It’s been a while since I wrote. I’ve still been on it, but I’ve been finding it much harder, and particularly hard to stick to good nutrition.
And also I’ve noticed a bit of a slow-down in my body transformation. I’m still feeling and looking pretty toned, but I think by week 10 of the programme I’d thought I’d see a more radical transformation. I guess not being super strict on number of work-outs per week, and by not sticking to a strict nutrition guide means that it makes a real transformation more tricky. I’m on holiday in the second half of next week, so I’m going to cut myself some slack, but then get back on it in a big way in the week after next.
But anyway, what have I been up to?
I won’t go into details of each work-out – here are some quick thoughts from the past two weeks:
- Squats really burn if you don’t stretch out properly afterwards
- I still find push-ups hard – can’t do them fast. Need to work on my arms. Hopefully that’ll make pull-ups easier too
- I’m getting much better at burpees. Even enjoy them sometimes.
- Warming up and stretching really do make you get better and make the work-outs easier
- I am still regularly beating my PBs, which feels really good.
I’m still pretty evangelical about Freeletics. I think it really is the best fitness app. I love the competitive edge, I love the tailored training, I love feeling like I’m part of a community.
I see from an email yesterday that they’re planning new apps, alongside running. I reckon one of them will be nutrition, which should be cool. I’m gradually thinking that maybe I do want to download the nutrition guide.
I find it hard to cut out carbs, I still drink too much, and I’m probably not drinking enough water. I might start with a few recipes from Joe Wick’s Lean in 15 and see how I get on.
Tonight it’s steak, sweet potato chips and salad. Yum.
Oh, and I know I still haven’t done a progress photo. Will do next time after Apollon.
(pic from United Breast Cancer Foundation)