Oh blogging world, it has been a few weeks, so here is the update!
I survived weeks 2 & 3….. these weeks being the ones without coffee…. How I made it through I cannot say. But I can say I no longer resemble this at all hours of the day!
Oddly enough, I am quite enjoying a long black with a dash of nut milk! Who knew!!!! (and even more oddly, I only require one coffee a day!) The 2nd week weigh in, I lost another 900grams which was pretty good, I could see a little milestone I had been wanting to reach just off in the distance, and I was pretty stoked.
The 3rd week, I finally got my bio-scan done (yeh, cause that totally showed me all the things I never really wanted to know about myself!) And I weighed in again – to which my weight was the same. That evening was my sisters birthday and we went to Hog’s breathe, where I had the chicken and avocado meal. Weighing in again the next morning was not a pleasant experience. I went up half a kilo! I was so cranky at myself and instant thoughts of “this just isn’t worth it if I cant enjoy a meal for a special occasion” crept in.
This past week, there were new sessions. I made it to Sunday, Monday & Tuesdays only (thanks work!). Boxing on Sunday, Cardio on Tuesday and Weights on Tuesday. Cardio Monday was Pipeline. I really liked it, though just when I think I am starting to like cardio, they change up the routines, make it harder and I am one again in the “cardio, I hate you” basket! Towards the end of this class, I was doing a plank when someone came up and adjusted me so I was in the right pose (my plank may have slightly resembled a low downward dog) however, I had no idea who it was who was adjusting me! I had a moment of “who the F is this?” However, I discovered it was a new trainee and that trainee was Vanessa who I had seen around the gym before! Not just some random person coming up and rearranging me! Lordy!
The weights class on Tuesday was so much fun, though my work out buddy Fe had just finished a 1:1 session with one of the trainers (how she was backing up to do another 45mins of weights I will never know). The trainers were looking rather pleased with themselves every time they looked at her and I remember having to do these push ups on the bosu ball when she stopped to catch her breath, and I said to her “don’t stop, don’t let them win” lol Rather motivational of me I thought! She cracked up but did start doing the exercise again!
I must admit, outside of the 3 sessions, I didn’t have a great 4th week of the challenge. While work was just pure madness, after the weigh in on the Sunday and going up in weight, I somehow lost the motivation to partake in the meal plan (I ate well, just didn’t follow the meals 100%) and work out each night. I was really just in a funk. From Wednesday on, I would get home from work, buggered, and just want to sleep – or just sit on the couch mindlessly channel surfing. My heart and head just wasn’t in it. Although the below refers to a day, i think it is appropriate for the week.
Week 5 begins and I have some major work to do to get back on track. Firstly I do need to stop beating myself up for the past week and not giving it 100%. However, my meal prep is done, so far today I have had my breakfast, snack and lunch, and I’m booked in for Pipeline…