Back to training

Hi everyone!

The Easter break is over and it’s back to my usual routine of training after dropping my daughter off at school. My body didn’t feel ready for the 5.30am wake up call and it took a while for me to come around. A thirty minute dog walk followed by a yoga session and I was ready to start my day. With porridge and a homemade green juice (see previous post for recipe) fuelling me, I took my daughter to school then hit the gym.

Goodness me…I was exhausted! I didn’t think I’d be that worn out from my early start but boy was I. My lungs were burning! I thought I’d written a steady workout but my body sure didn’t think so. Here’s this morning’s session:

5 minute warm up on the treadmill – steady-paced walking

  • 20 wall balls (8kg slam ball)
  • 500m row
  • 20 push ups
  • 500m row
  • 20 sit ups
  • 500m row
  • 20 lunges
  • 500m row
  • 20 squats

It’s the first time I’ve done this session and, once I got onto the push ups, my lungs couldn’t get enough oxygen. Rather than doing a straight 2000 metre row, breaking it up into 4 x 500 metre rows with 20 rep exercises gives your body something extra. It was tough but super fun to do. Next:

21-15-9 reps of the following –

  • squats
  • push press (I used a 16kg Vipr)
  • deadlift (20kg bar)
  • calorie x-trainer

I was suprised at how much this took out of me. Mixing up the aerobic work of the x-trainer with weights really taxed my body.

21-15-9 reps again only this time I used a 12kg kettle bell to do thrusters, KB swings and KB high pull.

Finished off the session with 30-20-10 reps of glute bridges while holding 10kg plate, sit ups and Russian twists, then some stretching.

It felt sooooo good to be back at the gym. I hadn’t been there for two weeks and, although I’d done some exercises at home, I don’t seem to push myself as hard as I do when I’m surrounded by others trying to improve their fitness too. With my muscles satisfied and my lungs just starting to repair themselves, it’s time to go to work.

Have a great day everyone!

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