Week 9…

It’s been a while since I posted and I lot has changed really.

The check in with my coach¬†PT Shaun Gillespie¬†went really well, and the weight is slowly going down. Even though the drop has not been huge, the visible difference is starting to appear and I’m beginning to see my abs for the first time in about 3 years!

The weights during my work-outs, though high-rep muscle burning sets, have gone up as well, so things are really looking up.

My stomach has been causing me a bit of trouble the last week AGAIN, and though I’ve been given a preliminary diagnosis of IBS I’m back at the Docs this morning to check in with her. I’ve following the diet she gave me to the letter so whether they’ll come up with something else or continue as I am for now, who knows.

This is the first time I’ve really stuck to a diet plan and a workout plan for a long time, other than my home-made power lifting one. Having someone to check-in with on a regular basis rather than just trying to regulate myself has been a god send – I’m a little too easy on myself! It’s also been nice to set a goal for a change, and actually have something like a competition date in mind. I found with previous training I wasn’t really aiming for anything other than just being able to lift heavier than the week before, which isn’t always the way to get decent results – I was also over-training and over-eating so ended up getting stuck in a rut. It’s amazing how I always told my clients off for doing the same, yet here I am…not listening to my own advice…

Onwards and upwards…