I started training for the upcoming European WBFF show 6-7 weeks ago.
I have trained for a long time but never have I seen such massive changes in such a short space of time.
It’s actually freaked me out at all these new changes at first. now have this bootay and hamstrings and lats and arms! Although my coach has been away for a month and I have no idea what my stats are. My body feels firm, muscular but I’ve never felt more feminine in my life.
Getting my head around it and embracing the fact my body is taking all of this training and eating on board so readily. So excited to see the changes flow in the upcoming months! #WBFF #London 2013 I’m all yours..
Big thanks to my coach Chris Dufey he’s the man. And all the punks that continuously help, support and pump out a few reps with me. 💪
Big aroha (kiwi for love) ❤
Back to normal on the eating, which has been good… except those
cravings are back. I had my first glass of coke last week that I’ve
had since I started my clean eating etc. Funnily enough I didnt
actually like the taste of it!
My portions have become better, as we
are leading up to Xmas we have had countless amounts of goodies coming
into work but I have been good and stayed away. I want to save myself
for Xmas day so I can have a few treats (not go over bored but
definitely let loose a little bit)
Exercise I’m starting to see definition in my back. Except after
last week I feel as if I am back to square one. I am currently
battling with a heart condition which I found out I had about 2.5
years ago, I’m open about it but I dont use it as an excuse. I will
still push myself to my maximums, but some weeks are proved harder
than others. After a week of a raised heart rate I started to see my
definition I’d been working on disappear and I got weak really
quickly. Physically I almost go back to how I was prior to starting
at the gym. I chatted with my cardiologist about it, his answer was basically “when your heart rate rises it’s like you are doing constant cardio. Because your heart rate sits high for days sometimes weeks
you would be burning off all the muscle you have built therefore you
are going back to square one). As much as its frustrating it is
causing me to want it so much more!
Eating has been great this week YAY. Feeling focused and determined!
TRAINING Getting back into training properly this week. Hasnt been the easiest
though – proving challenging.
Well…. This week was interesting! I knew Jes was looking forward to getting my food and diary entry for the week mainly cause it was my birthday and she knew I was going to be naughty with my food. And I definitely was. But why not we are all human and we all enjoy that type of food once in a while. I wasn’t going to opt for chicken when there is a nice big slab of cake sitting there… Especially if I made it and I knew exactly what was in it, 3 blocks of chocolate, Bailey’s and Cream…. (could it get worse)!
I did have good intentions to start the week well, but unfortunately wasn’t able to push myself as hard as I would have liked to.
Jes works with me closely on my training and current health issue. When we need to alter the intensity we will and that’s OK!
It can become very frustrating but I also know if I push it to hard I could end up a lot worse off.
Training has allowed me to get to know my body and its reactions a lot better. I feel more in tune now more than ever
Progress photos have been taken, visually it’s hard to see and not much has changed, I definitely can feel the changes and the firmness starting to develop especially in my legs. Hopefully start seeing some visual changes in the photos soon!
EATING Beginning of the week was great, but end of the week equalled birthday fatty delights… opps!
TRAINING Training wasn’t the best this week and a little out of my control, but had discussed with Jes the reasons behind it
Week two out the way and with my recommendations for jBod I have made some changes to my eating, will get back to that soon. Progress Photos. This week I hated taking them. I actually cringed when I took them, specially the one of my back and legs. I feel that in just a week I’ve lost some of my glutes (yes I want a better butt but I don’t want to lose it, happy with having a booty) I don’t physically feel like there has been much change but looking at the photos I can see there are a few little ones. This is why it’s important to check it with jBod as she’ll guide me to something different. Sending my food diary and my progress photos so she can give me direction. This also makes it obvious that everyone is different and that my program might not work for someone else. You need to have it personalised to reach your goals.
Weigh in was Monday 19th of November sitting at 19.0% body fat
EATING Food was not as easy this week. I have had to cut out my fruit to specific amount per day and it is a lot harder than I thought. That sugar intake I was having was huge and I have a mega sweet tooth! Avoiding traditional PIEDAY FRIDAY with the boys at work was hard this week too! It’s a good laugh and we do it every week. It’s now my project to come up with a healthy clean version of this so I can still take part. Still craving chocolate though!
TRAINING I trained 5 times this week – cardio, weights/strength and HIIT
Obviously just at the beginning of my journey into the project get fit, look lean and eat clean!
The eating side of this will always be the challenge, I love food and my loves are Fruit (specially fresh juices), Bread, Milk and Chocolate (lots of it)… Also the food love for Pizza and stuff like that. I’m into creating my own meals from scratch, right down to the sauces etc.
To be clear I’m not doing this to lose weight and get skinner, I’m happy with my body shape I just want to tone up, get some muscle definition, and get healthy and lean. My focus areas are my legs and glutes. I want definition and firmness.I did a body fat percentage test which I was 19.7% . I want to reduce this down to around 16%.Taking progress photos, have to be the most nervous part of the process, but can also see it be quite vital. I will be able to see those weekly changes. Looking at the three photos (especially the back one) I can see instantly all the changes I want to make. Glutes and legs are my main concern! BRING ON THE WEEK.
Eating has been good this week, I’ve been strict on myself but it hasn’t been too hard. Those cravings for chocolate would have the be the worse and funnily enough I feel like I have withdrawals from getting rid of the fruit juice I was drinking on a daily basis. Still adding fruits to a lot of my cooking, salads etc.
I trained 5 times this week – cardio, weights/strength and HIIT