Project lockdown fitness: day 58 – Another new paddington!

yes! another one πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€   Absolutely, I nearly fell over in surprise too! Yesterday was deadlift day πŸ˜€ deadlift day is a pretty awesome day anyway even without a PB, but they make it even better! The session started with Pendlay rows which are a wierd variation on bent over barbell rows which are…… Continue reading Project lockdown fitness: day 58 – Another new paddington!

Self acceptance, success and sickness…

Alert alert!! I have had a cold! I had a cold and I was very cross about it! I hate having colds! I had forgotten how much I hate them because I have had an unusual streak of good luck and not had a cold for a 2 possibly 3 years! You might be able…… Continue reading Self acceptance, success and sickness…

I still dance in the gym!

Remember last week when I told you all about my record breaking sled pull (my records, it still counts!)? Well, as is my habit, I posted the event to every social media outlet going, and then this exchange happened… Helen is one of those blog friends who has been reading my blog from the early…… Continue reading I still dance in the gym!

PWG Day 3 – 6: return of the deadlift!

Day 3 was Thursday, and on Thursday I deadlifted πŸ˜€ Ok…I deadlifted off a slightly raised platform, and only 70kg but still πŸ˜€ it made me extremely happy! Even happier when I went for a walk at lunch and didn’t get rained on. I had my rain hat on but still happy to keep dry!…… Continue reading PWG Day 3 – 6: return of the deadlift!

Reboot day 66: One New Paddington

110kg Rack pull!! 110kg Rack pull!! That is 110kg…in case you didn’t get it the first time. 110kg is 243lbs in case you are unfamiliar with the metric system… This is a rack pull…it is like a deadlift but only the top half… When I did it I set the bar up so it was…… Continue reading Reboot day 66: One New Paddington

Reboot day 38: Adapting to a new routine, and other stories

Day 38 was Wednesday… Wednesday started extremely early! Wednesday normally starts early because I have for the last year or so been going to the gym at 7am with my friend Sarah. This Wednesday due to Sarah having to teach an earlier class, we had to adapt this to start at the gym at 6:30…… Continue reading Reboot day 38: Adapting to a new routine, and other stories

Reboot day 12: the day before…

the day before what i hear you cry… Well the day before (and the first evening) i spend dancing and dancing at the Tewkesbury medieval festival πŸ™‚ And what else would you do on a morning when you had tonget ready to drive across the country if not get up at 5;30 am to go…… Continue reading Reboot day 12: the day before…

Reboot Day 2: lulled by deadlifts…

Hello and welcome to day 2… Have I told you about my not new any more new trainer Matt 2? Well I know I have as i just looked it up, but it was back in May last yearΒ (here…just in case you wondered)Β so I’ll let you off if you have forgotten. Well anyway, I had…… Continue reading Reboot Day 2: lulled by deadlifts…

Janathon day 12

Eeek I nearly forgot again Which is unforgivable really for a Tuesday!! After all Tuesday is the only day I regularly succeed in getting up super early (5:30am) to get to the gym before work!  Yes…I know I go to the gym at 7 so getting up at 5:30 seems excessively early… If you had…… Continue reading Janathon day 12

Another New Paddington Day!!

I totally wasn’t expecting to write another one of these so soon… but… woohoo another deadlift PB!!! That’s right, this morning’s personal training session I lifted 100kg…twice!! yes 100kg that is 220lbs or 15stone 10lbs which is more than most of the people I know! πŸ˜€ I danced in the gym again πŸ˜€ different gym…… Continue reading Another New Paddington Day!!