9 Weeks Out
Week 3 of 12 began with some devastating news from my trainer. So devastating in fact that I am finding it difficult to talk about. As mentioned in my previous blog, meal prep and following a very specific meal plan can be very challenging at times both physically and mentally. You’ll often hear people talking about a ‘cheat meal’! This is one meal a week of choice that requires no measuring, no calorie counting and most importantly no guilt.
"There is a lot of training to be done. Each day has a set program to work through which takes about an hour in the gym. No rest days, no easy days and no excuses."
Last week my trainer instructed me to increase this ‘cheat meal’ to twice a week following leg and back training days (Monday and Friday)! Perfect I thought. But little did I know, the sooner it was given the sooner it was taken away. Therefore, my devastating news this week… NO cheat meals at all!
I’ve gone from 1 to 2 to 0, all in the space of a week. Oh, and to top it off, I’ve lost one carb meal per day. For those of you who are familiar with the feeling of being hangry, this becomes a common emotion when cutting carbs. On the plus side, I’ve noticed small changes in my body mainly in my stomach… probably the result of hunger (lol).
It’s Monday already and the beginning of week 3. My routine is set with a plan in place and I’m feeling much more organised and in control. Control is what an eating disorder is all about, right? But I mean control as in; I am aware of my triggers, I know where I can go to for support and its only 9 more weeks, right?