Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The best medicine

Today's training (made up as I went, no plan at all this morning):

Weights -

Bench press 4 x 5
Lat pulldown - medium grip 2 x 10, wide grip 2 x 10 (I've backed the weight right off and am making my lazy lats and lower traps do some work. The minute I load up the weights, my shoulders head towards my ears. My physio will kill me if I keep that up)
Seated rows supersetted with three-point pushups, 3 x 10

I started to do some biceps/triceps, but the tennis elbow that I've noticed developing in my left arm decided it really disliked DB bicep curls today, so I abandoned that idea. Sometimes you just gotta listen to your body. Stupid body.

Cardio -

I did a workout that's perfect for those with a short attention span...
10 minutes on the elliptical, varying speed and throwing in some reverse intervals
10 minutes brisk walking on the tready at incline 4
10 minutes on the spin bike - some speed, some seated hill climbs, some standing hill climbs, with short recovery intervals in between. I finished off with some one-legged drills.
Back on the treadmill to cool down.... but then I decided to add some walking lunges and some side shuffles too.

Total training time? One hour.


To top off my great workout, I had a woman at the gym tell me that she wished she had a body like mine. Now that's what I needed to hear, when I'm feeling particularly flabby and frumpy. It's always interesting to see yourself through someone else's eyes.

A compliment, on top of a big rush of endorphins was just what the doctor ordered today.


Jadey said...

How nice!

It really shows that when you see someone you tyhink you should compliment you really should!

Sometimes I see people and think geez they look great or whatever and I say nothing for fear of it sounding creepy but that person is probably going to have a much better day if I do. So I shall from now on.

Raechelle said...

Very nice to get compliments from strangers! It really means more, don't you think?
Yes, I HATE listening to my body; but a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do! Hopefully the body will appreciate us listening to it and pay off big rewards! :-)

LizN said...

sounds like a great workout session!

ss2306 said...

Flabby and frumpy - yeah right!!

You look amazing!! Start feeling amazing big spunk.

Anonymous said...

We can be our own worst enemies!

You train hard Kek - I think your fab! xo

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