9 weeks out….
What a busy few weeks I’ve had – which is why there’s been a distinct lack of blogging! Work is busy, training is busy and family life is busy – hard to find time to sit down and write a few words at the moment!
So, I’m now coming towards the end of my 6th week on the food plan and I’ve got used to it – but I still crave nice things and every single day a new food thought pops into the front of my mind – sometimes it’s my old fav (flapjack), other times it’s things like lasagne, steak, fish n chips or even something as boring as crumpets with marmalade…mmmmm
I still find it hard going – the training has increased but the food intake has not, so I do have a lot of time where I don’t feel my best – lack of energy more than anything, but I get through it and each day I wake up and do it ALL again!
My day starts at about 6am with a 30 minute pre-breakfast cardio session (usually on my spin bike) followed by some “bonus” abs and bum exercises (anywhere between 4-6 sets of around 20-25 reps depending on the time I have). After that it’s a quick change, grab my protein shake then off to my first client for 7.45am. Because I’m always rushing around, I’m usually eating on the go – I’ll have my porridge around 9am on my way to my training session!! Training then begins with a 10 min cardio warm up, followed by a 2-3 hour weights session!! As you can imagine this is tough and there’s been a couple of times now where I’ve almost collapsed on the floor. Last week I promptly put myself on the floor and propped my feet in the air as I knew I was about to flake out – that was only after the 4th exercise (out of 10 or 11)! Thankfully, leg extensions were next, so it helped to pump the blood (and oxygen) around my body a little better than the biceps and triceps exercises that caused me to feel like that. After training, I swig down a protein shake and follow this up with some food…..mmmmm chicken, broccoli and rice! The rest of the day is then spent either working, eating (or counting down the minutes til my next feed!), drinking lots of water or picking my daughter up from school, doing homework and family stuff on top of all the above.
The time I train varies each day – sometimes I train in the morning, sometimes the afternoon and other times it’s in the evening (often not coming out of the gym until 10pm!). It just depends on when and where I’m working.
Posing (and walking in the stripper heels) is getting a little easier – still being told, “ass up, shoulders down….chest up” and “TENSE”, but, it’s going in, albeit slowly – the fun will start this week when I try and “dance” to the music (we have to do a “routine” to music…..ha what a laugh this will be as I try and move my stiff body in a sleek and sexy way!!)
I can see so many changes in my body now and I know it’s nowhere near ready, but it’s a hell of a lot better (smaller and firmer) than it was at the start of all this – so I KNOW that this food plan and the training is working and to be honest – I’m SO glad my hard work is paying off, because I don’t think I can put any more effort in!
It is draining and some days I feel like the walking dead ALL day, but as my coach says, “If you feel good, it isn’t working!” So, onwards and upwards I guess! I’m just so glad that Al said he wanted to do all this too – I could not do it without his support (or his Dad for cooking all our chicken, his mum for drinking my Baileys (lol) and looking after Kyra when I’m at work, my coaches – Dovile and Laimonas, my Dad and (step) mum for their support and for the girls I’ve met at Iron Wolf who are going through this too – Claire you CAN do this!).
That’s it for now guys – I will post some progress pictures as soon as I get some which have decent lighting!