Entry 45 – Come on knees!

My knees hurt.  Last night I had spin with my usual crazy spin buddy Rich and it was a full on climbing session – heavy resistance up, hover, down, up hover, down coupled with some rather quick push up style moves although these quite pleased me as I need help with the bingo wings!  Had to pop to the mothers after and her face when she saw me was a scream – she said she had read about me saying I go bright red and look like i’ve been swimming but not actually seen it – then spent the rest of our brief chat staring at my crazy appearance – ha ha.

Crazy Rich stayed for the following spin session – the word crazy is very apt!  Two spin sessions back to back – mental.

The gym has started an express spin class which I did on Monday evening after my 5k run in the morning.  I was skeptical, I will admit, but it was good. 30 minutes, no breaks, sprints, hovering, up and down – booked straight on for next week.

Another gym session with Chris this time working out a plan for the abs (apparently I have some deep down underneath the padding).  Arms have only just recovered from the arm set so I knew this would hurt.  I should have also known it would be funny – especially when Chris got out a ball for me to sit on the edge and balance while doing crunches.  This resulted in me in a fit of giggles, completely uncoordinated and looking like I needed a carer as I nearly slipped off the thing.  We ended up just doing this on a mat.

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This was followed by circuit training, which was actually really funny – my husband did it too and our friends Sophie and Hugh.  Lots of lunges and squats with weights – this is ok I mean lets face it no one ever wrote a song about a girl with a small flat ass!  There were, of course, the obligatory burpees.  I detest these – vile exercise!  A burpee is basically cardio purgatory, a particularly nasty squat/push-up/jump movement that no one is excited about and the trainers smirk about you having to do, also known as a cross fit staple and attempted homicide.

The plank training is obviously working as I must admit I wiped the floor with the husband (or rather his face wiped the floor when he weakly gave in mwahahahaha).  Though the planks are getting painful – I am up to 150 seconds for tonight – 120 seconds had me a mess not sure how 150 will go?

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Must have been working hard in circuit and we all completely missed the hash tags that Chris had added to the exercise station sheets – hilarious!

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This weekend I am off to Center Parcs – cannot wait!  I shall be cycling, running, swimming and having some down time as my knees are currently not loving me.  Down time will involve alcohol.  I can recharge and start again next week – doing this for me!

I put a quick post up the other day to say thank you and had some lovely messages from people – one lady said I was an inspiration.  Who knew me jiggling my fat ass and blogging about it with a bit of humour would have such a good reaction – I am chuffed!  I also know another lady who is training like crazy who is an inspiration too – it is crazy Rich’s wife Nikki.  She is training hard core for an ironman and is amazing – run, swim, bike, run, swim, bike – awesome!!  She is going to smash it I am sure!

Totally doing it for the girls!  Work hard and train hard!  Losing weight is hard, being fat is hard, pick you hard – I have!

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