Monday, 21 January 2019

W/c 21 Jan

A 50 minute weights session at 9pm. The gym now opens 24/7 so it’s quite a lot quieter at this time of night. 

Last week was almost perfect in terms of my Apple Watch challenges except for Thursday as I forgot to charge my watch it failed to record part of the day. 

I’m getting close to my 1180 minutes of exercise in January. 

Sunday, 20 January 2019

200% move target. Completed it mate.

Yesterday I had a great day and achieved 200% of my move target, I was so close to reaching 300%. My calorie burn was a massive 4,199, Of which 1926 was from exercise. My dogs paws are being walked off them these days lol. 

My HIIT exercise was from the Bodcon circuit class. Basically 8 stations, 45 seconds per exercise, two rounds, then spin bikes of which it was in the off saddle racing position for about 10 minutes, followed by one more round of the circuit. Bodcon is Leslie’s own concept and it really does push you hard. I always struggle with exercises which require ANY co-ordination. The class finished with some stretching. 

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. :)