Juneathon Day 2: Weights and Aches

We’re having some people over later and we’ve had a lot to do, so not much time for masses of exercise today. Additionally, my foot is still not right as it proved when it gave way as I got into the bath, so I think I’m wise to rest it another day. In the meanwhile, it being Juneathon and being injured is inspiring me to try something new, so I have booked into my first ever Pilates class on Monday.

So, what was my effort today? A minute long plank and then I did that other core exercise where you lie on your stomach and then elevate your arms and legs. I held that for a minute. I then got Jimmy’s weights out and did two sets of reps of bicep curls on each arm. We suspect the weights weigh 17lb; I can confirm that my right arm is much stronger due to the bowling, handling it fairly easily, but my left arm struggled!

I have spent the rest of the day baking for later. Here are some of my treats:

Spinach and Tomato Quiche

Union Jack Traybake. A bit wonky, but not a bad effort.

Lemon Meringue Cakes. Confirmed tasty - not as pretty as I hoped for.

And finally, the limerick:

There once was a girl with an ache

Who really wanted some cake

She worked out with weights

With some help from her date

And took herself off to bake

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9 Comments

  1. Phil
    June 2, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    Good job with the Union Jack! Have a fantastic jubilee weekend!

  2. June 2, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Wow, that quiche had me drooling on my keyboard!

    I started doing Pilates at the beginning of this year while recovering from plantar fasciitis. Thought I might as well work on my core as my feet were naffed up. Wasn’t sure if I’d like it at all, but turns out I loved it and still go every week. Good luck, and I hope it does as much for you as it has for me!

  3. 7stoneitch
    June 2, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Your baking all looks so yummy!

  4. June 2, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    I wish I hadn’t opened your blog to see cake – that’s made me crave some! All the food looks lovely x Well done on the core & weights exercises

  5. June 3, 2012 / 12:41 am

    Noms! (sorry) Why haven’t I been invited over for dinner yet?

    • Helen
      June 3, 2012 / 12:40 pm

      You should come so we can drink beer and get pissed. Oh wait, we do that anyway. And this week. Yay!

  6. Shazruns
    June 3, 2012 / 6:29 am

    Youn should have a stall on Borough Market, hope it was all enjoyed

  7. June 5, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    No way, you got Jogblog to say ‘noms’! I agree.

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