Juneathon day 8 – More Monday Madness

Monday is now officially leg day 😀 I went heavier today than I did last week. I was a bit more confident in my squats this week, although they are not where they used to be they are getting there! I did 1×5 @ 45kg, 1×5 @50kg, 1×5 @ 52.5kg and 2×5 @ 55kg which…… Continue reading Juneathon day 8 – More Monday Madness

So this new thing…

Ok…firstly…why do I insist on doing new things that absolutely terrify me! The class yesterday combined my fear of talking to people with my fear of new groups and my fear of getting stuff wrong! Consequently I spent the day terrified and on the verge of hiding under my desk panicking!! I didn’t though…I organised…… Continue reading So this new thing…

Thursday to Sunday Febathon round up…

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days…it has been somewhat busy round here… Also the “what I did today” posts can get a little dull!! So on with the round up… Thursday Thursday was fairly light in the exercise front for this week! I only managed one work out, but at least…… Continue reading Thursday to Sunday Febathon round up…

Jump Around…

  …Jump around, jump up, jump up and get down! Because we haven’t had a 90s music reference for such a long time… hours at least… anyway…Jump around seemed like the obvious reference for my initial thoughts on Insanity… Either that or Insane in the Brain they are similar and I seem to be getting…… Continue reading Jump Around…

Days 329 – 331: What a Weekend!

This weekend was one of fear and excitement and fun and being holed up in a basement learning things… But I’ll come to that! Firstly Friday Day 329: Friday was a low energy day, one of those sleepy, and vaguely apprehensive days when I was a) tired and 2) worrying about the weekend and being…… Continue reading Days 329 – 331: What a Weekend!

Day 292: Negative pull ups hurt!

I suppose that title is stating the obvious really…but shhh! I suppose the more accurate term for these would be lower downs, but it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well and sounds less hard than it is. and you never want to make an exercise sound easier than it is, how are you…… Continue reading Day 292: Negative pull ups hurt!

Days 266, 267 & 268 Gym Instructor Workshop…the needless panic!

I spent a considerable amount of time before this weekend worrying about the course. Not sensible worry like “have I studied enough to pass my exams?” or “is it going to be difficult” but I was entirely terrified of being laughed off the course! I was terrified that I was going to be the only…… Continue reading Days 266, 267 & 268 Gym Instructor Workshop…the needless panic!

Day 265: The campaign for leg strength begins…

On Sunday when I discovered that I was rubbish at running up even the shallowest of inclines I got some good advice about increasing my leg strength and what exercises to do to attempt to do this. As I was in a world of study ready for my gym instructor course, I decided not to spend…… Continue reading Day 265: The campaign for leg strength begins…

Day 143: Rainy Monday Body Pump Madness

Good morning 🙂 Ok…It was rainy, there was body pump, but It wasn’t really all that mad, unless you consider going out on a rainy, foggy night at 8:15pm to lift stuff up and put it down again in time to music as mad… I will leave that up to you… Anyhow, that was yesterday,…… Continue reading Day 143: Rainy Monday Body Pump Madness

Day 80: Boxercise pump combo

Good day 🙂 My fundamental problem with boxercise…is it is not boxing… but this is my problem…not the classes problem. If I walk into a boxercise class expecting to be taught how to fight, it is entirely my own fault if I am a tiny bit disappointed. Disappointed…but completely knackered…It was a really hard class!…… Continue reading Day 80: Boxercise pump combo