I know what are you all thinking – that I have been too busy writing posts about going out and having fun in Dubai to actually get on with my 6-pack challenge! Well – do not let yourself being fooled!
I haven’t had the time to work out as much as I would like to but I have not become a couch potato either… just yet 🙂
The great (arguably) thing about my job is that a big part of it consists of looking your best. Meaning you can’t really let yourself go and indulge too much without people noticing and letting you get away with it. It may sound patronising to some but to be honest I’m quite enjoying the fact that I have to keep fit and on the top of what’s going with my body. In any other job you could slowly start getting bigger and bigger and your co-workers wouldn’t do as much as raise their eyebrows when you reach for the third doughnut during your lunch break. Here you get a nice little chat with a nutritionist who tries to help you get back on track. As I said – it may not be everybody’s cup of tea but I get a kick out of the challenge 🙂 !
Anyway – to get back to what I was originally trying to share with you 🙂 My employer gives me plenty of discounts, freebies and 2 for 1s choices in the local gyms. Last week I have finally managed to take advantage of some of them!
First Dolly and I tried out the HIIT Ultimate Circuit in the Hercules Fitness Centre. I’m safe to say I have never sweated as much in my life. It felt like gulping Tabasco in a sauna. For a full one hour. If you like to push yourself beyond your limits and enjoy a fast paced work out you shouldn’t miss out on this one. It’s quite hard to describe since I have never really attended anything like it before but if you trust my judgement then definitely go and try it out yourself! Just make sure you have nothing important or physically demanding to do in the next couple of days because you WILL hurt all over. No matter if you give it your all (which I would recommend) or just 50% the circuit is designed to work out your whole body, find your weak spot (arms in my case) and kill it.
Next we have gone to a Body Pump class followed by an amazing Ab work out with Gladys . There is no way you will not love her and the class from the first minute! There is nothing quite as motivating as a gorgeous and energetic instructor with a wash board stomach !!
I have also tried to go jogging but I have to say Dubai is not the most jogger-friendly city in the world. Never mind the heat unless you are prepared to run all the way to the beach and back for a decent track you have to circle around the 5-star hotels, offices and apartments, dodge the traffic that never really goes away and avoid all the beeping taxis passing you (seriously guys – we are JOGGING we do not require a taxi!).
I will be back with more updates and try outs soon!