I’ve started up a new fitness routine, and I’m going to keep you guys updated partly so I can hopefully spread some motivation, but partly because it means I’ve told people I’m doing it and I’ll feel rubbish for pulling out! Need some tough motivation haha.
This week I struggled to fit the exercises in. The main plan has Mon/Weds/Fri as the workout days, which is a good set up really. With work, I’m always on a 10-6 on Weds/Thurs and then the other days change weekly. Now on Weds/Thurs I leave at 8:20am and get in after 7pm that night and the last thing I want to do is this tough exercise! I did my Monday, had a rest Tues, Weds and Thurs, realised I was working 9-5 on Friday and so have done the latter two workouts on Sat/Sun. It worked, sort of but I think this is gonna have to be played by ear each week. Or I could suck it up and try to get one done on the Weds/Thurs so I don’t have to do two days on the run!
Week 2. How did I do? I feel like it went a lot better than the first week actually.
Week 2 Legs & Cardio: On the first circuit I did all 4 exercises and then the first 3 in the 7 minutes. On the second I did the 4 exercises and then 2 again in the 7 minutes. On the next round of each circuit, I only managed each exercise once. Tiring, but not too bad.
Week 2 Arms & Abs: Same as last week. Killer. That photo on the left? That’s me trying and failing to keep my arms from shaking to take a photo! On the first circuit, I did the 4 exercises and then the top 2 again but only managed the 4 exercises on the second circuit. On the second round I only managed each circuit once, and was literally finishing within seconds of the timer going off. It was tough. And then I did a 6 hour ice cream shift at work – let me tell you, making 6 milkshakes (with at least 3 scoops in each!) on the run is not easy when your arms are already tired!
Week 2 Full Body: Right okay, here’s where I fail a little. I got a text this morning asking if I wanted to go to a craft fair. Obviously, I said yes. With just over half an hour, I figured I’d better at least get a bit of a workout in. I wouldn’t have much time before working in the evening, and I’d only get home at midnight. So I did each circuit once, instead of doing 2 rounds. BUT, it was still tough, and I was dying on the floor doing these lay down push ups and then the commandos at the end! I made an attempt, so I’m not kicking myself too much. I could have just done nothing after all!