I’m not going to lie, training has been tough so far in 2018! Starting out the year with a cold that absolutely floored me was not the way I was hoping to kick it off but it taught me once again that I need to sometimes be patient with my body and let it heal itself. I tried going to the gym and when that didn’t work I let myself rest and with the help of loads of ginger shots and eating loads of veg, I now finally feel like myself again. I absolutely hate being ill and sitting still. I’m not one of those who can sit in front of the TV all day. Or I can once in a while but after a couple of hours I need to do something!
My cough is finally almost entirely gone and so is my sore throat. YEEEEEEES! This of course meant I went all in yesterday at training hehe and if you read my Instagram post yesterday you would’ve seen that the session was not easy!
We did wall balls and farmers carries until it felt like our arms were about to fall off, then rowed until we couldn’t feel our arms or legs and then continued with loads of other killer movements. Stella has stripped it all back during our sessions and we’re working on the fundamental movements and strength before getting back into the weights and other more fancy stuff after being away for the holidays. You might think that sounds easier but boy it really isn’t. It’s tough but it will definitely kick all of our bums back into shape very quickly if we continue like this (which if I know Stella right by now we will be haha). It hurt and I struggled but it felt so good. I was buzzing! I felt like myself again and that I had control over my body, I knew how to handle it again. It helped so much that Faye and I got to work together again! Absolutely love training with that girl.
For a little while there when I was feeling ill and my cold wasn’t showing any sign of giving in I started questioning why I’m training and why I’m even trying to compete this February with being ill and all but I feel so much more positive now. It’s crazy how a good sweat session can change your mood entirely. Some might see it as I’m being a bit harsh on myself, I was ill and I should’ve realised that. I completely acknowledge the fact that I was ill and of course couldn’t perform like I usually doo. But I just love working out and I don’t like when I can’t do my best and give it my all. I suppose I’m just incredibly stubborn and do put a bit of pressure to be good every time. I know I can’t be but it’s what I’d love to be. I don’t do it because I feel like I have to for some reason but because I want to. I want to get better and I love every step of the way 🙂 Before it used to be because I thought I needed it to look a certain way now it’s just because I love to train and get better.
I know not everyone will enjoy this style of training but the message I want to always get across is that you need to find something you love! If you love it you’ll make time for it and you’ll then progressively get good at it and once you feel your progressing you’ll want to progress more and that’s how it starts! You get hooked. You all know I love to mix it up to by going to yoga, or going to an assault bike class at Fly Functional Fitness (although I might not enjoy it when I’m actually doing it) or occasionally I do the odd spin class or Muay Thai session. Find what you love to do and start there. Don’t ever stop exploring and trying other things too. I found what I enjoyed to train changed as my fitness improved. I started craving more challenging exercise and felt I needed to improve my mobility and that’s where G5 and yoga came into the picture.
Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you to get started or try different classes. Maybe there’s some questions you might have or content you’d like me to produce to help you? I know it’s tough when you’re just starting out but if I can give any form of support or guidance I’d love to!