I was dripping with sweat. I felt dizzy, and wobbly. My mind could not think straight, tunnel vision. All I could see was Bars, chalk and bloody hands. I clambered over to the 20kg bar, with 10kg plates on either side, and picked it up for my final 9 reps. Determined, I front squatted and … Continue reading Crossfit initiation.. ‘Fran’…
I think I've found it! That missing thing for my health and fitness, that I've been searching for since the start of the year.. I'm more or less forced into morning workouts, due to work constraints and then spending time with Family after work. So I've tried, the gym, on my own at 0600. That … Continue reading Crossfit is the answer!
Do you know when you get knocked out of your flow in life and you find it so hard to get going again. Well I've had a lot of that going on recently. I was flying! I was up at 0500 every morning, insanity training, eating healthy, motivated at work, focussing on bigger goals etc. … Continue reading Resting guiltily….
How much damage can 20 years of binge drinking do to a body? To a mind? I know the liver takes the brunt of the abuse over the years. And that it has phenomenal powers of recovery. But what about the brain? What about the mind? What about injuries sustained whilst drinking? I once woke … Continue reading The damage of binge drinking.
Today is my girlfriend Ruth's birthday. She loves birthdays! I think today is a perfect time to give aknowledgment to her for her part in my alcohol free journey. Quite honestly, I would never have done it if it wasn't for her. She made me see things differently. She woke me up. And I'm so … Continue reading Happy Birthday Ruth x
Well that's 1 down 7 to go! The first week of insanity is over and I'm proud to report that I have done huffed and puffed my way through every session. Today was the Plyo session, a repeat of day 2. In fact the remainder of the first four weeks are all repeats now, apart from … Continue reading Insanity week 1 complete! 🙂 Sobriety rocks!!
'Sean T starting to Sweat!' Me too Sean, me too! Today was Insanity pure cardio... Today epitomised the meaning of the word - Insanity! Again, surprised at the lack of achingness in my limbs but very tired as I woke, I dragged my sorry arse downstairs and flicked open the laptop. I was happy that … Continue reading Insanity Day 5 – Pure Cardio review!
In the hazy moments of transition from horizontal to a sleepy vertical this morning, one word was ringing around in my head. Insanity. Its the 4th day of the insanity workout and today was cardio recovery. 0500 in the conservatory/makeshift gym floor, trainers on, t-shirt on inside out and ready to go. I've been surprised … Continue reading Insanity day 4! Cardio Recovery.. ..
For two days in a row, I've been up at 0500 and hitting the insanity workout. Today I am feeling it already. Yesterday was the fit test. It was a sign of things to come. It's amazing the range of different body weight exercises that can be done to push your heart rate through the … Continue reading Insanity day 2 done. Ouch.