Why do we torture ourselves ~ all in the name of fitness and vanity..??? I've been putting a few kilos back on (that's more than a few pounds for my US friends) and so I joined up the Fitness Challenge Time Trials at my gym, starting today, to get those kilos off again in time for my smaller Summer clothes. Idiot me, didn't realise I am supposed to have trained for this for 2 weeks to prepare myself. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's what I had to do, and try to do this in under 8 minutes...
- 1 kilometre (1100 yards) on the exercise bike
- 500 meters (550 yards) on the rowing machine at the hardest-to-pull level
- 15 sit-ups
- 20 shoulder presses with 7 kilogram weights (15.5 pounds)
- 400 metres (450 yards) running on the treadmill
hmmmmmmm enough said..... I thought it would be easy, thought "I'm fit enough with the boxing classes I do and the weights I do I'll be fine". WRONG!
Nearly fainted on the treadmill and I was sooooooooo close at the end....
8 minutes and 3 seconds. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! If I just didn't slow to a fast walk towards the end I would have done it.
Now I can't move on from bronze to silver level, where there are more things to do in a shorter time... YEAH RIGHT, like that is something I WANT to do???! I must be NUTS! Oh and I can't walk or bend over now either!
Check this space same time next week, I am training this week to beat that 8 minutes, just to know I can, seeing I was soooooooo close!!!
So I am bushed, beat, buggered, tired, all of the above. Into the bath full of Radox in about 30 seconds!!!
Tomorrow I will share with you some fab photos of my beauties from Karin that came in the mail today, I am just too tired tonight to do them justice!
Over and flat out! xo