So here I go, week two!
I have to say I’m still full of enthusiasm, which is handy as I’ve got another fourteen weeks to go at least – I’m not ruling out the possibility of doing the pre training twice…
At the end of this week according to the book I should start ‘seeing results’ although they may mean after week 2 of the main program, I’m not totally sure, it may be exciting!
At the very least it can’t be any worse… did I mention that I’m categorically not dieting… just in case it is worse…
Great, day one of week 2 and I can add two exercises to the list of ones I can’t do – if I’m being positive I should add ‘yet’ to the end of that sentence.
The offending exercises are ‘Superman’ and ‘Plank Jacks’.
Superman is named because in theory you look like Superman flying – you lie down and lift your legs and torso off the floor, well at least that’s what the woman in the picture does, I can manage about an inch off the floor before I collapse and face plant my yoga mat. I manage 10 face plants and give up mildly annoyed – I’m not a quitter.
Plank Jacks are as they sound, you basically do jumping jacks (not the arms thank goodness!) from a plank position – I think this could genuinely be a new form of torture I manage 5 (I’m quite pleased with that) out of 40 (doesn’t sound quite as good now…) and then compromise by holding a plank for 30 seconds – that hurt so I didn’t feel as through I’d quit.
Two good things:
- I managed 10 leg lifts – this is a huge improvement! Just another 15 to go…
- I can do Heel Sky Raises really easily, it’s like a break in the workout, they are officially my favourite exercise – something to do with having a big butt!
Challenge day!! And another exercise to add to the list… V Sit-Ups, I have the same issue with these as I do the Russian Twists – either my top half is up or my bottom half but never both! I substitute with straight sit-ups these are bad enough!
Time: 8mins – fingers crossed next time I do this it will be less!!
There is some improvement… I can now dip down about 2 inches on the push-ups!
Still struggling with the half burpees but I can at least jump forwards consistently – I’m taking this as a successful day 😊
A full 20 minutes on Satan, I can now do the whole 20 minutes at 3.8 miles per hour! I have become a new shade of puce slightly darker than last week, I can’t talk but I am breathing!!
The Friday Power-Up!
It may only be 6 minutes – the warmup and cool down are way longer – but good grief it’s tough!!
Still can’t manage a Russian Twist…
So that’s the end of week 2. Am I ‘seeing results’ to be honest I’m not sure… my husband thinks so, but then he is slightly biased!
I certainly feel more energized, and I’m sure my tummy doesn’t stick out quite as much… conclusion – I will continue!!
Onward to week 3!!!
Stay hydrated people!