What a difference a week makes! This time last week I was really struggling and it had a been a tough week as I outlined in my last post. Fast forward a week though and, dare I say it, I’ve actually been enjoying it (shhh don’t tell anyone)!
The turning point came last Friday, I was overtired, finishing work late after Toby had gone to bed and I got to the stage where I had a workout to do but actually I was just running on empty. I messaged Coach Sando Training and admitted I was struggling, asking if I could move this workout to the Saturday instead.
I actually felt really guilty about it, like I had failed by admitting defeat. But, I channelled that guilt into determination that I would do it justice when I completed it on the Saturday and I really did. I came away with the full body shakes (I’m assured in a good way!) and a brand new motivation for the week ahead. I was also pleasantly surprised when Sunday came and I had no real soreness from working extra hard. Coach Sando obviously knows what he is doing rather than my usual method of just working out like a bull in a china shop and then regretting it for days!
So the week improved and even the HIIT session on Thursday (the lowest point of the week before) went well.
What have I learnt?
It’s ok to admit defeat and make a new plan (as long as you make and stick to the new plan!)
My new Holland Cooper leggings don’t have magical powers that make me go faster or jump any higher but at least I feel good while I’m trying 😉
Food wise I’ve slipped a little more than the previous week, I am working on 3 balanced meals per day with protein and carbohydrates (yes I am encouraged to eats carbs now!!), but I didn’t plan it as well as I should have so I grabbed food on the go a little too much. Something to work on for next week.
I really need to keep the motivation up so I am trying to make notes of what I did that worked this week so I can keep up good habits.
Now I am fairly comfortable with what each of my workouts entails and my limits I think I can start to push them a bit more.
Tony has given me four workouts for the week ahead including three that are particularly focussed on core strength and then a (dreaded!) HIIT workout. I’ll be walking and stretching too on my ‘off days’ so lots of chances for my body to recover....I hope!!!
Looking forward to week 4 – I’ll keep you posted!