MadFitGaëtane #2 – I dare you to move

Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be
I dare you to move
Guess who’s back? Back again… Yup, this undermotivated girl. Ever since the first update (read it here), I’ve struggled to get up and do what I promised myself I would do. Every excuse has been good enough no to go out do work out
My new outfit from the Gymshark x Nikki Blackketter Collection
Push yourself, because no one else is gonna do it for you

I do am a bit proud that although it was hard, I have picked up myself and got started to do something at least three days of the week. I received so many lovely messages and reactions to the MadFitGaetane #1 post, these also helped to keep me going. In ultimate attempt to push myself, I created a new instagram @madfitgaetane

Okay, go!

Here again are some screenshots of my running in the Start to Run app and some workouts I did. Remember, I am a trained physio, so I’m actually capable of putting together my own programmes.

On January 16th, I went running again. I was down to lesson 16 (week 6). This first running session of the week 6 set up, you run/walk for 32 in total, 24 minutes of running and 8 minutes of walking. The interval consists of 5 minute run – 2 minute walk – 7 minute run – 2 minute walk – 7 minute run – 2 minute walk – 5 minute run – 2 minute walk.

On the 17th, it was back to a home workout. To some Tomorrowland tunes, I did a similar workout as my first one

The workout #1 version 2

Warm-up

  • 50 skippings
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 chest twists
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 50 seal jacks

Fit test: 2 sets of 10 burpees

WOD with a 6kg kettlebell

  • 20 two-handed KB swings
  • 2×20 one-handed KB swings
  • 2×20 single arm KB push-outs standing
  • 2×10 sumo deadlift squats
  • 3×10 goblet squats
  • 30x normal lunges

Core: 35 seconds normal plank – 20 seconds side plank both sides

Cooling down

  • 50x airsteps
  • 15x candle
  • 50x ankle touch

Back to running on the 18th, with lesson 17 (week 6 second run)

Had some days off after this run, getting back into it on the 21st when picking up a barbell and some small weight from Decathlon. I was desperate to try out my new workout accessories! The barbell weights 8,75 kg.

The workout #3

Warm-up:  300 Single Unders

General exercises

  • 10x glute bridges
  • 2×10 1 leg glute bridges
  • 2×10 clams with elastic
  • 2×10 donkey kicks
  • 35x side lunges with elastic
  • 20x push press with elastic

WOD with a 8,75kg barbell

  • 30x goodmornings
  • 30x bench press on the floor

I don’t remember the actual name of this sequence, but basically you do 10 reps of every exercise, then 9, then 8 and so until until you finish at 0. So I did 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of:

  • Hang clean
  • Overhead squat
  • Shoulder press
  • Thruster

On the 23rd, it was time for the last leg of the week 6 running program. As you can see it wasn’t the best one, I felt really bad all the way through. In the end I was hatching a very bad cold.

The 25th, was the start of week 7 of the running program (in this program you do the same sequence 3 times). We are upping the total time from 32 to 33 minutes, consisting of 26 minutes of running and 7 minutes of walking. This sequence consists of 8 minute running – 2 minute walking – 10 minute run – 3 minute walk – 8 minute run – 2 minute walk. It might not seem like it, but this was a huge leap compared to the previous sequence. Then on the 28th, I did the second leg of the week 7

On the 29th, I  went with my previous workout again (#3). I’ve seen that I’ve been struggling with lunges so I’ve pushed in some weighted (with 11,25kg barbell) lunges.

The workout #3 version 2

Warm-up:

  • 300 Single Unders
  • 50 Double Unders

General exercises

  • 10x glute bridges
  • 2×10 1 leg glute bridges
  • 2×10 clams with elastic
  • 2×10 donkey kicks
  • 2×10 lunges with 11,25kg

WOD with a 11,25kg barbell

  • 30x goodmornings
  • 30x bench press on the floor

I don’t remember the actual name of this sequence, but basically you do 10 reps of every exercise, then 9, then 8 and so until until you finish at 0. So I did 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of:

  • Hang clean
  • Overhead squat
  • Shoulder press
  • Thruster

The start of February (1st), was one for the last leg of the week 7 program. I guess the workout from a few days before was still in my legs a bit. And on Friday the 2nd, I go play tennis as usual.

On to today (February 3rd) again, I’ve started week 8 of the running program, which is again a huge leap if you ask me. There is 30minutes of running and 5 minutes of walking involved, brining the grand total to 35 minutes. The sequence is 11 minute run – 2 minute walk – 11 minute run – 2 minute walk – 8 minute run – 1 minute walk.

I’m secretly really proud of myself from pushing through the end of this month! Score!

I’m not sweating, I’m sparkling! Keep sparkling!

TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!

xo

Gaëtane

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