Only my friend Bridget and I showed up for our regular Friday workout today but I’m glad at least one other person was there. This was pretty grueling for the second session of the year. For the last set of exercises, Maree (our trainer) gave us a choice between doing burpees or mountain climbers. I said I didn’t mind so Bridget chose burpees. We both ended up regretting that decision, a set of 50 burpees is no walk in the park. Good luck and make sure you stretch thoroughly when you’re done.
When even the hard-ass girls I train with have a little grumble, you know it’s a tough workout. I was really enjoying this up ’til the third round of exercises with the burpees. Still, I have a Christmas party to go to tomorrow and after today, I feel like I’ve earned it.
Don’t forget to stretch afterwards and try to eat within half an hour of finishing. The girls in my group are huge fans of a 2 egg spinach omelette with a piece of whole grain toast.
My trainer Maree can be brutal at times. Today, 8 girls innocently turned up to their Friday workout, unaware of what lay ahead. The 100 Club.
It’s a club she makes us all join and consists of having to do 100 reps of 10 different exercises. Sometimes we’re allowed to do 5 sets of 20 reps of each exercise, but no such luck today. If we wanted a break/recovery at any stage we were allowed to do a shuttle run. I did a couple of shuttle runs during the thrusters, iron cross and burpees sets, though it was more like a shuttle stagger by the end.
Maree said she hoped it would make up for any sins we’d committed that week. I don’t see how it couldn’t, we were too exhausted to even speak to each other by the end of it.