Body Boss

Body boss – pre-training week 2, I’ve not given up!

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…

Monday:

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:

  1. I managed 10 leg lifts – this is a huge improvement! Just another 15 to go…
  2. 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!

Tuesday:

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!!

Wednesday:

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 😊

Thursday:

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!

4 thoughts on “Body boss – pre-training week 2, I’ve not given up!

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Today I finished day 2 of week 2 of the pre-training week 2 and I have to say my experience has been so similar to yours – even down to how you came to order it:) I don’t know anyone else doing the program so I did a search and found your blog. I am going to follow your posts as I go so it will feel like I am doing it with a friend:P

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  2. Thank you so much for your blog! I was feeling really disheartened that I wasn’t able to do the exercises and that this might not be the program for me but your experience has made me feel that the struggle is more common than I am letting myself believe. Plus your sense of humour conveyed through your reflection is on point! Thank you!

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    1. I’m so glad I was able to help! Stick with it and you will get stronger and see results – don’t compare yourself with others as everyone improves at their own pace and you will improve! X

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