Proof...I really was once pretty slim!
Well, needless to say the last time I tried this it did not go all too well really. Two months or so, numerous deadlines and one extremely painful back injury later, however, I feel it's time to get back in the gym and begin my epic journey from flab to fab once more! As anybody that knows me will be aware of, I'm not a 'big' girl at all per se...sadly several serious injuries (mostly my own silly fault) and manic work schedule, leading to a slight lapse in my generally rather good diet have just somewhat obliterated my one-time pretty athletic figure. So, in an attempt downsize certain areas and regain my - and I quote - "hulk arms" I decided to take on this rather public challenge and get back into shape.
So without further ado...here are some of the things I have learnt in week one:
1 - Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to bench anywhere near what you were benching before a major injury...it's not big, it's not clever and boy does it hurt!
2 - If you go to the gym with your partner you will inevitably be inclined to show off slightly and therefore spend the entirety of the following day walking like one of the zombie-esque things in 'I Am Legend'...not cool!
3 - Crunches are actually the work of the devil himself!
4 - Workouts are much easier when you have the support of good friends, such as the lovely and very talented Donny Goines, whose first guest blog you can read right HERE.
Also, as before each week I'll also include my top five song choices from my gym playlist, which is left on shuffle to make sure we switch it up a little each time. So, here goes week 1...
Dr Dre - Next Episode
Donny Goines - Larva
DMX - Ruff Ryders Anthem
Chino XL - Nahh!
The Redland - Epic
Well Th-Th-Th-That's all folks but stay tuned for next week's efforts!