The one with Friday Favourites: F45 edition

An early gym sesh followed by a cup of green tea and a crumpet while I spend a little time on Pinterest… The perfect start to my Friday.Β image

Remember how ages ago I was all like oooh I wanna do F45 training to help with my strength goals? And then that didn’t happen because the free trial had finished and I am on a student budget? Good times, good times. Anyway, I saw an amazing Groupon deal for a month of unlimited training and decided to treat myself for my birthday.

For realsies, I thought I was gonna die. The first session I did was 45mins of HIIT using body weight and kettle balls and stuff and man did it BURN.

Some exercises we did included weighted push ups, chin ups, kettle ball squats, crunches and weighted lunges, but honestly I was in I’m-about-to-pass-out mode for 90% of it so I may have blocked out a few.

The second session I did was called “Run Club” so the delusional part of my brain thought it would be a nice fun run type thing around the city. Ummm no, that is not how F45 rolls.

We did an hour (usually F45 is 45 mins but the run club is longer) which consisted of us running to Sydney university (which is beautiful btw) and then did three sets of the following:

-10 minutes of “suicides” – sprint the the first post, jog back, then to the second post, jog back, and so on for five posts and 10 minutes. Oh yeah, and it was done up a massive hill.


-The next set was 8 one minute laps of the park. This was pretty fast and I thought about quitting but I didn’t πŸ™‚

-The final set was done with a partner: while she ran up the massive hill I did stair sprints interspersed by squats. 10 mins of that bad boy too.

One thing I loved about this workout- you could totally do it by yourself if you were keensies. The final set would be easy to time (like one minute alternating each exercise or something).

I staggered home and the fact that I had trouble lifting my arms to wash my hair from the push ups the day before makes me weirdly happy because how amazing is the post-workout I’m so sore and tired feeling? Weird but legit.

This is totally gonna beΒ me tomorrow, in the best way:


Some other faves from my week:

This photo collage bestie made for my birthday


Birthday flowers


Kiwi and koala lollies


Dessert we had last week at the restaurant where I work


This book- obsessed. Excuse me for geeking out for a second but every time I read something by Yalom I get even more obsessed with the therapeutic process.


And an end of week lunch date with bestie. Summer is here!!!


What are your Friday favourites?Β 

Craziest workout you have ever done? – I think F45 is it for me! Ouchie!!

Most sore you have ever been? I climbed Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia and could not move for a week after.Β Vertical stairs for 8 hours straight will do that to ya.

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15 Responses to The one with Friday Favourites: F45 edition

  1. cookiesnchem says:

    Holy! That dessert looks absolutely incredible. So jealous! Happy birthday and congrats for getting through that tough workout.


  2. Happy, happy late birthday! That workout sounds really hardcore. I”m always amazed at how sore I can get from switching it up, especially since I like to think I’m already in pretty good shape (but clearly that only applies to running shape haha).


    • Thanks so much Liv, you too! Haha yeah this was a massive ego check for sure, I am re-evaluating my fitness in a major way now! πŸ™‚ Not being able to lift ones arms for three days will do that to ya!


  3. Group exercise is great – such motivation! I took a class with my friend that involved a lot of sets of weights and I could barely even lift my arms to blow dry my hair. Sore for DAYS. That stuff is legit, I can totally relate!!


  4. BabetaRuns says:

    I think I need to come for dessert to the restaurant where you work. OMG!!


  5. masala girl says:

    that workout sounds killer but awesome!! you did those 2 classes in one day?! kudos, girl πŸ˜€ and i totally understand the student buget thing 😦


  6. Love the “not drunk” picture! I’ve definitely been there before after tons of squats and lunges.


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