Saturday, 11 July 2009



At long last (just under 3 months) I have lost 1 stone and am at goal weight no1 of 9st 5lbs. I am so chuffed! Couldn't believe it as I have had a couple of slow weeks.

Its such a good motivator and I went to the gym all pumped up ready for a really good workout and came out having had a great old time.

I started my full weights routine today, devised myself as I can't justify the money on my personal trainer at the minute. I did a lot of research and took tips from Figure Athlete, The Body Sculpting Bible (great book) and my pals JAG and Crappy (or stella as she's otherwise known!) and came up with the workout below.

I'll be coming up with 2 more workouts, each to be done once a week. For the first 2 weeks I'll be doing modified supersets i.e. going in superset order but resting 90 secs in between each set, then after 2 weeks I'll do supersets - after 4 weeks the intention is to do giant sets but I'll see how it goes!!!

Wide grip lat pulldown 3 x 12 @ 28kg
Swiss ball chest press 3 x 12 @ 7kg

Shoulder press 3 x 12 @ 4kg (this is the move I struggle with most as my neck and shoulders are weak as hell)
Dumbbell calf raise 3 x 25 @ 6kg

Bicep curl 3 x 10 @ 6kg
Tricep pushdown 3 x 12 @ 25kg

Leg Press 3 x 10 @ 60kg
Stiff legged deadlift 3 x 12 @ 8kg

Next time, I'll be swapping the last 2 exercises to first in the workout, thanks to the advice of JAG.

I am in no doubt whatsoever that tomorrow I will be barely able to move, but I don't care cos it felt good!

PS not even sure why I've been so rubbish at posting to my blog this last week, I think I just forgot!