I am leaving the UK for the hustle and bustle of Chicago in Jul/Aug 2013. This blog is to document my journey to improved well being through fitness and weight loss.
I want to leave the UK trim, toned and feeling great about myself!
I'm all about dancing, running, Nike, eating, gossiping and sarcasm :)
Current Challenge: Training for the Paris Half Marathon
Email me at countdowntooz.at.gmail.dot.com
Wanna squat to a super slow Adele track, do the back track to an Evanescence dance remix or do jumping squats after a billion lunges?
Then welcome to Body Pump 82!
It’s good and it’s a killer. I hated release 81 so I rushed from work to get my place in the front row for tonight’s class ready to learn the new release.
The lowdown is that the squat track is short with just 2 repeats, but its a tough one. You stay low a lot. The back track also emphasises slow controlled dead lifts and rows before speeding up for the clean and presses towards the end. Biceps is Nickelback- Haters gonna hate!! Triceps doesn’t use the bar at all which I prefer and abs is basically the same as the last release.
The lunge track is an absolute fucker. I think my main goal is going to be to get through it without my quads screaming at me. I can’t begin to imagine doing it with a bar!
Anyway, here is the track listing. Enjoy!
1. Raining Diamonds - Ricki-Lee
2. Someone Like You (Kris McTwain Club Edit) - N-Finity
3. I Like How It Feels - Solitary Phase
4. Bring Me To Life (Hands Up Club Mix) - Jan Wayne
5. Bad Case Of Loving You - Secret Appendix
6. Bottoms Up - Nickelback
7. Ecuador (Bad Behavior Remix) - Sash!
8. Be Cool 2011 (DJ From Mars Club Remix) - Paffendorf
9. Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
10. Time To Say Goodbye - il Divo
Today can be summed up in one word.
Mainly work related, but other stuff too (including being licked by a Ferret. I shit you not) resulted in me needing to take my frustration out on some weights. I don’t feel in control of much of my life at the moment (this needs to change), but at the gym I am in control.
I was back up to all my pre-marathon weights today and felt stronger than ever thanks to the LiveFit programme.
And I looked sexy.
Especially my arms and shoulders, and my stomach (least favourite bit) even behaved itself whilst dressed in a top with horizontal stripes.
I need to work out how to get the feeling that Body Pump gives me in the other areas of my life.
Squatted to Pink again tonight and hit 25kgs. That’s up from a previous record of 22kgs. I had to ask someone to take the bar off my back at the end as I couldnt lift it over my head.
I also for the first time managed to complete every last rep of the power sets in the shoulder track including using my bar at the end.
And the Hot Scot came over to apologise for forgetting to look at the bus/train schedule for getting back into Edinburgh after the Marathon. We are gonna chat about it on Saturday :)
Oh and I ran 3 miles before Pump.
My ass was burning so bad from last nights run and I had another 3 miles to run before Body Pump tonight.
After the 3 I decided to go a little easy on my legs in class, but then I lifted the bar onto my back for squats and I was halfway through the 6 minute track when I realised that the 22kg felt easy! For the rest of the track I hit as low as I could and got told that my form was ‘beautiful’ :)
Up to 25kg on Saturday.