Firstly, apologies for missing last week’s update! We had a busy week, and a weekend to match, so gave ourselves the week off! Normal service now resumes..
Mr C: I’m definitely continuing to see gains in muscle and tone, and feeling pretty good about that. I seem to have found a good strong energy in my workouts, so that is helping! The early mornings, late nights and travel for work are taking a toll though. I’m finding it difficult to keep up the pace, and to be honest that worries me because I know that starting competition prep in January is going to make things much more hectic. Psychologically, I’ve been in a bit of a strange place – probably related to running out of energy really, but I’ve just been quite “on edge”, and a bit lethargic. I normally love experimenting with meal ideas, and I was looking forward to the freedom of being off-season so I could do that, but I’ve been a bit uninspired and really only eaten basic things to support my training. I guess I feel like that’s a bit of a shame. But, to try and stay positive, I’m still on track with my goals and everything is going in the right direction, so that’s all good. Next week, it’s more of the same, and trying to get my mind back on track! We have a relatively quiet weekend ahead, so we’re training together Saturday and getting a little rest on Sunday.
Mrs C: Training has been really good lately, I have really enjoyed pushing myself pretty hard and I have certainly had the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) to prove it! I am still doing a few cardio classes per week to keep that going and feel I am doing enough without doing too much. Food wise I have been told to eat more carbs as I have been restricting them too far so I need to bring them in slowly to allow my body to accept them without gaining a load of body fat. I have been feeling quite low about my body again and feeling that I am getting worse not better. I just feel soft and out of shape but I took some photos today that have helped me to see things as they are and although I do have body fat to strip it’s not as bad as I perhaps have seen it in my mind. I have been a slave to my hormones this week too which always makes me grumpy, spotty, bloated and generally makes me feel bad about myself so hopefully next week when the symptoms have gone away I will feel a little better! I have been working on my shoulders quite a lot as they are a weak area of mine and finally I think I am starting to see some progress. So I will continue on and trust the process!!