Project lockdown fitness: Days 56 & 57 – two days two new paddingtons

Well, this system seems to be working!! By system I do of course mean this business of consistently doing the lifting that is set down on my programme and the workouts set by Mr Shaun T. By working, I mean I am definitely getting stronger! I can tell, because I can lift heavier things more…… Continue reading Project lockdown fitness: Days 56 & 57 – two days two new paddingtons

Project 44: Days 38, 39 & 40 – I love my shed gym!

I might have mentioned previously how much I love the shed gym… well it is still true so I thought I’d say it again! Friday, was a more stressful day than I expected, mainly due to the fact that I had to go to Tesco and it was full of other people who were doing…… Continue reading Project 44: Days 38, 39 & 40 – I love my shed gym!

Project 44: day 17 Sam vs the viking press…

Once, long ago a valiant, sleepy warrior goddess challenged her greatest foe… Miraculously, despite her lack of sleep and general feeling of Friday morning… she won!! Ok I’ll stop taking about myself in the third person now and get on with it! That is a fairly accurate rendition of what happened though… I decided that…… Continue reading Project 44: day 17 Sam vs the viking press…

Project 44: Day 13 Oops I did it again…

OK…this is not one of the better songs I have used as a reference…but the title occurred to me and the song got stuck in my head so I thought I’d share and there we are… Enough 90s music oh, no hang on this isn’t 90s music…this is 2003 music… eeek modern! What did I…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 13 Oops I did it again…

Project 44: Day 12 HIIT happens…

It is day 12 of gymming every day, and I decided it was about time I did some cardio… So we started with sled pushes/pulls and kettlebell squat supersets, then followed up with two HIIT circuits of 3 rounds of 30s of 3 exercises, the first was: Ski ERG/bosu burpees/trx rows The second was: Ski…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 12 HIIT happens…

Project 44: Day 10 if mermaids had legs…

If mermaids had legs and could deadlift they might well have looked like me at the gym this morning… They might have been as tired too…I imagine it is hard work being a newly land roaming mermaid! I however was just tired because I didn’t have enough sleep… Still I made it to the gym,…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 10 if mermaids had legs…

I love this strong person thing!

I am probably going to have to settle on strongwoman at some point, but strong person seems to suit me better in my head… Or possibly strong bear…   Like these chaps! That little one has the literal definition of log press sorted!! I think I have been a yoga bear, a morning bear, not…… Continue reading I love this strong person thing!

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!

Drug running…

Or possibly drugged running… Ok…its not as bad as it sounds I promise! I have been running, and I have been on drugs… ok…antibiotics, nothing illegal or terrifying I promise! Brief backstory…an evil flying creature swooped out of the sky and bit my leg, this proceeded to cause horrible reactions followed by infection which has…… Continue reading Drug running…

Juneathon day 3: improvement

Ok so apparently, despite my negativity and how awful I felt about myself the last day or so, I have still improved… I ran at lunchtime and week 2 of the c25k has longer intervals which I managed most of with very little calf pain! Before leaving town I went for a walk in the…… Continue reading Juneathon day 3: improvement