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Friday, 14 May 2010

Core Challenge Winner

How has everyones weeks been? Good I hope!

I've been doing more of my boxing workouts lately, I did one on Tuesday;

8 x 2 minutes (30s heavy bag, 30 sec plyometric jumps x 2)

That absolutely killed my legs, as in they're still hurting.. my poor calves!

and one today;

Heavy bag 6 x 2 minutes

Followed by a circuit;
20 seconds on each station then 1 minute rest before repeating the circuit.
  • Burpees
  • Shrugs (10kg in each hand)
  • Push-ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Upright Rows (10kg barbell)
  • High Knee Dumbell Press
  • Chair Dips
  • Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Dumbell Punches
  • Leg Raises
  • Clean and Push Press (10kg barbell)
  • V-ups
I just flopped on the floor after that, I'm so tired lately! Glad I got something done though, I almost didn't, just felt too tired after I'd done everything else I needed to do on my day off!

I want to give a quick work and uni update too... Work is pretty much the same, I've gone to a person higher up in the company to contest the wages they are paying me, if she sorts it out I will stay, if she doesn't I will leave. I'm so angry about it all, it seems that because jobs are so few and far between that they think they can do what they like.

I tried to do my masters application online to find the website wouldn't let me so I emailed the admissions person about it... They had closed applications early this year due to high demand. I was absolutely gutted at the time but now I've had a few days to think about it I don't feel so bad. I started looking at my other options and found a degree course on mental health nursing. I wanted to go into social work to work with people with mental health problems so actually this course is far better suited to me. I spoke with admissions today and they are also full for the September start but run a course beginning February 2011. I can wait til then.. so long as I get on... As long as I have something that I'm working towards I'll feel better. I feel a bit in limbo career wise at the moment. My music is not working out and I certainly won't stay in retail. I hope I get on to the course, I need something to aim for!

Now... some good news!

The Core Challenge Results and Winner!!

All the following people participated in the challenge and I drew a name out of a pot... cue Mike and I giggling about George Abdabdudwengo jokes... That probably means nothing if you're not from the UK... Fonejacker is funny :-)

Jo @ Thirty and Healthy
not sure on her time but I'm putting her in anyway cause she did the core work.
Anne Marie @ Goals for the Week! from 45 seconds to 90 seconds
Laura @ Keeping Slim and Getting Stylish from 30 seconds to 80 seconds
Anne @ Asthma and the Gift of Running from 80 seconds to 120 seconds
Lauren @ Merry Mishaps from 3.30 to 4.07 despite a farting cat!
Marcia @ Running off at the Mouth managed 5 minutes to start with!
Lizzy @ Healthy Bites Conquer Athlete Appetites from 1.30 to 3 minutes

Great work guys :-)



aaaaaaaaaaaaand the winner is............................



Lauren!

Well done Lauren, please email me your postal address to box-run-eat@live.co.uk and I will send you the ab wheel, unless you already have one then I'll send you something else!

10 comments:

  1. Congrats Lauren! Enjoy that killer wheel!

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  2. i would have flopped on the floor too after that circuit. definitely hardcore!

    congrats to lauren. awesome job with the challenge to all the participants too!

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  3. Hey there!
    Again, so great that you hosted this challenge! thank you for doing so. I wanna keep my lil badge up on my blog for a bit cuz it's just too cute!

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  4. Congrats Lauren...totally deserved too, considering she had her cat tickling her nose while holding her plank :) :) :)

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  5. Well done to all the girls who did the core challenge and well done to Lauren!

    Your circuit looks awesome, I really might give that a go :D

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  6. Aw thanks for entering me even though I've been s**t! Also thanks for the list of products you put on my blog. I'm feeling good just now so I am going to continue what I'm doing and I think maybe try to aquire some of the essential oil you mentioned :)
    Hope you feel more energy filled soon :)

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  7. Wow congrats to Lauren and well done to everyone who did the challenge - your times put me to shame! You must all have abs of steel!
    Hope that you get things sorted out with work, and good luck with that course for Feb. I can't believe how those courses are so full, a sign of the times I guess x

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  8. Sorry your work situation is so evil....I think retail is a harsh environment. When I started in my first "propah" job after college I couldn't believe how easy an office job was in comparison to working on a supermarket checkout. And that was in the private sector too, obviously now I am a civil servant I just put my feet up all day, do the crossword and then a bit of light knitting. Ahem.

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  9. I need to start doing more workouts like you! I have been slacking just a bit in the core area! Congrats to your winner!

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  10. Awesome, thanks! I'll be in touch ...

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