I am feeling so much more relaxed after training tonight. Chris really put me through my paces, but I think it’s just what I needed. I’ve been in a crappy mood all week, but I feel much better now, tired, but calmer!
So here’s what we did tonight:
The ‘Giant Set’
Walking lunges – 5 sets of 12 reps
TRX Squat – 5 sets of 12 reps
Leg Press – 4 sets of 25 reps with 50kg and 1 set with 55kg
Pull Downs – 5 sets of 12 reps with 50kg
TRX Row – 5 sets of 12 reps
Press ups – 5 sets of 25 reps on Olympic Rings
Pads and Sprints – 3 sets of 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 reps
Bag and kick pad – 5 sets of 15 and 20 reps with 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off
Pads and Burpees/Squats:
I am really, really loving the boxing. It is so much fun! I can’t believe how much I enjoy it. It could have something to do with Chris’s infectious enthusiasm and mentally fast boxing repetitions, but it’s definitely my favourite thing to do in the gym.
Chris is a complete genius. My whole attitude to training has completely flipped from where it was a few months ago. To think I was terrified of even walking in to the gym back then to where I am now (looking forward to going to the gym, laughing and smiling during sessions!), feels like a little bit of a miracle to be honest.
Looking back over the first few weeks of the blog really shows me the change in me so far. I still have a long, long way to go, but things are slowly getting better. I still have major confidence issues, I am still pretty unfit, I still have a lot of weight to shift, I am still a total slave to my hormones, BUT I no longer feel complete despair about it all. Yes, I get upset and frustrated, and have major carb cravings. I just deal with things differently now. For one I deal with them rather than burying my head in the sand. I talk to people when I’m struggling, maybe not as much as I should, but a lot more than I ever did before.
So yes I’m going to sound like a broken record, but Chris is fantastic. He’s helped me so much already in so many ways, that I can’t thank him enough. I think if I hadn’t met Chris I’d be even more fed up and well on my way to full blown depression. I was already pretty much there before I started this, but I’ve always hidden things quite well (I think?!). I’m so used to putting on a ‘fake smile’ that sometimes it’s hard to let the ‘real me’ out.
One of the things I’ve realised is that being more honest and vocal about the negativity I feel, the worries and fears I have, is helping me to be more ‘me’, if that makes sense?
Anyway, a lot of that is down to Chris. I can talk to him about anything and know I won’t be judged. Everyone needs that kind of support in their life.
So, if you would like to get in shape with the support of an awesome personal trainer who will support you all the way, then check out this fantastic October offer from Chris:
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