A Fresh Start

Day Forty Four – Monday 9th July.

Today I have started trying to get back into the Fitness Regime for 2012. I have had such a slack few months with not being able to commit to regular gym sessions which I actually find quite embarrassing. The business of every day life with full time teaching, study, The Wedding Music Planner and gigging just seemed to gradually get on top of me and kept my eyes of the training goals that I had set myself at the beginning of the year. Well all I can do now is try to take it one day at a time and see how I go for the remainder of the year.

I have put on an additional five kg that I need to lose to get back down to my ideal weight of 78kg, I hope that I can managed this over the next few months if I apply myself to the task at hand…there’s five months until I go on Summer holidays, it’d be great to be in shape for the beach by then – that’s the aim and I think it’s doable!

My alarm went off this morning at 5:30am and it was difficult to get up out of bed with it being cold and dark. Being on holidays for the next few weeks also presents a challenge as I could try and put off my sessions to later in the day, however, knowing myself as well I do I would be worried that I would not actually commit to getting to the gym to complete the session – it really does seem that for me it’s a “go early or not at all” reality.

I got to the gym just before 6:00am, and boy it felt cold out and about! I had only just warmed up in the car by the time I arrived in Subiaco (a 15 minute drive) and then I froze again between the car and the front of the gym. Luckily I timed it well and I could walk straight in without having to wait at all. After dropping off my stuff I headed for the treadmill, 15 minute run at 10 km/h. I wanted to go with an easy start for the session today as the training is  going to be about longevity and my body will take a while to get back into the swing of things fully. After the 15 minute run I headed to the ergo machine and did only a 5 minute ergo, again, today I didn’t push myself too hard but tried to keep it consistent with the stroke rate around the 30 per minute and the 500m split between 1 min 55 sec and 2 min 5 seconds.

Having completed this I headed for the resistance bikes and managed to do a 10 minute ride. This ride was no where near the sorts that I had been doing previously, I only managed 4.81km in the 10 minutes but that’s ok, it’s my first day back.

I finished the session with some abs work, 80 situps, and light stretching. All up the workout took me around 45 minutes to complete which is an ok beginning to this fresh start.

Tomorrow I will try to break it all up with a weights session, I am a little apprehensive as I know that Wednesday and Thursday will be very sore as a result of the session, however I do want to jump back into getting this good routine going whilst on holidays, it might just provide me with the momentum I need to get things going for the rest of the year. Unlike before, I don’t think I will post every day that I train – I will aim for once every couple of days. This might make it a little easier for me to maintain the updates and accountability to myself.

Fingers crossed day two goes well!

Now time for some eggs for breakfast.

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