Neck pain

Boo. No Freeletics for me for the last week. And after all that chat about getting back into the groove.

I’ve pulled a muscle(s) in my shoulder/neck, which has made turning to look behind me pretty difficult. Went to the osteopath yesterday and she did some good work on it, but it’s still hurting, so I haven’t been able to work out at all.

I am going swimming today though as that will help, and the Osteopath recommended yoga too.

Hopefully back on it in a couple of days.

Neck pain

One Pull-up

Today I did one correct form pull-up. Couldn’t have been happier. Couldn’t quite make it to two, but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? 

I’m still doing minimum 10 jumping pull-ups a day, but now I’m going to also add as many correct-form pull-ups each day too.

Feels good!

One Pull-up

Back on the burpees

I’ve been trying to get up earlier recently as I know that I feel much better when I work out in the morning. I think I’m also much more likely not to give it a miss if I get it out of the way.

But I didn’t get home from being away this weekend until nearly 1am last night, so I wasn’t expecting to work out this morning. I woke up about 8am┬áthis morning and after tea and planning the day ahead I decided to just bite the bloody bullet.

I’ve got a couple of full work-outs to complete in my current Freeletics week plan (that’s been running for about three weeks…), but I didn’t have much time before work, so I did one of the sets of burpees Coach has scheduled this week. 50. Suffice to say I was much slower than my PB (4:51). I took me over six minutes to finish. And I was pretty sweaty.

So there’s work to be done – need to get back on form.

In other news, I’m consistently completing 10 jumping pull-ups in 0:15. So I think it’s time to move onto actual pull-ups and see how we get on there. I feel stronger and like I can almost do them without the jumping. I’ll keep you posted.

Back on the burpees

Getting back into the swing of things

Something weird happened to me when I finished Week 15 of Freeletics. I’d got through that initial programme and had noticed a fair bit of difference in my body shape, and so for some reason the discipline and routine slipped. 

I’d set my workouts to 3 or 4 a week, but take two weeks to complete each week. I was back drinking too much and not exercising. Even though I still do jumping pull-ups every day to try and build my strength.

I’ve been pleased with the results of Freeletics. I’ve felt more confident; I’ve been comfortable being topless and wearing vests when I’ve been out and about at festivals or in the park. And so I need to keep going to get even better results.

So – I’m writing this very brief post on a train late on Sunday night, in the hope that this will spur me on to get back into the swing tomorrow. 

I’ve also been a bit lax on the old blog posts, so I’m going to try and post more regularly too.

Here’s to the future. #noexcuses.

Getting back into the swing of things