Phase 2 begins. Endorphins and struggling with ‘days off’

So today, Wednesday, is my ‘off’ day.

When I say ‘off’ I mean I am grumpy, unsociable and tired.

I don’t have work and I don’t have exercise and no matter how much I sleep I constantly feel shattered. It’s exactly like people say,

“energy creates energy”

Also this keeps running around my head about endorphins:

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Why have I decided to get fit? Update: the 2nd week.

Apologies for the delay in blogging. I started a new job this week and the hours have been very tough on me, physically but more mentally!

Everyday I get up at 5, get to the workout for an hour, shower and get ready at Tim’s and then drive straight to work. (In case you were wondering I am a Trainee Car Sales Executive for Lifestyle SEAT! The dealership in Brighton hasn’t actually opened yet so I’m training at Lifestyle Ford in Horsham. Pop in if you’re local! But this isn’t what I’m blogging about here!)

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The first week.

It’s Friday afternoon and there is only one more early morning training session left for this week!

As I type this I am really aware of the muscles around my shoulder blades- they are throbbing like mad! I also have a large bruise on my right knee but I don’t remember knocking it.

This has been tough! I have personally found the toughest part eating. Eating all that is required on my daily plan and keeping up with it. This morning my head was throbbing and I was going a bit dizzy and then I realised that I had missed a meal and my body was sending me warning signs.

It’s easy to forget one of the 6 meals I need, but I have to make sure I’m keeping it up or I don’t have the energy for the work outs.

This week Tim fitted me with a heart monitor watch, looks like this:

It’s really useful for seeing how much I’ve worked throughout a session and I’m really beginning to get used to these early starts!

Motivation!!

Keeping up the Kalories

I have to eat sooooo much food! (I’m not complaining) My breakfast makes me feel like this guy (from 2.29):

(minus the ‘every last inch of me is covered in hair’ bit!)

So for breakfast everyday I have 1 3gg, 3 egg whites, 2 slices of wholemeal bread and tomatoes and peppers. 

I then have a protein shake, 2 apples and almonds. Continue reading “Keeping up the Kalories”

The first day of the ‘Athletic Body’ Challege

As you can tell by the time of this post, this is a very unnatural time to be awake, especially for me.

I was awake at 4am worried that my alarm(s) wouldn’t go off at 5. They did and my cardiovascular work started immediately! (gettit? boom boom)

Couldn’t get the contact lenses in without feeling like I had poured acid in my eyes so resorted to the good old heavy frames.

Ate a banana on the way and managed to melt some of it to my lap as I drove. Continue reading “The first day of the ‘Athletic Body’ Challege”

The day before it begins… My ‘Athletic Body’ Journey

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m still trying to mentally prepare myself for the next 8 weeks of my life.

Tomorrow at 6AM (YES IN THE MORNING) I will start Tim’s Jasperfield’s Extreme Burntime. I have been informed that a six pack is inevitable.

So for the past two weeks I have been doing Jasperfield performance training that takes place 4 times a week on Adur Rec. I’ve lost 7lbs already and I have felt muscles I didn’t know were there. It also did this to my shoes:

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Why EVERYONE should go to an American Summer Camp

As I started the biggest production of my life (so far), the third year dissertation, I suddenly got a bit worried. This wasn’t because of the amount of work I needed to do, I’m super organised so I knew I could handle it. It was the thought of what I would do when this was all over. Over and over again I had read graduate ‘horror stories’ of how everyone falls into this inevitable pit of unemployment desperately trying to scramble out.

I decided to start planning my life after graduation and what I would do with my life after university. This is when I found Camp Leaders: the chance to work all summer in a camp in America. Although the application process was more strenuous than applying for University there is no doubt that this was the best thing that I have ever done.

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