Me Vs. Tuesdays

In my book, Tuesday’s are the worst day of the week.

Sure, Mondays aren’t exactly ideal (especially if you’ve had a heavy weekend) but they do have their perks. The way I see it, the week goes something like this:

Monday – A fresh start to the week. The perfect day to start a new project or get back on track with an existing one. Everyone at work is chattering about what they got up to at the weekend. Monday’s at work always seem to whoosh by.

Wednesday – The half way mark. About now, people start to plan things for the next weekend.

Thursday – The day before Friday. Once you have got yourself to work, you can tell yourself that you only have to get up just once more. Hooray!

Friday – Well, it’s Friday! Everyone seems to be in a good mood, you may have fun plans for the evening, or just be looking forward to a night on the sofa with [insert desired vice here.]

Then we are left with Tuesdays. What happens on a Tuesday? Nothing. Nada.  The past weekend is long gone, the next weekend is still an eternity away. Everyone is a bit grumpy, including ME.

When I arrive at the gym on a Tuesday morning, I pretty much always say the same, totally nonsensical thing to my gym buddy….

” Lets do something where we don’t have to move too much.”

By this I mean no ski jumps, no running, no squat thrusts and NO burpees. Usually, I like to reserve Tuesday’s for strength training. Slow (but painful!) movements seem to work the best.

Today however, I had to do a little more moving than I’d usually like. My gym buddy had heard about a workout challenge that people at our gym had been attempting to do within 30 minutes. Here it is in case anyone wants to give it a go!

  • 800m Rowing
  • 50 Press Ups
  • 50 Sit Ups
  • 50 Squats
  • 20 Bent Over Rows
  • 800m Rowing
  • 50 Dead lift into Clean and Push Press
  • 50 Dead lifts
  • 50 Shoulder Presses
  • 800m Rowing

I managed it 27 minutes and 24 seconds.

For about 10 minutes I was able to enjoy my post workout rush. Then I remembered that it was Tuesday and I still had to run home and wash my hair before work (you don’t know this yet, but I have a lot of hair!) That’s when in true Tuesday style, it all started to go wrong. My knee randomly started hurting so I was forced to walk home, leaving me even less time. I limped through the door and thought I’d whip up a quick protein shake for breakfast. Somehow, despite the lid being on, my shake ended up all over the worktop!! I salvaged enough for a small glass then hopped upstairs for a shower. In my haste to lather my hair up as speedily as possible, I knocked the entire shelf of shampoos, shower gels (and most worryingly my razor!) down onto my head. I rushed out of the house with slightly damp (if you’re in the UK today then you understand that this is made worse by how ridiculously cold it is!!!!) totally frizzy hair and no make up and made it to work just 1 minute late. Sat down at my desk to tuck into an orange…dropped it on the floor, bent down to pick it up and hit my head on my desk.

For all the reasons above, I am now going to DEMOLISH the last Carrot Cupcake from this weekend’s bake off… (told you my cake coma wouldn’t last long didn’t I?!)

How is your Tuesday going? What is your worst day of the week?


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  4. I’ve only liked this because it made me laugh, not because of the things that happened! Hope this Tuesday has been slightly better 🙂 That routine sounds good, I might give it a try next time I’m at the gym, thanks for sharing!

    • Haha, this Tuesday has been much better so far thank you! Touching wood as I say that. Definitely give the workout a go, I’d be interested to hear how you find it….Don’t make the mistake I did though and fail to stretch afterwards!

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