Training is still going for the Belron Triathlon on the 30th of July (the day AFTER the summer party – which is going to be tough!), to raise money for the amazing charity Afrika Tikkun (which I’ll be blogging about soon). This is also a chance for me to force myself to get back into shape after my broken back and two spinal surgeries (hence the hashtag #metal2medal).

I’m doing  a combination of training for the distance I’m swimming (750m) as part of the Tri Relay team, as well as cardio & wights. I’ve done well the past few weeks and even managed 3 sessions before work in the morning. I’m probably my own worst critic, but I am going to say I think I’m doing okay. I give myself bonus points for going before work in the morning and love the feeling about 3pm where I think to myself: I should really go to the gym tonight – and then I remember – oh wait – I already have!

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Workout & weight update below:

Current weight (8th July 2011): 9 Stone

27 June 2011
Elliptical:
Random
25mins
level 5
227 cal
4.72km

Swiss ball: 30 crunches; 30 back crunches
30 right crunches
30 left crunches
4: 20 x 30; 30 (10 x3); 20 x 50 quick glutes

Notes: no inhaler, hungry, afternoon barley grass – 8oz, ginseng, flax seed

30 June 2011
Morning workout
Elliptical:
20mins
random
Level 6
3.45km
183cal

Row:
11’15”
2000m

Notes: No food, Inhaler, ginseng, flax seed, afternoon barley grass – 8oz

1 July 2011
Morning
Swim 750m
14mins

Notes: 1/2 pint smoothies after, inhaler, ginseng, flax seed

6 July 2011
Elliptical
30mins
Random
Level 6
5.11km
277 cal

Notes: No inhaler, hungover/post migraine, ginseng, flax seed
8 July 2011
Morning
750m
Fast 14mins

Notes: no food; remembered inhaler! 1/2 pint smoothie after; ginseng; flax seed

 

*Notes for Gym workouts – machine definitions:
Upper:
#20 – lat pulldown (lays & biceps)
#23 – chest press (shoulders, pecks & triceps)
#14 – abs
#19: Seated Row (lats – upper & lower, biceps & shoulders)
#6: lower back: settings #2 on both

Lower:
#18: squat (glutes & hamstrings)
#22: seated leg curl (hamstrings)
#21: seated leg extension (quads)
#4: Lying down squat machine (glutes, Hamstrings, Quads)