Workout Wednesday!

Just finished up at the gym, and am waiting for my bus home. Why not blog while I wait? In realtime-the bus just turned up and I’m blogging on the way home now. The joys of technology.

Ok, so gym. Here’s what I did:

Cross trainer-Hill intervals level 16 average. 45mins, 3 miles, 584 calories

Tricep resistance-14kg, 3 x 10 reps
Leg press resistance-30kg, 3 x 10 reps

Treadmill-10 mins, invervals: 90secs walk, 60 secs jog. 3m cooldown. 1.16 miles, 103 calories.

When I get home: short beginners yoga routine. And a shower. Sweaty is not a strong enough word…

EDIT : I have just seen that this is my 200th post! How exciting!



2 sessions to report! Both shorter than my usual, but unfortunately I got to the gym later than usual and am a little trapped by the constraints of public transport. When I’m driving this will be easier. ..


Cross trainer: 30mins, 379cals, 3.59km. Average level: 15


Cross trainer: 35 mins, 428cals, 2.19miles. Average level: 16
Shoulder press resistance: 14kg, 2 x 10 reps

Like I said, short ones. But quite intense nonetheless.

Next week I need to go more, and make sure that I get there with time to do more.


I’ve been very ill this week so haven not been able to make it to the gym ūüė¶ however, the week before I did gym, and here’s what I did below.


Treadmill 10 mins, 1 kilometre
Crosstrainer 35mins, 5 kilometres
Triceps resistance 14kg, 3 x 10 reps
Shoulder press resistance 7kg, 3 x 10 reps
Leg press resistance 30kg, 3 x 10 reps
Abdominal resistance 15kg, 3 x 10 reps
Crosstrainer 15 mins

Phew. Booooom.


I was meant to have a personal training session today, however my trainer left the gym and the other PT’s were not available for a session. So I just did my own thing.

Cross trainer 45mins, 460cals, 4.31 miles
Triceps resistance 14kg, 3 x 10 reps
Leg press resistance 30kg, 3 x 10 reps
Abdominal resistance 15kg, 3 x 10 reps
Cross trainer 22mins, 238 cals, 1.94 miles

High intensity cross trainer is my friend. That’s the one that will get me up a mountain!

I want to get back to the gym this week, I need to train more!!!!


So I was at the gym on monday… (for the first time in a while) and I decided to put into action the plan to attempt to run.

This plan has slowly wriggled its way into my brain because of¬†my housemate who has been training to do runs and whatnot… honestly ive aways wanted to be able to run, but being overweight and asthmatic and not really enjoying it before has kind of held me back, alot.

The plan formulated slowly into, lets start out really small.¬†I am able to run for the bus when¬†I need to, I get out of breath, but thats¬†more, trying to get there as fast as¬†I can before the bus goes rather¬†than jogging along at my own pace. so, I decided to start with half a kilometer. see if¬†I can run that, then¬†gradually¬†run for longer and then faster etc…

After being on the cross trainer for half an hour¬†I went to the treadmill, jumped on, and ran. for half a kilometer in 4 minutes 17 seconds.¬†I did it, (big woo ūüėÄ )¬†but was out of breath and¬†my calves and ankles hurt. (obviously¬†I stretched out after, not doing so = ouchies)

I¬†think my body isn’t used to running, or exercising in general, which is why my legs hurt so much. I’m hoping to continue running and run¬†for longer periods of time, and maybe eventually run outside… big scary outside world…

If this goes well, I’ll think about¬†joining my housemate in applying to runs and actually achieve something through exercise…big scary thought.