Sunday, 3 April 2016

Nemesis Coaching - 9 Weeks In

Progress

My progress has slowed down in the 2nd month of coaching with Nemesis PT, hence no progress photos*. I guess this is to be expected as with most diets or training plans - your body adapts to the initial changes at some point! To counteract this Sharon has made a few tweaks here and there to my macros and Lainey has completely changed my training programme for the next cycle.

I think this is the part where I've always hit the fuck it button in the past. I'm working my ass off in the gym and doing my best to eat well but not seeing any reward for it. It's disheartening and feels like it'd be much easier to just say "fuck it" and eat that Easter egg Gordon stashed up high away from me!

Ultimately it's all down to me, how much I want it, how hard I work and how well I stick to my coaches advice. There has been weeks where I could have made more progress but undid all my hard work at the weekend, and I have nobody to blame for that but myself. Excessive consumption of cocktails on girly nights out is not good for the waistline, but it is good for the soul!

Training

I'm now doing 5 high volume weight training sessions, 1 steady state cardio day and 3 x 10 minute HIIT sessions a week. The idea is to burn more calories in the gym so I can continue to eat a decent amount and still drop fat. I've been absolutely ravenous after my training sessions this week, despite eating a carb heavy pre-workout meal, so I'm taking that as a sign that it's working!

Lainey said she wanted to take me out of my comfort zone and she's definitely succeeded. Steady state cardio is not my thing. My initial reaction was SIXTY minutes on a treadmill - shoot me now! Then I remembered I could run outside - still not my favourite, but slightly more interesting than staring at a broken TV screen in the gym for an hour. Then I remembered Gordon is forever asking me to go cycling with him! So that's we did; I borrowed my Mum's bike and we cycled 8k in an hour round the countryside. It was actually quite enjoyable as I got to spend some time with my fiance, away from all the housework and wedding planning chaos!


My focus for the next few weeks will be on 3 important aspects that I feel I've been neglecting lately:

more water, more veg, more sleep!


*Posting pictures in my batman pants is embarassing enough, I won't embarass myself further by showing two identical photos!

2 comments:

  1. It sounds like you are working hard! And if you are sustaining a certain level of fitness that is nothing to sniff at, but I know it's frustrating if you're working towards a goal. A cycle round the country side sounds way more fun than an hour on a treadmill to me too, hopefully with the warmer weather we will have more days outside soon! :-)Steff x

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  2. It sound's like you are making good progress - I love those rockstar shoes you are wearing! (hello shoe lust)
    I need to try cycling again, I love love to run but ask me to cycle? No way!
    xx

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