haha oopsy, can’t believe I forgot to post the weekly plan! It’s all the moving posts to pages etc – I got all carried away. Luckily I’ve got the plan on my trusty kitchen calendar so I won’t forget anything …
monday: hypoxi + p90x2 (total body + x2 ab ripper)
tuesday: hypoxi + p90x2 (x2 yoga)
wednesday: p90x2 (x2 balance & power) + kettlebells
thursday: personal training + vipr + trapeze
friday: hypoxi + p90x2 (x2 core)
saturday: p90x2 (plyocide) + cycle + swim
sunday: bikram yoga + gymnastics
I’m quite keen to do a couple of X-Stretch’s (from the original p90x) throughout the week as well because I love that stretch programme and, despite my beloved foam roller, I’m feeling a little bit like this:
hypoxi: not too bad. Sweaty. I hope some of that sweat is toxins … I could use a little detox.
p90x2: managed to actually carry out some of the exercises in total body this time due to a crafty substitution of a foam roller for the Swiss ball, and not bothering to change any weights from 5kg per hand. This approach nearly led to me crippling myself on the stability kickbacks, but I still did em!
hypoxi: surprisingly speedy today - got there early, got whipped onto the machine and zipped through it. Felt like 10 minutes not 30 – awesome. LOVE THAT. I put it down to the inspiring influence of .fun’s We Are Young making me feel all young and involved.
p90x2: yoga today. In name anyway. I kinda did it … but it was so boring that I fell asleep half-way through. Luckily it didn’t matter as the workout is seven hundred and ninety years long (which is appropriate, because I move like a seven hundred and ninety-year-old person).
puma faas class: you may notice this isn’t kettlebells. It isn’t. It’s Faas Claas. I didn’t make kettlebells but I don’t really know why. So I felt guilty and went to Faas Claas instead which was suitable punishment as it was really really hard. There were only two of us in the class and the other dude was massive, male and fast. Waaaaaaaaah.
p90x2: X2 balance and power today, and I do love this workout. I was a bit distracted at first – might’ve been hungry or maybe just clinically dead from puma faas claas – but I was having a right laugh by the end. Love that.
personal training: deadlifting is aptly named. I was dead after about five. Did three rounds of five-and-a-half each – the half being when Hiren caught the bar on each of the sixth goes as I almost dislocated my shoulders trying to get it down. Kinda proud I lifted so much though!
vipr: I expected to have lovely funny kind Leon who, while he makes me work hard, doesn’t try and leave me for dead. Turned up and it was Georgie teaching. I nearly made a fast exit (having experienced his toughness yesterday at puma faas claas) but he rumbled me. Just me again but this time with Georgie and another trainer who, although kindly, was clearly in conspiracy with Georgie to cause my death because in 20 minutes I burned 260 calories. Beat that!
trapeze: wouldn’t you know it, after two pretty intense sessions already today, we focused on conditioning!! I could barely do most of it but still just about managed chair pull-ups. Feck me but they’re hard … like, really really hard! They didn’t look it. I also managed to repeat my Gazelle success from the week before, practice a Moonfish, nail a Birds Nest, Half Angel, Reverse Half Angel and Mermaid. Knackering but amazing.
willpower & grace: I can’t do vacunaut today as planned because of complicated reasons involving a funeral and friends from Cayman. So I’ve rescheduled and slipped in a WillPower & Grace instead. Since after yesterday’s exploits I can’t move my shoulders more than a millimetre or so in any direction, I was hoping it’d loosen me up. It didn’t, but at least my quads, glutes and lats can’t move now either so I’m feeling pretty even all over. Good times.
p90x2: x2 core today and I was having some real trouble keeping up. My shoulders and upper back were absolutely killing me from yesterday and my legs were knackered out from WillPower & Grace, so all round I resembled a 490-year-old hag with no teeth and osteoporosis. But I did battle my way through, which I was happy with.
p90x2: today’s class was plyocide thank GOD because if I’d had to think about weights I might’ve cried. Plus Tony made me laugh which – although at times it sounded more like a sob – allowed me to make it through. I even beat my personal best on a few things. I don’t even know how.
hypoxi: instead of my cycle & swim I went off to yesterday’s missed hypoxi session, but I don’t feel badly about it ’cause I did WillPower & Grace yesterday so I’m still even on the work-outs. Good good.
yoga: I decided that bed was the more favorable of my two options out of 1) getting up at 7 and going to yoga in the rain; or 2) staying in bed and reading Jeeves & Wooster.
p90x2: I made up for my missed yoga by doing a lovely foam rolling session which was awesome. I foam rolled away til my IT band nearly thought about stopping hurting. It didn’t actually stop hurting but for a little nanosecond there I stopped wanting to cry. A definite improvement.
gymnastics: good times, but I was in a bad mood as I wanted to handspring and the kids were in my way. Tschksk. Luckily they moved after a bit and it was back to good ole’ trampoline circuits of flysprings, kick-to-handstand and bounce-to-handstand. Fun. Still in sort of a bad mood though.
p90x: yup, an old-skool P90X workout! It was just X-Stretch, but it was good to be getting down with the kids and I do love this stretch. It’s so stretchy. I’m never going to be Shauna, but I’m nearly Pam.
definitely, without a shadow of a doubt this was a junkie week. I’m really proud of myself as I’ve mostly eaten clean with lots of fruit and veggies (though I’m still struggling on getting enough protein, for the love of God how does anyone eat enough protein?!) so overall I’m pretty happy with ME right now! Now fingers crossed I can actually keep it up next week!