OK, So this being the first week of the year, a good place to start is probably the first resolution. This week I went to the gym 3 times (combined two workouts in one day), the first was extremely painful, ahh who am I kidding they were all painful, but the first especially, it was difficult to sit down on Tuesday, actually the sitting was ok I could just fall into the chair however the standing up again afterwards was not fun!
I used to hit the gym quite often, back in my fitter days. And the routines I have been doing this week came very easily (I have started on the beginner workouts), so it was a big shock and eye opener how much I struggled! I weighed myself on Monday and I was a pretty hefty, even for a 6ft guy, 95 kg’s. The heaviest of my life I suspect (and only suspect because the last year of uni I was packing quite a bit as well), the aim? Get back down to around 78/80 kg’s which I would be pretty happy with.
So I have a few workouts I am following lets call them A, B & C. A & B consist of a light warm up of about 5 mins, full body weights, 6 different ab exercises & 10-15 mins of high intensity cardio, hopefully finishing it all in 45/50 mins. Workout C is 30 mins of high intensity cardio.
I alternate workout A and B, training 3 times per week; then complete the 30 minutes of high intensity sprints or other interval training (Workout C) one other day per week for a grand total of four workouts per week (e.g. this week I planned to do Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat = A/B/A/C, however due to a friends birthday meal on Friday night I combined A+C on Saturday). Following this example, the following week would look like this: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat = B/A/B/C. No doubt that’ll kill me again, but hopefully it’ll all be worthwhile… I guess we’ll see in a few months! Oh and I am going to try to only check my weight fortnightly or monthly… not decided on that one yet!
When my friend Jon gets back from the states I am hoping workout C might be changed to a game of squash, that can get pretty intense when we get going (for him more than me if I’m honest )! I’ll probably try and throw in a spin class here or there as well because they are so much fun!!!
More on progress with the other resolutions next week… Or if I am bored perhaps during the week…