Saturday, 19 January 2019

Saturday morning Bodcon

This morning I tried the Bodcon circuit training. It’s tough because of the cardio aspect and the variety of movements involved.
I then weighed myself and I am 9lbs lighter than when I started training with Leslie. I am delighted.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Trying to build better habits 

For the first time in ages I’ve been to the gym 2 days in a row. Tomorrow (Wednesday) I have my weekly PT session.

Tonight I did 4 rounds of 12 reps inclined chest press  34kg and inclined chest flies 8kgs.

I then did 30 tricep dips

Next up I did over head press (I’ll have to find out the correct name) 20kgs 12 reps, 4 sets.

I did a further 30 tricep dips

And finally 4 sets of squats 40kgs. 12 reps.

And a further 30 tricep dips.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Great start to the week

A short video of my Weight Training click on link to direct to YouTube.

Perfect start to the week:

Sunday, 13 January 2019

W/c Monday 7 January

This week has been ok. I’ve failed to complete my 30 minute exercise target on Tuesday and Friday (green colour) and my move target Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. 

I’m trying to go the gym daily commencing Monday 14th Jan and excluding my PT day on Wednesday. 

So hopefully next Sunday I’ll have a week full of completed exercise, move and stand rings. 

I’ve increased my move target to a daily 710 active calories. This is more challenging and will really be difficult to complete. 


Good news my training with PT Leslie (@les_bodcon on Instagram) continues to challenge me and I’m loving it. My Apple Watch challenge this month is 1180 minutes of exercise. This works out at approx 40 minutes a day for the rest of the month. The gym is going to see me a lot more than it has.

I’m also delighted that some of my clothes which had become a bit tight on me are now beginning to feel loose and fit me properly. It’s a very visual reminder of the benefits of exercise and how I’m starting to make progress. I feel stronger too. 

Diet is key and I’m giving it more attention, cutting back on wine helps a lot too. Ibiza in September maybe won’t be so bad after all. :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A tough one. 

Tonight’s session begun with battle rope jumps (I’ve no idea what the proper term is) and then high knees then more ropes. The battle ropes are tough, they leave your heart pumping. 

First up Arnies 4 rounds, 12 reps using 10kg dumbbells. Surprisingly I did these without them being horrible. The last few of these were very tough. 

Then inclined bench press and inclined flies.

Finally barbell curls and dumbbell hammer curls.

I really enjoyed tonight’s session. I should add that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy other sessions just tonight i felt a bit stronger and not so weak. 

And I’m trying (only trying) to improve without moaning all the time. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Another tough session

I’ve still got this blasted cold and had a PT session today. I feel more tired tonight than normal. 

I like training with Leslie mostly because he explains the various weight exercises so patiently (despite this I still forget). 

Today we did a lot of the stuff we did the previous session, concentrating more on form as my squat technique would test the patience of a saint. So we concentrated a lot on getting it right.

I’m really tired tonight.