Monday, 22 October 2007

Weights session

It's been a month since I did my weights program! Even though I knew I'd been doing other activities I was still surprised to see that it had been so long. My PT sessions have been weights sessions, but once a week really isn't enough. My left knee is evidence of that. I've been reluctant to do Body Attack lately as I've known, deep down, that my knee wasn't really up to the impact. Anyway, I'm back on track now. I'll get myself to the gym and throw those weights around.

I was surprised to see how many people were at the gym when I got there tonight. It felt a bit like I was the new person, as there were a lot of people there that I didn't know. I dug my program out of the filing cabinet and dusted off the cobwebs. Krissi had written the warm up on the card, so I did 10 mins on the treadmill before getting started. Usually I just count my walk to the gym as the warm up but I've realised lately that it doesn't take me anything close to 10 mins to get there any more.

I did the lunges on the Smith machine, but I kept the weight at 10 kg instead of increasing it for the second set. My knee didn't hurt as much as it did on Friday morning but it was definitely letting me know that it was still a little sore. I followed the lunges up with single leg extensions, hamstring curls and balancing on the duradisk. Chest presses were mixed with fitball push ups, then I did bicep curls, triceps dips and some abs work. I then made sure I did plenty of stretching. I definitely stretch better when I'm at the gym than I do when I'm home.

Tomorrow morning I'm off to the pool to run with Sally, and in the evening I've got Yoga. Wednesday is a write off as far as exercise is concerned, as I'm travelling to Melbourne for some meetings. I guess I can exercise my willpower in the Qantas Club by making sure I don't go overboard on the cheese and crackers.

Here are a few photos from the dragon boating yesterday.


Celeste said...

cool photos - looks like an awesome day.

warriorwoman said...

Fantastic in Pink!
Well done.