Work-Out Day – Saturday 23rd July

Even though I have been doing plenty of exercise classes while at Hopewood I normally have to miss at least one class per day because of appointments….not today! So it’s off for a walk in the great outdoors (45mins) and then a top up for 15minutes on the treadmill before breakfast. Stuck in a rut so it’s paw paw, lecithin and flaxseed for breakfast with 6 Almonds for protein…no Blueberries on the buffet – nevermind.

Let that settle then off to Aqua-aerobics, pool is at 34 degrees so not too bad. After Aqua it’s off to the Gym for a “Body Blast”. I’m the only one in the class and have to work hard for the six that are missing!

a)      5 step ups….run to other end gym….5 star jumps…run back, 10 step ups….run to other end gym….10 star jumps….run back….step, run, jump, run… etc etc until 50 steps, and 50 star jumps at each end…but that’s not all.

b)      10 sit ups, 5 push ups, 20 sit ups, 10 push ups….etc etc until 50 sit ups, 25 push ups…..still not finished

c)      5 squats, lunge walk to other end of gym, 5 squats, 10 squats, lunge walk to other end of gym, 10 squats …etc etc etc until 30 squats, lunge walk 30 squats…did I mention I was carrying a heavy weight for this one???? Surely that is all….no

d)      Six laps of the gym to warm down (thankfully it’s not to big a gym)….

Whew, takes a little while to cool down but 15mins later ready for a stretch class…can’t remember too much about that as I’m suffering from exhaustion!

Okay, time to shower, relax and do some of the jigsaw before lunch. The rest of the day passes in a blur of yoga, meditation and steamed vegetables.

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