So, following that rather serious post, I think it’s time to update you on the torture I’ve been suffering at the gym!
I finally got back there last Wednesday, and also on Saturday. It’s scary how quickly you lose your strength if you miss a few sessions. Those two sessions were really hard work, but I did enjoy being back there. Whenever I’m feeling down or anxious, the last thing I want to do is exercise, but once you’re there and doing it you really do feel so much better.
So, here’s what happened:
Prowler push (5kg per side) 4 lengths x 2 sets (that was enough for me!)
Leg Press: 4 sets of 20 reps at 80kg, 1 set of 25 reps at 60kg (burning legs!!)
Incline Press: 5 sets of 8 reps at 7kg (seriously, seriously hard work)
Leg Extension: 4 sets of 20 reps at 35kg
Ring Rows: 4 sets of 8 reps (basically standing rowing)
Prowler push (5kg per side) 4 lengths x 3 sets
Hack (stiletto) Squats: 4 sets of 12 reps (this is evil!)
Incline Press: 4 sets at 7kg, 2 sets of 8 reps, 1 set of 6 reps and 1 set of 4 reps (left arm is really weak so struggled)
Neutral high cable row: 4 sets of 12 reps at 35kg
These 2 sessions felt like some of the hardest I’ve ever done. The incline press (free weights lifted above your hear) was such hard work. Before my break from training I felt like I was really making progress with this, but I just have to work hard to build back up again.
It’s almost a year since I started my new healthy eating plan, and in August it will be a year since I started training with Chris. I’m not as far on as I would have hoped, but there have been an awful lot of ups and downs along the way, and real life doesn’t stop just because you’re trying to be healthy. I have learned so much, and met some fantastic people, and I know that this is a life-long commitment, not just a 12 month stop gap.
So, please keep going with me on this. I’m guessing there will be a fair few more bumps along the way, but with your support I’ll get to where I want to be.