This is the first week I’ve felt quite tired on the programme.
But I’m committed to getting my weight down, and I’m not giving up now.
There’s been a lot of chop and change with my work hours lately which hasn’t helped, and I can’t stress how important getting enough sleep is when you’re doing this.
It’s essential – and I have to say there have been a few sessions where I have gone into them more tired than I would like, and haven’t trained as well as a result.
What you must do once you embark on this is make sure you are totally honest with your trainer.
If you are feeling a little tired or a lack of energy, TELL THEM. If you find you’re feeling really hungry TELL THEM.
These guys are the best in the business, and they are there to help you through this.
As I’ve said before this isn’t easy, and it takes a lot of your own willpower and determination.
The steps goal that your trainer sets you every week I’ve now realised is imperative to your fat loss goal.
Your trainer will guide you through the weights sessions, but you’ve got to be prepared to get moving and hitting those step goals in your own time.
If you’re not doing the cardio as well as your UP sessions, it’s going to really affect your goal.
You must also tell your trainer when you’re eating out.
It was my birthday this week, and as mad as this may seem – I sent Sean the menu of the restaurant I was going to eat out at. I actually wanted him to choose for me, as I want to keep on track.
As my dad tucked into shepherd’s pie, chips and a glass of wine, I had some yellowfin tuna with some green vegetables and lots of water.
It was actually delicious – but obviously, you’re going to feel the urge to dive right into those chips. Don’t!
This isn’t forever. And what’s the point of investing your hard-earned money in this, and all the time you’re putting in the hard work doing your sessions, if you’re going to ruin it with the diet?
Yes, it’s hard. Yes, temptation will arise. But the food part is just as important as the training part.
As I’ve mentioned before, weekends are much harder than in the week. But you’ll get through this. I am generally avoiding any social situation right now which is alcohol or food related.
If you’re the kind of person that can go along still and have a great time, then that’s great. But I’m one of those that would rather remove myself from the situation altogether.
I don’t need the temptation staring right in front of me.
Remember to focus, remember how hard you’ve worked already, and imagine how disappointed you’ll feel if you let the diet side of it down.
Don’t order the chips