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Juneathon Day 12 – chin up wonder

June 12, 2013

I look nothing like this, but can dream 🙂

It’s not often I’m ‘let out’ at work (there may be a good reason for that), but today I’ve been to a meeting in London. It’s a minimum journey of 90min train and 30 mins tube each way to get to the office, so it’s a pretty long day.

After this snooze inducing trek, I had a cunning plan to help wake me up before my 9pm Apprentice rant. Said Blackadder-esque plan was to try out my gym program for the first time.

Having warmed up I optimistically headed straight for my most challenging bit of kit.  the chin up machine.  I figure that if I’m going to give it a good crack I need to do it first (my puny biceps need all the help they can get).  I’m proud to report I rocked my chin-ups tonight! I may still have only done 9, but this time I didn’t need assistance to get off the machine because my arms wouldn’t function :-).  I’m thinking on Friday or Saturday I’ll have a go at doing 10 and see how I go, although that may be ambitious as I have another Pilates torture session tomorrow night.

The rest of the session was a joy after meeting the initial challenge and I’m feeling pretty perky now, unlike when I walked into the gym. So, having had my Slimming World lasagne for dinner I’m now raring to rant at the muppets on the Apprentice.

Juneathon totals;

  • Scuba diving – 357 mins
  • Pilates – 120 mins
  • Gym – 90 mins
  • Body Jam – 80 mins
  • Walking – 2 miles
10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2013 5:02 am

    Haha!That`s a great looking dream! Good going on chin ups. I never could do them.

    • June 13, 2013 6:12 am

      The only reason I can is because the machine is doing half of it for me 🙂

  2. June 13, 2013 11:28 am

    Well done, Nev!! Hate chin ups. Love the machine though!! 😉

  3. June 13, 2013 2:41 pm

    Cunning plans are always the best!

  4. June 14, 2013 8:18 am

    9 chin ups – impressed! We have an “iron gym” at home – one of those things you hang over the door frame. Had it about 2 years, but still can’t do a single one! Hubby says I look like a pony as I jump up….I can hang for longer, but can’t pull myself up 😦

    • June 14, 2013 4:54 pm

      Ash, note these are ‘assissted’ chin Ups. I haven’t dated try one under my own stem yet :-). I figure I’ll start slowly and work up to it
      Good work on the hanging 🙂

  5. June 16, 2013 4:44 am

    Nice work! I know it’s assisted, but 9 still sounds great. Trust me – I have never done a chin up in my life (if you don’t count the monkey bars back at school) therefore know my stuff. 😉

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