Friday, May 10, 2013

RPM and Shake Up

If I have not said it before I will say it again…I love RPM!

It has taken me a bit to love the gym again and RPM has been the perfect thing to help me get back into it. Also, Pump with Tara on a Tuesday night has been a refreshing way to add a touch of resistance training back into my week.

This week was the first week back into Shake Up Training with Motivate Me NZ with our wonderful trainer Delane (you can read about him here). We only have 5 women registered this time around which is great, however it would be good to have a few more beautiful West Auckland women joining us for the rest of Autumn or looking at Winter/Spring and Summer. You can find out about this on Motivate Me NZ website.

Given that Monday was very wet, Lesley and I were a bit apprehensive about Tuesday’s weather…it was fine!

We did a bit of boxing and a lot of stairs. Can I tell you all that I hate the stairs with a passion? On Thursday we did them in the rain and I said to Delane “seriously I have been doing exercise and these f*cking stairs are still killing me”.

I woke up early Wednesday morning and realised that my legs were killing me and then at 5am when my alarm went off I had to do some serious self-talk to get my butt out of bed to go to RPM. I made it and going to RPM and flushing my sore legs was probably the best thing I could have done. Plus, I love the instructor at the 6.10am RPM class at Britomart. His name is Brett…he is awesome!

I had to do some serious stretching on Wednesday night (including the foam roller) to help my legs. I could barely even sit on the toilet. Still, probably not as bad as the first time I did Shake Up.

Friday morning my alarm went off for RPM and I just could not bring myself to get up. My muscles have pretty much recovered; although my calves are still a bit sore. I am sorry Brett for missing your Friday class.

The other thing that I did this week was buy a voucher for 3 x Bikram classes. I figured it would be a good way to give this style of Yoga a try and hopefully I want to continue. I have just recently started following an amazing blog about a woman who does Bikram Yoga; if you have some time you should read it! You will laugh, you will cry, you will be able to relate!

Exercise this week:
Monday and Wednesday:             RPM
Tuesday:                                              Shake Up and Pump
Thursday:                                            Shake Up
Friday and Saturday:                      Rest and Recover
Sunday:                                                O Rock


  1. I think you're doing amazingly well - and I'm really pleased you're taking today off to recover! It looks like you've done a crazy amount of exercise for the week - and you have that super exciting session coming up on Sunday, so you gotta have a breather! :o)

    1. Thanks honey. It's been really great actually. I am enjoying the gym as well which is fantastic. Hopefully, I can push through winter :)