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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............................


Well done Lauren, please email me your postal address to and I will send you the ab wheel, unless you already have one then I'll send you something else!


  1. Congrats Lauren! Enjoy that killer wheel!

  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!

  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!

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

  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

  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 :)

  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

  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.

  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!

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