Mr C: It’s been a terrible week for me, to be honest. I picked up a virus of some sort and since early in the week have been suffering debilitating headaches, very sensitive skin and a fever. It has started to shift to some degree but I’m now struggling with a bad chest and very sore throat. I’ve had no exercise at all since Tuesday, as I just wasn’t capable. I’ve stuck to the food side very well (except my worst day where my appetite was so bad I had to skip a couple of meals), but unfortunately I’ve gained 6lb and look softer, seemingly because my body has just decided to retain everything. I’m hoping that smooths out once I get back on track. We went to the first day of Audrey Kaipio’s posing course today – I’m definitely not 100% yet, but was able to keep it together enough to concentrate and pick up the info I needed. It left me pretty positive that I can get to where I need to with that side, but disappointed with my physique as it currently stands. I’m trying not to get hung up about it though, because I just need to see how that bounce back unfolds. So for next week I just need to get back to exercise and work up to full health and fitness. Not such an easy ask when you’re struggling in the first few days, but I’ve got to get on and do it. Really could have done without this..
Mrs C: A week of highs and lows is the way I would describe the last week. I have had some positive moments, people have commented on how my physique is getting leaner and I am noticing the change in my body. I dropped 3lb in weight this week whilst on no carbs and from that perspective I am happy. I also had my hair extensions put in this week and had my eyelashes redone so that picked me up!! However, my moods have been very erratic and I had a bit of a meltdown after a session early in the week. I shed a few tears and felt completely worthless and felt that I had bitten off way more than I could chew. I am stressed about work and feel I am not coping in day to day life again and my anxiety and depression has been pretty awful. I have a few very busy weeks ahead of me and I just don’t know how I am going to fit everything into my schedule. I will have to find a way to do it but I know I am going to find the next 2 weeks very challenging! We started our posing course this week and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t feel too anxious about my physique and just got on with the job. I need to practice now like crazy and get the posing nailed! 8 weeks to go now… halfway through the prep. Its scary but I am still excited.