Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Personal Torture

Hello everyone,

How are we all today? I'm good though a little tired.
Today was a Personal Torture ......oops meant Training session....but I loved it.
I'd rather workout really well for an hour than waste 3 hours being ineffective - after all I'm a busy Fudgey you know.
I also don't see the point in going to the same classes, doing the same routine, lifting the same weights and never pushing yourself day after day. What benefit are you going to gain from it - your body will just get used to it and I know if I did that I'd very quickly become bored and give up. But hey ho I guess everyone is different and what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another.

I like to constantly challenge myself, try new things and try to be the best I can. Not anyone else's best - just my best. I'm human I don't succeed in everything I do.....but when I fail I always know it wasn't down to lack of effort.

Oh dear Mrs Fudgey is going off on a wee soap box moment there, back to the intended subject of this post!

Today's Session
4 min row
3 sets of Triset medicine ball lunges 6kg 12 reps , incline lunges 10 reps each leg 8kg dumbbells, dynamic lunges 20
Treadmill gradient interval speed 8.5km run for 1 min each @ 6%, 8% 10%, 8%, 6%, 8% 10%, 8%, 6%
3 sets of superset 15 reps cable crunches & 20 oblique cycles
3 sets of wood chops 10 each side

The treadmill gradient intervals just about killed me. When Colin asked me my perceived level of exertion on a scale of 1 - 10 my response was 12, that was at the point I was still capable of speech. This was a really tough challenge and in usual fudgey fashion I never gave up but if I had eaten this morning before the session I may well have been sick, though passing out or crying were also options. The last 3 minutes or so were the worst. Colin - you were so so close to breaking me today! I fear that day will come soon if you keep pushing me so hard - but Thank you - you know I love it really & I know you know I won't quit without a fight first!!!!

After this I forgot to note what weights were for the cable crunches or the wood chops.

Now I know some of you will be reading this horrified & thinking why would you want to put yourself through that? & even more bizarrely how can you actually enjoy it?
As I said before everyone is different. Being challenged works for me, I get a buzz from rising to & trying to beat the challenge. I also know that when I am training with my personal trainer Colin that he'll make sure I do push myself, that I use good technique and that I'll feel like I've worked really hard. I know as well that all the time I am getting fitter and stronger and if I'm going to do my best in the half marathon in May then I need to train hard now.

This post never went where I initially planned today but I guess what was in my head has just plopped out & now I am mentally & physically spent, so time to pootle off and curl up with Mr Fudgey to watch something & chillax.

Good Night all

Fudgey xxxx

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