t show it.
Next focus will be on my mental stamina: got to improve those planking and wall-sits times! Maybe crack 60 sit-ups, too?
It’s sweaty, it hurts, and I love it.
After the first session of fitness testing, we’ve moved on to the good stuff!
So far, each session has started with boxing drills. Pairing up, we get to take our frustration at the 6am start out on our partner’s thick hand-held pads.
Jab, cross, jab jab, cross.
I’m itching to bounce on the spot just thinking about it.
Last Thursday, we built on the boxing drills with some circuit strength training.
Oh, can’t forget the push-ups. They were in the mix, too. By the end of this, I’ll be better.
Today, we focused on upping the cardio. Running up stairs, sprints, speedy step-ups, and a new kind of hell – fast jumping squats. Oh, and I can’t forget the wall sits, and lengthy squats.
Boy my legs were feeling it this morning!
I’m really glad I signed up for the group training. I’m getting much better workouts than I ever did at the gym. Having others in the group, and a trainer encouraging us, really helps with pushing through pre-conceived limits.
Looking forward to keeping it up!
After a series of hiccups, I finally got to try one of my new Jillian Michaels DVDs which arrived last week (sadly, still no sign on the onesie).
I decided to give her 30 day shred DVD a go first. Starting with level 1, of course. And it was exactly how I expected (and wanted) it to be. I was able to do everything she set out (with the exception of proper push-ups), but really felt it as I went. The heart was well and truly pumping after the first circuit and was kept right up there for the rest of it. I definitely got a workout!
I plan to hit it up again tomorrow, after dragon boating training. Go hard, or go home, and all that…
It’s been a while since I’ve added anything new to the workout playlist, so I’ve rounded together a couple of tracks that are getting a little too old for the radio now – but are still perfect for slogging it out at the gym…
Flo Rida – I Cry
will.i.am ft Britney Spears – Scream & Shout
P!nk – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Owl City ft Carly Rae Jepsen- Good Time
Have you added any new tracks to your playlist lately?
How are they working out?
We’re getting better (well, our timing is anyway) and we had fun out on the water. It helped that the weather was perfect, and waves weren’t crashing into our boat like they have been want to do on previous training days.
Our uniforms have arrived – leftovers from the corporate soccer team in Singapore. Only uni-sex size ‘L’s left. Very baggy. Very… bright lime green. I love it!
But – and the only but at the moment – I’m pretty sure that I broke my butt in the bot this evening. Well, at least pulled something. Is that possible? Is there a strain-able muscle in my (very cushiony) caboose?
I’m currently walking around the house like someone kicked me really hard…