My reason for deciding to blog about this is to share and hopefully inspire those of you who have contemplated upping your fitness levels (or even starting to exercise regularly) but have, like me, never really given it full throttle!
Just to give this some context, I decided to sign up with Lawrie back in April; it was actually the same day Katie started as my PA, April 1st (!). I must admit that for the first two weeks it was hard. I ached and I found myself overeating for the first time in a very long time – and not for hunger reasons, which is totally unheard of for me. Knowing what I know, I had only one choice but to ask myself, “why are you overeating and eating when you’re not hungry?” and I realised that I was actually scared – scared of either not losing the stubborn fat in spite of the exercise or scared that I would lose it and then... what would that mean? (Don’t we all think we’ll be the one exception that doesn’t lose the weight or make it work?!)
After I had this conversation with myself I took a firm grip! Basically I did some inner work, not unlike that which I do with my clients and simply came to the agreement with myself that I would eat only when hungry as before and simply allow the process to happen.
The next chapter after this was challenging. My fitness was poor to start in cardio terms. Elsewhere I was pretty good but my first run ended at 5 minutes. One week later I was up to 15 minutes, then 18 and ever since we have run for 20 minutes + but more recently doing interval training (one or two minutes jogging then 30 seconds to one minute sprinting). This is the fat burning technique – it’s tough and it’s challenging, but boy does it work!