Pushing myself

I ACHE! I ache so bad! But that means I worked hard yesterday right? Stupid me decided to ask the gym instructor to do something more challenging with me as I felt I had lost my motivation slightly and had just been going through the motions at the gym.

Oh how I regretted it…

I did the Cardio Circuit: link here (Cardio Circuit Training) twice and then Danny (the instructor) got me and two other women doing lunges from one end of the corridor to the other and back. I am crap with measurements but it seemed like an eternity to get to the end.

Note: I am really bad at lunges; I don’t even go in a straight line!

We then did sit ups with different weights of medicine balls, ten of each. After that we did what I can only describe as floor torture. We had to lay down on our back with our hands underneath our bum and had to raise our legs and upper body at the same time to try and make a V. We had to do this 50 times! Next, we did what the picture shows:

6-best-ab-exercises-1 But instead of alternating quickly, we had to do 25 on one side then 25 on the other.

The last one we did is really difficult to explain. Basically you had to lay on your side with your arm that you’re leaning on straight out in front of you. Then you had to put your upper hand around the back of your head similar to how the girl’s arms are in the picture above but only with one arm.Then both your legs flat out but with the upper leg raised slightly off the floor. When you’ve got this, you had to stretch your upper body towards your leg and do 25 on each side.(I hope that makes an ounce of sense)

waist-workout-3

So it’s basically similar to the second picture but with the changes I described further up (bloodyhell went around the houses to explain that eh?)

After we were knackered, we were given these Reebok weighted bars and were supposed to do 10,20,30,40,50 and then 60. I did 10, then 20, then had to cut down to one bar to do 30 and then my arms were screaming. So that did not get completed.

To finish off, I just did 100 skips and by that point I was dead on my feet.

My point in this torture of a session is that you are always capable of doing more than you would ever push yourself to do. Sometimes you need someone else to say, ‘Ok this is what you’re going to do’, because you almost feel like you have to, to prove it to them and yourself that you can do it.

So the next time, do exercise with a friend and challenge each other to do new exercises that you wouldn’t normally do. Your body gets used to the same old routine, so you have to shake it up sometimes. By no means, go hell for leather all the time because you will only end up harming yourself. However, change is always good don’t you think?

SIMW x

 

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