Friday, 14 January 2011

Aunty Works Out

My New Year's resolution was to get "more intensive" at the gym.

I didn't start immediately though. But our Clan Picnic on 2nd January helped to push in that direction.

I walked/jogged on the track at the TTDI park before joining Sifu Ramlah, my sis-in-law who took us through our qigong paces.

And then some cha-cha pocho-pocho afterwards.

That was the annual picnic. We played fun solidarity-type games as well (there should be a video of it which apparently is not forthcoming.. as yet)

So what's an intensive gym workout for a 57 year old aunty?

This definitely is:

15 min on the treadmill doing speed intervals ie. alternating between brisk-walking and jogging

3 sets circuit of:

  • 20 repetitions of squats with with pec flys on standing
  • 20 reps of step-ups and twists
  • 15 push-ups pivoting on knees

30 secs plank on palms followed immediately with plank on elbows

Felt nauseous at the end but still adrenaline-high.

That was on Wednesday.

Last Friday it was:

15 mins on the treadmill doing speed intervals

3 sets circuit of:

  • 15 reps bench press
  • 20 reps step-ups on bench
  • 15 reps back extensions

finishing with 3 sets 20 reps of raised leg crunches

Yesterday, we went through some serious pocho-pocho/line-dancing routines comprising:

40 mins pocho-pocho

2 rounds each of:

  • "It's Now or Never"
  • "Chilli Cha-Cha"
  • "Demi Cinta"
  • Waltzing to a Korean Song

Today, no exercise (yet). I'm floored by seedless guavas we had at dinner

*aauuwww!!! sporadic spasms* :(


Pak Zawi said...

You have a great exercise routine. Keep it up and you will be in great health and perhaps better shape physically.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

hey Zen, I can't help but notice only the female clan members are actively participating. Where's all the Hassan jantanmen? Semua kaki lepak ka?......hahaha

Lili said...

Wah, Kak Zen...cayalah!

tireless mom said...

OK, next MB's meet... make sure there is also poco poco to be led by you Zen.

Zendra-Maria said...

Thanks Pak Zawi, I hope I can keep it up for the sake of health and fitness into old age, God willing.

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy, the men were either jogging or reading the Sunday papers - typical lah..

Ladies prefer group activities - strength in numbers kinda thing

Zendra-Maria said...

Lili, hehe gua caya lu :)

Zendra-Maria said...

Yatt, this aunty can do but cannot teach... :)

nurazzah8 said...


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mamasita said...

Zen..I am so guilty of not exercising that much that I would not say much..:-))

*hiding my face in shame*

Red Alfa said...

I had some worries that aunty wasn't working out hard enough... Great news this, she has been doing some honest work at it behind my back, finally!

It will be a week of some mountain ramblings, fell walkings and cliff jumpings to do and jelly legs just won't do.

But at last count, both my puteris are getting early sniffles and seemingly are taking time off from training... instead hard at working and studying!

Well, as long as their young legs can keep up with our old legs...

Zendra-Maria said...

Salam Nur, welcome to my teratak yang serba kekurangan ini, lainlah blog Nur yang bercahaya..

I jarang dah check blogs because of FB hehehe... so maaflah kerana lambat jawab yer...

Of course I note your status updates and feel very happy your family esp. Zubair is doing well. Take care ya?

Zendra-Maria said...

mamasita, do make time for exercise as it can rid your body of all those awful toxins that make you feel bleaaargh!!! Exercise sessions always make you feel great at the end of it... alahai you know kan? You've got to miss that feeling, memang nak start to berat tapi as you get into the swing it is very enjoyable! Jom, sesai...

Zendra-Maria said...

RA, hope to last the distance with you all :)))

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Zen,
Will send my Mama to train with you. purrrr....meow!

Zendra-Maria said...

No problemos Cats...

Just chase her over here....