Two days to write up. Had my day (/week/month) made today when one of the personal trainers came up to me after my workout to talk to me, and commented he'd seen me doing a lot of weight lifting. He said that a lot of the women in the gym are afraid of the free weights and that he thinks I'm brilliant for going for heavier weights. And he's going to give me a free session on Thursday to go through one of my workouts and get my program more in order. Well chuffed
Wednesday - failed to get to the gym after my internship again, as it was my bookclub night and we didn't finish till 9, by which time I was knackered.
Thursday - cardio. First time on a treadmill. Ever. Felt weird. I've spent the past week getting used to my new trainers, and felt ready to try running... building up very slowly because of my shin splints. First time running at all in... 5 years I think.
Treadmill: 23mins/200kcals (5mins running total in 1min intervals)
Friday - a day of people being delayed by hours, and waiting around. Felt knackered. Didn't get to the gym, or get half the other stuff I was supposed to do done.
Shoulders and triceps
(x12, x10, x8 for each where unstated):-
Over-head shoulder press: 10kg (getting stronger, finally!)
Dumbbell seated front raise: 2.5kg x10x10x10
Dumbbell seated lateral raise: 3kg x10x10x10 (focussed more on form than weight for both of these)
Dumbbell kickbacks: 7kg mysterious pain in right shoulder but it was no different when I changed to a lower weight, so I stayed with the 7.
Tricep dips (machine): 30kg
Rope tricep pulldowns: 6kg x12x12x12
Rear deltoid machine: 20kg
Treadmill: 30mins - split 10mins 4mph at 12.0 incline, then 20mins running 1min walking 1-2mins. Ran 8mins total at about 7mph. Much easier than the other day. Annoyingly my breathing rate barely changes, but I can feel my legs beginning to hurt pretty fast. It's going to take a while to build into running.
New week's program in its infancy:
Sunday - back & biceps
Monday - cardio
Tuesday - shoulders
Wednesday - rest day
Thursday - chest & triceps
Friday - cardio or legs
Saturday - cardio or legs
Abs/core tagged on to workouts 3x a week.
Can't wait for Thursday now