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Fight Camp, Week 1 - Done!

Week one of Fight Camp is done and I actually survived! Yee-Haa!

This is me yesterday after the workout session... a big sweaty mess, but on an absolute high. I don't think I look too bad given that I had been up since 5am and just done a monster session.

The first thing that went through my head after the session, well second, first being 'I need a shower, I'm stinkin', was that I can't wait until next week!

I can't believe the difference exercising first thing in the morning has made to my appetite. It's like my metabolism has gone into overdrive. I've been following the nutritional info the trainers have provided as part of doing Fight Camp, which centres around ensuring your body has everything it needs in order to cope with the exercise programme they are putting us through. Lots of meat and veg mainly.

I'm eating more now than I was before I started Fight Camp, with me eating around 5-6 meals throughout the day. Yesterday was the first day that I seeemed to strike a balance and get the quantities, combination of food and nutrients right. It was the first time that I found I wasn't hungry within 30 minutes of eating. Chewbacca has been residing in my stomach all week, growling like a monster when I'm at work, especially during meetings! Doesn't help when some of the guys in the office keep bringing in a chippy and that delicious salt and vinegar aroma teases my nostrils, makes the salad in my lunch box a little less appealing!

Surprising was the progression in intensity over the four sessions this week, the difference was noticeable between Monday and friday, each day was gradually more demanding and challenging, and it's going to step up again next week.

I was pretty knackered last night, think the early mornings all week caught up with me and I crashed at about 10pm, could not keep my eyes open. Had the best sleep!

I'm off to make myself a nice smoothie and prepare dinner for me and the husband tonight. See you next week x


Anonymous said…
Well done Sara, you are looking amazing!!! Keep up the good work. Cant wait to hear all about week 2. Pam X
Anonymous said…
go Sara - seems like you are getting right in to it all! Well done! We are missing you and Sheena at the ladies class but I am glad you are enjoying fight camp. Hil xx

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