I wrote on Monday about my goals and intentions over the next few weeks…
I intend to train 6 days a week, cardio and weights, and eat according to my new calorie and macro figures. I may play with them slightly every few weeks to progress my results, but with no shoots in the pipeline, I’m not going to go crazy trying to get in killer in shape. I’m going to enjoy it.
I want to do this consistently until May, when my best friend gets married abroad and I can let my hair down for a few days. For 2 and a half years I was in consistent shape, gradually getting better and better aesthetically, until summer 2015. From July-December I found that I was swinging from being in the best shape of my life, to being straight up out of shape, every few weeks. This was a result of preps and holidays, and consequently everything started to feel very forced, very rushed, and very unenjoyable.
So, as I wrote a couple of days ago, I am pretty excited about my new plan and was already en route to the best shape of my life…when I woke up yesterday morning with the world’s worst cold. I normally try and train through something little like a cold, just going a little easier, but not this time. I know I’m ill when my boyfriend has an incredibly rare day off and I can’t move my ass out of bed.
So there I lay, moaning about how my plan was ruined and everything was against me while I tried not to get snot in my Lemsip. People who frequent this site will know that I often say ‘food is not going anywhere’ to those who can’t even sniff a donut for a while in order to get serious results. My boyfriend was quite creative and after listening to me moan for a solid hour told me to switch it; to remember that getting in shape isn’t going anywhere. So I’ll have another week off the wagon, so I’ll start to see my body change a week later than originally planned. So what? I don’t have a deadline this time.
And he’s right. I’m pretty pissed off that I got derailed, but it might not be a bad thing. After all, it has shown me just how excited I am about my new goal, and there will be days when I’ll need to remember this feeling.
So, looks like January 11th will be my fresh start…
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