Right this is it the very last week of pre-training and we’re into real time blogging!
I have to say this week is tough, after a lovely Easter break from work going back for a full day on Monday meant motivation was not high to go down into the basement and work out after work… what I really wanted was a nice cup of tea and to finish off my Easter Egg – I have mentioned that I’m categorically not dieting haven’t I? And anyway chocolate is a bean which is practically a vegetable and therefore one of my ‘five a day’ not to mention the calcium and iron it contains, (yes I am aware there is more iron in dark chocolate and not much at that – but it is there!).
But I can’t let my blog down so into the basement I go…
Despite being tired I give it my all!
I’ve invested a whole $39.95 in a little speaker for the basement so there’s now some tunes to keep me motivated! I really do need to work on a playlist though, putting it on ‘shuffle’ proves how random my music taste is, I went from AC/DC to Kate Rusby to INXS to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy followed by some Beatles! I kept losing count of the reps whilst singing along…
However I surpassed myself in the Plank Jack round – I can totally do those!
Still can’t figure out how to do a ‘Superman’…
Try a little Yoga day – I used to do a lot of Yoga back in the day, I loved it.
I head to google to find a free video to do and rekindle my love of Yoga, I figure I’m definitely at intermediate level.
What happened to lovely stretches and relaxing??
Ok I remember how to do warrior poses one to three – these I can do – but what is this? Sit down, hug your knees, keeping knees bent stretch your legs out so your in a ‘V’ shape, lean to touch one side… sound familiar? It’s a slow motion Russian Twist!! I fall gently to side with a delicate thud!
We then move into a bridge – I used to pride myself on these… note the phrase ‘used to’…
We then get to some lovely stretches, my stomach gets in the way far more than it used to.
I think I’ll do a beginner video next week…
Wednesday = today!
It’s a good job I don’t look ahead.
Push-ups, half burpees and leg lifts to contend with…
However my little speaker is set up and I’m ready to go!
I have major issues with push-ups however I am dipping down more than I could at first, any advice on how to get better would be great!
Hopefully this will illustrate my point…
I have completed Wednesday, tomorrow I will be posting everyday as it happens, I’m on a roll!!