Saturday, 13 June 2009

I have performed ALCHEMY - find out how



Today I (and my friend Banasa) have performed Alchemy.

I have turned a cappuccino a day into circuit training twice a week - yyyyyyyyyeaaaaaaaahhhhh!

How?

Okay, so here goes.  3 or 4 of us at work have been going to circuits every Wednesday for nearly 3 months.  The chap who owns the gym (it only does private PT) now tried to sell us a package, of paying once a month by standing order (I don't think he likes the fact that the £10 we pay for circuits is only guaranteed on the weeks that we come: which for me is every week, but the other 3 tend to fluctuate)...... anyway, we would pay a monthly fee but we did not want to pay as much as what was being asked (we have gym memberships to pay for toooooo) so we made a new deal which would involve paying £80 a month for group circuit training twice a week.  It is as good as a PT session as there is only 4 of us....

Anyway, I have worked out I can afford it if I give up my morning cappuccino that I purchase every morning.  Because we are going from spending £40 a month to £80 a month and the cappuccino costs me £2 a day (only get it on work days).

Oh and what I didn't say, is because I have 3 separate weeks off spanning July and August, he will do it for £60 for those 2 months, and when it goes up to the £80, it includes us being allowed to go in and use their machinery, hence me feeling confident I can cancel my gym membership.  I will really really really miss the pool, jaccuzzi, steam room and sauna though!!

Anyway, I think it is quite poetic to turn a cappuccino into a workout, hence my use of the word ALCHEMY........!

Doing circuit training once a week doesn't seem to be making me fitter but I really believe doing it twice a week will, and my gym membership expires in July so I will cancel that and concentrate then on circuits, yoga, wii fit, wii active, and my pilates machine that I never use :-)

That's my update for now.....

I am going to try and turn the computer off and get some housework done.

Liska xx

6 comments:

Heather said...

thanks for the wordle- it is so cool!!

sybilizedliving.wordpress.com said...

Sounds like you're onto something! Good luck with giving up the cappo...you're a stronger gal than I am.

Thanks for your understanding of my crabbiness the other day. I think I'm a bit sensitive right now because of cutting back on calories and a potential health issue. Sorry you got the brunt of it.

v_torcato said...

That makes sense to me... another step in the right direction ;-)

Liska said...

Thanks guys. x

HollyALP said...

Hi Liska! I love your new blog background. Good for you for working out even one day a week I'm impressed with. I've been hungry all weekend since my slip off the beaten path, so I'm attempting to blog instead of continuing to eat! How has your eating been going? Any progress so far? I'll be back to update by the end of the day - let's hope I stay out of the kitchen! You know if my cal count is over 1480 that I left this post and headed back there when I told you I wasn't going to... now there's some accountability!

v_torcato said...

You go girl! (Emma) xxx