September 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
Week 8 done and dusted!
After conquering Lion’s Head over the weekend, we felt victorious!
What a week, we thought we were going to have the last three sessions easy but we were in for a big surprise.
Monday evening we had our re-assessment, overall improvement, cholesterol a tiny bit up and I gained a coupla grams….everyone says its muscle (mmmm I hope so).
Check out my results..
Wednesday we had the obstacle course from hell, what made it even harder was the aroma of meat on the grill, Westerford had a braai.
- Running with a 5kg rocket bag
- Running around cones
- Bear crawl on skipping ropes
- Bunny hops
- Skipping/running combination
- Climb over and under an obstacle
- 10 burpees with weights
- Ladder runs
- Run up and down stairs
- 10 step ups, per leg
- 10 tricep dips
- 10 push ups
First round I clocked in at 5:48, second round 5:40 minutes, not too bad I know for sure that a few weeks back I wouldn’t have been able to manage that.
We then had a soccer match for old time’s sake.
Thursday we had our passing out parade, at SSISA I have to admit we weren’t in the mood for a session, but we soldiered on. We did some exercises on gym equipment
- 5 min cycling
- Arm, shoulder, back exercises
- 2 laps aroudn the track
- Leg exercises
The past two months have been a life changing experience, I thought that I had just signed up for an exercise programme but it turned out to be much more than that. It’s taught me again important it is to have something to work towards, what it is to be part of a team that is supportive and that being physically active is so important for emotional well-being. It was a renewing of body, mind and spirit.
A big thank you to the awesome group Africa, Gerald, Anthony, Lynn, Ina, Yvette and Michael and our super fantastic trainers Fawaaz and Taryn.
This won’t be the last you hear from me, I’m on to the next fitness adventure.
If you’re interested in doing the programme visit SSISA, it’s hard work but in the end it’s all worth it!
Private L out for now……
PS Check out my certificate and medal!