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: day 44 – a lockdown Paddington!

Yes that’s right, on the last day of Project 44, in the brilliant shed gym, I got a new Paddington! Or to put it another way I got a personal best!! Yesterday…I did my first ever 75kg squat!! Closely followed by my second, third, forth and fifth… then I did another five! I was (and…… Continue reading Project 44: day 44 – a lockdown 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…

Even stronger woman…

Good morning people of the world! I would like to report two new paddingtons were achieved this morning! For the uninitiated, paddingtons in my world, in this particular context, relate to personal bests. (PB=Personal Best PB = Baddington Bear therefore, Paddington Bear = Personal best) Today I did a 92.5kg hex bar farmers walk. I…… Continue reading Even stronger woman…

Janathon day 15: and now for something completely different…

I knew eventually I would do something that wasn’t just a walk and some yoga!! Today I managed to get out for my first run of 2019. My last run was on 20th December, so I wasn’t expecting much from this one. However it went a lot better than I expected 😊 I did 2…… Continue reading Janathon day 15: and now for something completely different…

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

Another New Paddington Day

woohoo New PB 😀 And…not a deadlift one this time!! My deadlifts have pleataeued, which is annoying but not surprising considering the amount of lower body injuries I gained at the beginning / middle of 2016! This time it was a bench press PB…yes, thats right I am finally attempting to address the imbalance between…… Continue reading Another New Paddington Day

First new Paddington for ages!!!

Woohoo I am back in the game people!  So excited! I deadlifted this morning for the first time since 15th August!!  It was awesome!! I am not at as heavy a weight as I was…but I had 5 weeks off!!  But I did it and I am really happy about it!! We designated it back…… Continue reading First new Paddington for ages!!!

New Paddington day!!

Ok…I was totally going to be subtle and tell you about Sunday in order and leave the exciting PB news until the end… But I am excited so I am not waiting! I increased my deadlift PB yesterday 🙂 it now stands at 95 kg (or 209 lbs for the non metric among you! )…… Continue reading New Paddington day!!

Juneathon day 9 – New PB day!

goos evening 🙂 Way back in the dim and distant past …at 7am this morning… I get myself over to the gym for Personal training 🙂 Where among many awesome other things… I got a new personal best for deadlifts!! Woohoo new PB!! Woohoo a new Paddington!     I managed a 92.5kg deadlift :-)…… Continue reading Juneathon day 9 – New PB day!