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Old 09-24-2010, 04:46 PM
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Happy birthday!! Have a great day!!!
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:54 AM
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Happy birthday Chris!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:02 AM
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Hello everyone,

Had a busy few days!!

Thursday I finished writing the quiz and then ran it Thursday evening. I compile and run quizzes mainly to assist groups raise money for charity. I am not playing regularly myself at the moment but a couple of years ago I was ranked inside the top 50 in the UK.

The quiz proved very popular - I included a whole round with questions all about the 24th September asit was my birthday - and discovered a guy that I've known for about 15 years shares the same birthday!

Friday (my birthday) I had volunteered to act as bus driver!!

Jenny, my 11 year old daughter, has just started at a new school which is about 20 miles away from where we live. There is a parents co-operative who have bought a minibus to transport kids from our town to the school. One of the teachers lives locally and drives most days but she has Fridays off - so we have a rota of parents to drive on Friday. Sue(my wife) had put decorations up inside the bus which all the kids loved so it was a pretty good trip. One of the things I had for my birthday was the DVD of the original Italian Job (Michael Caine) There is a story behind it but I won't bore you with the details. So we had a family night in, eating Chinese food and watching the DVD. I also had some jellies as Jenny had used them to decorate my cake and some wine. i had pre-planned this before I started my challenge and so I'm not considering it a failure. The big success is that on Saturday I abstained from any sweets or alcohol.

Saturday I spent the day at Jenny's new school for an 'Envisioning' day. The school is a Christian school and outside the state sector. Consequently, they address the curriculum, the way in which they teach and the way they address discipline in a totally different manner. The purpose of the day was to inform new parents of the origins of the school, the ethos of it and how it all worked.

Today it was back to work - earlies. As I am working a cover shift today, I've been able to escape from my desk and take a lunch break - very unusual. So I took advantage of it to exercise.

TT Bodyweight Abs A

Lying single leg hip extension - 10 reps pers side
Mountain climbers - 5 per side
3 sets

Cross crawl - 8 per side
Pushup plank - 20 second hold
Side [plank - 15 second hold
3 sets

Close grip push ups - 10 reps
Stick up - 12 reps
Bird dog - 5 reps per side
3 sets

Rowing intervals
24 seconds on, 36 seconds off x 20.

I was a little poorer on the rowing intervals today - but I had completed the exercises first. I also completed a full 3 sets for everything for the first time so that's a positive.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:09 PM
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Hi Chris

Happy belated birthday, sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family, that's wonderful.

You deserve a few treats on your birthday and if you planned ahead then even better.

well done on abstaining from the sweets/ alcohol next day, that's great.

Fab workout too, you are going great guns

Cheers for now Katie
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:21 AM
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Sounds like you had a really lovely birthday. I especially liked hearing how so many got in on the spirit of your special day, decorating the bus and such. And excellent job avoiding the sweets and alcohol. Fabulous demonstration of willpower, my friend!

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:57 PM
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:28 PM
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OK - back to the Transformation!!

Today I ran a mile and a half easy.
Then, TT Bodyweight Abs Workout B

Prisoner Squat x 10
X Body mountain climbers - 5 per side

Split squat - 8 per side
Elevated push ups - 5 per side
Plank with leg raise - 5 per side

Chop - 8 per side (with med ball)
Side plank - 20 sec per side
Reverse bridge - 10 sec

Then 5 x 25 KB swings

I used a KB for the elevated push ups which worked well. Still struggling with the reverse bridge - I can't seem to get into the correct position. I'm not sure if it's muscle weakness or lack of coordination!!

Normally I don't have any music on when I'm working out but today, for some reason, I had a disc of music we used for Kids Holiday club. It did compromise my rest periods somewhat because I couldn't resist singing along with great gusto and joining in all the actions - it was as much of a workout as the TT!!

Still no sweets or alcohol!! Hurrah!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:49 PM
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OK - back to the Transformation!!

Today I ran a mile and a half easy.
Then, TT Bodyweight Abs Workout B

Prisoner Squat x 10
X Body mountain climbers - 5 per side

Split squat - 8 per side
Elevated push ups - 5 per side
Plank with leg raise - 5 per side

Chop - 8 per side (with med ball)
Side plank - 20 sec per side
Reverse bridge - 10 sec

Then 5 x 25 KB swings

I used a KB for the elevated push ups which worked well. Still struggling with the reverse bridge - I can't seem to get into the correct position. I'm not sure if it's muscle weakness or lack of coordination!!

Normally I don't have any music on when I'm working out but today, for some reason, I had a disc of music we used for Kids Holiday club. It did compromise my rest periods somewhat because I couldn't resist singing along with great gusto and joining in all the actions - it was as much of a workout as the TT!!

Still no sweets or alcohol!! Hurrah!!
Oh how I love it when the gym is empty so I can sing along to my tunes! They say you're not supposed to talk while exercising. Well I say boo to they.

No drink and no sweets? Impressive, most impressive.*




*Sorry, I'm a star wars geek. Of course, only other like minded star wars geeks will have the faintest clue what I'm getting at. Everyone else will just think I'm peculiar.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:08 PM
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good workout there, BQ................
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:26 PM
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Happy belated birthday Chris, and I just want to say 47 is the new 27 when you're doing TT. By the way, I went back and read your initial post, and I want encourage you to remember that everything starts from this day and this moment. Wishing you success.
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