18 Sep 2012: 46 and 2


Was a mixed bag at the gym this morning; one one hand I was very happy with the time achieved for the 5km row, and the fact that my legs seemed to be cooperating. On the other hand, I didn’t finish the entire session.

After the row, leg press and chest press I should have done push-ups, squats and abs stuff. Three things combined and conspired against me:

  • I was completely and totally stuffed
  • It was getting a bit “late” (relative term I know)
  • The gym was filling up, the floor space where I do the pushups etc. was crowded and I couldn’t be bothered waiting around

The main parts of the session were done though, so not too bad overall. I also weighed in at 118.4kg before starting the session, so that means the total weight loss has now gone past the 24kg mark!

I really do like hitting the gym closer to 3am than 4am – there is a bit of a “rush hour” that kicks in around 5. It’s not usually a huge problem, but this morning I had to wait for a machine, and then the stretching / floor work area at the back simply got crowded.

I wsn’t in the mood for it and I’d also run out of puff, so that made the decision easier 🙂

Oh and the 5km row – I skimmed 41 seconds off the time, and broke through the 19 minute barrier. This was achieved by focusing on holding around a 1:55 per 500m pace.


Time got up (today): 03:45
Mood (1 to 5):
Morning 4
Lunch 5
Night 3 (tired, aching)


03:45 – Lite Jatz cracker, glass water
04:00 – Gym (see details below)
05:30 – Bacon, eggs, mushrooms, toast, orange juice
06:15 – Bus/train, meditate, nap
07:00 – Spiced chai latte
10:00 – Morning walk, banana, yoghurt, nuts, seeds, dried cranberries
12:00 – Lunchtime walk, roll with chicken schnitzel, tomato, lettuce & cheese. Cup of tea.
14:30 – Afternoon tea (birthday celebration) – limited to an average portion of cake.
18:30 – San Choy Bow
22:00 – Glass of milk, bed


5mins bike warmup

Row 5km (Level 11) – 18:52

20 x Leg press (L17), 20 x Chest press (L12)
20 x Leg press (L17), 20 x Chest press (L12)
20 x Leg press (L17), 20 x Chest press (L12)


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