Updated: Aug 8, 2018
8 Weeks Out
Week 4 done which included 7 days of training completed and 42 meals consumed. Legs and back x2, chest and shoulders x2, arms and core x1 and 60 minute walks x2. With the aim to increase weight each week but maintain the same amount of reps definitely ensures you are well aware of the particular body part you are training that day.
"A very good friend and client of mine, who is also a glu-tard (the name given to us by another friend that refers to our gluten intolerance), I think he was more excited about cheat night than me as we spent the majority of his personal training session planning Friday night dinner….PIZZA."
Thursdays 60 minute walk took me around Lake Monger in Wembley. A great loop with spectacular views of the Lake, wildlife and a distance of approximately 3.5km. With the weather looking a bit average on Thursday, I decided to make a dash for it when the rain eventually stopped. Unfortunately that didn’t last long, and within about 5 minutes the skies closed in and it started to pour. Lucky for me, I had come straight from my sister’s place and just ‘happen’ to have her rain jacket that I borrowed (without her knowing) thanks sis.
When your body gets used to eating at specific times and amounts, any slight changes and you’re most likely going to know about it. Well Thursday night was a prime example. By 7pm I’ve usually well and truly finished meal #5 and getting ready for #6, however, on this particular night I found myself getting groceries after taking my group class. By 7.30pm I was yet to have my last two meals and suffering badly. I was feeling tired, hungry and extremely irritable. This was yet another reminder to be organised or suffering the consequences.
I’m not 100% if Trainer Steve was happy with my progress photos or if he felt bad about taking my ‘cheat meal’ away last week but I wasn’t about to argue when he allowed one cheat meal over the weekend. A very good friend and client of mine, who is also a glu-tard (the name given to us by another friend that refers to our gluten intolerance), I think he was more excited about cheat night than me as we spent the majority of his personal training session planning Friday night dinner….PIZZA.
As Friday night arrives it was time, time for pizza. We even convinced my partner to order a gluten free pizza just so we could try his too. Haha sucker. Without overindulging in any way, the feeling of bloating very quickly approached. As nice as it was to go out for a casual dinner, regret quickly swept over me and the feeling of being over full was a reminder of my bulimic days. Sitting with this discomfort for the rest of the night was difficult and even continued to the next morning. I compare the feeling to having a hang over in your stomach and there’s really nothing you can do. Regardless of everything, there was still training to be done and meals to be had.
Saturday night proved to be an interesting evening with my partner surprising me with a night in the new QT hotel in the city that opened during the week. Nice and relaxing I hear you say.… …yeah suuuurrrre!!! I think it took me about an hour to get ready and that was just my food prep. I had to pack meals #4, 5 & 6, night supplements, morning supplements and Sunday's meals #1, 2 & 3. But yes, it was a lovely evening despite eating pre-made meals out of containers in my bathrobe on my massive hotel bed. Oh, but did I mention there was no microwave in the room? So it was cold pre-made meals with raw broccoli mmmm delicious.
To end each week, the dreaded photo shoot. Trainer Steve requests front, side and back photos, flexed and neutral to check progress and alter training and nutrition as required. Lets see what he has installed for me next week…..
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