Skip to main content

Fight Camp Week 3 - Done!

No picture of my pretty face this week I'm afraid, my official photographer wasn't available and I kinda forgot! So here is a picture of my motivational guru, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, from the film Full Metal Jacket, the man is a genius when it comes to motivational speeches.

So it's Friday, end of week 3 of Fight Camp and I am at the half way mark.  I cannot believe how quickly the weeks are going by, time really does fly when you are having fun.

This week has been hard, but fun!  I think my body is starting to rebel against me and decided it's had enough of the early mornings.  I think part of my struggle this week has been lack of sleep.  I've been trying to get to bed earlier, but most of the time I am lying there awake for an hour before I drift off.

My Burpees have been pitiful, more like mushy pees than power pees!  Note to self: must try harder and give it more gusto!  My legs just didn't want to play the game this morning, going to need to have words with them and tell them to man-up.

I'd been missing my Ladies Muay Thai class at the Griphouse, so me and Sheena decided to go along to class on Wednesday night, it was great to see all the ladies again and we had a great time, it was still hard work but lots of fun and the banter was flowing.  I always leave the class on a high, think that's one of the reasons it is so addictive.  May also be the reason for me struggling slightly as I didn't have the usual rest day midweek, but it was worth it.

Noticed during this morning's session that my balance has gone to pot again, so through the week I'll need to start doing my exercises again, which usually involves doing lots of household chores whilst balancing on one leg!  It works though.

It struck me this morning walking away from the session and looking at everyone's red but smiling faces just how incredible it is that the people doing Fight Camp are all so committed and motivated to improve their fitness. It's pretty awesome to see everyone busting their guts to achieve something.  If any of you guys are reading this, you are all doing so well and I think you are all pretty amazing!

Me and Sheena have been finding it highly entertaining listening to the various catchphrases that each of the trainers have and mightily impressed at the volume some of them can belt them out at.

So, I was asking some friends recently if any of their instructors have any of their own quirky catchphrases.  A few of them are quite good.  One of the girls I work with has a particularly inventive instructor for the Legs, Bums and Tums class she attends, especially when it comes to Squats.  She was explaining to the ladies in the class that to get to the correct squat position, they should imagine having to go for a pee in the bushes and squat as though they don't want to get their knickers wet.  So when the class is going she is shouting at them "Lower ladies, you don't want soggy knickers!!!"  My favourite was "Love doesn't need handles!" Think I'm going to get those printed on a t-shirt.

Me and 'My Precious' Goonies Tee!
A major milestone has been reached in the weight loss.  I can fit into my Goonies t-shirt again!! 'My Precious' that I haven't been able to fit into in nearly 7 years and that I have lovingly kept in pristine condition is coming out of the closet.  

I'm off for a long weekend with the hubby and mumsy-in-law, so no blog posts for next few days.  I'm a bit gutted I'll be missing two days of fight camp, but I am looking forward to the break.  I don't want my diet to go to pot while I'm away so my willpower will probably be tested to the max.  Is it sad that I'm contemplating taking one of my Kettlebells (my wee pal Winston) and a skipping rope away with me?!

I'm biting the bullet and weighing myself tomorrow morning.  I'll be sure to let you know how I am progressing. 

Also, just a quick plug! Will, who I did Personal Training with, has started his own blog on the training he is doing using the Chad Wesley Smith Juggernaut Method.  From everything I have heard and read about it so far, it sounds mental, you should swing by and check it out by clicking on the link.

Ciao for now  (";)


Anonymous said…
"Love doesn't need handles" thats the best thing I have ever heard lol I really enjoyed this week mit has been great fun, and although as your officical photographer we never got a photo I think the one you have posted is great - with him looking at you with that stern face it would make you do 100 happy birthdays without even thinking about it, you would be too scared lol
Can't believe thats week 3 done, I love it though, its been hard work but thoroughly enjoyable and good to be in such a positive, motivated environmnet - can't wait to see whats in store in the coming weeks, something pure evil I would imagine ;)
Enjoy your weekend away and have fun - take the kettle bell and ropes with you - no slacking! :) Have fun though
Sheena xx

Popular posts from this blog

3 Months in - What real progress looks and feels like!

So I check in with my nutrition coach Simon every week. I weigh and measure myself, take outputs from my fitness pal to send onto him, and let him know what is and isn't going well. He keeps a eye on how my nutrition is moving along and will advise on any adjustments he thinks I need to make, as well as answer any of my questions. As the weeks are moving along I can see that this routine is as much for my benefit as it is his. It gives me a window to ponder, recognise and record my progress.

On average I lose around a pound to a pound and a half a week. Some folks might think that's not much, however, that pound and a half signifies so much more than just the weight on the scale. Anyone who has done a diet or slimming club where a weekly weigh in is involved will know that they generally measure your progress on the scale alone. In my experience I would lose a few pounds one week, zero the next, put on, lose a few... you get the idea. No consistency, up and down like a yo-yo..…

My 5 tips to breaking the 'treat' cycle!

Hands up if this sounds familiar....

"I've worked really hard, I deserve a wee treat. Mmmm there's crisps in the cupboard, or ice cream in the freezer. Oh I've been really good I could have a wee bit of both."

Escalates to ...

"I've had a really hard day, can't be bothered cooking, i'll just treat myself to a wee takeaway!"

Escalates to ...

"Life is shit I need a treat. This 1kg jar of Nutella followed by the family size share bag of crisps should do the trick, and if I don't feel better after that there is the slab of chocolate in the cupboard!"

It is a slippery slope. I know, I've been there, sat on the sofa surrounded by the crumbs of evidence!

One treat can quickly lead to the downfall of not just one week but all of my efforts. For me, what I eat is the biggest mental battle when it comes to trying to lose weight or break years of bad habits. The temptation to slip back to your old ways is easy.  In the past I did it beca…

Balanced nutrition on a budget

I think there is a common misconception that good nutrition or a protein rich diet can be overly expensive. However, it is entirely possible to eat an abundance of food that is both nutritious and tasty and be spoiled for choice.

I used to assume that a high protein diet would be really costly and for a long time I ruled out even considering it as an option because of that.

I don't have a lot of spare cash at the end of the month so I was determined when I started doing this a few months ago that I make savings somewhere so I sat down and had a good look at:

what I was spending on my food bill each weekhow much was going to wastelooking for ways that I could minimise costs and waste.
I started out by doing a tour of the various supermarkets and comparing the cost and the quality of each shop over a period of four weeks. I even looked at local shops and butchers to see what was available. In an ideal world I would have the time to go to different outlets for different items to max…