Big one tonight. Big one this week. Calibrating effort levels at Threshold tonight, hit 24kph on the skillmill and 1546 cals on the ski erg on max effort. Thought I was going to fly off the skillmill 💀 That felt good. Why can’t I bloody work the assault bike though 😭 #mondaymotivation
when my upper body strength came into some interesting use at @whistlepunks
😉 tonight’s upper body, conditioning and run home were just what I needed after a tricky day at work - hit some solid splits on my run too! 4:45-4:53. Friday can’t come any sooner 🙏🏻
Blood, sweat but no tears. Loved every single hill sprint despite these horrible blisters on my feet. Loved every single rep with this legend @almhayes_fitness.
I’ve been training solo a lot lately so it was great to be back with this lot 💪🏼
It was proper yard tonight.
Tyre hill runs b2b 100 D ball squats / 100 DB clean and press / 100 CTF burpees / tyre flips.
Run up 14 flights of stairs for this stunner.
Face full of dirt but smashed it with my 🚀 @almhayes_fitness
Water never tasted so sweet after a double whammy in this heat - Hollywood was reminiscent of the playoffs at @f45_fulham
Yard Work had all the hill sprints + pyramids 🔥 Also popped round to @un1t_london
’s 70k row, inspired me to look for a new performance challenge. Any ideas?
Cheeky Monday off for some me time at the gym and to chill out by the pool with @beckyhelpsy...
not quite the beautiful Atlantic Ocean but it’ll do 😌 Hands are battered from this morning’s filthy fifty as requested by @almhayes_fitness
(50 box jumps, 50 burpees, 50 TTB, 50 pull ups, 50 KB swings, 50 push presses, 50 wall balls... you get the gist. Threw a few rope climbs in too) and @bfit.sc
’s finisher (15 sec on 15 sec off - first to 75 cal) on the ski erg 🚑
Hands up if you think it’s coming home 🙌🏼 Come on England! (📷 @lunch_and_lycra
Feeling a bit snoozy in this heat, getting myself to @f45_fulham
was a struggle this evening. If only I had last week’s WOD partner/#wcw @lunch_and_lycra
1,200m row/run warm up
400m row/run - 30 wall balls (9kg) - 30 box jumps (20”) - 30 shoulder taps
300m row/run - 30 KB swings (20/12kg)
200m row/run - 30 KB swings
100m row/run - 30 wall balls - 30 box jumps - 30 shoulder taps
400m row/run - 15 alt. KB row (16/12kg) - 15 box jump burpees you go I go (20”)
300m row/run - 15 KB squat high pull (16/12kg)
200m row/run - 15 KB squat high pull
100m row/run - 15 alt. KB row - 15 box jump burpees you go I go
8 min EMOM
10/5 cal ski erg - plank for remainder of minute
Monkeying around on the frame and a big ol stretch to finish 💦
A different kind of #transformationtuesday
. Since I caught the bug a few years back, my body has gone through a fair bit of change. The first time I noticed real change was when I did my first #f45challenge
last year (middle), but the truth is l yoyoed a fair bit after that. I changed jobs, back to a career I love but that was incredibly demanding. Stress began to creep up on me. I just kept pushing on mentally and physically by training. My way of coping with it was through eating. When it all got a bit much at the beginning of the year, I decided to take proper care of myself. Giving myself time off, training differently, reevaluating my relationship with food.
I decided to do the challenge again as my way to regain control and become more resilient to work stress (second pic - even managed a decent tan 😂). While some see it as a quick fix, I see it as my rock and more than just a challenge. Sure I wasn’t sticking to it to a t but I used the community and framework to reestablish a healthy relationship with food, doing it on my own terms. Far more than an obsessive numbers game.
But above all training was always my constant, building my mental and physical strength, and this is not small, quick or temporary. Just ask my strong girls @beckyhelpsy @misslfitt_
Yard Work tonight 😉
Happy international yoga day 🧘🏻♀️ I don’t want to sound like a wanker but this year I’ve learnt to breathe better. Breathing through long intervals. Heavy sets. Weaving my way through crowds of slow walkers. Passive aggressive emails. Annoying people. It’s a no brainer but it’s strange how much we hold our breath throughout the day when we could just exhale the bullshit to give us strength to deal with it. Admittedly I haven’t been on the mat much lately but looking forward to a good WOD and stretch with @lunch_and_lycra
This week’s pump trumps last week’s slump 🙌🏼 Feeling strong and back in my element after last week’s dip with some solid Yard Work at @mymanorlondon
: repping it out with incline loaded carry runs, d ball over shoulders, GTOHs, DB snatches, KB swings and hill sprints. Same time next week @squad.sc
might also be over but I’m keeping some good habits going until the next one 👊🏼
Couldn’t have asked for a better week at work, but I’m absolutely shattered and looking forward to a nice stretch and night in tonight, resetting my body for better training and eating 😌
My face when someone tries to give me work at the end of the day 😂 Wish I could do @turfgames
all over again. Not gonna lie though, my workouts have been feeling a little underwhelming for the past few days (especially tonight - huge disappointment with a certain studio 🙄) - I feel like they haven’t been challenging/I probably haven’t pushed myself out of my comfort zone enough and my nutrition not quite back on track. I’m missing the likes of @un1t_london
! I’m looking forward to be able to run in a few weeks’ time so I can crank that engine up and feel speedy and strong again 💨 thanks for the pap @jonpaynephoto