Posts Tagged ‘Medicine ball’

How slack of me….Hmmm

Sunday, went to local bodybuilding show, met up with some friends. It was fun, but I have no desire to diet. Funny, that.

Afterwards, went to see Bob’s truck in action, got a Maccy D and got a lift home in said truck. I nearly did a wee.

Monday, we took it back and put it to bed them went to Polenastics. I was shit, Bob was great, I really hurt my arm, thankfully just a slight muscle strain, seems better today.

Yesterday, I failed to do anything except throw my toys out of the pram, as someone at work branded me a ‘disappointment’

Gym this morning, 60 secs each of;

SLDL, dumbbell push press, dumbbell squat, medicine ball press up, medicine ball floor touch and jump thing, can’t remember, ring row, wall squat hold, lunge with static lateral raise, rear delts, prowler, rest, dumbbell chest press, kettlebell swing, kettlebell squat and jump, alternate shoulder press, barbell clean and press, medicine ball squat and press, leg raises, plank, horsey ropes, rest, SLDL, dumbbell push press….

Work almost bearable but crap today, still fuming from yesterday.

Toight hope to get to the allotment to check on things then go to the gym. Have just sprayed my indoor plants with a weak soap solution – damn aphids! Chilli plant now has chillis though….


Went to the gym Monday night. Co-allotmenteers had cried off and I thought I really should get back into this lifting lark so off I went…

Alarmed to see a ‘No Chalk’ sign on the wall when I arrived, but was suitably appeased when it transpired my chalk balls would probably be OK

I also asked about the overenthusiastic PT from my earlier post – no one knows what happened to her – she was last seen telling a 40-something woman she was probably too old to start using free weights….oh dear!

Went for my rehab work – have been neglecting Agent Orange of late, and boy, did he make me pay! Still very sore from Polenastics so legs it was…..

To say I was piss weak is a bit of an understatement. I found 150kg on the leg press quite difficult – WTF? Priority now is to up strength….

After that, went to the allotment and sprayed the bugs.

Yesterday, off to bootcamp, 45 seconds each of;

kettlebell squat/kettlebell high pull, squat and lateral raise/ball squat and press, horsey rope hell/rest, ab roll out/press ups on bar, punching pads/holding pads, ring superman/ring row, v sit and press/twisting v sit, ladder run with jump squats/steps ups with weights, dirty evil filthy prowler/rest, side to side jumpy things/press up and jump, curl and press/repeat, bicep curl/repeat then round again, got as far as the ab rollout/press ups…..

Quite enjoyed it – have come to the conclusion breakfast is probably not for me.

Then I started reading this and it all makes sense now. Have a quite renewed sense of optimism and I think I will be getting the book next week….

Work is still a bit depressing – what motivation? Maybe the ghrelin will work for me…..

Gym this morning….felt like death beforehand – creaky knees, shin splints and sore ankles – I thought flip flops were good??? Argh….did the whole circuit today, bits good, bits gruesome

45 secs each of kettlebell squat and jump/kettlebell deadlift, medicine ball crunch/leg raises, drum roll battling ropes/rest, one arm medicine ball push up/squats, punching pads/holding pads, underhand ring row,/overhand ring row, medicine ball woodchop/medicine ball squat and jump, resistance band side step bungee/bungee holder, dirty filthy evil prowler/rest (wheeze), plank/punchbag flip and burpee, lunge onto step, left leg/right leg, dumbbell chest press/lunge and shoulder raise….

Work has been less shit today, but got an email from the allotment man at the council asking if I would give up half my allotment if I couldn’t manage it? Hell no!! So it’s a bit overgrown but there are still plenty of crops in the ground – pardon me if it’s not perfectly spotless like those owned by retired people who have time to get there every day….

Anyhow, will be there later, if it doesn’t rain, and possibly tomorrow. It DOES need tidying, massively, I will enjoy it more if it’s tidy, but I’m not a tidy person!!!


Just back from gym and a lovely breakfast of scrambled eggs, haggis and tomatoes. And a scone. With butter.

How British of me, no cup of tea though….

Bootcamp was hard work today – overextended my shoulder doing Turkish get ups and most of it was overhead work today – argh!

40 secs on/40 off, repeat of;

Box squats with one armed shoulder press left arm/right arm, Turkish get up left arm/right arm,  half squats with lateral raise/full squat with shoulder press, horsey ropes/rest, clean and press/press ups, overhead lunges left foot/right foot, supermans/wall squat and hold, medicine ball woodchop/squat and jump, weighted sled/rest


Back to work, been off almost a week, sort of dreading it, will have so many emails to read!


Yesterday, I spectacularly failed to find a nice dress for Lucy’s wedding. Actually, no, I found two lovely dresses – one a tight animal print number, and one a long floaty, flowery girly effort. One was too big and one too small. Arse.

In anticipation of the event, I even bought some fake tan so my legs don’t blind everyone on the day..they’re half as tan as my arms now lol!!!

Just been to bootcamp, my elbows held up but are a little achey now. The pain today was 30 secs then 60 secs of the following;

Shoulder press, kettlebell swings, trap bar deadlift, horsey/drumroll battling ropes, push press, burpee/ring pull, wall squat and shoulder press/squat and lateral raise (no rest here!) and medicine ball crunch and pass/leg raises (no rest here either)

Doesn’t sound much, but it hurt…my partner for today was a bloke, which meant someone much bigger and stronger than me, and I got plenty of encouragement 😀

Just checked my emails to find Groupon are doing a deal at the Polenastics studio we went to for the hen night – 4 beginner lessons for a tenner (it’s usually £25), so have signed up for that 🙂

Have stuffed my face with breakfast of kings – smoked mackerel and strawberries and cream – yum!

Now for complicated work stuff, and another attempt to find a bloody dress!!!

Quick one before I have a shower and get ready for another thrilling staff meeting…

Nothing yet from the PT….tonight will be interesting.

Bootcamp excitement this morning, 1 minute each of the following;

v-sit with medicine ball press, v sit and side twists, shoulder rotation left, shoulder rotation right, drum roll  battling ropes, rest, clean and press, dumbbell squat/up halfway/down/up fully, inverted row, press ups with medicine ball, squat press and jump with medicine ball, burpee and jump with medicine ball, alternating static lunge, ring row, punchbag, rest, alternating sled pull x2, dirty fucking prowler, rest, static lunge on left leg, holding plates, same on right leg, 45 degree chest press, kettlebell squat and upright row, both v sits again….

Cruelty to colleagues will mean the diabetes I’m going to give them all what with the excessive amount of buttercream icing on the top of them all – MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! 😀

The car seems to be semi fixed – blocked idle jets, timing out, etc etc..though the timing is still way advanced, it seems to run OK, or it did yesterday..

After last week’s epic exerciseathon, I’ve done none since Thursday…..

Crawling out of bed just before 5am was therefore a bit of a struggle….

Off to bootcamp, have to admit, as traumatic as it looked when I got there, the reality was not nearly so bad. That’s not to say it didn’t hurt, but I didn’t pass out. In my book, that’s a plus…

Today’s joy was 60 secs each of;

Shoulder press, chest press, dumbbell clean and press left arm, same with right arm, kettlebell swing, kettlebell high pull, squat with shoulder press(chains), rest, horsey ropes, rest, v sit while having medicine ball thrown at you, throwing medicine ball, lunge holding 10kg plate left leg, same with right leg, ring row, rest, lying down sled pull, rest, prowler, rest.

The lying sled pull hurt like a bitch but I really enjoyed it….

Then I got measured. Their scales say 170lbs, 36.75″ waist (EEEKKK!!) and 14″ guns….hmmm. Bugger. Bit of work to do, methinks…..

Sort of dreading work today – lots to do, have to deal with someone I’d rather not, and it’s Monday therefore officially poo.

I may spend lunchtime purchasing orange fondant icing.