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!

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 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…

Project 44: day 5 pick and mix

Day 5, first time I have been to the gym 5 days in a row for a long time… šŸ˜ We (yes we, mark came along today šŸ˜) turned up at the gym with no particular plan. So we did a bit of everything, with a general back and shoulder focus… There is is, deadlifts…… Continue reading Project 44: day 5 pick and mix

Janathon day 4: gym/walk/yoga

Today seemed to follow a very similar pattern to yesterday… I went to the gym in the morning with my friend Jeanette and did squat/pull up super sets (assisted pull ups…I am definitely not good enough to do them without assistance!!) we followed this with a circuit which involved punching and kicking…mainly because the gym…… Continue reading Janathon day 4: gym/walk/yoga

Juneathon day 29, Project Warrior Goddess day 5: Iā€™m melting!!

It was another extremely hot day today (28C according to my car) so it seemed prudent to go to the gym before everything overheated… that and it is Friday morning and me and my friend Sarah have a long standing Friday morning gym arrangement šŸ˜Š The extremely good thing about this morning was that I…… Continue reading Juneathon day 29, Project Warrior Goddess day 5: Iā€™m melting!!

Juneathon day 19: in keeping with tradition…

In keeping with tradition, I went to the gym this morning then walked at lunchtime šŸ˜Š This mornings gym was PT with matt in which I did all the rows!! So many rows of different varieties… It was awesome! My was was in a very similar place to yesterday, but I went further by about…… Continue reading Juneathon day 19: in keeping with tradition…

Juneathon day 7: Gym and walk

Today started in the gym… which is unusual for a Thursday… I met my friend Jeanette and we did squats, and sled pushes and kettlebell sumo squats and slams… it was awesome šŸ˜ When lunchtime rolled around, I decided it would be wise to walk rather than run, mainly because getting changed at work is…… Continue reading Juneathon day 7: Gym and walk

Juneathon day 5: deadlifts. running and a lovely pot!

First thing this morning I did a lot of deadlifts!! I had a PT session with Matt and it consisted almost entirely of deadlifts… light ones for a warm up (after a proper warm up) then heavy ones, then a drop set then paused deadlifts it worked out to be something like 56 deadlifts with…… Continue reading Juneathon day 5: deadlifts. running and a lovely pot!

2018- the first month…

Well.. you may have got the impression that I haven’t been *that* dedicated so far this year, well…this is in some ways true and in other ways not… I haven’t spent as much time exercising as I intended but I have by no means don nothing. I haven’t spent as much time writing on this…… Continue reading 2018- the first month…