I started my 12 Week Challenge on Monday 14th January. It ended on Sunday 7th April. It's been a journey! Lots of ups and downs and much learning along the way. I'm was 'up North' for the final weekend which was a good opportunity for some down time and to review the last 12 weeks... … Continue reading More Than An End Goal Week 12 – What next?
Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you.
Last week was challenging in terms of daily life, training and nutrition. Which is reflected in my food diary! Even with forward planning, my calorie intake was too low on certain days. This saw a slight weight loss - nothing major but I could tell I was back to 48.5-49kg. Maintaining a certain body weight … Continue reading More Than An End Goal Week 10 – On catch up.
Another week done - time fly's when you're having fun! I was asked this week again, what I am training for? Nothing! My goal is to maintain what I'm putting into practice over this 12 weeks - to keep on keeping on. Which is: consistent and regular training, enjoying my training, building some strength and … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 9 Keep on keeping on.
My week didn't start well! On Monday it took me 2.5hrs to get to Darley Abbey. I was there 45mins before heading back to work 🤨. Before the evening sessions started, I managed to fit in a 45min gym session - better than doing nothing! I completed 4 sets of lat pull down & incline … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 8 Time Out.
My weeks at the moment start with an early Monday morning trip to Darley Abbey, Derby - leaving the studio at 6.30am for a 2hr 'drive' - generally a slow crawl in traffic. Thankfully the lighter mornings are on their way and I'm now able to enjoy the sunrise for part of my journey rather … Continue reading More Than An End Goal: Week 7 Do what works for you.
It's the halfway point! I'm about 6 weeks into my challenge...so far so good! There's nothing I'm doing that I don't feel I can't continue long term - yes I've cut out (although not completely) sugary foods, but it's not like I had a daily bar of chocolate anyway? Although I could be swayed by … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 6 Half Way!
Week 4 done and dusted. A good week for training and nutrition. Monday is my rest day from cardio so I got a good strength session completed between staff training in Derby and working. At the start of Week 1 of my challenge, Mark introduced me to back squats. I have trouble with progressing many … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 4 Snacks and Lattes
I'm now at the end of the 3rd week of my challenge. Thanks to all of you who are asking how I'm getting on. It's prompting some good discussions, mainly around food! On Monday I was asked if I'm hungry all the time. That's a big fat NO! I'm not on a calorie restricting diet. … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 3
I'm now at the end of Week 2. Coffee is down to 2-3 cups per day. I still have the white stuff though, not ready to shift to the dark side and have it black! A step too far for me and not necessary. I've had a good training week. Monday was cardio-free and I … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 2