Day One – And it starts…
Well, I believe that we have all survived the first test – showing up on time and making it through one of Alexis and Wan’s fitness training sessions. I, of course thanks to a massive traffic jam on the AYE, snuck in with just minutes to spare before the session started. My first order of business was to get weighed in. UGH!!! Richard, didn’t you read my FB status updates for the last 3 weeks??? Clearly I have been eating and drinking my way through the holidays and did not want to step on the scale that I have been avoiding since 2012. But, I did it, and much to my horror – beer, wine and buffets 3x per day do not go unnoticed on this body. I’ve got a lot of work to do to it seems.
Aside from the disturbing glance at the scales, the session started off with a jog over to some open space near Marina Bay Sands. It was nice to be out in the open and find a bit of space in the CBD as the jog over was more stopping at lights and dodging people leaving at the end of their work day than a workout for us, but once out in the open it was lovely. The view of the bay didn’t go unnoticed by me as I did my sit-ups on the sidewalk and secretly thanked the Singapore government for outlawing spitting, littering and gum chewing – in Canada doing sit-ups on a sidewalk would have been disgusting!!
Following the run back to the gym, we broke up into smaller groups and did some basic movement and jab practice. I got some feedback from Coach Wan and Coach Rey (who was watching over me like a hawk as he instructed another class) to keep my hands up and to stop doing lazy punches. I guess there’s no hiding anymore – I have to up my game! It was a great evening and a good start to the training.
My biggest challenge that I want to give myself is the fundraising. Last time, my squad raised $15,297 to donate ourselves which was the highest at any of the the squads have raised to date. I want to surpass this and my goal is to do all that I can to see that we get money raised and donated to the people who use the Children’s Surgical Centre every day. I can’t wait!