Intervals, pull ups, dips & leg lifts

January 17, 2013

For the first time I was able to do dips with my own body weight! Dips have always been the one thing in the gym I fear and avoid. Today I had a birthday workout with my bday boyfriend. He loves dips… I had to face my fear for dips and I managed to do 2 sets of body weighted dips. Fair enough, only 6 the first time and 5 the second, but I did it!! And I will do more! 

Today’s training;

15min intervals – 2min at 10kmph with 1 min between 16.5-17.5 kmph 5 times

2 sets of pull ups with body weight (11, 8)

2 sets of body weight dips (6, 5)

2 sets of leg raises from a pull up bar (14, 12)

 

I ❤ training. Some fitsporation for my quest to manage to do at least 3 sets of 10 body weight dips to trim my triceps:

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Strength does n…

January 15, 2013

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -Mahatma Gandhi


This week’s challenge

January 14, 2013

Last week it was st least 15 minutes of exercise a day. Did you all fit that in?

This week is different. I’ve felt increasingly stressed lately,  hence this week the challenge is to spend at least 15 minutes a day de-stressing. It may be taking a bath, reading a book or going for a walk. Whatever makes you relaxed. For me its definitely a book. I’ve been reading the first Game of Thrones for a very long time now and hoping to have it finished by the end of this week. I’m going to spend whatever free time I have to get lost in the world of ice and fire.


Traditional Sunday run

January 13, 2013

I don’t do Sunday roasts, I do Sunday runs. Sundays are normally the only day I am able to go for a run outdoors, as I don’t live in the best of areas I avoid running in the dark. Hence I try to make the most of my Sunday run enjoying the fresh air. This Sunday I clocked in 50 minutes and 5.7 miles. I’m slowly getting back into my running.:-)

How do you spend your Sundays?


Yesterday’s WOD

January 13, 2013

5 rounds on time:

6 handstand push ups
12 chest to bar pull ups
20 walking lunges.

19 minutes and 30 seconds of pure muscle workout.
Yesterday: sore fore arms and tired legs
Today: sore glutes and a satisfied smile.

Make every workout count regardless of length. if your effort that matters.

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The golden places

January 12, 2013

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I do truly dislike Nottingham, but sometimes I’m stunned by the hidden beauty


Update on this week’s training

January 11, 2013

So far this week I have done 250 minutes of training. I have mixed everything from pole fitness, running, intervals, crossfit, NIKE training club workouts and yoga/dynamic stretching. 

 

I can highly recommend the NIKE training club. Is fun, challenging and you can sync your own music. I have an android phone and could download it for free, I think it’s available for a small cost on iPhones. It’s worth it, it’s so worth it! You get everything from beginners to advanced, 15 minutes to full workouts. Badges to work towards to give you some inspiration. Cardio, toning and strength. I love it! see the link for more info: http://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/c/womens-training/apps/nike-training-club

 

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