It’s coming to the end of Day 1 of Week 2 of my new training program that I kicked off last week with my PT Mase and the team at Zenergy. Nailed it today! Today I kicked off the nutrition plan set out for me. It’s not too different to when I was in ‘weight loss’ mode and eating squeaky clean with 12WBT. A few differences & I am learning more about fuelling my body. More about to come on that! With it being the start of Week 2 that means 1 week is over and I have lots to catch up on to tell you about!
Last week I jumped in and upped my training to 6 days per week for the first time since early September 2011. I didn’t do much at all at the end of last year due to injury, had a lovely festive season and have been building back up and continuing to rehab my injury so far this year.
It was not the rocketing start I really wanted for a few reasons. One being that I injured my wrist on the Saturday before and just how badly I hurt it only became apparent when I went to do some push ups on the Monday morning and then I aggravated further it on Tuesday. So next it was off to physio, doctors, x-ray and have been taped up for a week. A frustrating start but the team jumped in and helped me work around my limitation.
Before I got stuck into Week 1 training I had 2 x 1 on 1 PTs sessions to get organised and work out where I am at after a break from very regular / intense training for over 6 months: One session with Mase to map out some goals, discuss my training plan and do calipers (fun, not). I did my weight and measurements at home and had a DEXA body composition scan that afternoon. In that first PT session we also did some benchmarking: max push ups, max pull ups, max hover and attempted a chin up! The second PT session was with Steve to go through the big 4 lifts: bench press, dead lifts, back squat and clean press. I really surprised myself in both of those sessions! Achieved more reps / lifted heavier than I would have predicted!
Week 1 training started on Monday 30 April. I signed up for 2 x Kettlebell Madness and 2 x HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) group sessions in the early mornings on Monday through Thursday. It was week 1 for these sessions so there was lots of benchmarking and testing in the first sessions. I’ll do 8 sessions over 4 weeks for the month of May, with a repeat of the testing in the 8th session. Gulp!
I had 2 x PT sessions again. The first we went through my nutrition plan and the 4 lifts again. My wrist was a bit of a limitation but I gave it my best. The second session on Friday wasn’t so crash hot as I was headachey and my wrist was really limiting me. I still managed to get some good work done on the leg press and through some core exercises.
Saturday was the final 5.30am Saturday session at Zenergy with all the 12WBT Brisbane Babes – sensational workout! I was able to work around my wrist and smash over 420 calories! It was a great way to end the week, I needed that!!
Last week felt like a bit of a ‘soft start’ because I did not have the nutrition plan until part way through the week and needed time over this weekend to shop for it. Also because I had not had a chance (had not MADE time??) to take that dreaded BEFORE PHOTO! I did that this morning… I am sure I will have some more to say about that soon!
So today, Monday 7 May has been Day 1 of Week 2 & I have made it the ‘hard’ start – this is most definitely and absolutely seriously ON! Mentally I needed to have all my duck’s lined up, nutrition organised and some time to get myself organised. Last week was a practice run – no excuses now!
I will fess up – I had a bit of a last hurrah yesterday. Not majorly… after a really long walk by the beach with David and the dogs we had a leisurely brunch at a fave spot. I ordered the healthiest options from the menu: some poached eggs, salmon, grilled tomato and mushroom and enjoyed a few good coffees. Indulged in some dark chocolate and liquorice and then last night I had a few glasses of wine with some delicious stuffed olives, chicken and assorted tasty things!
That was my splurge – hardly terrible but if I want to lose the last 5 – 7kg I will need to eat squeaky clean! Food is the key: what’s that saying? Abs are made in the gym but REVEALED in the kitchen!
I’ll post more soon about my goals, plans, nutrition and more… it’s almost bed time as it is a 1 hour drive from home to the PT studio and tomorrow’s HIIT session kicks off at 6am!
My thought as today wraps up is that a dream becomes a goal when you take action toward it. Definitely taken plenty of solid action over the last 10 – 14 days. Feeling I have a solid plan here and a solid support crew to get me to my goals! Now I need to deliver with discipline, focus and hard work! That I *can* do!!