Mr C: I’ve had a pretty good week this week. I have pushed hard on all of my training, though I’ve had quite a bit of travel and difficult work days. Diet-wise, I’ve kept to the plan, though my timings haven’t been great – there have been a few days where I’ve been so busy I’ve had to eat most of my food later in the day. I have managed to get it all in though, and spread the meals out relatively well. Mindset-wise I’m feeling pretty positive. I’ve definitely cut down quite a bit over the last week or two, and am starting to really feel it (in a good way). We’ve had our meal plans for the next phase (a lot more calories!) and we’re waiting for the exercise plans before we start them next week. I’m quite looking forward to getting started with it, but am a little apprehensive because we’re having to work a lot harder to justify those extra calories! We also have a mini-refeed tomorrow (Saturday) where we get to go out to a Thai restaurant, so I’m looking forward to a bit of a date night too!
Mrs C: Training has been fine, and I felt like I had more energy in my cardio this week. I’ve been a bit hormonal and craving things just today, but I’m still 100% on plan. I’m still really nervous about feeling like I won’t be lean enough, and I feel like I’m carrying way too much body fat for this stage, but I’m just carrying on because that’s just what I’ve got to do. I can’t make my body do what it won’t do. I haven’t been drinking enough water, so that’s something I need to concentrate on next week. I had a massage yesterday and my shoulders and back were really tight, but it did really help despite the pain at the time! We’ve had the new plans and I know I’m getting a big increase in calories, which makes me quite nervous because even though I’m going to be burning more calories from the exercise I still worry that I’m not going to be in a calorie deficit and I’ll gain weight.