Saturday, July 26, 2008

Motivation For Fatcats and Possibly Fatcat Chumlies.

New week, better than the last week,

Monday- Crossfit, 2k row to time. Came in at 8 mins 54 seconds.

Chest incline, 20x 3 x 10.

Cable cross, 5k x1 x 10 and 6.5k x2 x 10

Finished off with good stretching sessions.

Tuesday--A fine day!
Squats first set of ten were free squats, but the next 4 were front squats with 10k bar. Yooza.
18k x10 push jerks, the 3 more bloody sets of 10. I'm still not getting the bar up fast enough.
120 off the bench dips. I broke those into 4 sets of 30 between the push jerks.
Ran an easy 6k on slightly feelin' it legs,
Finished off with a damn good stretching session.

Wednesday.- rest day, but I did manage half an hour of yoga.

Thursday- long run- 23 kilometres, Ran along listening to albums, it was glorious and I had one of those runs where I felt I could easily have kept going. Of course I couldn't have, but it felt that way.

Friday- kickboxing. One hour of heart pumping sweating physical mayhem . Did plenty of lunges and squats. My leg were toast from the day before but it was all good. I know I've said it before, but I do so love punching and kicking things.

Today- Going to go swimming in an hour or so, I need to give my legs a bit of a break so I figure swimming will suffice.

Tomorrow I plan on a 10k run, assuming I don't drown today.

Actually I ran 12 k.



Blogger Andraste said...

Oh, a lousy, lazy week for me.

I worked out Tuesday, can't remember exactly what I did, but I'm sure it wasn't more than 30 minutes on the elliptical and about 20 lunges or so. For some reason, had a very social week, which means drinks every evening, which means no chance of getting up early enough.

But nevermind, back at it today. I'm about to go into my workout room and kick my own arse to start the weekend. Planning at LEAST 40 minutes cardio, maybe 60, then some weights, lunges, squats. Tomorrow much the same and with any luck back at my routine next week.

2:10 p.m.  
Blogger jothemama said...

I wonder if I burn more calories reading about your workouts than I do reading cupcake receipes...

3:12 p.m.  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

Blimey, great week, cat.

I moved furniture and ate pasta in rich sauces.

3:14 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I went fucking swimming, half the blasted pool is now in my belly. I would now-curiously enough- like a cupcake and pasta in a rich sauce.

Andraste! My week last week was shoddy but this week was goo, next week guilt will make you a champion.

3:20 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

I've been to the gym twice since we got the pups.

4:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Leigh - The Anti Room said...

Oh my Jesus. I am beside myself with shame and sloth.
Will do better next week.

4:52 p.m.  
Blogger jothemama said...

Are you still dieting? I can sort you out with a cupcake - St Joseph's car boot sale tomorrow, in Dun Laoighre - baked goods aplenty! Blogger Discount!

6:36 p.m.  
Anonymous stipes said...

jeez, 4 hour marathon? kicking shit in the gym, squats, swimming, et el, not helping on marathon monday

8:58 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Don't think I'd manage a 4 hour marathon one way or another stipes, I was thinking more like about 4.5. Either way, I'm just back from a hilly 12k and I think all the squatting and kickboxing is actually helping build up strength, certainly I managed the hills with less bitching and moaning than I usually do.

3:11 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

better than last week, but not quite where i'd like it to be....

monday - bike commute, with an early morning jaunt to the gym to swim and lift weights. also did the 2K crossfit row, but forgot to check my time.

tuesday - bike commute, ran 1.25 miles

wednesday - bike commute in, had to beg a ride home due to golf-ball sized hail

thursday - bike commute in, 1.5 mile run, and again another hail storm

friday - nowt

saturday - 1.25 mile run

sunday - hour long hike, gasping and panting as the dogs pulled me uphill, then down hill. also bike commute to and from work.

interestingly (and really late on the bandwagon) i've started reading 'the omnivore's dilemma' about all the issues we seem to have with food (so far it all seems to be targeted at the US). on another note, i'm notciably toning up in my arms and legs, and have lost some weight around the face. the belly and butt though are stubborn....

6:03 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Did some seated paunch enhancement.
Did some serious schwink-lopping.
Did mucho blinking.
Did mucho armwaving with paintbrush attached.
Did some recumbent recovery.
Did wrist twisting movement involving bottle tops.
Did resistant wheelie-bin pushing/pulling.

12:42 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I heard about that Daisy Mae, is it good? Easy to follow?

Conan, home improvements?

12:43 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

As ever... I forgot the lower limb joint cracking movements, equivalent to squats, brought on by some of the painting in low, confined space.

1:05 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

the book is easy to follow - well, so far. i've only gotten through the first few chapters, but the boyfriend assures me that i'll love it. the general premise is that the author follows four meals back to their source - one a traditional "industrial" grocery meal, one an organic (he calls them industrial organic) meal, one a locally sourced meal, and one a meal that he hunts and gathers himself.

i'm always interested in how people interact and respond to food - probably because food is treated as such an anxiety source for so many of my friends. from what i gather it's mostly targetting US eating habits, as he makes a point to say that in italy, spain, france, etc, they eat what we call "bad" foods and yet are much, much healthier.

2:45 p.m.  
Blogger John Mc said...

Monday 10K run, kept 7.6 mile pace and every mile ran 30 secs at 6minute miles. My legs were like lead for two days afterwards. It will teach me to lay off running and then start back in with intervals.

Tuesday - overdosed on ibuprofen

Wednesday - repeat of above

Thursday - 2500 metre swim

Friday - rest

Saturday - 50 mile bike ride, Alpine Dam a famous ride around Mt Tam (just north of San Francisco), it's all climbing, tough stuff, but beautiful views.

9:52 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Ouch John, it can be painful when you take time off, it truly can. The ride sounds beautiful though.

11:22 a.m.  

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